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Gurbakhsh Singh Johl

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Gurbakhsh Singh Johl, 77, of Yuba City, CA, passed away September 27, 2014. He was born September 28, 1936 in Suva, Fiji Islands. He made the voyage to America by ship with his family, father Khazan Singh Johl (late), mother Sham Kaur Johl (late), sister Harbans Kaur Sekhon and brother Balbir Singh Johl and arrived February of 1955 and lived in San Francisco, CA.

He was a member of the United States Armed Forces and held a job working for the Government.

He moved north and settled in the Yuba City area where he became a farmer and partner of the Neighborhood Store.

Gurbakhsh served his community as a member of the Tierra Buena Sikh Temple and was an integral part in starting the Annual Yuba City Sikh Parade.

He never said "no" to anyone who asked for a helping hand. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family on vacations and at home. He was a very sociable person and he could converse with anyone. He had a great sense of humor, wise and intellectual. Above all, he had a kind soul. He will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his wife, Jasminder Kaur Johl; daughter, Kamaldep Kaur Johl; son, Baldeep Singh Johl; daughter Jasbir Kaur Johl; son, Gurmeet Singh Johl and grandchildren Santosh and Tanner Johl.

He was preceded in death by his father Khazan Singh Johl and mother Sham Kaur Johl.

Services will be Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:00 am at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, followed by prayer at Tierra Buena Sikh Temple.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Oct. 1 to Oct. 3, 2014
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