Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bro. Kancharid Disabaedya, R.I.P.


It is with great regret and sadness that I announce that W. Bro. Kancharid Disabaedya passed to the Grand Lodge Above on April 27, 2008. It took me too long to write this announcement because the news was so shocking and disheartening.

Bro. Kancharid was Past District Grand President of the Board of Stewards (Scottish) and Past Master of Lodge Lane Xang, No. 1632 SC.

His cremation was held May 6th. The Scottish lodges in Thailand sponsored an evening at the Wat and a lodge of sorrow was held.

Kancharid was a member of several lodges in Bangkok and knew many of the Masons in Thailand. As anyone who knew him can attest, he was always quick with a smile and a laugh. Also in his stint as Junior Warden at Lodge St John, he consistently told the worst jokes I've ever heard.

Kancharid and I shared a special bond. We attended the same small university in the US. Everytime we got together we would share anecdotes and stories of our respective times there (though they were twenty years apart).

His death reminds us of the lessons in our degrees. Death will surely come. We know not when, where or how. However we had better be prepared for the eventual day when we hope to finally meet our maker.


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