Death of Rainwalker

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#11 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby bao-bao » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:26 am

I only had the pleasure of meeting Rainwalker once or twice, but we'd emailed and exchanged messages on the board quite a number of times over the 15 years or so I've been visiting Thailand. He was always helpful with his replies, and a pleasant person to chat with. I'll miss that, and I offer my good thoughts to him, wherever he is now.

I hope his passing was gentle.

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#12 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby windwalker » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:46 am

A post by Ricky Hunter on Facebook.

Ricky Dean Hunter
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Off to Bangkok for second attempt to pick up Harold. Yesterday was rejected by the Canadian embassy because they needed a family member to allow the release and to accept that I, only his spouse, was not going against the his family’s wishes by cremating. I doubt straight spouses have to do that. Plus I had a very Harold Gershuny moment when I told the officer to stop referring to them as “his family” as for 31 years they have also been my family (even Becky who scared the hell out of me). Thanks to Alan Gershuny for taking late panic call and doing what he needed to do so quickly. Hopefully Harold will be at peace soon and out of some police hospital

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#13 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby Gaybutton » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:07 pm

I have received the following information regarding Harold's funeral:

The ceremonies will take place in Pattaya at Wat Pho Samphan. To get there - from the Dolphin Roundabout go up Naklua Road to Soi 16 and turn left.

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Kp3Z7KmKb5m

The monks will do the ceremonial chanting both Saturday and Sunday, January 27 and 28, at 6:00pm.

The cremation service will be Monday, January 29, at 1:00pm.

You are welcome to attend these ceremonies.

If there are any changes they will be posted.

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#14 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby windwalker » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:09 am

Post by Ricky Hunter on Facebook:
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To Harold Gershuny’s friends in Pattaya, there will be two events at this temple tomorrow, Saturday. At 3:00 will be a body washing/viewing and at 7:00 a ceremony. There will be another ceremony on Sunday. The final event will be the cremation on Monday, time to be determined. Please come by and let others know.

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#15 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby Gaybutton » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:55 am

This morning, Saturday, January 27, I received the following time change information:
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Today: body washing at 3:00pm. Observation at 7:00pm

Sunday: Observation at 7:00pm

Monday: Cremation Monday afternoon, time to be announced.

Everything will still take place at Wat Pho Samphan.

Since times seem to be changing, I suggest checking this topic before going to any of the ceremonies. As information becomes available, it will be posted immediately.

I regret that I will personally be unable to attend the cremation service Monday. I'm scheduled for dental surgery. I cannot change that.

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#16 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby Gaybutton » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:51 pm

Here is the latest:
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the only person in the city that can sign the certificate for the Temple to cremate a body is on vacation.
The cremation date is changed until Wednesday January 31.

No word yet about the time.

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#17 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby Gaybutton » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:34 pm

Folks, the information regarding the cremation date and time has changed yet again. This is getting ridiculous. We're trying our best to provide information that can be relied upon, but it seems like every two minutes some sort of snafu happens and everything changes yet again. Even within the past few hours I received two sets of information- and it conflicts. Some have even come to Pattaya from out of town based on information posted here, only to arrive and discover everything has changed yet again.

I am not going to post anything more until I receive iron clad, confirmed information that isn't going to change.

If you receive information, please post only if the information is confirmed.

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#18 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby Gaybutton » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:48 am

I'm sorry for the short notice, but I only just now got the word.

The cremation is TODAY, Monday, January 29, at 3:00pm

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#19 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby windwalker » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:17 am

Harold (Rainwalker) Gershuny's closest friends bid a final farewell to him at Wat Pho Samphan in Pattaya this day. Thank you Harold for all you have given to everyone.


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