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On 5/29/2017 at 1:03 PM, music065 said:

Reading through this thread I'm struck by how relatively young most of these people were. Much much younger than the average life expectancies of their home nations. Hmmm

Very few of my pals have survived 70 in CM, and now poor old Dave2 has joined the died before 70 crew.

I'll miss having a beer in LK and in MoonMuang Soi 1/2 with him.

Be seeing you soon Dave (but hopefully not too soon).

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I echo MaejoMTB i too will miss having a few beers with him, especially his wit, his honesty and direct approach. I always enjoyed his company!

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6 hours ago, Chiengmaijoe said:

Dennis Brown passed away a few days ago - cremation tomorrow at a temple in San Kamphaeng. Sorry, but I don't have the details.

Denis was known as The Stickman to some because he was the manufacturer and distributor of the Burmese  Army Trekking stick seen in many places around Chiang Mai and the North. Others may remember him from The Escape bar days where he was a regular customer. He was also the guy that kept Chiang Mai supplied with baked beans and other vital supplies that he brought from Malaysia. He was also a regular at the Hash, with the nickname Two and  a Half Fingers, for obvious reasons to those that knew him. A well-liked, affable character he will be sadly missed. RIP.

I have one of those Burmese /Colonial walking canes .Bought it at the UN Irish bar .They are in 2 sections and screw together at the middle .I use it on my annual visit to Savannakhet ,,Lao .The place is full of aggressive Soi dogs ,and i do a lot of walking .The cane has a T shaped handle .Has a brass name tag with the inscription >>Sir Jeffrey, .British East India ,1941 Hillpig -Smyth <<

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Sad news again.   Did not see much of him in the past few years and now another of the CM old timers has gone.  RIP Dennis and give my best to all the old gang.   Not many of the 30 year ago gang left anymore.  RIP & Godspeed.

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I don't think I knew Dennis Brown, but I remember stories about him in the old days and I certainly remember those sticks. Didn't he have a farang woman for his partner?

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8 hours ago, millwall_fan said:

I also knew Dennis for most of the 25 years I have been coming and going to CM. He was a pillar of the expat community, a real character, known and liked by everyone. I used to enjoy a beer or two with him occasionally  and when I had my pub I had his trekking sticks and lemon juicers etc on consignment. The trekking sticks were his invention, but the lovely story that went with it was, If I remember correctly, from the imagination of an American friend of his. 

 

For those unfamiliar with this fine product and others that Dennis produced, take look at this video:-

 

 Dennis: I never did find those tongs you said you consigned to me...and later charged me for, ....but that, and you, were all part of my Thailand experience! Whether you go to a Great Synagogue, Great Temple or are just Resting for the first time in many a long year, may that Rest be In Peace. 

He looks much older and thinner in that video ,compared to the photo above.

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On 7/28/2017 at 9:17 PM, anto said:

He looks much older and thinner in that video ,compared to the photo above.

The photo above is Dave2 and the video is Denny Brown.  Two different people.  

 

 

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