The Whorator (R.I.P.)
Frank (The Whorator) Benfield - 6th December 1947 to 15th August 2020.
Sad news. Our great friend and fellow hasher Frank (The Whorator) Benfield has passed away in Australia, on the 15th August 2020, while undergoing treatment for brain cancer.
Frank was stationed in Thailand as a civilian advisor with the Royal Thai Navy Air Wing from 1984 to 1987, and it was during this period he got involved with the Pattaya Hash House Harriers.
The Whorator, whose first run #14 was on the 6th September 1984 had a total of 152 runs with the PH3. He was also GM from 1985 till 1986 and was mainly responsible for shaping and configuring the PH3 into what is now its present-day format.
Although Frank moved away from Thailand in 1987 and was still an active participant in hashing events worldwide, he was always interested on how the PH3 was fairing, and what of the well-being and locations of hashers “from his period.” He was also an avid participant, reading and commenting on many posts in the PH3 Facebook page.
I am sure there is a large contingent of deceased hashers, awaiting The Whorator’s arrival in the big hash circle in the sky. Taking over the GM’S position there, and getting things going, in the way, only he can. Whorator, you were a legend and will be sadly missed in the hashing community worldwide. To use a quote Frank made a few months ago, at another hasher’s passing, “Hashdom is a lot poorer for his passing, but richer for his presence.”
It must also be noted that Frank was tireless in his work for the rehabilitation of Australian military veterans. (Link to military past - https://www.afom.org.au/what-we-do/our-supporters/item/57-frank-benfield
Our condolences go out to his wife Clare.
From the “Old Days” L-R :- The Whorator, Sweetballs, Uncle Pervy.
All are deceased but keeping each other company in that “Circle in the Sky.”
On On General Kidney Wiper.