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

 

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SODHI

 

SODHI, Bhagatinder (Bhagat) Singh

— 66, Bible Hill. It is with great sad­ness 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 fam­ily and friends.

Born on July 13, 1942, in the village of Banur in the state of Punjab, In­dia, he was prede­ceased by his par­ents, Jagdish and Jaswant (nee Puri) of Punjab. Sodhi is survived by his be­loved 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 Phar­macy degree in 1996. His grand­daughters 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 sis­ter- in-law, Swaranjit (Iqbal) Tuli. Many relatives in India.

 

Sodhi gradu­ated with a BA and then a Masters in Political Science from Punjab Univer­sity, followed by a Masters of Library Science from Punjabi University. Af­ter 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 ex­press 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 Ti­wana 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 Physi­cians and Village Family Pharmacy. Special thanks to our friends and part­ners for covering us to attend to fam­ily matters. Finally, thanks to all friends and family for their visits, support and meals. Your kindness at this time will not be forgotten. Visita­tion will be held on Thursday, June 4, from 7-9 p.m. in Colchester Communi­ty Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Tru­ro. On-line condolences can be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com. Cremation service will take place in Cole Harbour Funeral Home & Cre­matorium, 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 So­ciety, 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: www.nsac.ca un­der the Giving section.