Friends from the Sixes say good bye to Mike McCune

9 March 2016
Friends from the Sixes say good bye to  Mike McCune

The funeral service for Mike McCune, deeply involved in the Chiang Mai Sixes for more than 15 years, was held at Wat Pra Paeng, a peaceful temple on the river not far from Gymkhana Club, on Tuesday 8th March after Mike had died on the previous Saturday. Three evenings of prayer were followed by the funeral at the same temple where Mike had been ordained as a monk in 1995. The service was attended by many of his friends from the Sixes and from his other interests, as well as by his brother David who had flown in from the United States.

Mike's cremation was carried out following the service and his friends then gathered again at River Market, where some of Mike's favourite dishes were provided so that we could all remember his life in a fashion that he would have greatly enjoyed. Thank you Mike for the all assistance you gave to the Chiang Mai Sixes over so many years. You will be greatly missed by everybody involved at the 2016 Sixes and in the years to come.

Mike was a long-standing and hard-working member of the committee who built and maintained the original Sixes website and also produced the magazine each year. He worked as Sixes IT director and introduced the live feed which broadcasted coverage of the Sixes around the world and more recently Mike also acted as Sixes Treasurer.

Mike had been a popular figure in the Match Box during Sixes Week for many years and he recorded the results from Sixes tournaments on the website going back to 2002. He will be greatly missed at the 2016 tournament but will be long remembered. Thank you Mike for the all assistance you gave to the Chiang Mai Sixes over so many years.

Trbutes to Mike posted on Sixes facebook page

So sorry to hear this news. Mike was a lovely bloke whose knowledge of all things geek were unsurpassed. A valuable member of the Chiang Mai Sixes organisation, he will be greatly missed. RIP Mike.

Johnny Bell

I'll miss him.Always friendly,always intelligent.Didn't know he had been a monk.Remember him driving around on his motorbike.

Nick Hanlon

Such bad news....see you somewhere mate and thanks for everything

Terry Skillett

RIP Mike, you will be greatly missed by the Chiang Mai family

Stuart Matthewson

RIP Mike. Thanks for making me so welcome in the commentary box and for all your assistance in making this magnificent event what it is

Rob Bernard

RIP Mike. A wonderful servant of the CM Sixes. You will be sadly missed.

Terry Williams

Rest in Peace and thanks for all you've contributed, not just to cricket.

Richard Bartholomew

RIP Mike, got a chance to have a nice conversation with you last year... Lovely bloke...

Alastair Field

Very sorry to hear that. RIP

Jonathan Wood

RIP Mike such a sad loss

Darjeeling CC

RIP Mike

Terry and Heather Kersey, Darrell Mepham, Rob Hall, Paul Piper

We should also remember all those who have died in the past year from the world of cricket and everybody who has played a part in the Chiang Mai Sixes. Richie Benaud died during last year's tournament and a minute's silence was impeccably observed before the start of play.