• "Our thoughts and best wishes to all of the Koonar family on..."
    - Eric Kaufmanis
  • "Deepest sympathy extended to the family and friends of Sarj..."
  • "Sorry to hear the loss of your brother, a fine caring..."
    - Vickey Sahota
  • "Much sympathy to all the family from Julia Drake, John..."
    - Julia Drake
  • "Met sarge years ago when trucking!! Good guy, sorry to hear..."
    - Kirp Basi

KOONAR, Sarjit Singh
January 8, 1953 – July 1, 2018
Sarj was born in Vancouver to parents Gurbachan Kaur and Bishan Singh on January 8 - a birthday he shared with Elvis Presley. A prankster from the start, Sarj's youth was spent with his siblings and a gang of friends, roaming the neighbourhood of 7th and Quebec. Many of the friendships he forged in those days remained vibrant until his death; a testament to Sarj's fierce loyalty. The struggles Sarj faced throughout his life attuned him to the suffering of others. Many looked forward to his daily phone calls and visits, where he would deliver pieces of news from around town, a story from the past, and a quick chirp or two. The greatest joy of Sarj's life was his daughter, Jayha, whose every success filled him with awe and immense pride. Sarj is survived by Ravina Sangara and Jayha, his siblings Nirmal (Gailey), Judy (Sturla), Bil, Peck (Geevan) and David (Kulwinder), along with a host of adoring nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service on Sunday, July 15 at 3 p.m. at Riverside Funeral Hall (7475 Hopcock Road, Delta) followed by prayer service at Gurdwara Nanak Niwas (8600 No. 5 Road, Richmond). In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Children's Hospital Foundation.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from July 12 to July 15, 2018
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