For archive (Updated on February 12, 2019)
Daw Khin Mya (Susan)was from the first batch of female students who joined RUBC (Rangoon University Boat Club) in the mid-60s.
She represented the Institute of Economics and RUBC.
Several years back, I met her at Dhammanda Vihara, Half Moon Bay where U Chan Min, defacto leader of the Eco Rowing teams, was a resident monk (Ashin Kondhannadhaja) since his retirement.
She paid respect to Uzin U Chan Min. She mentioned that she would not be able to visit the monastery for some time. She would have to take care of her ailing husband.
She promised to e-mail me photos of her rowing days.
She requested time off from her husband to visit Myanmar and to do meritorious deeds. Sad to say, she passed away in Myanmar.
(1) People, who take care of their ailing loved ones, can be stressed out physically and mentally.
An example is Daw Thida (cousin of U Daniel Tint Lwin). She took care of her spouse Saya Dr. Saw Tin. She was unaware of her own medical problems. Sad to say, both passed away within a few months of each other.
(2) Healthy people can pass away unexpectedly.
I know a few cases where some fell down and incurred internal bleeding. One passed away the same day. Another passed away within a few weeks.