Saturday, September 1, 2012

Nina Merican Noordin, death 27 May 1880, Penang

From the Daily Times, 7th June. Penang, 4th June. Mr. Nina Merican Noordin has joined the "great majority." He died on the evening of the 27th May, after a long and painful illness. Mr. Noordin was, in every sense of the word, an energetic, public spirited man. During a period extending over many years, in the several capacities of Magistrate, Justice of the Peace, Municipal Commissioner and Member of the Free School Committee he has at various times rendered essential service to, and has had ever at heart, the highest and best interests of the Settlement. At the forthcoming race meeting his presence and assistance will be sadly missed. For years past his name has appeared amongst the Stewards and by his generous liberality and earnest cooperation he has always been first and foremost in encouraging and promoting sports and recreations of all kinds. By his courteous and kindly demeanour he won the respect and esteem of all who knew him. His death, it is not too much to say, may be regarded as a public loss and will be deeply regretted by every section of the Community. His funeral took place on the 28th May. It was numerously attended by both Europeans and Natives ; amongst the former were several officials, who in common with all others, were anxious to pay this last sad mark of respect to the memory of departed worth. To his family and relatives his death is a heavy loss. In the painful bereavement they will carry with them the earnest, heartfelt sympathy and condolence of the public thus suddenly deprived of the services of one of its ablest and best supporters. [Straits Times Overland Journal, 14 June 1880, Page 8]

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