Maid In China - A tribute to a fallen hasher from TartanTart's Scribe

Maid in China has passed away –

For Langkawi hash it’s a very sad day.

A true-blue hasher, and a real gent,

He certainly had a life well spent.


A natural wit, he would keep us amused

With funny stories and tales confused.

A chemist, an actor, a linguist was he – 

Of foreign tongues he had at least three!


In France and Indo and China he stayed,

And then in Langkawi his roots he laid.

He settled in to life here well

‘Cos Tiger beer tax free they sell !!


His zest for life the envy of many,

The love of his life – a girl named Jenny.

A doting dad and grandpa too,

But still he sported a quirky hairdo!


His determination kept him going

When after a stroke his mind was slowing,

And soon he was back upon the breakwater,

Running along without a totter.


But tragedy was to strike again –

On the way to his maid in China – Jen,

Another stroke it did attack – 

And from this one was no way back.


So here’s to Maid in China,

He’s true blue,

He’s a hasher through and through,

He has sadly passed away,

But from his place in heaven we will hear him say:

Drink it down, down, down, down,

Down, down, down, down,

Down, down, down, down –


On On M.I.C.





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hashwebhero Contributor
Oct 25
Dear All, the family of Martin has reacted to Anne about our tribute to Maid in China that she made, it is hearth warming so please have a read: > On 24 Oct 2019, at 5:49 PM, Distalvies <distalvies@gmail.com> wrote:
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> Hi Annie
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> Hello we hope you and all the family are keeping well and enjoying life.
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> Before it's too late we would like to thank you very much for the lovely and extremely apt poem you wrote about my brother Martin who died some weeks ago. You say in the poem 'he had a life well spent' and he really did live his life to the full. He was quite a character and there were so many facets to him.
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> Last Friday afternoon his daughters arranged a Celebration/Memorial event for him and your poem was read out and it was very well received, a welcome bit of light relief. His Memorial was a very bitter sweet occasion, the casket of his ashes which his daughters brought back from China took centre stage and a number of lovely tributes were paid not least an excellent Obituary from Gavin Wellman who had known and worked with him for over thirty two years. Martin really did enjoy their little company Sailors where he worked for two years or so, such a pity he didn't see them move into their new factory.
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> Even though he had been in rather a sorry state since his terrible stroke in 2017, his latest stroke which sadly was his end has been an awful shock to all of us. We shall miss this light in our lives and miss him a lot particularly when we're in Langkawi where we had met up often over the last fourteen years.
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> We plan to travel to Langkawi for a few weeks later in November then travel on to see our daughter Charlotte in Perth Australia ready for Christmas.
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> We send our best wishes to Langkawi Beach Hash and hope to see you soon.
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> Di (and of course Chris) XX
On On in Heaven!
Dear All, the family of Martin has reacted to Anne about our tribute to Maid in China that she made, it is hearth warming so please have a read: > On 24 Oct 2019, at 5:49 PM, Distalvies <distalv...See more
BuggerMee Contributor
Nov 6
He will be missed. We didn't know Martin too well, but he always displayed tremendous determination, positive attitude and a zest for life. We will always remember him fondly. ❤️
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