Helena KEW (née MADAR, aka Lena) [1887-c.1956] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Helena KEW (née MADAR, aka Lena) [1887-c.1956]

Names
Given: 
Helena
Family: 
Kew
Maiden: 
Madar
Alias / nickname: 
Lena
Sex: 
Female
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
1887-04-15
Death
Date: 
c.1956-12-07 (Year is approximate)

Details from the inscription on her gravestone:

12A--/06/03- Sacred to the memory of / CHARLES HERBERT WHITELY KEW / Born in Maryborough Australia / 2nd August 1867 / Died in Hong Kong / 29th September 1934 / aged 67 years.And to his wife / HELENA KEW / Born 15th Apr. 1887 / Died 7th Dec. 1965. [NOTE COMMENT BELOW THAT HELENA'S YEAR OF DEATH SHOULD BE 1955 or 1956]
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Comments

The date of death is incorrect.  Lena Kew happens to be my grandmother, and I was by her side when she died.  Her death was either 1955 or 1956.

We left Vancouver for HK in 1953 and I returned to Vancouver in 1959. 

Thanks for the correction. I've updated the dates above - possibly there was a 56 - 65 transcription error when the year was copied from the gravestone, or the stone wasn't clear to read.

If you can add any information or photos about her life in Hong Kong, it will be gratefully received.

The death was reported on the 8th December 1955 in the SCMP according to the Carl Smith collection. So it appears the death date was 7th December 1955

https://search.grs.gov.hk/en/searchcarl.xhtml?q=Helena+kew&rpp=10