Jan Catherine Sy, the granddaughter of the late retail tycoon Henry Sy, died at the age of 29. Aside from the fact that she was among those in line to inherit the billions-worth company, there is more to Jan than meets the eye. She led a happy and fulfilled life filled with dreams not just for herself nor for the company, but for the poor as well.
Here are some interesting details about Jan Catherine Sy, the heiress who was definitely gone too soon:
Jan did not grow up on computer games
Just when many think that the heiress of a conglomerate so huge with an unimaginable value would be growing up with a Mac on her desk, Jan stands tall opposing the notion. Inquirer Lifestyle noted the words of Jan wherein she said, "I didn’t grow up on computer games; I’m not used to staring at the screen. I was the kid who played outside and climbed trees.”
Jan was a fantastic equestrienne
The daughter of Henry Sy, Jr. initially trained with Mia Virata at the Manila Polo Club at the age of seven. When she was 13, she started to compete locally and later went to France, which is considered the world's top equestrian nation.
Jan loves music
She plays the guitar and has a very good voice. She loves to sing and also records her own music. She even shared how she ordered cheap acoustic foam online to improve her room for music recordings and also repainted the walls and built a shelf. She confessed to being a lover of art as well.
Jan was the eldest of three siblings
She was the eldest daughter of Heny Sy, Jr. and she became her father's personal assistant. She was the one who set up her father's Zoom meetings, basically helping him with his IT requirements.
Jan played an important role in SMDC
She found work at SMDC, which according to her were aligned with her own personal ideals. She was the project director for SM Development Corporation, Rappler stated. SMDC is the residential development arm of the Sy business.
Jan's father said in a tweet that his daughter had a heart for the poor and for the broken.
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Jan Catherine Sy is the 29-year-old granddaughter of the late Henry Sy and the daughter of Henry Sy, Jr. She passed away due to sepsis, an extreme response of the body to an infection, which is very life-threatening.
The 29-year-old granddaughter of SM Group founder Heny Sy passed away due to sepsis. She is Jan Catherine Sy, the daughter of Big Boy Sy, who is the chairman of SM Prime Holdings. Jan was admitted to the St. Luke's Medical Center due to an infection but she had septic shock, which took her life. DJ TonyToni even took to Twitter to ask help for blood donations, particularly A+ or AB+.
The globe at SM Mall of Asia lit up to pay respect for the late Henry Sy Sr. The message on the globe read: “Thank you, Tatang!”Even some netizens joined the ‘#ThankYouTatang’ to honor Sy Sr.
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