Bunchhin Thok of Lowell, MA

1940 - 2023


February 23, 2023
2:30 P.M.
Trairatanaram Temple, 21 Quigley Ave., N. Chelmsford


February 27, 2023
8:00 A.M.
Trairatanaram Temple, 21 Quigley Ave., N. Chelmsford

Bunchhin Thok, 83, of Lowell, MA died Monday February 20, 2023 at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by his family after a cardiac arrest, now following in death after his spouse, the late Kong Chinheang.

Most of his life was spent in his homeland of Battambang, Cambodia, as the son of the late Thok bunchhorn and Chan Kimsorn. He lived there humbly as a monk while being a fatherly figure for the village teaching the younger monks and helping the town folks. During his days in Cambodia, he was admired and honored by his community in Rontanak Mondol for his generosity. He once stepped in to stop a criminal from attacking in his district while everyone waited for the authorities to come. His bravery and courageousness moved everyone there that day, thus earning the respect of everyone while bring tranquility back to the village.

These acts of kindness continued on July 23, 2021, when Bunchhin came to the United States. He joined the Trairatanaram Temple in North Chelmsford, MA where he resumed his work as a devoted monk who enjoyed reading scripture and helping out at the Temple. Throughout his whole life, he continued his moral way of living as a kind hearted man who never judged a book by its cover, donating any chance he got, accepting and always giving everyone the chance to be good.

His two sons, Sokhom and Ratha Tok both of Cambodia, four daughters Monyphal Thok of Australia, Sophy Thok of Lowell, MA, Borey and Chinvanna Thok both of Cambodia; fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild will continue doing good deeds while preserving the family good name.


Visiting hours Thursday February 23, 2023 at Trairatanaram Temple, 21 Quigley Ave, North Chelmsford, MA, 01863. Funeral Monday February 27, 2023 at Trairatanaram Temple starting at 8AM. Cremation will follow funeral services at Merrimack Crematory, 10 Henry Clay Dr., Merrimack, NH. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.
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