Connect with us

News

Phuket’s Tom Howard RIP

Published

 on 

One of the great characters of the Phuket boating community, Tom Howard, sadly passed away on Monday, April 9 just after midday, following a short illness.

Tom’s partner Pang (Suppawan Buth-sen) and his brother John were at his bedside in Had Yai hospital when he slipped away peacefully.

Tom had been a full time resident in Phuket since 2002, following his retirement from the IT business back in the UK. During his years here, he was able to indulge his passion for classic boats and the beautifully restored Seraph and Marie G (named after his much-loved mother) were familiar sights in the waters around Phuket.

Tom will be remembered especially by Phuket’s yacht racing community as the prime mover and stalwart of the Classic Class at Phuket Raceweek, presenting the annual ‘Seraph Perpetual Trophy’ to the winner of this stately, but hotly contested, class. Tom was a strong supporter of other local regattas too, making Seraph available as a committee boat on countless occasions.

His body is currently resting at the Wat Tai Temple in Chalong, where his funeral and cremation will take place from 11am on Sunday (April 15).

His brother John will deliver a tribute at a ‘Celebration of the Life of Tom Howard’ at the Phuket Yacht Club (formerly Ao Chalong Yacht Club) during the afternoon.

Phuket's Tom Howard RIP | News by Thaiger

Seraph

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

The Thaiger is Thailand's largest online portal for news, videos and information.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Video4 hours ago

Thailand News Today | 9 year olds smoke cannabis on Pattaya Beach in Thailand

Economy5 hours ago

Thai baht soars to six-month high against US dollar

Pattaya5 hours ago

Motorcycle taxi riders rally against unlicensed ride-share app drivers in Pattaya

Sponsored13 hours ago

Where you can get cannabis in Bangkok

Pollution6 hours ago

Over 100 tonnes of garbage estimated near Phuket Fishing Port

Thailand6 hours ago

Stop giving monkeys cigarettes, beg locals in Lop Buri, Thailand

Thailand6 hours ago

World Cup broadcasting soap opera drama rumbles on

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Transport6 hours ago

Thai Vietjet plans new routes to China, India, Japan, Vietnam

Crime7 hours ago

Police arrest weight loss pill executive for causing 4 deaths in Thailand

Phang Nga7 hours ago

Phang Nga officials find more leatherback turtle eggs

Tourism7 hours ago

Thai AirAsia Melbourne and Sydney connections take to the air

Bangkok8 hours ago

Fireworks to dazzle Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River area on New Year’s Eve

Medical8 hours ago

Resurgence of AIDS in Thailand overshadows UNAIDS summit

Phuket8 hours ago

Thai VietJet cancels Phuket – Bangkok flight last minute over 1 extra passenger

Food9 hours ago

Thailand’s top cheesemaker toasts his own success

Crime9 hours ago

New details unfolding over alleged assault by Pattaya loan sharks

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending