Now, a grieving Mr Lim blames himself for his wife’s death.
The 34-year-old housewife had complained about 2 to 3 days before she died yesterday (10 Nov) that she was ill.
She said she was vomiting and had a fever.
Mr Lim had planned to accompany her to a doctor after work yesterday, but he was too late.
At 7am, his wife woke up and sent the couple’s two children to school before heading home to rest.
His younger son came home at about 2pm and discovered that she was lying on the bed motionless.
He thought she was taking a nap and didn’t bother her.
At about 4pm, his elder son came home and sensed that something was amiss – mom didn’t look like she was breathing.
He called Mr Lim, who thought he was kidding at first.
However, she wouldn’t wake up despite her sons’ efforts.
Upon learning of this, Mr Lim called the police and rushed home.
Paramedics were already at scene when he arrived, and his wife had been pronounced dead.
Mr Lim married his wife , a native of Xiamen city in China, 10 years ago.
She had already taken up permanent residency status in Singapore, and was dedicated to being a full-time housewife, tending to the couple’s 10 year old and 12 year old sons.
Mr Lim says his wife was looking forward to a trip home to visit relatives, but has now left without a chance to bid them goodbye.
Police have classified the incident as a case of unnatural death and are investigating.