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Family of British man who died suddenly in Udon Thani appeal for help in paying for his funeral

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Family of British man who died suddenly in Udon Thani appeal for help in paying for his funeral

 

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The family of British man who collapsed and died suddenly in Udon Thani are seeking financial help for his funeral.

 

Nathan Blake, 48, first travelled to Thailand in 2013, the Swindon Advertiser reported. 

 

A well known member of the expat community in Udon Thani, where he lived with his Thai wife and child, Mr Blake was reportedly on his way to hospital last week after complaining of chest pains but sadly died in the ambulance after medics had been unable to resuscitate him.

 

Mr Blake’s two daughters from a previous marriage who both live in the UK have spoken of their grief after being told their father had passed away.

 

Daughter Megan, 20, told the Swindon Advertiser: “He had pain in his chest and passed away in the ambulance and they couldn’t resuscitate him”.

“I never expected in a million years to get a phone call to say Dad’s dead.”

 

While a family member stepped in to pay for Mr Blake’s body to be returned to the UK, Megan and her sister Lucie,16, still need funds to help arrange a funeral for their late father.

 

The sisters now set up a Go Fund Me page to help them cover the costs of organising the unexpected funeral and are asking for help.

 

 
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that must have cost a tidy sum, wonder why he wasn't buried/cremated in this country as he has family here, when i lived in SPAIN my ex, wanted this, first there was a special coffin, then the dam plane would land up north (she came from dorset) then a coffin transfer, then a long road trip to Dorset.lives in Dorset now i think very handy to the graveyard. another narrow escape for me.. lol

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Why was he not cremated here by his Thai wife, his ashes then could have been sent to his UK home if required.

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2 hours ago, mercman24 said:

that must have cost a tidy sum, wonder why he wasn't buried/cremated in this country as he has family here, when i lived in SPAIN my ex, wanted this, first there was a special coffin, then the dam plane would land up north (she came from dorset) then a coffin transfer, then a long road trip to Dorset.lives in Dorset now i think very handy to the graveyard. another narrow escape for me.. lol

Your ex wanted it for whom? You? Or herself?

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2 hours ago, DGS1244 said:

Why was he not cremated here by his Thai wife, his ashes then could have been sent to his UK home if required.

cos thats the smart way to do it. RIP

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4 minutes ago, oldgent said:

Rip to Mr Blake. should he not have 400,000 baht in a thai bank.

WHAT ABOUT SOME INSURANCE ?

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1 hour ago, Sooo Upto Me said:

Looked a bit older than 48

thats what having young kids at his age dose to people. having kids is a young mans sport.

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My sympathies to the relatives but his daughters in the UK can apply to their local authorities for a hardship grant to bury their father which will cover the basics of the funeral in the UK, any undertaker or Citizen's Advice Bureau will be able to help them with this.

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41 minutes ago, oldgent said:

Rip to Mr Blake. should he not have 400,000 baht in a thai bank.

Why should he have? I am married to a Thai, and have never had 400.000Bt in a Thai bank.

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