Dada, words can't describe how devastated I am. Not a second passes by where I don't miss you and wish that you were still here. You were not only my grandfather but my father as well. There is so much that I want to say that I don't even know how to begin. You taught me so much in my life. You taught me how to be kind, strong, intelligent, powerful, confident and so much more. You never let me believe that I couldn't accomplish something as long as I worked hard enough for it. No words that I say will ever be able to give you justice as a person and in your accomplishments. You came from such humble beginnings and you have helped so many people and their families. I know that you are in heaven and watching over me. As I move forward in life the pain will never go away. As your first granddaughter, my only job in life now is to try to make you proud in whatever I do. You are a true Sikh and you have touched so many peoples lives. I feel so blessed and lucky to have had such an amazing role model and hero in my life. God blessed all of us to have put such an amazing person like you on this earth. I will never ever be the same without you and for as long as I live there will be a huge emptiness in my heart. I feel so honored to know that your blood runs through mine and I will keep your legacy alive until my time comes. I will take care of everything including Nana. You have helped so many people throughout your life and you still are by being an organ donor. You truly are my hero and you will never be forgotten. I respect you so much and everything that I do now is for you. I love you so much Dada. Until we meet again.
Noor Shabeg Singh Sandhu
When I was home, I took your truck to the Durham Co. dumpsite. The guy who works there said he had not seen you in a while, and I had to tell him why. Dad- if you could have seen this man's reaction-he started to cry like a baby and I had to empty the whole truck by myself because he was crying so hard! Thanks Dad :)
And just like you did for so many during your life, you continue to help so many more with your gift as an organ donor. We look forward to meeting those new family members (and I'll tell them to call Mom "Mammi Ji" and show them your garden :)
I know you are so proud of Mom's strength and dignity, Aman's resilience, Navi's success, Noor's grace and unwavering conviction, Ria's gentleness and charm, Rusty's viciousness, and Fluffy's loyalty
With so much gratitude, honor, respect, pride, and love-
I am Shabeg's daughter.
your most favorite child :)
I'm deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Sandhu! He treated me as his own daughter when I was growing up with Aman, Navi, and later, Ripple. Surinder was always the gracious wife and nurturer. He would often engage in discussions and debates with Aman and I as children. He built for us with Bob Bruce a tree house in the backyard of the Radcliff Circle home. I remember the smell of the corriander he grew in his garden. He relocated his entire extended family to safer countries. I know how much he missed his family when they went to India just after Ripple's birth. He often took me to the Sikh temple events in Durham at local churches and schools, long before the Sikh temple was ever built! I loved him very much and will miss him! My prayers and condolences extend out to his family and loved ones.
Dear Surinder Ji and Family,
We just came back from Bhog and Antim Ardad of esteemed Dr Sandhu at the Sikh
Gurdwara of North Carolina in Durham - and feel a personal sense of great loss over his sudden departure. A Sikh pioneer in Carolinas, distinguished scientist, and an icon of human progres, courage, humility, and selfless service. Dr Sandhu's grace, wisdom, and loving support will be dearly missed by the family, friends, and the broader community!
Spending this life fruitfully Gurmukh goes to the other world.
There in the True court (of Waheguru) he gets his True place!
Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji – Panaa 19
Our prayers are with the Sandhu family in this time of grief - Amarjit & Ranjit Basra
Really sad to hear Dr.Sandu passed away. My condolences to Surinder auntie and rest of the family. He will be certainly missed.