Dr. Chaturbhuj Singh Sisodia
Dr. C.S. Sisodia was born on April 2, 1934 to Thakur Udaibir Singh and Smt. Jaiwanti Devi at Delhi, India. He married Vimla Tomar on May 18, 1957. He passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in the Palliative Care Unit of St. Paul's Hospital at the age of 79. Chaturbhuj is survived by his beloved wife Vimla (Tomar) Sisodia; daughters Monika (Kumar) Visvanatha and Shalini (Randhir) Thakur; and his loving grandchildren: Anisha, Kern, Rohini, Chandini, Keshav and Shivani. Dr. Sisodia was a respected member of the community. He aided in establishing the Hindu Temple and served on the Board for some time. He enjoyed music, great company and a good martini with close friends. He also spread joy to many people with his little gifts of candy. Dr. Sisodia received his B.V.Sc. & A.H. in 1958 from the U.P. College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry (Agra) University at Mathura, U.P. India; his M.S. in 1960 at Michigan State University; his PhD. in 1964 form the University of Minnesota. He was a member of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology since 1975, Associate Professor and Department Head of Pharmacology at Hissar Veterinary College (PAV) from January 1 - April 30, 1965, Professor and Head at Mathura Veterinary College from May 1, 1965 - July 1968. He joined the U of S Faculty in Sept. 1968. He served there in different positions including Department Head from 1984 - 1990 and he taught Pharmacology and Toxicology to Veterinary students. Dr. Sisodia retired from the U of S. faculty on June 30, 2001. He was a founding member of the Toxicology Group and Toxicology Graduate Program at the University of Saskatchewan. His legacy to the University of Saskatchewan includes an internationally recognized graduate program in toxicology with alumni employed throughout the world, and planting the seed for an undergraduate program in toxicology. It was evident to all students and faculty members associated with the program that Dr. Sisodia had a great passion for students and for teaching. The impact Dr. Sisodia made in the lives of the students he taught, the faculty he collaborated with, the staff he worked alongside of, and the family he shared his life with, is comparable to no other. It was his wish, that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to: The Dr. C.S. Sisodia Graduate Fund (c/o Adriana Brown) Toxicology Centre, 44 Campus Drive, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N5B3 (cheques should be made out to the U of S). Money from this fund will be made available to graduate students to help with their expense for their thesis publication and research travel. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Palliative Care Unit for the exceptional care and love they showed all of us. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00 a.m, Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Chapel of the Saskatoon Funeral Home (338 4th Ave. N). Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Arrangements are entrusted to the
SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME(306) 244-5577.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2014