Rebecca Lim shares photos, tribute to late grandfather in touching Instagram post
The local actress celebrated her Ah Gong's life and achievements, sharing that he was "always generous with his resources and time".
It’s always bittersweet to say goodbye to someone we love. Local actress Rebecca Lim’s grandfather died last week and she took to Instagram on Monday (Mar 22) to share a series of photos and a touching tribute that celebrated his life and their cherished memories together.
The 34-year-old shared her grandfather’s background story as someone from a humble family in Penang who had no formal education and who worked as a coolie carrying sacks of rice for income.
Rebecca then celebrated his achievements, saying that he found success through “sheer determination, hustle and street smarts” but who never forgot his humble beginnings.
She added: “He would always put others first, and there was no issue too small for him to help with. He was always generous with his resources and time”.
It’s apparent through the touching words that Rebecca’s grandfather was very dear to her as she shared details of how her “Ah Gong” used to let his wife win during their mahjong games to show his love.
“Mahjong without Ah Gong is never going to be the same,” Rebecca wrote.
“He loved us all so much,” Rebecca added, as she recounted that her grandfather taught her and the other grandkids life lessons and ferried them through and from classes and how he made sure they were all well fed.
Messages of love, support and condolences flooded the comments section where netizens and celeb friends like Fann Wong, Shaun Chen, Xiang Yun, Belinda Lee and Bryan Wong sent their regards to Rebecca and her family.