Wednesday, August 2, 2017

President Tony Tan and wife Mary celebrate 53 years of marital bliss

PHOTO: Dr Tan expressed his affection for his wife Mary as the couple marked the special day.
"Today, Mary and I celebrate 53 years of marriage.
Mary, I would like to thank you for your love and companionship over the years. During my term as President, you have faithfully been by my side during my engagements with foreign dignitaries and Singaporeans from all walks of life. I am thankful for your steadfast support and encouragement in the various milestones of our family life and my career.
Our marriage has been a fulfilling one, and I look forward to more years ahead with you.
Happy 53rd Wedding Anniversary, Mary!
TT
MCI photo by Betty Chua
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Posted by Dr Tony Tan on 01 August 2017 (Facebook)
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SINGAPORE - Love is in the air, with President Tony Tan and his wife Mary celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday (Aug 1), Dr Tan expressed his affection for his wife as the couple marked the special day.

"Mary, I would like to thank you for your love and companionship over the years," he said.



Happy birthday to the first lady (2011)
PHOTO: Happy birthday to the first lady (2011)
"Happy Birthday to Mary - wife, mother, and partner in life. Thank you for all your love and support."
Posted by Dr Tony Tan on 05 December 2011 (Facebook)
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He thanked her for her "support and encouragement" in the various milestones of both his family life and career.

The president also wrote that during his term in office, Mrs Tan has "faithfully been by my side" be it while meeting with foreign dignitaries, or Singaporeans from all walks of life.

"Our marriage has been a fulfilling one, and I look forward to more years ahead with you."



Mary and I celebrate our Golden Jubilee Wedding Anniversary today.
PHOTO: "Mary and I celebrate our Golden Jubilee Wedding Anniversary today.
Fifty years ago, I made the best decision of my life when I asked Mary to marry me. We have lived our vows and our values, through thick and thin. Mary has been a pillar of unconditional love and support to me, for which I am so grateful. She has been a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. We treasure every moment of our lives together and look forward to sharing many more years of experiences and memories.
Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary, Mary.
Love, Tony.
To everyone celebrating anniversaries or marking other milestones in life, Mary and I wish you our very best.
TT
"
Posted by Dr Tony Tan on 01 August 2014 (Facebook)
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President Tony Tan with Singapore’s founding Prime Minister
PHOTO: President Tony Tan with Singapore’s founding Prime Minister
"Mary and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. We extend our deepest condolences to his children Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Ms Lee Wei Ling and Mr Lee Hsien Yang, and their families.
As Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, Mr Lee dedicated his life to Singapore, and served Singapore till his final days. His vision to build a prosperous, meritocratic and multiracial Singapore defied expectations. When others doubted our chances of survival, he strove for excellence. Today, much that defines Singapore bears his influence: security and the rule of law, our cultural diversity and our economic progress, our public housing and our gardens. Without Mr Lee’s strong leadership and immense contributions, the Singapore that we know today would not have existed.
Mr Lee’s passing is a great loss to all of us and to Singapore. It is up to us to honour the legacy of Mr Lee and the founding generation of Singapore by building upon their work to make Singapore an even better place for generations to come.
TT
"

(Photo: President Tony Tan and Mrs Mary Tan chatting with Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the Parliament House after President Tan presided the opening of the second session of the 12th parliament on 16 May 2014.)
Posted by Dr Tony Tan on 23 March 2015 (Facebook)
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President Tony Tan at  the Happy Jubilee SG50
PHOTO: President Tony Tan at  the Happy Jubilee SG50
"I hosted the National Day Reception this evening at the Istana for representatives from various sectors who have contributed to Singapore’s growth and development. All of us have a role to play to keep our nation strong, harmonious and successful. My wife and I would like to express our appreciation to all who contributed to Singapore’s progress. Let us continue to work with one another to create an even better Singapore for generations to come.
TT
"
Posted by Dr Tony Tan on 10 August 2015 (Facebook)
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President Tony Tan wishes for the New Year 2017
PHOTO: President Tony Tan wishes for the New Year 2017
"Mary and I wish all Singaporeans a Happy New Year.
Our warmest wishes to everyone for good health and happiness in 2017.
TT
"

那一年,我们风雨同舟一起吃过酸甜苦辣。
Nà yī nián, wǒ men fēng yǔ tóng zhōu - yī qǐ chī guò suān tián kǔ là
That year, we went through thick and thin together experiencing the sour and sweet, bitter and hot of life.
Posted by Dr Tony Tan on 31 December 2016 (Facebook)
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By Fabian Koh, The New Paper, 01 August 2017 at 1:10 pm SGT

 



Reference
[1] Fabian Koh, The New Paper, President Tony Tan and wife Mary celebrate 53 years of marital bliss, posted on 01 August 2017 at 1:10 pm SGT, http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/president-tony-tan-and-wife-mary-celebrate-53-years-of-marital-bliss?xtor=CS11-86