Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on 30th August, 2020.

Much loved and will be deeply missed by

Wife ~ Angeline
Children ~ Jeremy, Joshua, Jillian and Justine
Parents ~ Tan Yoke Cheng and Lim Gek Choo (deceased)
Brothers and Sisters-in-law ~ Michael and Janet, Alvin and Sze Yen
Sister and Brother-in-law ~ Sophia and Shankar
Parents-in-law ~ Albert (deceased) and Marianne Ng
Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law ~ Jacqueline, Kathleen and Peter, Pauline, and Richard
Nieces and Nephews of the Tan Family ~ Ryan, Rachel, Riordan, Shervin, Sherman, Emily, Nicholas, and Vanessa
Nieces and Nephews of the Ng Family ~ Harvey, Aden, Zara, Jordon, and Michael

Sadly, COVID restrictions will limit those who can gather for Edward’s Funeral Service.
Invitations will be extended by his family.

The service will be available by webcast via the link at the top of this page.
The service booklet is available for download (link appears above).

Friends and family are welcome to pay their last respects to Edward in his home
between 10am and 9pm on Wednesday 2nd September, 2020.


In lieu of flowers, for those in Australia, donations to the
RAH Foundation (Rare Cancers Fund), would be appreciated.
Envelopes will be available at the Church.
Online donations can be made by clicking the following link: RAH Foundation Link

For those in Malaysia and Singapore, Edward was a keen supporter of
My Starfish Berhad, a charity which attends to the needs of children in palliative care.
If you wish to make a donation in Edward’s memory, please contact

Thank you.

Message Board

Wang SM -

My deepest condolences to Angie and family. I will miss Edward as he's profoundly touched my life and helped me when I'm in need. RIP my dearest friend Edward Tan.

Harvey -

Rest peacefully and I pray that the angels look over the Tan family and provide them with strength during this painful time. Thank you for providing me with memories that I will cherish, including staying up late to watch my first premier league game and introducing me to the sport we both loved. I will remember how you loved to tell jokes and were always full of smiles and laughter. All my love and thoughts are with you See Teong.

Alvin Loo -

My deepest condolences.

Thurai & Janaki -

Edward Tan will be greatly missed but his warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever. Thank you my dear brother for all the support and guidance given throughout our move to Adelaide. Rest in peace my friend. Stay strong Angie and kids.

Joseph De Cruz -

Shock & Sad to hear the passing of your loving hubby,dad and brother Kindness & gentleness are second nature to Edward Always warm and friendly to everyone he meets Will definitely miss you friend RIP

Yin Peng -

I know words will never be enough to comfort you in these most difficult times.. but know that he has led a good life.. one filled with much laughter, joy n happiness.. where beautiful memories were built. Let those memories carry you thru Angie.. n may his beautiful soul rest in peace. Love you girlfriend. Take care!

Betsy Teoh -

Dearest Edward, Words cannot describe our loss of such a geniuen person like you. Full of humility. So ever helpful to anyone that seeked your help and support. You were my Aiya! Son! I praise the Lord that you have accepted him and was Baptised and I pray that Angeline, Jeremy, Joshua, Jill Ian and Justin will always remember such a wonderful husband and father. I am very disappointed not to be with the family, and my thoughts are with all of you always! May he rest in peace and May God grant him eternal rest!

The Jalleh Family -

Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. Edward’s beautiful spirit and kindness lit up our hearts throughout his lifetime. We will miss him. May his beautiful soul rest in peace. Love and hugs to you Angie and your lovely family ❤️

Das -

we will miss you Ed, You will never walk alone buddy...

Rebecca and the Patrick -

Dearest Edward, We are deeply saddened by your departure. We feel lucky to have met you here and your kindness and friendship will be forever remembered. Rebecca and Patrick

MC Lim -

My deepest condolences to Angeline and family. To my very dear friend Edward Tan, rest in peace and YNWA. . You have touch my life and many others with your infectious smile, kind, selfless and humble self. Never a dull moment with you around. Keeping in memory the fun and wonderful times we have had. MC

Susan, Justin, Bella and Maddie Wood -

Our deepest condolences to Angie, Jeremy, Joshua, Jillian and Justine. Our hearts go out to each of you.

