PARMAR, Joginder Singh December 10, 1928 - June 7, 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear beloved father, The Sadar Joginder Singh Parmar, son of the late Bakshish Singh and the late Chatter Kaur of village Kamam, Punjab, India. He was predeceased by his loving wife Parkash Kaur (1974), his sister Naranjan Kaur Jinjuha (late Darshan Singh) and his brother Gurmit Singh (late Davinder Kaur). He is survived by his brothers Dilbagh Singh (Harjit Kaur) and Gurbax Singh (Ranjit Kaur). Left behind to honor his memory and carrying his blessings are his sons Nirmal Singh (Daljit Kaur), Hardeep Singh (Rajwinder Kaur) and his grandchildren Shaun, Jason, Rajin, Bonita and Amandeep and many caring nephews and nieces. Our father brought his family to Canada in 1961 and settled in Paldi. He worked in the lumber industry with Mayo Lumber Company and Domans. He was a hard working, loyal man with old world values and honest virtues. He instilled these with passion in his work and family life as well as in his devotion to service (sava). For 53 years he volunteered his service at the Paldi Sikh Temple. He never wavered from his conviction and determination to protect, preserve and to keep the Paldi Sikh Temple functioning. In the Cowichan Valley East Indian Community he was known and will be known as a man with a photographic memory and a wealth of knowledge. He was interviewed by numerous media agencies that did documentaries on the history of Paldi. A special thank you goes to Dr. Karen McIntyre for her passion and compassion in caring for our father. Thank you to the second floor staff at Cowichan District Hospital for their amazing care and understanding. Thank you to Dr. Mohammed Fazil for the social visits made to our house to cheer up our father. As great of a loss it is to our family, his loss is equally as great to the community. We send our condolences to the community as a whole. Joginder Singh Parmar was a great man. His legacy will live on and he will be sorely missed. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Duncan Christian Reformed Church, 930 Trunk Road, Duncan, BC from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Cremation Services will be held at Cowichan Valley East Indian Crematorium with Final Prayer Services and Langar at the Paldi Sikh Temple.
Published in Victoria Times Colonist from June 11 to June 12, 2014