'Much-loved' owner of Lake District's first Thai restaurant passes away at 59 | The Mail

‘Much-loved’ owner of Lake District’s first Thai restaurant passes away at 59 | The Mail

Her educational life took her to Thammasat University in Bangkok where she graduated with a degree in mass communication.

She later turned her attention to photography which she studied in London. It was there she met fellow student and her future husband Chris Knight.

In 1988, on a gloriously sunny October 22, the couple were married at the Thai Temple Wat Buddhapadipa, Wimbledon, London.

Returning to her home country, she and Chris ran a successful photographic studio for ten years, and were blessed with a son, John.

In 1999, they returned to England and set up the highly rated Doi Intanon Thai restaurant in Ambleside a year later.

Described as a ‘very special lady’ who gave so much joy to all her friends with her sense of fun and loyalty, she will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. In 2018, Busara was diagnosed with Stage 3c ovarian cancer. She received the best available treatment at The Christie, Manchester, but in the end Busara was not physically strong enough to withstand the onslaught from the aggressive disease. She died on December 21, 2020.

Chris had her repatriated back to Thailand for the traditional Thai funeral ceremony. She leaves behind her devoted husband, her beloved son John, and her family in Thailand.

Chris said: “We were married for 32 wonderful years for which I feel so privileged and lucky. Yes, we all miss her but the only way we can carry on is to always treasure the wonderful memories we have of her, to make her proud knowing that she will be with us along the way. I have to call her name until she answers, and we have a conversation. Only then can my mind drift off to sleep,”

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