Chris Low -

Ed is a great friend and we shared a lot of fun time on the golf course. His loss is deeply felt by me and my family. My deepest condolences to Angeline and kids. From Chris Mary Mark Cynthia

Ting Fong Yow -

Dear Angeline, so so sad to hear Edward's passing. Still remember playing golf with him at Mt Osmond golf club in winter 2018. He was so fit and healthy. I was huffing and puffing with the trolley bag. So unexpected. I will always remember his warmth and hospitality to us everytime we visited you guys. So glad we did twice at least. Rest in peace Edward, be strong Angeline. Sincerest condolences from Tony and I.

CG Wong -

My deepest condolences to Angeline and family. Take care of yourselves. Shin Yee and I will miss him deeply.

Andrea Lim -

Angeline, my deepest condolences to you and your family. May he rest in eternal peace.

Say Pin -

Dear Angeline, Deepest condolences to you and your children. Edward was a very dear friend to us since university. We had such a good time together in uni, followed by being neighbours in PJ section 17. A huge loss to us all. Edward- RIP. You will surely be missed. Take care Angeline! Say Pin

Hong Ying and Chin Hian Chang -

We will like to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family during these difficult time.

Thavakumar Kandiahpillai -

Rest in Peace my friend. Your smile and cheer is for eternity and will give Angie and the family and friends strength we all need to carry on.

Sweet Ping, Fred, Ryan, Andrew & Kevin Lee -

Thank you for your warmth and friendship over the decades. We will miss your cheerful smile, Edward but will remember you fondly in our hearts... May the roads rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, May the rains fall soft upon fields And until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of his hand, and look after and bless Angeline and children

Peter Xavier -

Our deepest condolences to Angie and the children for their loss of Edward. A kind soul and ever ready to extend a helping hand to anyone in need. He opened his home to my famiy, and was ever present to help us navigate our new life in Adelaide. Always with a smile and full of patience and well knowledge in all things, Edward is a treasure of a remarkable person, a gem of a friend. We will always remember Edward for everything he was to everyone and the way he touched all of us was heartwarming.. Although brief, I will forever cherish the moments I spend with him in Adelaide. Will surely miss him. Rest in peace Edward and our condolences to Angie, the chidren, Sophia, family and relatives for your loss.

James Lim Kuan Lock -

Jin, you will be missed dearly. Rest in peace. Angie and children, Uncle Tan, Siang, Ling and Alvin. Our Heartfelt Condolences and may God give you comfort and strength in your time of grief. Love, Lock, Irene, Ian & Celine

Linus, Gabrielle and Natalia Ng -

We are saddened by this news and condolences to Angie and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We will miss Edward’s kind friendship and gentle spirit.

Harveen -

My deepest condolences to Angeline and family. Edward was a very kind man. He helped us with our move to Adelaide, without whom would have been a great challenge. There are no words to express our sadness. Take comfort that Edward touched so many lives. Angeline, take time to grief but stay strong for yourself and your children. God bless.

Patsy and Antonina Maria -

Our deepest condolences to Angeline and family. Thank you for helping us so much ever since our relocation to Adelaide. We will always remember your kindness and cheerful spirit. Rest in peace in loving arms of our Lord. May God be with your family through this difficult journey. Farewell my friend and stay strong Angie. I am here if you ever need me.

Prakhar & Sonia -

Dear Edward – it’s such a shock to learn of your departure and we feel a sense of immense sadness. We only knew you for a few years, but we are grateful and thankful for your help, advice, warmth, kindness, generous spirit, and friendship. You’ve had a deep impact on our lives and we’ll warmly remember the times we’ve spent with you. May you rest in peace. Our deepest condolences to you Angeline and to your family.

Tsakonas Family -

Our sympathies & thoughts are with our friend Michael Tan & his family on the devastating loss of his brother Edward. May his memory be eternal. Stavroula, Arthur, Helen & Spiros Tsakonas (Adelaide)

Yu Mei -

Edward my flat mate in Adelaide, you were the calmest, most positive and kind soul and as flat mates go, you were one of the best ! Angie and kids, my deepest condolences on your immense loss. Stay strong always.

