Her boyfriend was dying but she still said yes to his marriage proposal

Koh Soh Kuan, whose hospital bedside engagement party touched many, tells Social Affairs Correspondent Janice Tai about her unusual love story

He was 50 and she 41 when they first went steady. She was drawn to his hard-working and down-to-earth nature, he to her simple heart and willingness to listen.

The nature of their dates also reflected a simple love: meals, movies and jogs along East Coast Beach.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 13, 2019, with the headline 'His final gift of love'. Print Edition | Subscribe