Baldev Singh Banwait

Peacefully in his 80th year, on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021, Baldev Singh Banwait passed away after a 6-month battle with lung cancer. Loving and devoted husband to Harbhajan Kaur, caring father to Jeeta (Al) Ladak, Puma (Jyoti) Banwait, Harjit (Shivtaj) Zirvi, Anjani (Donny) Saran, and Hardip (Satbir) Banwait, and grandfather to Raymon, Jasmine, Ravina, Ajay, Parveen, Alisha, Aneeqa, Eshaan, Diya and Dhevin; he will be dearly missed. 

Baldev Singh was born on October 17, 1940 in the village of Mahil Galan, son of late Hukam Singh and Bachan Kaur Banwait, dear brother to Harmesh, Tarsem, Surinder, Jasbir, Balbir, Balwinder, Santosh, and Avtar, and brother-in-law to Balwant Singh Badwal. He immigrated to Canada in 1974 with his wife and 3 children, arriving in Vancouver where his two younger children were born, and later settled in Golden B.C. It is in Golden that he established a wonderful home and life for his family of seven, and where he worked for over 35 years at the local sawmill, Evans Forest Products. 

Baldev valued hard work, commitment to family and community, and treated people with fairness and respect, above all else. He instilled these strong values in his children and in his grandchildren, and through his example, inspired these values in many others. He was a rare soul, and those who were fortunate to have known him loved him for his loyalty, honesty, and his caring and warm personality. Lovingly referred to as “Dad” by many, his larger-than-life presence will be missed by all who knew and loved him. In our hearts forever you will remain as Dev, Bhaji, Dad, Nana Bhapa, Taya Ji, Chacha Ji, Fufar Ji, Mama Ji, Massar Ji, & Uncle Ji. 

Funeral Ceremonies will be held at COUNTRY HILLS CREMATORIUM & FUNERAL SERVICES, 11995 16 Street NE on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm.

Due to the city by-law all those attending in person must provide personal identification as well as either proof of vaccination, or proof of a privately-paid negative rapid test result taken within 72 hours of service, or documentation of a medical exemption. Masks are also mandatory. 

To view a live stream of Mr. Banwait’s Funeral Ceremony please follow this link:

Following the Funeral Ceremony, Bhog (Final Prayers) will be held at the Dashmesh Culture Centre, 135 Martindale Blvd. NE.

10 Obituaries

  1. Baljit Johal

    Uncle was very special, he had unique qualities. I had the opportunity to see him couple of weeks ago. He will be greatly missed.
    Our deepest condolences to the family. May he Rest In Peace. You will be in heart always.

    • : Calgary
  2. Sonia Dhamrait

    So sorry for your loss and our deepest condolences to you and your family.

    • : Coquitlam
  3. colleen hughes

    My condolences to the Banwzit and Kaur families . He was a lovely man who loved his children and grandchildren. My thoughts znd prayers are with you all.

    • : calgary
  4. Mannu Kapoor

    Our Heartiest Condolences to Banwait Family on the Heavenly Abode of Dev Bha- To his beloved kids, grandkids, wife, brothers, sisters and all the nephews and nieces. May His Soul Rest In Peace. His love towards us will always stay in our hearts . He was one one Loving individual. 🙏🙏🙏
    Mannu and Avtar

    • : Brampton, Ontario
  5. Harmesh Banwait

    My dear brother, I am in great shock by hearing your passing because you were three years younger than me. I will miss you and remember all the good times we had together. Love your brother Harmesh

    • : Abbotsford
  6. Neena Gidda

    RIP chacha. You will be missed. We know that you are reunited with bibi and papa in heaven.

    • : Burnaby
  7. Salim Manji

    We pray his soul rests in eternal peace


    • : Calgary
  8. manjit Banwait

    Will always remember what an amazing Chacha you were to us. Although we did not see you very much due to the distance, you and Massi Ji were always on our minds and hearts. I will miss you very much. Love you Chacha Ji…

    • : BC
  9. Surjit Singh

    Surjit and Malti Aujla

    • : Calgary
    1. Bal Mann


      • : B C

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