Bedok Fire Victim Was Positive & Bubbly Despite Suffering Cancer, Also Acted In Local Films

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56-Year-Old Bedok Fire Victim Aileen Chan Overcome Many Challenges

On Friday (13 May), news sunk in that three people had sadly perished in a fire that raged in a Bedok North flat.

One of them was a 56-year-old woman, who owned the flat.

It’s now been revealed that she’d been fighting cancer, but remained positive and bubbly despite the ordeal.

She was also an actress who appeared in a few local films.

Bedok Fire Victim lived in flat with partner

The deceased, Ms Aileen Chan, lived in the Bedok unit with her partner, reported Lianhe Zaobao.

The couple had been together for more than 10 years and moved into the flat close to 10 years ago, a male relative told the paper.

Her cousin, Pearl, also lives just next door to them.

On that fateful day, the fire spread to Pearl’s unit, causing the door to be stuck.

Thankfully, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) came to the rescue by breaking the door open, allowing Pearl and two others to escape.

Deceased had many illnesses

Unfortunately, Ms Chan wasn’t as lucky.

The fatal fire was the latest — and last — negative thing to befall her.

Many years ago, she’d suffered cancer and survived, the relative told Zaobao.

Ms Chan also said in an interview with the paper that in 2006, she was suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, hypothyroidism, liver cirrhosis and intestinal lumps on top of breast cancer.

In 2011, she additionally developed psoriasis, with red spots on her legs that spread to her body, back and forehead.

Bedok Fire Victim remained positive & bubbly

In a Facebook post on Saturday, East Coast GRC MP Tan Kiat How said he was told of the many tough challenges Ms Chan faced in life.

Despite them, the devout Christian remained positive and bubbly in her outlook, said her sister Iris and cousin Pearl.

The MP paid his respects at Ms Chan’s wake, and shared that she was an amazing lady who’ll be sorely missed.

Sadly, Ms Chan had just attended the funeral of her aunt (Pearl’s mother) t...

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