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Caring ‘rebel’ Bridget Tan’s family tells of sacrifices she made in advocacy work for migrant workers

Today, Singapore, 23 April 2022 - She was fiercely protective of migrant workers' welfare and so engrossed in her advocacy work that her family members would not see her on important occasions sometimes.

Bridget Tan, founder of non-profit Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (Home), was still working from a wheelchair until she breathed her last on Monday (April 18) at the age of 73.

She died in Batam, Indonesia, where she had been recuperating while helping various non-profit groups after suffering from a stroke in 2014.

Her son, who gave his name as just Mr Lew, was reserved when TODAY approached him at her funeral wake at Church of Our Lady of Lourdes near Rochor Road, but teared up when asked what was a fond moment he had with his mother.

He remembered how his mother would pray with the family, instilling her Catholic faith among her children.

"She was extremely focused and when she set her mind to something, she never called it quits," Mr Lew said, declining to reveal his full name, age or profession.

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Source: https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/caring-rebel-bridget-tan-family-sacrifices-advocacy-migrant-workers-1879901

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