Local Norwegian expat rider Killled

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  1. DavidFL

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    Sad news indeed today...Local expat Norwegian John Olsen was killed in an accident with a truck, 15 kms North Of Mae Hong Son.

    John was heading home on his Honda CRF250 at the time after doing the Wat Chan - Huai Pu Ling - Mae Hong trail the day before.

    He was a very lively happy go lucky fellow & his beaming smile will be missed by many.

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    Our thoughts & sympathy go to his wife in Chiang Mai, plus his family back home.

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    Rest in Peace John.
     
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    Very sad
    Paul
     
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    Sad news indeed.
     
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    John was always a friendly and vibrant guy to be around and brought smiles to all who had the privaledge to ride with him.
    He will be dearly missed.
    RIP Bro.
    Tom
     
  5. Ian Bungy

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    We had a Good get together last Night for John and shared Our Grief. John always the Entertainer and Lived Life Full On! Better to Burn out than to Fade away. One of Our Close Friends and We will Miss You Buddy! My Thoughts are with His Friends and Family both here and back in Norway! Richard has informed John's Thai Mates last Night and they will Help out with arrangements and will keep Us posted on what is happening and a Memorial Night will follow.
    R.I.P.
     
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    John was a great guy, full of life and always up for a ride. At least he went out doing what he loved. Heartfelt condolences to his widow, family and friends. RIP John :cry:
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    Sad news indeed.
     
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    R.I.P. John, was a privilege to know you !
     
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    Tragic news indeed. RIP John.
     
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    May his soul find everlasting peace. RIP.
     
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    RIP MATE
    Didnt know ye .....but you are the same as me lad
    My condolences to the family
    Xxxxxx
     
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    Very sad
    R.I.P
    All my sympathy to his family
     
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    Very sad this.....RIP John

    lesson for us all to take things little slower perhaps .....
     
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    my condolences to the family.
     
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    RIP John, you will be dearly missed.
    Condolences to his family and friends.
     
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    RIP John.
    Only met and talked with you once and am saddened about this.
     
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    RIP John
    We will miss you.
    We will miss your fun and enthusiasm you always showed in life and the smiles you brought when coming into the X CENTRE.
    Condolences to your family.
     
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    Just a quick update, John's family have requested that his body be returned to Norway for burial & funeral.

    At the moment his body is on the way back from Mae Hong Son.

    All being well there will be a funeral service for John at a Wat in Mae Rim somewhere tomorrow night - Thursday 16th May, starting at 7PM?

    As soon as we have details they will be posted here, or you will receive a message from Bungy at the X-Centre.

    Thank you.
     
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    The temple & location
    Wat Mae Rim

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    GPS Waypoint: N18 54.947 E98 56.651
    on the main highway R107, on the left hand side heading north, 30 metres after the main Mae Rim traffic lights.
    The main & easiest entrance is off the highway R107

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    turn left & enter here.

    the temple is straight ahead

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    the funeral hall is on the right hand side

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    supposedly the monks will start the service - chanting at 8PM.
    You should be there by 7.30PM, much earlier if you like.
    A Black or white shirt is appropriate.

    Please come & pay your respects to a fellow rider & friend.
     
  20. Ian Bungy

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    Thanks for Getting this Out David. Much appreciated. See You there.
     
  21. DavidFL

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    There will be drinks after the service at Seepak Restaurant, just down the road.
    700 metres north on the right hand side.
    Take the last U-turn before the Mae Sa Valley traffic lights, & it is on your left in the first soi, 40 metres off R107.
     
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    It's been a long night, as John would appreciate.....

    a big thanks to all the Thai & Farang who turn up at the Wat for John's send off.......

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    I hope you all enjoyed the send off for one of Chiang Mai's more lively fun loving expat bike riders.
    Thanks all for coming..
     
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    There will be a memorial dinner for John next Monday 12th May 2014, at See Paak Restaurant in Mae Rim.

    Starting time from 7.30PM.

    John's favourite dish there was a sausage meal & I understand that Radek at See Paak is interested in putting on a special for the night.
     
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    Much missed and I will be there
     
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    Radek will also play some of John's favourite music on the night.
    For the sausage special meals he needs to know by Friday 9th May 2014.
     

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