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

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

LOVE: Busara pictured with her devoted husband Chris

Her educational life took her to Thammasat University in Bangkok where she graduated with her 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.

In their fifth year of marriage the couple 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.

This was the first Thai restaurant in the Lake District, and it received praise from the community.

Busara was adored by customers and her staff.

MOTHER: Busara pictured with her son John

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.

Despite struggling with various ailments, Busara was not the complaining type and certainly didn’t let some illness get in the way of her social life or responsibilities as a devoted mother and a loving wife.

She would always try to be the best person she could be toward her many friends and family.

In 2018 Busara was diagnosed with Stage 3c Ovarian Cancer. She received the best available treatments & care at The Christie, Manchester, but in the end Busara was not physically strong enough to withstand the onslaught from the aggressive disease.

Sadly, Busara passed away on December 21, 2020.

Chris had her repatriated back to Thailand for the traditional Thai funeral ceremony that she so deserved and her family craved.

FAMILY: Busara pictured with her husband Chris and son John

She leaves behind her devoted husband of 32 years, her beloved son John, and her devastated parents & siblings in Thailand.

Her husband 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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