Andrew Ng, LeeChoo, Kim, and Lin -

Our Heartfelt condolences to the family. It is with profound sorrow that we have to bid farewell to one taken whilst so young and vibrant. Jin, you will remain in our memory and in our hearts. May you RIP.

Chin Yen -

My sincere condolences to all. Thoughts and prayers with Angeline, Sophia and the rest of Edward's loved ones. Am thankful that our paths crossed all the way from the time of my uni orientation in '91 and the friendships that came with that.

Ken Webb -

Dear Angeline and family. While I knew Edward for only a relatively short time of our lives I will miss him terribly. Working with him was one of the best experiences of my career. A true gentleman, kind and caring for all around him. He is a great loss.

Melanie Chadbourne -

Dear Angeline, Jeremy, Joshua, Jillian and Justine, Our deepest condolences for your loss of Edward. A true gentleman. Our love and thoughts are with you all. Chadbourne Family

Saw Khoon Yeap -

Edward, you’re such an amazing friend and I haven’t cried this much since my mum’s stroke in 2015. You have definitely left a deep imprint on my heart! My family will miss you dearly and may you Rest In Peace.

Montfort/SMKA/High School Old Boys -

All the old school friends of Edward would like to offer our deepest condolences to your family at this time of grieving. Most, if not all, of us were quite taken aback by the news of Edward's passing. Our prayers go out to all of you.

Chien Mien -

Dear Edward I am so very sorry that we never got to reconnect after you left for Australia permanently. I will always remember with great fondness our time in BP High School and at Taylor’s College in KL. Who can forget the dinners that we had together with your flat mate, Boey, Sing Bin, Fong Chew, etc and me on an almost daily basis in Bangsar, and our long walks to the pasar malam in Bangsar Baru on the weekends? And when you were studying in Australia and me in the UK, you sent me a tape of John Farnham’s “The Voice” which I’ll always remember. You were one of the good guys. So, I and the rest of the bunch of friends in BP and KL will miss you. Our deepest condolences to your family too. Chien Mien

Phooi-yin and Paul -

Our deepest heartfelt condolences to my cousin and her family. Edward was a lovIng husband and father to his family without doubt. He was taken too early. Rest in peace Edward.

Ronald -

Edward A true gentleman, great father and a loving husband. Memories will be cherished never be forgotten. Condolences to Angeline and family. YNWA

Alina Chong -

Our deepest and most sincere condolences to Angie and family. Rest In Peace Edward. ??

Suresh -

My heartfelt condolences to Angeline and family. May god bless Edward’s soul. ?

Fiona, Lawrence , Nicole, Robert & Trevor Seah -

Rest In Peace Edward, and may god and his angels take care of your family in this difficult period . You will be missed but your spirit lives on. Hugs and love to you Angie and the kids, take care ❤️❤️

Fiona, Lawrence , Nicole, Robert & Trevor Seah -

Rest In Peace Edward, and may god and his angels take care of your family in this difficult period . You will be missed but your spirit lives on. Hugs to you Angie and the kids, take care ❤️❤️

LeeAi -

Deepest condolences to Angie, Jeremy, Joshua, Jillian and Justine. Glad we met up on your recent trip back. Forever grateful for your help and kindness in Adelaide. Lots of memories at Great Wall with Richard, and the after-work 'education' on ninja turtles. Always had a smile and an interesting story. Edward, may you rest in peace.

Eugene Morais -

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace. Farewell Edward.

Sarius and Jane -

Angeline and family, we am so saddened on the loss of Edward. He has been a friend and role model to us. He has guided us on our journey and we appreciate his friendship. We will miss him and always remember him. Our deepest condolences to the family.Sarius & Jane

Pauleen & Alex -

Edward was one of those people who seemed to take life in with a big spoon. May your family gain strength from the memories ? He had a rare spirit of genuine kindness, was always willing & ready to help especially so with new migrants, which is how we met him. He helped us start the great life we have now in Adelaide through his excellent relocation service that was personalized & attentive to detail. We are forever grateful to have met him & called him a friend. Angeline, kids & family - we offer you our prayers & God's peace through your grief now & in days, years to come. May he rest in peace. ??

