Terence Tan


This memorial tribute was created to celebrate the life of Terence Tan. We encourage you to leave a condolence in the online guestbook. Please share how you met him, your photos, videos, stories, anecdotes, memories and feelings.

Terence Tan

Date of Birth:
April 03, 1968
Date of Death:
August 12, 2017
Aliso Viejo, California, United States


On 12 August 2017, Terence Tan passed away peacefully in Aliso Viejo, Southern California following a period of illness. Born on 3 April 1968 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he was 49 years old. Terence will be forever and lovingly remembered by his mum, Jennifer, brothers Benjamin and Dominic, sister Cassandra, sisters-in-law Valentina and Phyanne, nephews Nathanael, Isaac and Emmanuel, nieces Eunice, Laetitia, Simone and Charlotte and his extended family. Terence was predeceased by his dad, Michael.

Terence will also be fondly remembered by his friends from school, church and wider circle as well as his former colleagues at Arthur Andersen (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and Western Digital (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia; Singapore; Irvine, USA).

To celebrate Terence’s life and to honour his final wishes, a small and intimate memorial service will be held for his burial at sea. Details are to be finalised. Even if you cannot be at the service, we invite you to be a part of it. Please leave Terence your farewell message on this tribute and it will be printed (on biodegradable paper) and sent along with Terence to his final resting place.

Whilst the family appreciates the sentiments and gesture, they have requested that no flowers be sent to either Terence’s home or the memorial service. If you would like to observe the Chinese funeral etiquette of gifting money, please email v_a_pereira@yahoo.co.uk for further details.

Something Beautiful Remains
The tide recedes but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down, but gentle
warmth still lingers on the land.
The music stops, and yet it echoes
on in sweet refrains.....
For every joy that passes,
something beautiful remains.
Author Unknown
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August 12, 2017What the family thinks of when they “Think Terence”

Caring and generous son. Can make himself comfortable and sleep anywhere :) MumConfidant, protector, easy going, the guy who's eyes look up ?? when seeking solutions, great with kids... the brother who I dearly love and will deeply miss... SandraGenerous,....

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About This Tribute

Tribute created by:
Valentina Pereira
Other Tribute administrators:
Dominic Tan Benjamin Tan
Tribute account type:
Memorial Tribute (Lifetime)

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Latest Tribute Activity

January 15, 2020

stafa signed the guestbook:
Valentina Pereira updated “Memorial Tree Planting” in the story:
“Terence would have turned 50 on 3 April 2018. So ......” 
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September 14, 2017

Benjamin Tan added the video “The Journey Home”:

September 11, 2017

Benjamin Tan updated “Announcement” in the story:
“Memorial Service For the last 17 years, Tere......” 
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August 29, 2017

Natalie, Natasha, Li Lan & Bobby signed the guestbook:
“Our friend, brother, uncle and goo-father. Terence...” 
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Li Lan Yoong commented on a photo:
“2014 Dec13 Relaxing at home” 
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“2014 April3 - San Onofre State Beach with Godf......” 
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Li Lan Yoong commented on a photo:
“2011 April3 San Onofre State Beach” 
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Li Lan Yoong commented on a photo:
“2011 April3 - San Onofre State Beach - BFF” 
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Li Lan Yoong added new photos to the album “Godfather & Uncle Terence Holidays with us”:
Suzanne Hoh Mei Wan signed the guestbook:
“Memories of you growing up will remain in my heart...” 
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August 24, 2017

Li Lan Yoong added new photos to the album “TRIBUTE TO OUR DEAR TERENCE TAN - HRM 88 GANG”:

August 21, 2017

Che Villapando signed the guestbook:
“Our deep condolences for the Tan Family. On behal...” 
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August 20, 2017

Isabel Wang gave a gift:
“Hi Terence, I miss you.” 
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August 17, 2017

Kevin Clark gave a gift:
“Terence was a great friend and co-worker. We had ...” 
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August 16, 2017

Sean Chiew gave a gift:
“You have been a great lovable cousin and already ...” 
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August 14, 2017

Annette Christie gave a gift:
“May you continue to be a beacon of light, shining...” 
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August 13, 2017

Dominic Tan updated the note “What the family thinks of when they “Think Terence””:
“Caring and generous son. Can make himself comfort...” 
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