RIP Keith Mc Veighty

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Tragically Keith was killed in a motorbike accident yesterday, doing what he enjoyed most - riding his bike.

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Photo credit Zed Moto Girl.

Keith was possibly the oldest expat rider in the North. Resident in Chiang Mai for over almost 2 decades, he was aged 83, from the Isle of Man, he lived & loved for riding his bikes. He was passionate about it & also a very kind, compassionate man with many friends in the North.
Keith came on multiple MHS Memorial Rides, Chiang Mai Toy Ride Events, plus the 2nd GTR MHS Loop Day Scooter Ride.
He will be sadly missed by many, for he was well respected & enjoyed life with us.

July 2013 @ the Kafe, Chiang Mai.
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2010 GTR MHS Loop Day Scooter Ride.
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2013 March Chiang Mai Toy Ride @ Phrao
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2013 March GTR Mexican Dinner @ Miguels
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2013 September GTR Dinner @ Miguels again
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2014 @ Piston Shop
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2016 @ Tom Forde's Funeral
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GTR MHS Memorial Ride 2016
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August 2018 watching MotoGP @ the UN Irish Pub
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Miraclously, Keith survived racing at the Isle of Man, plus a heart attack a year ago in Chiang Mai where he lay alone in his house for 2 days.
His death in a local road accident yesterday has shocked everyone.
Our thoughts & sincere condolences go to his close friends & family.
May this lovable, kind gentleman Rest In Peace.
 
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2012 MHS International Music Night - & what a fantastic night this was!
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2016 GTR MHS Memorial Ride
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2017 opening Chiang Mai Motorport
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2017 GTR MHS Memorial Ride
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A brief update for those wondering what's going on.

Keith's son Ian, is on the way out from the UK soon. As the next of kin responsible, he will decide what goes on next.
Keith's body is at Suan Dok hospital, & it will not be released until Ian is here & he decides what he wants to do, organize a funeral or whatever.
So it will be several days before there is any funeral announcement.

The accident happened on the outer ring road on the south side of Chiang Mai.
There were only 2 vehicles involved.
The culprit driver came out of a side road, drove straight onto the highway on the fast lane, blocking Keith's travel & he ran into the back of the car.

There's a dash cam VDO (front & back) from Keith's bike that is with the police now.
There's also dash cam vdo from the car. The Chinese lady driver, never stopped or slowed coming out of the side road, she doesn't speak Thai, only Chinese so a translator is involved.
 

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Wow thats so sad and unfair this to happen. He looked so young and fit for his age. So sorry for this to happen him he and his family are in my thoughts rest in peace Keith.
 

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Funeral update for Keith Mc Veighty.

There is a delay in getting his body released from the hospital due to incomplete documentation, waiting for a final police report.
However the cremation is still booked for Thursday.
So it is possible there will only be 2 nights of prayers, or even 1 night of prayers, should need be.

There are no cremations on Friday, so if all this fails, the cremation is planned for Saturday, with Buddhist prayers on whatever nights are left before Saturday.

Buddhist prayers will start @ 7PM in the evening.
You should be at the temple 30 minutes before = 6.30PM.
 

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RIP, Keith, and condolences to your family and friends.
It is truly something where, when you depart, people are grateful for their time with you.