Zara -

See Teong was one of the kindest people we ever knew. All my love and hugs, See Ee, Jem, Josh, Jill and Jing.

Cousins Susan, Shirley, Sharon, Alvin & Aunty Cheng -

Jin, this comes as a great shock to all of us and we are all deeply saddened. The years spent growing up together in BP will remain in our fond memories. Your quiet, gentle spirit and kind nature will be dearly missed. Angie, Jeremy, Joshua, Jillian & Justine, Uncle Tan, Siang, Ling Ling, Alvin, our heartfelt condolences to each of you. May God’s comfort, peace & strength be with you during this difficult period.

Yumi Lee -

Thinking of you, Angeline, and the whole family at this difficult time. Impossible to imagine what it is like to have to say goodbye to such a well-loved, wonderful man. May you all be blessed with the strength to carry on with equanimity.

Khaw Chin Teik -

Heartfelt condolences to sis just informed...Best regards to Michael Tan as I had been friends in Adelaide Uni with. Just so you guys know that he is appreciated...

Ann -

My deepest condolences to your family. Edward rest in peace

Carol Gomez and Mark Tsai -

Dear Angie and family, Know that our hearts are with you all, and our arms around you across the oceans. Sending you so much love to carry you through this time. Rest in paradise dear Edward ? ~ carol & mark

Lim yu li -

Jin will be missing u. Condolences to Angeline and family. Condolences to Michael and family and Sophia and family and Alvin and family and uncle Tan. Will never forget u. Thank u so much for being my cousin. U and your brother and sister are my best cousins. RIP. Thoughts and prayers are with u. Love from me and Emily Laird and Calum Laird and Michael Huang and my mum and David and Jessie and Adrian Lim.

Gabriel Kok -

Dear Angie , my deepest condolence on Edward’s passing . And also that of your father . I remember Edward fondly from our times in university . And I have pleasant memories of your father when he came over once to visit with your mother ; I recall him as an old school gentleman . Take care of yourself and your children . with love Gabriel

Stan and Andrea -

Edward you are a man with a heart of gold and I have witnessed the many lives you have helped with opened arms. May God grant you eternal rest. We will miss you dearly.

Mee Kee Teo -

Our deepest condolences to you, Angie, the children, Sophia and everyone in your family. May the Lord grant strength and support during these difficult time.

Raymond and Audrey Cheong -

Dear Angeline and family, our deepest condolences on your loss. May Edward rest in peace.

Pauline Khaw -

My heartfelt condolences to Angeline & family. God bless you all. Edward was a very good friend. We were from the same cohort that did law and economics at Adelaide Uni. I have so many fond memories of our uni days. One of those memories was watching with delight how Edward fell blissfully in love with beautiful Angeline. Edward & Angeline just beamed with happiness.

Michael Tan -

A year apart we were at birth A lifetime shared up to this first And though I was the elder one It was you, who often led from front As children peering into the box Two red teams on a black n white screen You took your pick And I, mine Twenty long years did I then wait Hansen, Souness and Dalglish reigned Though Giggs and Beckham did come along You had already had your fun The tide did turn and I had my day Istanbul moments seemed faraway But now that Klopp has found a way You could have watched on and stayed Those carefree childhood days On bicycles we roamed the streets Library books, Monopoly and Mahjong We did it all together then Too soon it was, I had to go A boarding school far out of town And in my absence you became The elder brother to the brood On school breaks did I return You brought me into your team From midfield you fed the balls To strike into the corners of the stall The glory was mine but none could recall The hard work done to win the ball Our team mates are quite distraught Such selflessness was all for naught In love and family you were first Both wife and child you had ahead I learned as I watched from afar How you nurtured kith and kin Friends you had, and so did I And yours always became mine too You are a glue that binds us all The absence that is felt when it is gone And now my brother, the time has come For us all to bid you farewell Dearly missed for what you are The one who showed us how it's done Rest in peace, my brother. You'll never walk alone.

