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Freda Ong

Michael Ong Teong Seng

December 31, 1946 - October 02, 2021

Announcement: Please see Freda's latest post for hyperlink to Michael's Memorial Mass and Interment Ceremony at Church of St Ignatius. This memorial was create to celebrate the life of Michael Ong. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Thank you for your contribution.

OBITUARY
Michael Ong Teong Seng passed away peacefully on 2 October 2021 at the age of 74.   Michael, an early adopter of Ikebana, founded and operated Fleuridee for four decades until his retirement in 2015. He had a lifelong passion for all things botanical and was an innovator in the field of floristry with his unique perspective and compositions. Michael brought joy to every person he crossed paths with. He will be fondly remembered for...  see more
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  • Freda Ong
  • Gerry Ong
    My uncle Michael is a unique soul. His sensitive nature enabled him to express his craft of floristry and art to levels as can be attested by the many kind comments here.

    As much as is mentioned about his passion for floristry, he is equally celebrated...  more
  • Freda Ong
    To view a recording of the Memorial Mass & Interment Ceremony for Michael at the Church of St Ignatious on 13 October, please click on following hyperlink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-eqhAflKz0
    56:32
  • Dee Ong
  • Vera Lye
    For livestreaming of Michael's memorial service on Oct 13 at 2.30p (SG time), please visit https://tinyurl.com/cj4yb6zr
  • Tee Shi Yun
  • julius leong
  • Thrina Low
    Michael was one of the first few who befriended me when i started Bakery Brera and Fine Foods in the same row as his florist shop at Block 8 Empress Road (he was about to retire and wrap up the biz). I never expected to meet such a gentle and learned...  more
  • Jutta Lau
  • Yvonne Khoo
    Michael was an extraordinary florist. There was no other like him. But more than that, he was chatty warm and good natured. We became friends, then lost touch, and only recently reconnected over Peranakan food and Majong! I will miss you Michael❤️🙏🏻
  • Yvonne Khoo
  • Colleen Chong
    Rest In Peace gentle soul.
    Finally gone to the eternal home

    In God’s arms
    Gone too soon our creative genius,
    confidante,buddy,generous spirit.
    You will be greatly missed my good friend.
    Our hearts are with you...and your family.
  • Josephine Lee
    I think it was in the late 90s when my then boyfriend was working in Suntec City. One day he bought me a beautiful bouquet, one that I finally approved of! I can't remember the details of how it looked like, but I remember being struck by the beauty and...  more
  • GeralDine Ong
    I used to visit his home a couple of times he will always shared a lot about his works and life in general, I recall asking him if he is able to draw a picture of my late dog and frame it up he agreed, sadly I did not follow up on this, During the recent...  more
  • Fiona Hu
    We are saddened to learn about Michael's passing, and wish to send our deepest condolences to his family. Michael was the sweetest and most warm-hearted individual who blessed us not only with his friendship but his special Midas touch with everything...  more
    • Fiona Hu
      Dee Ong Thank you Fiona, on behalf of our family
      • October 6, 2021
    • Fiona Hu
      Vivien Theseira My husband and I are saddened to hear of his passing. Our condolences to Michael’s family.
      I knew Michael as an inspirational and kind employer. I was helping him tend Fleuridee at Picnic food court @Scotts. With him, I learnt and began to love...  more
    • Fiona Hu
      Lillian Clonts Thanks Fiona for your heartwarming story, I'm sure he too was blessed by your friendship. Hugs
      • October 7, 2021
    • Fiona Hu
      Lillian Clonts Vivien, what a beautiful tribute, our heartfelt thanks
      • October 7, 2021
  • Fiona Hu
  • Eunice
  • Fiona Hu
  • rob falloon
    I enjoyed Michael's company immensely at family gatherings and celebrations or on holiday visits to Singapore and when he stayed or traveled with us in Malaysia and Australia. On travels together, his passion for all things botanical added an extra...  more
  • Donna Lim
  • Alvin Tay
  • Elizabeth Wee
  • Eugene Yip
    I’m saddened to hear of Michael’s passing. He has so much for my family since 1999.
    Always love the visit to the shop to talk and to brainstorm ideas. I could always trust him with his artistic designs and creations. RIP Michael. Peace of the Lord...  more
  • Jia Hui Chen
  • Agatha Chai
    Thanks for sharing your life with so much beauty and love in nature. You are now surrounded with Angels in Heaven.
  • Eng Kiat Ong
    RIP Uncle Michael. Thank you for the flowers and short catch up whenever we bump into each other. RIP
  • 王 晴
  • Ken Lee
    For over 40 years, Uncle Michael created flower arrangements for so many family occasions that he practically became part of our family.

    One enduring memory I have of him was at my grandfather's funeral wake in 2014. He was among the first guests to...  more
  • Karen Kwek
    My father says I was five when I met Uncle Mike. I'd gone in the car with dad to drop off cut orchid - oncidium golden shower - sprays at Fleuridee. Uncle Mike gave me a Toblerone bar!

