Died suddenly in Bangkok, Thailand, January 24th, age 91.
Cremation to take place Thursday, Feb 2nd, 2 p.m. local time in Bangkok (2 a.m. here in Canada) and in the presence of good friends.
Visitation and service in Ottawa, Canada, sometime the following week. Arrangements in the care of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry.
Charles was in wonderful spirits leaving for this last of his long journeys and it appears that he died peacefully in his sleep. More information to follow.
Please post tributes and condolences here. These memorial pages and this website that Charles was working on when he died will remain in perpetuity. Charles was very interested in making more of his work available through this site and new material from his personal papers and literary work will be added, in accordance with his desires. Not long before his death he completed his memoir of gypsy life and I will post some excerpts here soon.
Deeply loved and sadly missed. An adventurer to the end. An exemplary spirit.
“What thou lovest well remains — the rest is dross.”