Singapore mum dies in bus accident; family is heartbroken
Her family could not talk to her before she died...
"Singapore mum dies in bus accident" was the headline of the devastating article we brought you yesterday. Ms Huang Luyang, 38, was hit by a bus in Sengkang on Friday 17 November while on her way to work.
She passed away on Saturday (18 Nov), leaving behind her husband and two young sons, aged 1 and 3.
Today, we bring you snippets of Ms Huang's story that show she was a loving wife and mother, who always had her family's best interests at heart.
Her husband shares his grief
At Ms Huang's wake on Sunday, her husband Mr Ronald Low (47), expressed his sorrow and heartbreak, and also his worries about raising their two little boys on his own.
According to the Straits Times, Ms Huang started to work as a cashier at a nearby supermarket in March this year, because she wanted to help her husband financially.
It was when she was going to work to start her 3pm shift that the tragedy occurred.
"I am not sure how I will be able to raise them without a mother, and how to love them well... A perfect, complete family, with everything planned ahead of us, is now suddenly shattered," said Mr Low.
He told reporters at the wake that he had met his wife around 10 years ago through friends, and that he had thought very carefully about having kids due to his age.
Mr Low also said that while he initially did not want his wife to work, he gave in after seeing how much she wanted to contribute financially to help with their family expenses.
"We decided she would work nearby, so that she could still walk home to have dinner with us in the evenings," he said. "But her kind intentions have now done her in."
They could not talk to her before she died...
On the morning of the accident (Friday), Mr Low had not woken up his wife before he left home with the boys. He said she looked tired after working until 11pm the previous day, and he wanted her to rest.
The last time he spoke to her was Thursday night.
Holding back his tears, Mr Low remembered how on Sunday, his older boy wanted to draw a picture for his mother. "I asked him why, and he replied: 'Because Mummy loves me'," he said in Mandarin, reports the Straits Times.
"How do I function both as father and mother, and also work to support the family?," Mr Low asked.
Ms Huang's body was cremated at Mandai Crematorium yesterday evening, reports the Straits Times.
A mother's love never dies...
We at theAsianparent are extremely saddened by the death of this loving mother and wife and we extend our heartfelt condolences to Mr Low and his family.
Those reading this: never take life for granted - it is as fragile as a butterfly's wings, and those we love can be snatched away from us in a second. Tell your wife, your husband, your children, your parents, your friends, just how much you love them every day.
Cherish your time with them, always.
Source: The Straits Times
Image: Screengrab -The Straits Times