Mr. Singapore 2007 – Reuben Kee – 1984 – 2007
Mr.Reuben Kee -Mr.Singapore 2007
(July 9,1984 -November 23, 2007 )
Back home piano solo-Reuben Kee.mp3
(To Play music, click on arrow head)
Audio – courtesy ; Alice In Wonderland
Back Home, lyrics by Reuben Kee.
There’s a place that you will always know
It is where your heart knows it’s home
And if you need to run from trouble or despair
It is where to go
Run back home
I went faraway to see the world alone
To places in my dreams
But the best dreams came when I was dreaming them at home
Every bird sees the sky as its home
To just fly and be free is a joy
Each night I have dreamt of being free to fly
But I’ve always known
The sky is not home
I went far away to see the world alone
To places in my dreams
But the best dream came
When I was dreaming them at home
The best dreams came
When I was dreaming them at home
It is with the deepest regrets and sadness to learn that Mr. Reuben Kee 23 , Mr.Singapore 2007 is no more with us.It was a very tragic incident and his sudden and shocking departure is a very great loss to his parents and to Singapore .
Courtesy ;http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Dragon_boat_-_Cantonese.JPG He was a musical composer , a sport enthusiast in kayaking and dragon boat race .Reuben Kee
They were taking part in a dragon boat race in Cambodia.
The Singapore team was making its way back to the starting point, after the race, when the tragedy occurred.They were all young and very fit but after the race was over, they were too tired and the current was too strong .
The missing racers are: Jeremy Goh, 24; Stephen Low, 31; Reuben Kee, 23; Poh Boon San, 27 and Chee Wei Cheng, 20.
They were all young bright stars of Singapore and in their prime of life .
Our condolences and heartfelt sympathies to their families in this unfortunate and fatal incident in Cambodia.
May their souls rest in peace. May God’s healing and grace be upon their love ones in this most difficult moments .Our thoughts and prayers for them.
They will always live in our lives…
Always be remembered till eternity.
Those who wish to send their condolences to the affected families -
SINGAPORE DRAGON BOAT TRAGEDY
Dragonboat Tragedy Final farewell to JEREMY GOH
Final resting place.
May they be always together in life and after life. You will live forever and take care of each other.
Ashes of all five dragon boaters rest at Mandai
Another great site dedicated to Reuben with latest news,
An entry has been made in wikipedia about Reuben
His son was not in Heaven yet, but only sleeping now. ‘Because if he’s in Heaven and looking down now and seeing his father crying and his mother and grandmother upset, he won’t want to be in Heaven. And Heaven will not be Heaven.’ Mr. Freddie Kee, father of Reuben Kee.
The nation is proud of you, and you all will be our champions and you will live on in our hearts.’ Norman Goh brother of Jeremy Goh 24.
Mrs.Patsy Kee on Reuben..
“All five of you will have to take care of each other from now on, just like what you did in life as a team. The nation is proud of you and you all will be our champions.” said Jeremy’s brother Norman Goh.
“He will continue to live in our hearts and those of you who know Reuben, I know he will continue to live in your hearts also,” said Reuben’s father Freddie Kee.
“Let us always remember the sunny smiles they wore, their cheerful voices in our ears.
“They were determined, passionate and unique individuals who were filial sons, caring brothers, dedicated team mates, loyal friends and devoted paddlers. Stephen, Boon San, Jeremy, Reuben, Wei Cheng, you will always live in our hearts. Brothers forever.”
Singapore dragon boat team captain Yeo Chin Hwei
Over 1,000 attend memorial service for dragon boaters
Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Dr Vivian Balakrishnan laid wreaths on all the coffins.
In his eulogy, he said the five men were among Singapore’s best, who wore the country’s flag proudly, and Singapore is grateful to the families for letting them represent the country.
Memorial service for 5 who died in dragon boat tragedy begins
A tribute to Jeremy Goh …
Dragon boater Jeremy Goh’s ‘never say die’ attitude
Dragon boat team coach recounts freak accident
Poh Boon San , the comeback kid..
HE took eight years to finish his PSLE, five years to finish his secondary school and many wrote him off as beyond hope. His brothers, who were dragon boaters, then encouraged him to take up the water sport in Nanyang Polytechnic.
A plaque in memory of teacher Stephen Loh
Video’s of the wake of the 5 rowers…
Reuben Kee , the gentle giant.
An eulogy of his achievements ….
Families and friends gather at the wakes of the five rowers.
Read the team captain’s account, Yeo Chin Hwei,27
Read the horrifying account by Darren Tan, 20 who encountered near death but survived from that boating incident ordeal in Cambodia.
He even dreamt of his friend Chee Wei Cheng coming back to tell him to wait no more and wished him goodbye . It is so uncanny.
Bodies of Singaporean rowers returned home from Cambodia. A C130 Hercules aircraft carrying the bodies of Chee Wei Cheng, Jeremy Goh Tze Xiong, Stephen Loh Soon Ann, Poh Boon San and Reuben Kee En Rui landed at Paya Lebar airport on Monday evening. You can read the rest of the story here….
As hope turned to grief, a mother’s unforgettable and heartbreaking moments of truth and the resulting deep despair and grief .No words can comfort them in this hour of darkness.
Their sudden departure has left a big void in their parent’s life and in their world and will never be replaced. It was a freak incident and no one foresaw it.
We can only silently offer them our thoughts and prayers. Fate has been most unkind to them. We have to accept our destiny and to go on with life.