Dr. Manu Dua

Dr. Manu Dua

 We mourn the immense and unimaginable loss of Dr. Manu Dua. He fought a long and hard battle against cancer and left us on March 14th, 2021 at a young age of 34. He was a talented young man who was inspirational and highly accomplished.  He was a perfectionist and always strived for the best in all aspects of his life.  His eyes and laugh would light up the room. He found joy in playing sports, driving fast cars, building legos, reading and spending time with family and friends. A foodie, who loved exploring the best restaurants wherever he travelled and trying out recipes in his kitchen. Manu had an immense heart with a giving spirit. He was humble, kind and went above and beyond for everyone that he met.  We are grateful for the time we had with him, our gift from God, on loan to us. His absence will be felt everyday for the rest of our lives. He is survived by his grandfather, parents, sister, brother in law, nephews, many uncles, aunts and cousins.  Loved and eternally missed by Dua, Makkar and Uberoi families.

Funeral Ceremonies for Dr. Manu Dua will be held at Country Hills Crematorium & Funeral Services (11995 16th Street NE, Calgary) on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 3:00pm.  Due to AHS restrictions, capacity is limited to 20 people.  To view a live stream of Dr. Manu Dua’s Service, please follow this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83586130378


75 Obituaries

  1. Aladin Sehic

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of Dr. Manu Dua. I remember him as tough, fair, and very accomplished. I wish his friends and family peace during this difficult time. Rest In Peace.

    • Kiran

      Such sad news to hear. Condolences to Manu’s family and friends.
      He was such a friendly, happy, wonderful student, and it was always a pleasure to talk to him.
      Rest in peace Manu.

      • Eric Smith

        My sincere condolences to all who were fortunate to have known Manu. Thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends.

        • Bill Brymer ( one of his teachers)'

          Manu and I met at UBC and I always felt I got the better of the deal by having him as a friend. He was always in the back of my mind for the little things he taught me about approaching people and learning and of course cooking.

          • Vik Sharma

            I went to dental school with Dr. Manu Dua. What I remember the most about Dr. Dua is how he always treated me with so much respect even though he was a senior to me. No matter how busy his schedule was he would always take time to chat with me, give me advice, inspire me, encourage me. He treated me like a brother and never asked for anything in return. His memory will live on forever with me and I will continue to spread the kindness that he had showed me.

            • Volinder Dhesi

              Very sad to hear this news. Manu was a beacon of light in the dental community. He will continue inspire many young dentists to work hard and persevere. Prayers to his family and friends.

              • Don & Ashley He

                Our family brings our deepest condolences on the loss of Dr. Manu Dua. He brings incredible strength, brilliance, joy and love during such a tough battle with Cancer. Our family wishes his family and friends peace and comfort during such adverse times.

                • Nancy

                  I was lucky enough to cross paths with Manu during dental school and remain friends thereafter. Every interaction with him put a smile on my face even on difficult days. He had a gift to see the bright side on things! I will always remember his easy smile, his positive outlook in life and his amazing baking skills. Rest in peace Manu! Until we meet again. My deepest condolences to his parents whom I met many years ago in Calgary.

                  • Roxene Gascoigne

                    My deepest sympathies to the Dua Family. I am a colleague and friend of Parul and I can imagine the great void this has left on your hearts. My heart aches for your family. I am praying for strength for your family at this time. Please remember what a remarkable person your brother/son/ friend was to all. Let his light continue to shine. Don’t let his beautiful light fade.

                    • Dr.Anna Siva

                      Manu…Our lovely smiling batchmate at UBC DMD 2012. Our whole batch will miss you Manu. Rest in peace and my condolences to his family.

                      • Mool Chand and Madhu Mehra

                        As uncle and aunt we are shocked to learn the passing away of dear Manu. It is very tragic loss for the entire family. Condolences to parents for whom it is an irreparable loss. Pray for eternal peace for the departed soul.

                        • Dr. Rob Hart

                          My deepest condolences to the Dua family and friends of Manu. It was a great pleasure to know him and understand how deeply he will be missed. His positive attitude and strength in the darkest of times was enlightening.

                          • Kiran and Joginder Sandhu

                            Our heartfelt condolences to Dua family. Emptiness left by the loss of a child, brother can never be filled. Rest in peace Manu. May God give all of you strength to bear this loss.

                            • Monica Barr

                              Rest In Peace
                              Our condolences to your family friends and coworkers
                              Your zest for life, your kindness and patience will always be treasured.
                              The world has lost a gentle soul. Take care

                              • Sam Sharma

                                I’m deeply saddened by this news. My heartfelt condolences to the entire Dua family. Manu was a kind, soft spoken man and it was always a pleasure to chat with him. Rest In Peace Manu.

                                • Fred and Nam Pinto

                                  Our deepest condolences for your loss. Thinking of all of you during this time

                                  • Sunil Sharma

                                    Our heart goes out to the Dua family and heartfelt condolences from Ashima and I. Anytime I had met Manu he always had a smile. May that positivity carry on as his legacy. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

                                    • Ravi and Catherine Nanda

                                      A tragic loss at such a young age. Out thoughts are with Dua family. With our condolences and prayers.

                                      • Namerta Pinto

                                        Our deepest condolences for your loss. We are thinking of you all during this time.

                                        • Rina kalra (patient)

                                          Dr Dua was a very sweet and humble person and always cheerful whenever I came for my appointment, he was very helpful for my mom as well…. he will be terribly missed My deepest condolences and thoughts to his family .

