The first time in more than 2 decades, Cheng Beng without my late youngest brother Roddy. Every year he had been the one able to remember and locate our ancestors' graves that are at least over 2 decades to a century old. These graves are located at different cemeteries in Penang all done in one day. This year we had to do it in 2 days as we have to visit my Papa's grave and also Roddy's grave. The other day is to visit our ancestors's graves.
Every year, Roddy was the one we will lead us all for Qing Ming as he was the one who would usually be able to find them at those 'old' cemeteries.
Without him this year, we have to pray hard that these ancestors' graves can be easily found. Thank God, our prayers were answered as we managed to locate them quite easily, perhaps, Roddy was leading us without out knowledge.
The family visited my Papa's and Roddy's graves located at Relau Sepuluh Kongsi Cemetery on April 5.
My Late Papa's grave
My Late Youngest Brother, Roddy's Grave
The following day April 6, the family members visited our ancestors' graves at the various cemeteries. Below are the photos of the graves that we took and posted here for future reference just in case we are unable to find them in future.
Penang Paya Terubong United Hokkien Cemetery
My Grandparents' Grave
My Grandparents' Grave 2015
after repainting of the wordings
My late youngest brother, Roddy's
God Father's Grave
God Father's Grave
Penang Batu Gantong United Hokkien Cemetery
- My Great Grand Uncles' and Aunties' Grave
|Lim Suan Neoh wife of Ong Kean Huat |
located a few row before husband's grave
|Ong Kean Huat, husband of Lim Suan Neoh|
located a few rows behind his wife's grave,
background is Rifle Range flats
My Great Grand Uncle's grave beside Batu Gantong Crematorium
Another Great Grand Uncle's grave behind Batu Gantong Crematorium
|Grave of Khoo Kay Hean's maternal Grandfather|
otherwise we may not be able to recognise these graves
Penang Mt Erskine United Hokkien Cemetery
- My Great Grandparents', Great Grand Uncles' and Aunties' Graves
|Great Grandparents's Graves|
|My Papa's God mum's grave [Phuan Tee]|
|My Great, Great Grandmother Madam Lee [my father's great grandmother who came from China], grave located at Mt Erksine|
overlooking the Indian Temple beside the cemetery
|Grave identified by the Chinese characters|
'Luan Bee' our family name
|Another Great, great Grandmother Ooi Kuan Neoh [my late father's 'huan peng' great grandmother], grave located at Mt Erksine cementery|
overlooking Cheah's Cemetery
Penang Ang Hock Si Temple Columbarium, Perak Road
My late Papa's employee [a bachelor], his ashes were kept
at the columbarium here since 19-1-1983
All in all, each year come Cheng Beng festival, we the descendants have to visit 14 graves to pay respects and offer prayers to our ancestors.