Harwant Singh
1934 - 2016
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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.

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Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Dec. 29 to Dec. 31, 2016.
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February 18, 2017
I have no words to explain as she was Great Genius kind Heart Waheguru Bless her Soul
January 4, 2017
Dear Ajit,

The memories will live forever! Harwant's grace and love have a place in our hearts that will never fade! You both have shaped our lives in the most beautiful! Very simply: Thank you!

Our prayers and thoughts will always be with you dear Ajit!
Sonia & Edouard Azzam
January 4, 2017
Just learned of Harwant's unexpected death. What a shock. She will be greatly missed at the bridge table. She was always a pleasure to play against - a wonderful lady. My sincere condolences to you, Ajit, and the rest of your family.
anne porter
January 3, 2017
To Ajit, Rashmi informed me of Harwant's passing. My sincere condolences for the loss of your lovely and gentle wife. Erika Bera.
January 2, 2017
Dear Ajit, just learnt from Lynda the sad news.My heartfelt condolence
ashraf chaudhry
January 1, 2017
Dear Ajit: I am so sorry to hear of Harwant's death. My condolences to you and your extended family. I will always remember her gentle , kind nature.
Lynda slater
December 31, 2016
Harwant was a lovely, gentle woman who will be missed. My condolences to you, Ajit, and your family.
Glenys Chow
December 31, 2016
Gentleness was her strength. All the good times we shared from 60s to 90s in Pinawa will remain special.
Rashmi Mehta
December 31, 2016
I remember this lovely lady through my days working with Canada Post,always smiling, always so friendly and such a beautiful soul. Our condolences to the family.
doreen backer
December 30, 2016
My condolences to Ajit and both extended families. The sad news, communicated to me today via a Facebook entry, has brought back fond memories of the Singhs in Pinawa and at work with Atomic Energy of Canada. Of lunches together in the plant cafeteria and animated discussions of science; how Harwant's eyes sparkled and flashed when she was excitedly making a point, then that smile when it she was done. Sadly, I now realize that I've been privileged to have known her.
Peter Sargent
December 30, 2016
She was a gracious woman and a heck of a bridge player!
December 30, 2016
We will cherish the fond memories of our time together, She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all of her friends.
Paramjit Attariwala
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