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Balwant Singh Thiara

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Balwant Singh Thiara, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2015. Balwant Singh was born on October 4, 1938 in Dhakowal, Hoshiarpur, India to Joginder Singh and Pritiam Kaur.

At an early age, he began working in the trucking business for 20+ years in the state of MP in India. He moved to Yuba City in 1976 and worked as a farmer for 19 years.

Balwant Singh was a hardworking man, who loved life and all it had to offer. His kindness and generosity left an everlasting impression in the lives of many. He was willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. His love for cooking and gardening are what defined him. He was always jolly with a smile on his face and loved welcoming people with open arms. He adored his family and friends and loved spending time with them. To know him was to be loved by him. He will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Gurmit Kaur; brother, Gian Singh Thiara; his four children, daughters, Satnam Heer, Kulwinder Jhajj, and sons, Sultan and Jhujar Thiara. His greatest love, his ten grandchildren, Amardeep, Sandeep, Sunpreet, Kiranjeet, Sanam, Simran, Tajveer, Ricky, Kareena and Shaun.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joginder Singh, and mother, Pritiam Kaur.

Funeral services will be held at Ullrey Memorial Chapel 817 Almond Street, Yuba City, California 95991 on March 8, 2015 at 11:00 am followed by Bhog at Sikh Temple Bogue Road.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Mar. 6, 2015
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