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RIP Don Spence

Post by Seahawk » June 20, 2016, 9:03 am

Our very close and dear friend, Don Spence has been tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night. His injuries were too much and he passed over a few hours later in Nong Khai Hospital.
A Great Mate to a lot of us and he will be sadly missed. A true Aussie Gent and I am proud to have been his friend.
He spent most of his working life offshore as a diver and then in charge of diving and safety.
We went to see him and pay our last respects on Sunday morning, after we received the call from his wife and then met her at the hospital. We then had the difficult and heart wrenching task of contacting his family in Australia and breaking the terrible news.
The pictures are of Don with his little boy, Parker. Justin, Me, Ian and Don. Don and his lovely wife Taan.
So Tragic and so Very Very Sad.
Goodnight Don and God Bless Mate.
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RIP Don Spence

Post by mathusalah80 » June 20, 2016, 9:22 am

Sad news. Indeed. A great bloke & character, who lit up Udon with his presence.
R.I.P.

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RIP Don Spence

Post by fatbob » June 20, 2016, 9:56 am

Terrible news, RIP Don, condolences to Taan, Parker and family.

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RIP Don Spence

Post by Aardvark » June 20, 2016, 11:45 am

Far too young RIP Don ...

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RIP Don Spence

Post by fatbob » June 20, 2016, 6:26 pm

Seahawk can you please post funeral arrangements if you know.

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Post by Seahawk » June 20, 2016, 6:42 pm

coxo wrote:Seahawk can you please post funeral arrangements if you know.
Will do mate. I should know in the next 24 hours.

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Post by bubbles » June 21, 2016, 6:00 am

Condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P. Don

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RIP Don Spence

Post by stattointhailand » June 21, 2016, 8:02 am

RIP Don

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RIP Don Spence

Post by tonytuy2005 » June 21, 2016, 8:09 pm

RIP Dear Friend....Sad news...Condolences to all Family...

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RIP Don Spence

Post by SeanA.InOz » June 23, 2016, 3:20 pm

Dear Seahawk,

Thanks for putting up this page and for contacting the family.
Because of that I was told via friends on the Monday here in Oz.
Don's loss is a tragedy, he was my most trusted friend for 40 years.
I already miss him more than I have since he moved to Thailand.
He was a like a brother to me.
Don was a wonderful decent and trustworthy man, and loved by many.

"So long Easy Rider" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3CC7mn_8Hk

RIP in Don. I won't forget you mate!

Sean

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Post by Westy » June 24, 2016, 3:10 pm

I've known Don for over thirty years, and spoke to him recently. A dear friend who will be sadly missed. I always looked forward to his sometimes daily dose of Internet fodder, now no more. RIP mate.

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RIP Don Spence

Post by Wee Jimmy » June 24, 2016, 4:49 pm

Met him a few times in Greg's bar. He was a very nice guy. RIP.

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RIP Don Spence

Post by Seahawk » June 25, 2016, 7:26 pm

Don's funeral and will be on Wednesday 6 July. The service will take place at Wat Thoong Sawan Temple, Soi Silapakom, Nong Khai. Following the service there will be a wake organised by Ian Norris at Big Greg's Aussie Bar in Nong Khai.
If you are travelling from Udon Thani, you go on the Nong Khai Road until you arrive at the Golden Dragon Arch in Nong Khai. Turn right at the lights there, then at the second set of traffic lights turn left. The temple is on the right.

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Post by Seahawk » June 26, 2016, 11:24 am

Sorry. Ian Morris (not Norris - typo) is organising the wake. The Thais will be supplied with food and drink at the Temple after the service. The farangs will head to Big Greg's Aussie Booze Bar, for food and refreshments.

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RIP Don Spence

Post by UdonOAH » June 26, 2016, 8:31 pm

Very sad news.
RIP Don Always positive.
I had not seen Don for many years, first worked together in 1980,just got back in touch a couple of months ago on FB when I realized Don was living close by in Nong Khai. Condolences to family and friends.

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