Sikander Singh Grewal passed away on November 25, 2016 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 79. At the time of his passing he was in his home surrounded by his loved ones.
Sikander was the youngest of seven children, born on May 3, 1937 in Sarabha, District Ludhiana, Punjab India. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 50 years, Jagmal Kaur; his children Amratpal, Tarlok, Debbie (Paul) Silva; grandchildren, Ethan, Dylan and Kaylie Silva: elder brother Harchand Singh as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Sikander completed his education in India, excelling in all sports, especially kabadi (rugby,) soccer and volleyball. He then enlisted in the Indian Army from 1960 until his discharge in 1969. Sikander immigrated to Canada in 1970 and began raising his family and establishing roots in Red Deer, Alberta where he lived for 32 years. Sikander worked as a mechanic for many years, then later for the Government of Alberta as a Health Care Aid at the Michener Centre, retiring in 2001. After retirement Sikander and Jagmal moved to Calgary to spend time with their grandchildren, keeping busy with family,friends, church and gardening. Lovingly known to many as Singh, he will be fondly remember by all those who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Sikander was predeceased by his parents Piara Singh and Amar Kaur as well as five of his siblings.
A funeral service will be held Sunday December 4, 2016 at 11:00 am at Country Hills Crematorium, 11995 16th Street NE Calgary, Albert T3K 0S9. The service will be followed by prayers and refreshments at Calgary Sikh Society Temple, 739 – 81 Street SW ( Old Banff Coach Road) Calgary Alberta at 2:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Center in memory of Sikander. Messages of condolence may be left for his family on this website.
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this difficult time.
Dear Debbie, Mom and family. We are very saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved father, husband and grandfather. Our heartfelt sympathies to all of you, and may the wonderful memories you shared bring you comfort and peace.
To Debbie and family,
My condolences on the loss of your father, husband and grandfather. For quite a few years he worked at Red Deer College in the evenings and we would sometimes have nice visits when I was working late in my office. I appreciated him as a kind and friendly man. After Debbie moved to Calgary he was always proud to give me updates. Best wishes.
Condolences to Jagmal and family on the passing of Singh. Enjoyed knowing and working with him in Red Deer. We know that he will be missed and not forgotten by family and friends.
We will miss you dearly Papa. We will never forget your smile, your generous heart and your amazing strength. Rest in peace. Love Debbie, Paul, Ethan, Dylan and Kaylie.
We miss you and pray that you are now at peace. Love you forever Dad ??