NIJAR - Gurbakash Kaur It is with love and great sadness that we announce the passing of Gurbakash Kaur Nijjar on Sept 24, 2013 at the Cowichan District Hospital. She died peacefully surrounded by family. Gurbakash Kaur is predeceased by her father Basant Singh Hair, mother Raou Kaur, sister Gurbachan Kaur Sall, and brother Sarban Singh Hair. Loving wife to her late husband Nirmal Singh Nijjar; caring mother to daughters, Jasbir (Amrik Tung), Rajinder (Tirath Bhopal), Gurninder (Harjit Sandhu); sons Manjeet (Janice), Sukhjeet (Janice); proud grandma to Ravi, Indy, Mark (Aman), Michael (Balbir), Karen (Jessie), Neeta (Mike), Reena (Paul), Amanda(Steve), Amee, Jordan, Naveen, Jeevan; great-grandma to Jayden ,Kylene, Maya, Ethan, Abigeyle, Izibeyle, Winnie and her newest great grandson Brenden. Gurbakash was born in Moranwali, Punjab, India on January 27, 1928. She came to Canada in 1960 and returned permanently in 1967. The family originally lived in Lake Cowichan and moved to Duncan in 1969. Gurbakash was a great homemaker and provided everything her family needed. She was an avid gardener growing many fruits and vegetables that she shared with family and friends. She spent a lot of her time being of service at the Sikh Temples; reading the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, volunteering tirelessly in the kitchen, cooking and cleaning. Gurbakash was known for her hard work ethic and amazing memory. She will be deeply missed by all family and friends. Our family would like to thank Dr. Griffin, the ER staff and 2nd floor nurses at the Cowichan District Hospital, and the staff at Cairnsmore. A funeral will be held at on Saturday October 5, 2013 at the Christian Reform Church at on 11:00am at 930Trunk Road. Followed by cremation at Cowichan Valley Crematorium and the religious ceremony at Duncan Sikh Temple. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com
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Published in Cowichan Valley Citizen from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2013