SINGH, Harwant 20 November, 1934 - 24 December, 2016 Harwant Singh (nee Wadhwa) passed away peacefully on the morning of December 24th, during a stroke induced sleep, after holding her own for 10 days. Harwant was born in Amritsar, Punjab, India and spent her childhood in Amritsar, and near Lahore (now in Pakistan). She was the last of six siblings (Gurbakhsh Singh, Rajinder Kaur, Inderjeet Singh, Santosh Kaur, and Cukkoo). Her early education was in Amritsar, Preet Nagar, and then in Gwalior. She did her B.Sc. in Gwalior, and M.Sc. at Indore, in India. She got married with Ajit Singh in 1955, at Gwalior, where Ajit's uncle was a senior civil servant. She moved to Indore after her marriage. In 1959 She came to Canada with Ajit, and they were at the University of Alberta for graduate studies. She did her Ph. D. in biochemistry. After doing 2 years of post-doctoral work at the Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, she moved back to Canada, where she and Ajit both worked for Atomic Energy of Canada, at Pinawa, Manitoba. They both retired as Senior Scientists. In 1998, both Ajit and Harwant moved to Victoria, the retirement capital of Canada. In addition to enjoying her work and colleagues, she loved gardening, sports, and cooking. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ajit, some of her cousins, and a number of nephews, nieces, and their off springs. Our heart-felt thanks go out to her doctors (particularly Dr. D.A. Attwell, and Dr. A. Walzak), and all the attending staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital, for looking after her. She got the best care she could have received, anywhere. Celebration of her life will take place at the First Memorial Chapel at 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, on December 31st at 10 AM. Friends are requested to make donations to charity of their choice, in lieu of flowers. Her favourite charities were The Canadian Mental Health Association, The Cancer Society, the Canadian Red Cross, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, and the Victoria Mustard Seed.
Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Dec. 29 to Dec. 31, 2016.