邱椿萱Khoo Toon Suan, Ong Seok Kim’s Brother-in-law

 

邱 椿 萱 Khoo Toon Suan (1906 – 1967)

邱 椿 萱 Khoo Toon Suan is the brother of 邱素枝 Khoo Saw Kee, 王叔金 Ong Seok Kim’s 2nd wife. Their father is Khoo Wah Lim and mother is 杜菜燕 Teoh Chai Yean, thus 王叔金 Ong Seok Kim's father-in-law and mother-in-law, respectively.

 

椿 萱 Toon Suan was born in 1906 in Telok Anson (now known as Telok Intan). When he was 11 years old, he and his mother left Penang to live with the 王叔金Ong Seok Kim family in Sitiawan. They lived with the 王叔金 Ong Seok Kim family for over 30 years. 王叔金 Ong Seok Kim personally went to Penang to arrange for 椿 萱 Toon Suan’s marriage to Lim Keat Sim in 1931. 王叔金 Ong Seok Kim also sponsored and paid for the wedding expenses. When 椿萱 Toon Suan started work in the handicraft business, Ong Seok Kim helped him financially to buy his 1st car through proceeds from selling his own Italian-made car.  Later, Toon Suan changed his career and worked as a clerk in a legal firm in Sitiawan. When 椿 萱 Toon Suan moved to Kampong Selamat, 王叔金 Ong Seok Kim helped to design and construct his house.

 

王叔金 Ong Seok Kim honoured 杜菜燕 Teoh Chai Yean by donating one (1) classroom to Nan Hwa High School, Sitiawan in her name. 王叔金 Ong Seok Kim paid for her medical expenses when she was sick and the funeral expenses when she passed away.

 

椿 萱 Toon Suan and Keat Sim have eight (8) children comprising two (2) sons and six (6) daughters and over 30 grandchildren. The sons and daughters are:

 

Sons: Charlie Khoo (d), Ong/Khoo Kean Chye (Eugene)

 

Daughters: Cheng Tai (d), Cheng Nee, Cheng See (Nancy), Baby Khoo, Cheng Imm, Cheng Gaik


Kean Chye is also the god-son of 王叔金 Ong Seok Kim.