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The End of a Wonderful Life

The End of a Wonderful Life



Well it’s over.  Khany has died.  He is no longer fighting and struggling to survive.  I don’t personally have to deal with death too often, but when something like this happens it just doesn’t seem right.  I know that people that are much younger than he is do die, but it seems so wasteful of a life, especially for someone that was such a wonderful and friendly guy.  He died last night, Wednesday January 30, 2013, after suddenly taking a turn for the worse.  His wife, daughter and son-in-law were there when it happened.  If I was writing this on paper instead of the computer you would see a few teardrops on the paper.  🙁

My favorite picture of Khany

We were all rooting for him right up to the last, but after it happened the first thing I thought of was the last time I saw him.  I suppose that is a natural thing that most people will do.  I found out later, after he had already returned to Tambis, that he was not feeling well when he was here for the wedding.  I also have the last picture that I have ever taken of him.  It’s the picture below and it is a picture that I have already featured on a recent post.  The feature picture today (above) is my favorite picture of Khany.  It symbolizes the type of person he was.


My last picture of Khany (left)

I did not receive any donations for them, but I suppose I can understand that.  Y’all didn’t know him and you don’t know his wife Bebie.  It’s also more important to take care of your own family first.  In case things change with y’all, I will continue to accept any donation you want to send.  Bebie will have the funeral to pay for now plus all the bills by herself.  Things just couldn’t get much worse for her right now, but I know that she will find a way to survive.  It will take awhile and she will need some help, but I know she can and will do it.

Khany about to sing karaoke


Khany Reonal

RIP Khany

Khany weighing fish in Tambis


  1. That’s a shame John. Please let the family know they’ll be in our prayers.

    • I’ll do that Mark. Thanks.

  2. I’m sorry for your family’s loss John, it never is easy. Please pass our condolences to the family.

    • Thanks Randy. I’ll let Bebie and Cathy know.

  3. John I am sorry to here Khany had passed,we had a brother inlaw pass away acouple of years ago,not to long after we were in samar on a visit,he wasnt feeling well and within a few months was gone,they just dont go to the doctor until it is to late.He was one of my favorites,just a real nice guy,very humble and a fun guy to be around.
    If more people there would sign up for phil health it would help,we finally got Resiels parents sister to do it.

    • Thanks Wayne. He also was a fun guy to be around and was very helpful. He was on medication but, from what I hear, they ran into some financial difficulties and had to choose between the meds and other things. I guess they figured he could go without the meds for awhile since he had that hypertension for years before he even knew he had it. I hope that, at least, others will learn from this.

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