- 92 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 27, 1923
- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Apr 13, 2016
- Place of passing:
|Let the memory of dad be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Kee Gim Khoon, 93, born on December 27, 1923 and passed away on April 13, 2016. We will remember him forever.
"Remembering and missing you dearly on this 100th day!"
""Go gentle into the good night"
"So troublesome!" He used to say, he never wanted to impose on us. Even in his death, he went gently into the night, not wanting to trouble us to gather round.
Although I never had a chance to say" goodbye & I love you!" in person before you left, you are always in my mind.
I take comfort and rejoice that you are finally home with mom, finally home at peace with the Lord forever!
"We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep."
The Tempest Act 4, scene 1"
"My Father in Law is a gentle and kind man. I have a deep impression that whenever I meet him, he will ask for updates on how we are doing ,taking great interests on our family's welfare and well being. I am glad my family made a key decision a few years ago to relocate back from Shanghai to be closer with our loved ones. We spend a lot of precious and cherished moments that will forever be remembered in our hearts. Thank you father for being a very important star in our life."
"From Siew Gake:
My father, the late Mr. Kee Gim Khoon was born 27 December 1923 and died 13 April 2016. He lived 92 and a quarter years. According to dad, the Chinese consider a baby is already 1 year old at birth. (Pro-life believers !). Therefore we say he was 93 years old when he passed away peacefully in his sleep at the KTP hospital.
More important to note is that dad’s life has not ended. He has just fallen asleep. (1 Corinthians 15:20-22). He will be resurrected and enter into eternal life through Jesus Christ because dad is a believer. (John 3:16)
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
"But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive." 1 Corinthians 15:20-22
What a wonderful inheritance we have in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior because we are the children of God. (1 John 3:1)
"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him." 1 John 3:1
And so I rejoice with my father and say: Hallelujah! What a Savior!"
"From Siew Gake
My dad, the late Mr. Kee Gim Khoon departed on 13 April 2016. He was a long time member of the Toa Payoh Chinese Methodist Church (TPCMC). He was wheelchair bound in the last two years of his life and he did not attend church. He wanted TPCMC to conduct his funeral service but because he wasn’t regular in church we did not dare expect too much from the church. We informed them of his death and his wish for his funeral service. The TPCMC senior pastor Rev Wong Yeow Lin was more than willing to conduct his wake service including the encoffin and cremation services. On Fri 15 April 8pm the funeral service was conducted by Pastor Lin Tian Yuan and the ministry team of the TPCMC.
On the day of the cremation burial service the senior pastors of the Methodist churches (TPCMC and Sengkang Methodist Church (English Service) were present: Rev. Wong Yeow Lin, Rev Xiao Chun Sheng (conducted the service) and Rev Khoo Cheng Hoot from SKMC together with the TPCMC ministry team. We also had Senior Pastor from Kim Tian Christian Church, Christian Cheong and his wife, Siew Yee and father, Mr John Cheong and retired Senior Pastor Mr Chee Chat San with us at the cremation service. During the wake, Rev. Lek Yong Teck and Sally Tan and Pastor David Liew and Doris and other church leaders from the other churches we had been to also came to pay their respects to dad.
Also throughout the 3 days of the funeral wake, 14 to 16 April, God sent many brothers and sisters in Christ to visit us. Many we haven’t met for almost 1 or 2 decades. Yet, they came to comfort and were very warm and comforting. Truly when you are a child of God, you are never alone in the family of God. God’s presence was felt so strongly by us, the natural family, through His presence in the spiritual family of God which knows no boundaries and just takes away the time barriers among brothers and sisters in Christ in His family.
My husband Tony and I, and I’m sure my siblings, are very touched by all the care and concern from the family of God bearing strong testimony to the presence of God in the midst of our bereavement. We are sure dad must be very pleased. Dad usually looked forward to brothers and sisters visiting our home for cell meetings and tried to sit in the meeting to sing in the worship and praise segment. I’m sure God noted his little contribution and rewarded him and his family with His great presence during the 3 days of bereavement with everyone present. I am so overwhelmed by God’s great love for all His children.
We also want to express our heartfelt thanks to all relatives and friends who were present with us during our recent bereavement. Your condolences and presence are truly and greatly appreciated."
"Papa you have always been a patience and understanding father to me even though I was always giving you a lot of headache when I was growing up. Thank you for being my Daddy. You are not only a responsible father who provided and brought up all his children well with proper education food and shelter for we were never left hungry even though then he was the only sole-breadwinner. He saved and sacrificed his own needs just to provide for his family. He is a good provider although he is not rich. I really will miss him my dear beloved Pa who was and always will be caring and loving me. Thank you Pa for being my father. I am blesssed to have you as my daddy in this life and will always remember and loves you. Now I know you are in heaven Pa where there is no more tears or pain for Jesus will wipe away every tear from your eyes (Rev 21:4) and you will live forever there for there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Now Jesus will be your eternal Shepherd and you will forever be His lamb. Thank you LORD for blessing me with such a beloved Daddy here on earth. Thank You Jesus for taking care of him now with you in heaven."
"Gong gong, thank you for being such a wonderfully caring man, always so easy-going and kind, and never failing to ask after others. You let me know I was always on your mind at every chance even though I would be thousands of miles away. You were such an inspiration as a great linguist, fluent in English, Mandarin, Malay, several Chinese dialects and even Japanese. I will forever cherish the moments where you especially enjoyed practicing Japanese with me and my brother, and we were always amazed at how much you could remember from learning the language more than 60/70 years ago. お爺さん、三人一緒に日本語で会話した時本当に楽しかったです。そして、誠に大切な思い出は心がきちんと覚えていてくれます。
我相信，公公你一直都会在我身边的。只是我看不到你了而已。祝你今后一路好走。Rest in Peace, Gong Gong. Thank you for being such a generous role model and strong pillar in my life. I know you will forever be by our sides, and you will always live on in my heart and thoughts. お爺さん、今までありがとうございました。あなたは私達の心に生き続きます。"
"I am the Resurrection and the Life;
He who believes in me will live, even when he dies
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