    Sometimes he visited the orchid nursery run by dad and my...  more
  • Boh Wei Yap
    Michael was a patient of mine for over 27 years. He was a talented and hardworking man in all that he pursued. It was a privilege to have known and cared for him. His death has saddened me greatly. Condolences to his family.
  • Karen Kwek
  • Maureen Chia
    RIP
  • Cesar W
    RIP Om Michael.
    A close family friend.... Knew him since my primary school years... I will always remember rolling newspapers cuttings into circles when i went to his place during weekends, making milk tea, and of course the big humongous dog Tiki.... ...  more
  • Miriam Falloon
    Uncle Michael was a beautiful person with bags of personality and an even bigger heart.

    Growing up abroad in Malaysia and Australia, I always looked forward to his warm welcome whenever we had a chance to visit. His floristry shop was always our first...  more
  • Don Chong
    RIP
  • Don Chong
  • Felicia Olsen
    Michael Ong had a “larger than life” personality. I met him in my late teens and remained good friends even though I had left Singapore. He was extremely kind, very warm and a dreamer. The essence of this last trait led him to achieve great things....  more
  • Monica Kho
  • Monica Kho
    Anna and I met Michael several years back through a friend. We enjoyed his company and humour and visited his shop at the market. On that day, we had tea together and talked about old times. God bless his soul and may he journey on with his life as...  more
  • GeralDine Ong
  • Elizabeth Wee
    It was at Uncle Mike's place, sometime in the late 70s, that I first encountered a microwave oven; instantly, he became cool in my book! Us kids ran around, hung out, swam at his Pandan Valley pool, and he let us get away with pilfering Toblerone bars...  more
  • Joshua Ong
    Uncle Mike was a kind and gentle soul. There was no pretense about him, his company was warm, sincere and reassuring every time. Hearing him tell stories of his ups and downs made me appreciate all the more how he took things in his stride and kept a...  more
  • Sicheng Su
    I moved into Blk 8 Empress Road with my mum during my JC days in 2002 where Michael had his apartment and florist shop. He had a gentle, scruffy little dog and after seeing him regularly on my way to/from school I would stop by and pet his dog and have a...  more
    • Sicheng Su
      Elizabeth Wee "A picture if worth a thousand words" - thanks for sharing these memories!
      • October 5, 2021
    • Sicheng Su
      Lillian Clonts Thanks so much Sicheng for that heartwarming story, we will cherish it along with many other good memories of Michael.
      • October 6, 2021
    • Sicheng Su
      Freda Ong Love your story! Thanks so much for sharing.
      • October 7, 2021
    • Sicheng Su
      Gerry Ong Thank you.
      • October 13, 2021
  • Raphael Wong
  • Raphael Wong
    I first met Michael on board the Dream Cruises in September 2019 when he asked whether he could share a table with a friend and I during breakfast. Our little chit chat on board the ship led to many breakfast sessions where the generous he would always...  more
  • Freda Ong
    Uncle loved art in all forms but predominantly art in tactile forms, like pottery and sculptures. As an artist, flowers, plants, twigs and branches were his chosen medium of expression although he also worked with paper and later on, inked rubber stamps...  more
  • Lily  Saw
    Mike was a good, jovial and gentle man. He enjoyed good food and was a talented man as a florist. He was good natured, always good company and spoke posh Queens English. We will miss a great mahjong kaki and friend. Lily Saw and Susie Teo
    • Freda Ong, Lillian Clonts, and Gerry Ong reacted on this.
    • Lily  Saw
      Lillian Clonts Thank you Lily and Susie, for sharing. I'm so glad Michael had the privilege of having met you both. I'm Lillian, Mike's youngest sis.
      • October 4, 2021
    • Lily  Saw
      Evyline Li Hi Lilian, I am deeply saddened to hear about Michael. He is a very dear and close friend to me.
      No words can describe my sadness.

      My deepest condolences. Michael, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.Please take care and God Bless all...  more
  • Vera
    Vera:
    Uncle Mike saw a lot of beauty in life and thankfully for us, he was able to convey some of that beauty through his works of art - whether it was through flora or art work or even through newspapers (when he dabbled in creating amazing art pieces using...  more
  • Anita Fam
    Michael was a floral genius. Every arrangement that he did was a work of art, the artiste extraordinaire that he was. He was my late mother’s favourite florist too and that was how I first got to know him.

    Here are a couple of pics of my vegetable...  more
    • Freda Ong, Lillian Clonts, and Gerry Ong reacted on this.
    • Anita Fam
      Lillian Clonts Hi Anita, I'm Lillian, Mike's youngest sis. On behalf of the family, thank you for sharing about Michael, glad to know your paths crossed and he had the privilege of knowing you and your mum.
      • October 4, 2021
  • Patricia Huang
    I had known Michael since 1972 when he was operating his flower shop, Fleuridee, at Shaw Centre. From a mere customer, I had become his student in flower arranging since I adored his talent, uniqueness and his innovative skills in his field. As a friend...  more
    • Freda Ong, Lillian Clonts, and Gerry Ong reacted on this.
    • Patricia Huang
      Gerry Ong I am one of Michael's nephews. I not too familiar with many of his friends but i have heard your name mentioned by him many times over time either in passing or in conversation. Thank you for your friendship with Michael and condolences Patricia.
      • October 13, 2021