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Phuket: Memorial service and football tourney to honour expat

Phuket: Memorial service and football tourney to honour expat

PHUKET: A memorial service for Christopher Hart, who died earlier this week in a motorbike accident, is scheduled for Monday at Wat Pra Thong in Thalang at 1pm.

Friday 9 November 2012, 10:09AM

Additionally, friends of the 44-year-old British expat have organized the Chris Hart Memorial Football Tournament, which will be on Saturday November 10 from 2pm to 5pm at Headstart International School on Vichitsongkram Rd.

The tournament will consist of five teams with seven players each, and slots are still open - minimim B200 donation suggested. 

Hart was a fixture in the local sports scene as several former teammates and coworkers have expressed their sympathies on the social networking website Facebook.  

Hart died at Thalang Hospital Tuesday night from wounds he sustained when his motorbike collided with a truck on the main road near Tesco Lotus,Thalang. He is survived by a wife and three-year-old son.

"He was an all-around decent guy, anybody he came in contact with were touched by his words and personality," said Stephen Brierley, Hart’s brother-in-law.

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Hart was a lover of sport and was frequently seen participating in local football and cricket events as well as helping coach youth rugby.

Hart played for the Village Cricket Team in the island's cricket league. The Phuket Cricket Group (PCG) has announced it will host a memorial for the Briton.

"He was really a truly lovely guy that was widely liked throughout Phuket," said longtime friend Alex Seago.

According to friends, Hart first came to Phuket in 2004 and was a trainer with Via Lingua.

Police have not revealed details on the driver of the truck that claimed Hart’s life.

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