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No Signboard Seafood founder dies at age of 74

Published on Feb 3, 2014 8:10 AM
Relatives and friends were at Madam Ong Kim Hoi’s wake yesterday. -- ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

The founder of popular restaurant chain No Signboard Seafood, Madam Ong Kim Hoi, died last Thursday at the age of 74.

The one-time hawker is said to have died of natural causes and had been in and out of hospital for the past three months with complications from a stroke she suffered nearly a decade ago. It had left her bedridden.

She leaves behind her husband Choo Ah Kow, 76, and three sons and two daughters, four of whom are in the family business.

In an obituary published in The Straits Times yesterday, her age was stated as 79. Her grandson Sam Lim, 37, said it is Chinese funeral custom to add five years to the ages of deceased elderly female family members.

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