Mrs. Harpal Kaur Sandhu

Mrs. Harpal Kaur Sandhu

October 2nd, 1930 –  Ghall Khurd, Punjab
June 27th, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mom and grandma Mrs. Harpal Kaur Sandhu “Mama”, wife of Late S. Harinder Singh Sandhu of village Khuranj. Mama passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 27th, 2024 at the age of 93.

Predeceased by her parents Dr. Ishar Singh Sidhu and Jasbir Kaur, brother Hardyal Singh (Ranbir Kaur) and brother Jaspal Singh. Survived by her sister Jaspal Kaur (late S. Narinder Singh Dhaliwal), brother S. Gurpal Singh Sidhu (Balwinder Kaur). Sons Jeesh (Rana), Appi (Madhu), and daughter Sunit “Baby” (Laddie Gill).  Grandchildren Amitoz (Vick), Vanit (Avneet), Amol (Taniya), Preeya, Randeep, Aiyna (Harinder), Arjun, Angad, Ryan, Safina (Gulbaz). Great-Grandchildren Jahaan, Zeenat, Milan, Sanaa, Ruhani. Beloved nephews and nieces and last but not least Shivraj Singh Sidhu and his son Ekamdeep Singh, who provided unwavering love and support to Mama during her India stays.

Mama grew up in Muktsar, completed her Matriculation from Dev Samaj boarding School at Ferozepur and obtained her Giani certification in Punjabi and Prabhakar certification in Hindi.

Mama was an avid reader with a passion for astrology, numerology, and palmistry books. She loved to knit, sew, and cook.  Mama was a fabulous chef, famous for best pakoras, kadhi, besan barfi and achars. She enjoyed watching Hindi and old English movies and dramas but her most favourite show was Kaun Banega Crorepati. Mama’s positive outlook on life was inspiring and infectious and she faced the ups and downs in life with nary a complaint, a smile on her face and a bounce in her step, so much so that she famously tripped and fell a lot, suffering several fractures. Fractures or not, mama was always up and ready to travel.  She was young at heart, loved music and there was never a dull moment when she was around. Although Mama  loved traveling and visiting her family all over Canada and India, her heart belonged to her beloved home “The Zenith” at Bathinda where she was the queen of her castle.

Mama lived a long, happy, and fulfilling life, leaving a legacy of love for family and celebration of life. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all. Mama, you truly lived your life like a queen!