All About My Family
Tuan Haji Jaafar Ishak @ Tok Aki (1915-1989). This picture was taken in October 1934 and if I was not mistaken this picture was taken while he was studying at Sultan Idris Institute of Teaching, Tanjung Malim. How handsome and good looking my grandfather was during his younger days. He got married to my grandmother, Hajah Mahani Mohd Salleh @ Tok Wan (1925-2006).
This picture was taken in 1966. How lovely they were. That’s my grandparents. They were blessed with 9 children, named:
From Right To Left:
1. Sarah Jaafar 2. Aishah Jaafar 3. Hafsah Jaafar 4. Safiah Jaafar 5. Zauiah @ Zawiyah Jaafar
Ahmad Fuad Jaafar
This Family picture was taken in 1957 in front of Tok Aki’s house, a teachers’ quarters at Rawang Town, Sungei Mati, Muar.
Sitting from left:
Allahyarhamah Hajah Mahani Mohd Salleh, Ahmad Fuad Jaafar (sitting on the lap), Allahyarham Tuan Haji Jaafar Ishak, Tok Aki’s Aunty (not sure the name)
Standing from left:
Zainal Abidin Jaafar, (Not sure the name), Hafsah Jaafar, Sarah Jaafar, Ismail Jaafar, Aishah Jaafar, Safiah Jaafar, Zauiah @ Zawiyah Jaafar
This picture was taken during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration back in 1978. A complete family picture comprising of two generations of Tuan Haji Jaafar Ishak’s family. However, two of the person inside this picture had passed away.
Sitting 1st row from left:
Shahrul Eashak Ismail, Mohd Azhafi Aziz, Saliza Aziz, Badruddin Abdul Wahab, Zulkifli Haris, Izzuddin Abdul Wahab, Salehuddin Haris
Sitting 2nd row from left:
Hafsah Jaafar, Safiah Jaafar, Allahyarham Mohd Azhari Aziz (sitting on lap), Shariah Hassan, Allahyarhamah Hajah Mahani Mohd Salled, Allahyarham Tuan Haji Jaafar Ishak, Sarah Jaafar, Aishah Jaafar, Abrizah Haris (sitting on lap), Kamariah Haron @ Maya, Edzuan @ Iwan Zainal Abidin (sitting on lap), Zauiah @ Zawiyah Jaafar
Standing from left:
Suraya Eashak Ismail @ Dottie, Shamsudin Jaafar, Ahmad Fuad Jaafar, Abdul Aziz, Ismail Jaafar, Allahyarham Tuan Haji Raya Ibrahim, Mohamed Haris Ismail, Abdul Wahab, Rusly, Zainal Abidin Jaafar
As time evolved, same does with Tuan Haji Jaafar’s family; although he did not managed to see his great grandchildren, the legend goes on. And we had our first mass family day get together at The Pine Resort, Frasers Hill in 2008 where 4 generations of this family gathered and utilised the two day one night event to bond the relationships. In the picture, the family gets bigger and bigger year after year.
I hope that there will be more event like this in the future for fellow family members to know each other as well as bonding the relationships between one family to another. I am sure that if Tok Aki and Tok Wan were still around, I could see how proud they were to see the effort made by their family members in bonding the relationships between the big family.
Tok Aki passed away in 1989 at the age of 87 year old and he was buried at Bukit Kiara Cemetery, KL meanwhile Tok Wan passed away in 2006 at the age of 81 year old. She was buried at the 6th Mile Cemetery, Muar. Al-Fatihah to both of them, May God blessed their soul with all His blessings.
-Ahmad Fadhil Zhafri Bin Ahmad Fuad-
Entry filed under: All About My Family, My Expression. Tags: Family Day, Frasers Hill, Hajah Mahani Mohd Salleh, Heritage of Family, Shamani Creative Design, The Jaafar's Family Day, Tuan Haji Jaafar Ishak.