GEORGE TOWN - The children of the late Lim Ah Toh are hoping that her long-lost eldest child Cheah Lay Hong, 53, could pay her last respects to their mother as well as meet her siblings.
Lim's other daughter, company executive Lee Yew Leng, 47, said their mother, 72, breathed her last on June 7 due to cervical cancer without getting her wish of seeing Cheah fulfilled.
Cheah was Lim's daughter from a previous marriage in 1961, and Lim last saw her when she was nearly a year old.
Lee said her mother used to talk about Cheah off and on over the years but no one seemed to know her whereabouts.
"My mother and her first husband went their separate ways in 1962, and my half-sister followed her father.
"According to her birth certificate, she used to live in Herriot Street, or better known to the locals as the Eighth Street.
"Her birthday was Nov 3, 1961.
"Hopefully, she will be able to join us when we hold the 49th day prayers for our mother," said Lee, who showed The Star copies of her birth certificate as well as Cheah's to prove they have the same mother.
Lee, who also has an elder brother, 48, and an adopted sister, 51, said her mother's remains were cremated and the ashes interred at the Paya Terubong United Hokkien cemetery.
Those who know of Cheah's whereabouts can contact Lee at 012-507-8063.