Wake is at the multi-purpose hall(93A) beside Blk 95 Commonwealth Drive, Singapore
Coffin for viewing can be done anytime during the week until 3.45pm on Friday 9 Nov
Program planned :
Church Service : 8pm - 9.30pm Thursday, 8 Nov
(buffet dinner at 6pm)
Encoffin Service : 3.45pm on Friday , 9 Nov
Cortege leaves for Mandai : 4.15pm Friday 9 Nov (Bus is provided)
Cremation at Mandai Crematorium, Hall 2 : 5.15pm Friday 9 Nov
Return to Blk 95 Commonwealth Drive
From the Wake near the residence, we proceeded to the Mandai Crematorium. Each of the children had a chance to speak and share their feelings about their mother before viewing the cremation procedure. The only exception is Han the oldest who had left on July 28 this year to serve a voluntary 2 year mission for our Church in Manchester, UK.
I had sent an email to his Mission President saying that we wouldn't mind if he did not come home for his mother's funeral. The reasons being that he is on the Lord's errand now and that he knows he is in the right place at the right time for this moment. Furthermore, he had the opportunity to speak to his Mom by phone in the afternoon before she passed away arranged by his Mission President so that would suffice.
Han was allowed to email back to the family and he wanted his letter to be published with his music to be played so here it is :
This is the music he wanted to be played that is composed by him for Mom's 50th birthday entitled 'Someone To Live For'
What is the purpose of this life we live?
Is it to learn to take and also to give?
Is it to visit mortality for a few short years,
Only to be forgotten after our loved ones tears,
As they place our remains in the grave, there to mold,
And forget we were born, after a decade we’re told?
Or is there a much greater and lasting plan.,
To further develop over a much longer span?
Could it be that this is not all?
Perhaps we pass to a much greater call!
But, if that be true, then what of the rest,
Our family and friends that we love the best?
Will we still know them as we do today?
And if we do, will there be a right way?
Will there be families? “Oh, please let there be!”
For that would be a blessing through all eternity,
With fathers and mothers, and kids all around,
In a great family unit, where love doth abound.
Rejoice! Rejoice for Christ wrote the plan,
And gave Eternal Life, through resurrection to man!
Then placed on the earth, His priesthood through love
So we can be sealed as families both here and above.
Greater meaning to life I cannot conceive.
God help me prepare these blessings to receive.
--Merlin J. Weekes--
To know why she was named 'Unstoppable Mom' click here
Postdated events :
Han finally gets to return home from his 2 year mission in June 2014 and on his first Sunday at Church he had the opportunity to sing for Mom the same hymn his siblings sang for her at her funeral service in his absence :
5th year anniversary of her passing: