Friday 9 October 2009

My Toa Kor

Say not in grief that she is no more
but say in thankfulness that she was
A death is not the extinguishing of a light,
but the putting out of the lamp
because the dawn has come.
~ Rabindranath Tagore ~

My eldest aunt passed away last night at age 85. She was born in China and came over with my grandparents in the early 1930s. She worked as a midwife for all of her adult life. She never married but adopted a baby girl. Just the other day my mom was saying how lucky my aunt is to have a daughter who looked after her during her illness. My cousin would drive out to buy whatever my aunt craved to eat that day.


  1. my condolances on the death of your Aunt, It sounds like she lived a long and good life.

  2. Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved Aunt. Treasure your memories for they will sustain you in your time of grief.

  3. My sympathies to you and your family over the loss of your Aunt. She must have been a very special person.