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