Sunday, 20 January 2013

Meet Daisy Yvette Jansz

She is the youngest of 4 sisters and the daughter of Dr Che Lah bin Md Joonos, an early Malay doctor. I last met Daisy Yvette in Perth in 1989, then we lost touch after that. In October 2012 last year, we managed to locate her again with the help of my cousins. Affandi then went to Western Australia to meet her. I called her on the phone to get her father's story - his car in Port Dickson and posting to Singapore. She said he returned with a big car and a baby boy. I'm going again to Perth in February 2013 to meet her and give her my books on The Early Malay Doctors. I'm also giving her a pack of photo albums which I'm putting together now. She's thrilled. Hopefully, these will help bring back stories from the past and we can have better stories for the books on The Early Malay Doctors next time.

Daisy Yvette 10 September 2012. Photos by Muhammad Ibrahim Adzim.
Daisy's family
Daisy's father: Dr Che Lah bin Md Joonos (born 10 December 1903 in Penang), an early Malay doctor, a third generation Tamil Muslim in Malaya. Portrait was probably just after graduation from the King Edward VII College of Medicine in Singapore, aged 27 circa 1930-31, before he married his first wife Catherine.
Daisy's mother: Catherine Daisy de Coursey Bulner (born 5 March 1911 at Kandy, Ceylon), a third generation Burgher Catholic, 1952 (aged 41)
Daisy's 3 sisters (Tamil-Burgher) and adopted brother (Danish-Chinese). Daisy (15) is leftmost. 1952
Daisy Yvette (23), fourth generation Tamil-Burgher (born 17 July 1935). circa 1958
Daisy Yvette's (24) marriage to Robert Jansz at St Mary's Church, Kuala Lumpur. 1959