Chronicle Herald, Wednesday, 3 June 2009, p. B5


SODHI, Bhagatinder (Bhagat) Singh

- 66, Bible Hill. It is with great sad-ness that the family wish to
announce that Bhagat Sodhi has courageously succumbed to his lengthy
illnesses, passing away peacefully at home on Monday, June 1, 2009,
surrounded by his loving fam-ily and friends.

Born on July 13, 1942, in the village of Banur in the state of Punjab,
In-dia, he was prede-ceased by his par-ents, Jagdish and Jaswant (nee
Puri) of Punjab. Sodhi is survived by his be-loved wife, Hardarshan
(Darshan) of 41 years; daughter, Anjula (Angie) and son, Sandeep (Sandy).
He was so proud to see his son married to Nina in 1995 and then graduate
with his Phar-macy degree in 1996. His grand-daughters made the last
stages of his life truly bearable and enjoyable. He dearly loved and will
forever miss his darling little angels, Serena, Jasmine, and Nya. His
immediate family: older brother, Narinder (Padma) of New Delhi; younger
brother, Jeet (Sushma) of Ottawa and dear sister, Rajinder (Gurdip) Bedi
of Chandigarh, India. Remaining family in Canada: his sis-ter- in-law,
Swaranjit (Iqbal) Tuli. Many relatives in India.

Sodhi gradu-ated with a BA and then a Masters in Political Science from
Punjab Univer-sity, followed by a Masters of Library Science from Punjabi
University. Af-ter working briefly in India he decided he wanted to move
to Canada. He found his bride and immigrated in 1968. He was briefly in
Montreal, Que., and then found work at the NSAC as Chief Librarian with
then Principal Dr. Bill Jenkins who remained a life long friend and
mentor. He proudly became a Canadian Citizen in 1973. Sodhi retired from
the McRae Library in 1995.

The family would like to ex-press our deepest gratitude to all the
guardian angels who got us through the difficult times of the past year.
Transportation to Halifax for dialysis: Mary Armsworthy, John Atkin, Tom
Acker, Clayton Daley, Roberta and Henry MacConnell. Thanks to the Ti-wana
family for their support. Thanks to Wayne Bhola for all his help over the
years. Big hugs and thanks to VON, Homecare, Lisa Wilson, Dr. Henderson
and Dr. Murray. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers from our second family
at Village Family Physi-cians and Village Family Pharmacy. Special thanks
to our friends and part-ners for covering us to attend to fam-ily matters.
Finally, thanks to all friends and family for their visits, support and
meals. Your kindness at this time will not be forgotten. Visita-tion will
be held on Thursday, June 4, from 7-9 p.m. in Colchester Communi-ty
Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Tru-ro. On-line condolences can be made at:
Cremation service will take place in Cole Harbour Funeral Home &
Cre-matorium, 1234 Cole Harbour Rd., Cole Harbour (462-5601) on Friday,
June 5, at 1 p.m. Religious Ceremony to take place at the Sikh Temple
(Gurdwara) of the Maritime Sikh So-ciety, 10 Parkhill Rd., Halifax,
(477-0008) following cremation. No flowers please. If desired, donations
in Mr. Sodhi's memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Agricultural College
(NSAC) to establish a scholarship in his name. Please visit Cumming Hall
or donate on-line at:  <> un-der the Giving