Desha P. Barua

Desha P. Barua, passed away peacefully at the light of dawn at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on the auspicious day of Modhu Purnima, September 13th 2019. He was blessed to be surrounded by his loved ones during his final moments.

He was married to his wife Susmita Barua for a wonderful 46 years. He was an engineer by profession and loved reading all literature to gain knowledge throughout his life. He moved to Canada in 2001, in hopes of providing a better life for his 4 daughters, which he proclaimed as the 4 pillars of his life. He was a gentle soul that was known by all for his caring personality and kind words. He left a positive lasting impact upon anyone that had the pleasure of crossing paths with him. He was a studious devotee of Buddhism, and considered it his second family.

He was first diagnosed with dementia in 2009, a disease which he fiercely battled for 10 years. He did not let the disease get the best of him. He continued to love and live life, and kept smiling until the very end. He will forever be remembered preaching these proverbs that he lived by: “Cleanliness is Godliness”, “Knowledge is Power” and “God helps those who help themselves”. He was taken care of at home by his wife and daughters until the very end.

He is survived by Susmita Barua, and his daughters Annie, Amee, Delphi and Nicky, along with three grandchildren, Sneha, Shreya, and James.

17 Obituaries

  1. Bijan Talukder

    Desha P. Barua was the great gentlemen and very religious. Also, he encouraged the persons to gain knowledge and to read to religious books. He is the moral person for our Buddhist community. I pray God (Bhagaban) such as he can reach for Nirban.

    • Katherine Charles

      Our deepest condolences to the Barua family at this difficult time. Desha was the world to you and always had a smile on his face. We are thinking of your family and May memories of him bring you comfort.

      • Rony Barua

        No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that Desha Unlce is now resting in the arms of our Lord Buddha. Our deepest condolences to Barua family. Still remember uncle’s smiling face – Rony

        • Anil,Pinky & Priya Barua

          Our heartfelt condolences at the demise of our beloved uncle who was a kind hearted gentleman with a smile always. He loved his family very well and we will miss him dearly.
          Sorry that we couldn’t attend the funeral, but you are all in our thoughts.

          • Minnie Yacat

            Our heartfelt condolences go out to your family. We will surely miss the presence of a truly kind person in day program. I remember Desha taking notes of the words he did not understand and always asking questions and saying “The best gift you could your children is the best education.” And that’s what he gave to his 4 beautiful girls. Funny sometimes when he was including Suku as one of his girls.

            • Nandini Barua

              I can’t believe he is no more. Such a happy soul. Very calm, polite, soft spoken. I will always remember his smiley face! He’s definitely at a better place now.

              • SAIBAL MAJUMDAR

                We are saddened by the passing away of our dear friend Desho Priyo Barua. Our sincere condolences to Mrs Barua and his four loving daughters. I have known Barua shaheb ( as I called him) and his family for over forty years. I have seen his three daughters born in Bahrain. My family’s first meal in Bahrain was with Mr. Barua and family. He was known for his mild manners and he always greeted people with his ever lasting humble smile. Desho Priyo was shobar Priyo, and now he has become Bhagowaner Priyo.

                • Nanda, Ratan, Himel & Dipa

                  No words can express the sadness that we feel when we lose our loved one. Our deepest sympathy to the family. He was a very gentle hearted person with a kind smile. He was very religious and he practiced what he preached to others. He will be missed dearly in our hearts.

                  • Nanubhai Patel & family

                    Our deepest condolences to all your family. Your dad was a beautiful person, he will always be remembered. His legacy and wisdom will continue to live on through you. We are sending our prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time.

                    • Anupam Das

                      My condolences to you and your family. I have no words to express my sadness for your loss. He was a very fine gentleman. I have fond memories of going for a long walk with Dada in Montreal and discuss many intriguing issues. Dada will be forever missed.

                      • Chandana Guha

                        Dada wherever you are, may you always be happy and well. May your soul rest in peace. We send our prayers and blessings to you all from Bahrain.

                        • Nirmal and Chandana Guha & Family

                          On the sad demise of Barua Da, we convey our condolences and pray the almighty that his soul rests in peace. Although we are far from you our prayers and blessings remain with you all the time.

                          • Keshaw Barua

                            Our heartfelt condolences at the demise our beloved uncle. He was a younger brother of my father Deo Priya Barua. Our uncle always used to emphasize on education whenever he talked to our father and his all four daughters are the best example of that. He was avery religious person and I still remember when my father was batteling with cancer in 2005, he sent us one cassette of buddhist mantra and we played it when my father was taking last breath. We will miss you Kaku but you always be there in our thoughts.

                            • Uma pal

                              Barua Da will always be remembered as a soft spoken and compassionate person and his presence will always be missed in our lives. My heart goes out to Sushmita di and the children. May God give them strength to bear the loss. I am sure he is in a better place now. The trio ( Choudhury Da, Pal and Barua Da)have finally met in heaven and are enjoying their game of cards and smiling on us from up above. May his soul rest in peace

                              • Dilip Barua

                                I was so deeply saddened to hear of Desha dada’s passing. He was a wonderful man who had a beautiful heart and beautiful thought. I will surely miss his presence. He was a lovable and kind person that I ever met. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family.

                                • Kanchan kumar Datta.

                                  Our condolences to all your family.your dad(our dada) was a nice person always be remembered.we are sending our prayers for comfort and peace.

                                  • Avijit Barua

                                    Our heartfelt condolences to our beloved Dada. We are deeply saddened by his passing. He was a kind and honest man whose warm smile and words always filled us with comfort. We pray for his path to nirvana. ~ Piplu, Piyasa, daughter Aritree and son Ivan

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