Harmony Funeral Care founder still deals with consequences of cremating the wrong body

Ms Harmony Tee (third from left), who founded Harmony Funeral Care two years ago, hopes that she can move on and regain her customers’ trust.
Ms Harmony Tee (third from left), who founded Harmony Funeral Care two years ago, hopes that she can move on and regain her customers’ trust.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - It could well be the plot of a thriller: a funeral parlour employee collects the wrong body from the embalming table and it ends up being cremated in front of somebody else's mourning family.

But that is precisely what happened on Dec 30 last year, when the body of 82-year-old Kee Kin Tiong ended up in the furnace. Mr Kee, a Taoist, was given the Christian funeral rites meant for a 70-year-old man, whose body was scheduled for cremation.

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