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Sadhu Singh Sekhon – June 2, 1934~~October 5, 2016

In Loving Memory of Master Sadhu Singh Sekhon(from village Moom) who passed away at age 82. He is survived by his wife Gurmail Kaur, sons Jatinder and Narinder and daughter Devinder. Grandchildren Sumeet, Navtaj, Ekroop, Raman, Jasmine, Pasha, Rob, Amrit and Simiran. His wife, children and grandchildren were the light of his life. He is also missed by a large and loving extended family and numerous life long friends.
Sadhu Singh was born on June 2nd, 1934 in Handiaya, Punjab. After much perseverance, he graduated with a Bachelor in Teaching and Bachelor in Science from Punjab University in Patiala. He taught for 17 yrs. at government schools in Punjab before immigrating to Canada on August 7, 1972, where he continued his career as a shipper and receiver in the Fraser Valley and retired at the age of 64. Sadhu Singh worked tirelessly at helping his community members including being an active member of the Khalsa Diwan Society of Abbotsford. Sadhu Singh had a positive impact on many lives through his family, friends, and his work as a volunteer. He was known for being a highly intelligent, humble and honest man.

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Balwant Singh Dhaliwal–September 6, 1930~~March 18, 2016

I beg for the gift of Your name, O my lord and master
Nothing else shall go along with me in the end; by Your Grace,
please allow me to sing Your Glorious Praises.

Balwant Singh Dhaliwal was born in Matsqui on September 6, 1930 to Bhagat Singh and Harnam Kaur. Balwant lived on a two acre farm on South Fraser Way in Abbbotsford with his Mom, Dad and Siblings (Harbajan Singh, Mohinder Kaur and Gegander Kaur). They were later joined by Paul Dhaliwal and Hari Singh Dhaliwal(who Bhagat had sponsored).
In 1956, he married Joginder Kaur (Grewal), the eldest daughter of Mota Singh and Sham Kaur Grewal. They were married at the Abbotsfrod Sikh Temple. Balwant purchased a house in Mission City were he and his new bride lived.
In the arly 60`s he started Bunts Sawdust and Shavings as well he went into partnership with Mota Singh Grewal in purchasing a dairy farm in the city of Mission. Balwant continued his trucking business and soon established Bunts Trucking Co. After selling the Mission farm, Balwant and Mota Singh moved to a dairy farm in Sumas Praire. Balwant ran the dairy farm with his father-in-law Mota Singh and brothers-in-laws( Kashmir, Hamir and Avtar Grewal). After moving off the dairy farm, Balwant and his family returned to Mission where he and his wife ran a successful Gas Station on Lougheed Highway.
Balwant Singh Dhaliwal passed away on March 18th, 2016 in Mission City and leaves behind his wife of 60 yrs. Joginder Kaur, their 2 sons and 4 daughters ( Juggy, Meena(Kular), Cindy(Brar), Ricky, Amerit(Thomason) and Kimmy Gill; 3 sons-in-law 2 daughters-in-law, 14 Grandchildren, 1 grand daughter-in-law and 1 great grand daughter.

“His heritage to his children wasn`t words or possessions, but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as a man, father and grandfather.”

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Nazar Singh Gill ~ May 18, 1933 – July 18, 2015

~Forever in our Hearts~

The moment that you passed
our hearts were torn in two,
one side filled with heartache,
the other died with you.

We often lie awake at night,
When the world is fast asleep, and
Take a walk down memory lane,
With tears upon our cheeks.

Remembering you is easy,
we do it everyday,
But missing you is heartache
That never goes away.

We hold you tightly within our hearts
And there you will remain
Until the joyous day arrives,
That we will meet again.

Joginder Singh Gill

Joginder Singh Gill – February 15, 1921 ~ November 6, 2014

Born in village Jagatpur
District Nawanasahar, Punjab

Loving Husband, Father,
Grandfather & Great Grandfather

“You will be missed dearly”

Our father kept a garden
A garden of the heart
He planted all good things
That gave our lives a start

He turned us to the sunshine
And encouraged us to dream
The seeds of what we’ll be

We are our fathers garden
We are his legacy

The journey of life, what kind of journey is it?
No one understands, no one comprehends.
How`s this path on which we all stride;
No one understands, no one comprehends.

I loved my life too much
Death too I shall faithfully love.
I came crying in this world
While departing I shall laugh.
But where do we go is unknown.
No one understands, no one comprehends.

There are such lives which didn`t live at all.
Death engulfed them before they attempted to live.
There are some flowers that didn`t bloom.
Fate devoured them before they tried to thrive.
The vision is blurred and the world is exausted;
No one understands, no one comprehends.

The journey of life, what kind of journey is it?

The hot wind doesn`t blow
over one who has the Guru`s protection
On all four sides is the Guru`s protecting circle
Pain and sorrow do not affect me.

Harwindip Baringh

Harwindip Singh Baringh – May 22, 1996 ~ October 2, 2014

Forever In Our Hearts

Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow,
but remember me in every tommorow.
Remember the joy, the laughter,
the smiles, I`ve only gone to rest a while.
Although my leaving causes pain and grief,
my going has eased my hurt and given me relief.
So dry your eyes and remember me,
not as I am now but as I used to be.
I will remember you all and look on with
a smile, understand in your hearts
I`ve only gone to rest a while.
As long as I have the love of each of you,
I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.

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Reshem Kaur Dhillon – March 24, 1934 ~ Setember 26, 2014

We little knew that morning
God was to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.