Asha, Bernard, Cheryl-Lynne, Enjie, June, MC, Say Pin, Sherilla and Shiewie -

Dearest Edward. We will all miss you deeply. Seems like just yesterday, but we've been privileged to have been friends with you for over 33 years, since Adelaide Uni. We will all remember fondly our time together in Uni - from spotting you and Angie at DJs when the two of you started dating, and the mailbox incident at law school which confirmed our suspicions; accommodating the gooseberries who'd tag along when you guys went grocery shopping at Central Market; all the coffees at Petty Sessions on Gouger Street; and how inseparable you and Angie were - we never saw one without the other, how you doted on her, beaming back when Angie went "Werrrd". Although we didn't see each other as often after Uni, you made sure that you stayed in contact with all of us throughout the years, and would organise and host meet-ups. You've been a kind, true and generous friend who's always been there to lend anyone in need, a helping hand. You'll always be in our hearts. Love and hugs to Angie, Jeremy, Josh, Jill and Jing.

Arlette & David Yaw. London -

Our sincere condolences to Angeline & children, and all the Tan and Ng families. We are so pleased we got to meet Edward with Angeline in UK last year - what a super guy in all regards. We may be a long way away from Adelaide, but out thoughts will be with you on Thursday.

Peggy Yee, Joseph, Joshua and Hannah -

All our love to you Angie and your family. Just as Edward is in our Father's arms we pray blessings of comfort and peace upon you and family.

Alex Mutiso -

You were kind and so generous to my family and I when we emigrated to Adelaide. Our fond memories of South Australia from Barossa to Morialta Conservation Park, helping find our first home and the children's first school started with you. We are blessed to have known you. Rest in peace Edward. To Angie and the family my deepest condolences.

Irene Kazantzidis -

You fought a hard battle Ed. You're now an angel in heaven. Rest in peace by friend.


Jin, you will be sorely missed. I always took it for granted that I could always pick up the phone and ring you at any time but that is not possible now. I have lost a fatherly and brotherly figure to whom I could always turn to for advice. You were so pivotal in my Australia story. Rest in eternal peace cousin, you are no longer in pain.

Gerard Goh -

Thank you Edward for your kindness and friendship over the years. It has been a real pleasure knowing you. Thank you for your support and always lending a hand. We will miss your Ho Ho Ho's at Christmas. May you rest in peace. You fought the good fight and finished the race ! God bless.

Tess -

May Edwards soul rest in peace in the arms of our Lord . Selfless, wonderful husband and father . In life we choose to serve rather than to be served . Edward was one of those beautiful human beings . May Angels surround his family during this grieving time . RIP

Nicole & Renaud Massenet -

It is with profound sadness that we learnt of Edward's passing all too soon. Even though we never had a chance to share much with you personnally, we knew that you could only be a special person on the day of your wedding to Angeline when we witnessed your bond to the Ng family, so dear to our hearts. Our prayers go to you, Angeline, the children and extended families. May you rest in peace. Your great spirit and good deeds will live forever. May you all find the strength to go through those very difficult times.

Quek Ngee Meng -

I was shocked to learn that you had left us. We caught up around six years ago in your Adelaide house and had had a good dinner. I missed your charm and humour, particularly your smile with rows of white teeth displayed. You are a big taiko. RIP Edward. I shall continue to learn from your charm. Take good care Angeline.

Hong Chin Heng -

My condolences to your family. Rest in peace.

Kee Kannie and family -

My deepest condolences to Sophia Tan and all family members of Edward. Please take care. RIP Edward. I can see that you have been a charitable man at heart!

Bob & Monique Toms (Canada) -

Our condolences to Angeline & the children on their loss. Ed is with the Father in Heaven and and we take comfort in that. Our prayers are with you.

Daisy Santosa -

Our condolences Angie, Sophia and family. Our paths may not crossed many times since we met in ‘91 but every time we do, they were always the happy occasions which we always remember! Rest In Peace Edward!

uBob & aMonique (Canada) -

Our deepest condolences to a live left so early to be with Abba, our heavenly Father. We remember Edward lugging our heavy suitcases up the stairs to the guestroom on one of our visits. for Angeline and the 4Js, may the joy of the Lord be your strength. Joel 2: 25-28 ... the Lord promises: "I will restore and replace for you the years the locusts have eaten".