Thursday, 11 February 2010

The second departure in 2010

It was Sunday evening on 7th February. I was already on the PLUS highway heading north to Kuala Lumpur when a text message arrived in my mobile. It was from my wife, informing me of news that an uncle of ours has just passed away.

I stopped at a rest area and then made some phone calls. I called my cousin to get the first-hand news of his father's demise. He told me that he was still at Pontian Hospital and arranging for the body to be brought home to Air Baloi. I then texted my colleague to inform her that I won't be coming to the office the next day.

I resumed my journey but rather than continuing to KL, I exited the highway at Simpang Renggam, turned left towards Benut and onwards to Air Baloi. When I reached my cousin's kampung house, he was not there  yet. It was past 11pm when the hospital van carrying my late uncle's body arrived.

My uncle had not been in good health for quite some time. It was only two weeks earlier that I had a chance meeting with my cousin at Masjid Abu Bakar for Friday prayers and I asked him about his father's health.

I had a look at the death certificate where the doctor had written the COD as pulmonary edema leading to cardiac arrest. In layman's terms, that's an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the lungs leading to a heart failure. My uncle was 81-years old.

Buat Allahyarham Ayahanda Abdul Rahman Bin Rafiee, semuga Allah swt mencucuri rahmat ke atas roh ayahanda dan ditempatkan di kalangan orang-orang yang beriman. Amin.


hazeleyed lady said...

Mendoakan semoga roh Arwah pakcik saudara dicucuri Rahmat dan di tempatkan bersama roh orang2 yang Solleh dan beriman.Sejahtera selalu buat saudara.

Kama said...


matahari said...

Takziah...and al-fatihah buat arwah.

mamasita said...

Our deepest takziah to you and your late uncle's family..
Semoga rohnya digolongkan bersama kalangan mereka yang soleh dan dirahmati Allah swt..Amin.

VersedAnggerik said...

al-Fatihah buat roh Pak Cik U.

Takziah buat keluarga U!

Anonymous said...

salam mr oldstock,
alfatihah to your uncle.

just a small correction, pardon me for doing so. It's actually heart failure first leading to accumulation of fluid in the lungs and eventually cardiac arrest (the lungs drowned because the heart fails).


pakmat said... for arwah, Oldstock..

Oldstock said...

-> hazeleyed lady, nice to see you here. Thanks for the kind wishes.

-> Kak Kama, matahari, mamasita, Verse and Pakmat, thanks for the doa and kind wishes.

-> Dr. Wati, thanks for the correction. Most appreciated. I now have a blogger friend whom I can refer to for explanation of medical terms :-)

Zendra-Maria said...

إنا لله و إنا إليه راجعون


This may be a bit insensitive, but since you're keeping tabs, it looks like once a month on average, tsk

Rina said...

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun.. My condolences to arwah.

Anonymous said...

My condolences for your loss, my friend


Oldstock said...


The keeping tabs part is just to help me remember.. the frequency of once a month is somewhat unexpected.

Thanks for the thoughts.

Oldstock said...

Rina and MatB,

Thank you.

Snakebite said...


Uncle Lee said...

Hi Old Stock, regret to read of your uncle passing away. May he rest in peace.
You have a great Tiger year. Best regards, Lee.

VersedAnggerik said...

Btw, I tagged U at my blog!

Go see what U gotta do!

Oldstock said...

Snake and Uncle Lee,

Thank you.

Oldstock said...


I like the tag, about something that I'm familiar with.

Cuma lambat sikit la. Lepas cuti boleh kan?