Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Boey Siew Chan, death 9 August 1916, Penang

The death is announced of Mr. Boey Siew Chan, of Penang, which took place on the morning of the 9th inst. after a very short illness. The deceased, who leaves a widow and six children to mourn his loss, was a prominent member of the Chinese Recreation Club and figured in the first eleven of the club's cricket team. [The Straits Times, 14 August 1916, Page 8]

The funeral of the late Mr. Boey Siew Chan took place at Penang on August 20 when the remains of the deceased were removed from his residence in Leith Street for interment at Mount Erskine cemetery. A large number of friends composed chiefly of the members of the P.M.I.A. Amateur Dramatic Society and those of the Chinese Recreation Club attended and followed the coffin from Leith Street to Prangin Road and thence to the cemetery to pay their last respects to the deceased who was a keen promoter of sports for the members of the Chinese Recreation Club and was very popular. The Straits Echo is asked by the family of the deceased to thank those who attended the funeral or sent wreaths. [Malaya Tribune, 23 August 1916, Page 7]

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