Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lim Tek Wee, death 22 March 1925, Singapore

We much regret to record the death yesterday afternoon, at his residence 16, Stanley Street, Singapore, of Mr Lim Tek Wee, who was Chief Clerk, and had been for upwards of 36 years on the clerical staff of the Straits Times Press Ltd. He was the son of the late Mr Lim Kang Eng, general merchant of Singapore, and was born here in April, 1872, educated at the Government Central School and then went to the Anglo-Chinese School, entering the employment of the Straits Times in January, 1889. Here his work was highly appreciated and his handling of the Straits Times (Boer) War Relief Fund, November 1899 to May 1900, the Straits Times Indian Famine Fund, January-June 1897, the Straits Times Great War Fund 1914, the Straits Times Aircraft Fund 1916 and several other relief and charitable funds, instituted by the paper, bore testimony to the thoroughness with which he carried out his duties. The late Mr Tek Wee married the daughter of the late Mr Ang Kim Tie, the well known Chinese merchant and commission agent of Singapore. He leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter to mourn his loss. His death is a serious loss to the employers he has served so long and so faithfully. He had their absolute trust, and was regarded by all as an honour to his race. The funeral takes place at Bukit Brown cemetery this afternoon. [The Straits Times, 23 March 1925, Page 8]

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