                                          • Graham Macdonald

                                            Humorous and genuine person. Great fun on the street hockey team. Deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.

                                            • Seema Basati

                                              I didn’t get the opportunity to know Manu well – if at all but I was fortunate enough to cross paths when he was at UBC. I was teaching the fourth year students how to extract a tooth on a community outreach and he came up to me introduced himself and I couldn’t help but think how excited he was to be there. He was present, engaged and very polite. A few years later I met him at a party in Calgary and he came up to me introduced himself and said you wouldn’t remember me but I was one of the students you taught. When i said of course and said his name his eyes lit up and I remember walking away and thinking you never know how profound or significant the smallest of interactions can be. I honestly thought our paths would cross again and I wondered for almost a year how he was doing. I had no idea that he was quietly enduring the weight of everything on his shoulders. Sending him love, light, and prayers.

                                              • Karen & Marty

                                                So sorry to hear of your loss, Gulshan and Rashmi. You are in our thoughts.

                                                • Siobhan Kellar

                                                  I’m shocked at how unfair it is that this brilliant, kind man was taken from so many people who loved him. He was my dentist– I never imagined the loss of my dentist would make me feel so sad, but Manu was just such a gentle and giving man. He took such good care of his patients, and he helped my daughter when she chipped her tooth at 17 months old and I was a nervous wreck. He went to the trouble of emailing me back despite it being the weekend, assuring me it would be okay and setting up a paediatric visit with an excellent colleague. I admired his commitment to helping then, but now I am even more floored since he had so much more on his plate than I was aware of. He was truly kind…. his warmth, his friendliness, his lovely smile will all be deeply missed, even by those of us who had only small encounters with him. He left a mark, and he will be remembered. To his dear parents and brother, I am so, so very sorry for your immense loss.

                                                  • Moe Relan And Promila Relan

                                                    To us,He was MANU as a son. We have known him since he was a young teenager.,very friendly,kind,polite,sincere and respectful and a extremely responsible person. He enriched our lives and from time to time made special recipe treats for us family friends. Our deepest condolences for the family. MANU will be remembered dearly and missed tremendously.

                                                    • Lalit and Vijay Jain

                                                      Dear Reshmi and Gulshan, we were so saddened to hear about Manu’s passing. We have fond memories of spending time together on a houseboat in BC many summers ago. We loved seeing him grow into a young man, respected dentist and a person who enjoyed life. Our heartfelt condolences

                                                      • Mandeep Thind

                                                        Sending our deepest condolences to Manu’s family. We shared the same birthday but never imagined how life could get cut so short. I will alway remember how we celebrated together. Rest In Peace.

                                                        • Jason D

                                                          I was a patient of Manu’s. He was gentle and kind as a practitioner but more so just seemed like a great guy I would’ve enjoyed hanging out with socially. I’m not in the same field but work in a healthcare related area. When I had a non-standard issue, he reached out to his professional network and got me excellent help immediately. I lost my mom in the past month and understand how much harder the pandemic makes a loss right now. My sincerest condolences to Manu’s family. He was a great guy

                                                          • Hana C Hobbs

                                                            It is an unbelievable loss and I am so sad to see that Dr Manu lost his battle with Cancer. He is in Heaven right and I pray for his extended family,

                                                            • Subrat Mitra

                                                              Gulshan Saheb
                                                              It is heart-wrenching to hear the sad news about your son from Ajay; we were grief-stricken by the news. I can understand the grief and anguish you and your family is going through at this time. Please accept our condolence with deepest empathy.
                                                              If we could be of any help, please let us know. May God bless his soul.
                                                              Subrat & Arundhati

                                                              • Kalyan Roy.

                                                                Gulshan, words cannot express how sorry we are to learn the tragic loss of your son..Accept our condolence . We pray to God to bless his soul and give you and your family the courage to overcome this terrible loss. Kalyan & Karabi Roy.

                                                                • Sanjiv and Poonam Vij

                                                                  Very sorry to hear the sad news of Dear Manu. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. May God grant peace to the departed soul and give strength to both of you and the family to bear this irreparable loss

                                                                  • Sumi and Mahavir Luhach

                                                                    We knew Manu as a smiling and bubbly child always full of energy. He grew up a caring and kind fine young man full of potential.
                                                                    Dear Manu, you will be eternally missed.
                                                                    Ruchika, Vasant, Abhinav and Juhi join us in offering our deepest condolences to Gulshan, Rashmi, Parul & family members and friends.

                                                                    • Chandra Thoom

                                                                      Gulshan Dua, we are deeply saddened by this news of your son. Accept our condolence. We pray to God to bless his soul. Rest In Peace Manu.

                                                                      • Kristina and Family

                                                                        Dr. Dua was an incredibly gentle, charismatic, and joyful person to be around. Even though our encounters were for a short period of time, he always was such a bright light during our visits. I never had one indication that things weren’t right with him and I wish I could have told him how much he meant to our family. My kids adored him and liked telling jokes with him. We got a puppy around the same time as he did so my kids loved seeing the puppy in his office. He will be missed in the community and I feel blessed to have known him for a short time. Rest in peace and may God give his family the strength to cherish the time they had with him and know how incredibly loved he was by so many.

                                                                        • Madhu , Rakesh Soni

                                                                          Dear Rashmi and Gulshan Ji,
                                                                          We are saddened by this tragic news of Manu’s sad demise. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
                                                                          May his soul rest in peace and God give you all the strength to bear this loss.

                                                                          • Madhu , Rakesh Soni

                                                                            Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family for such a big loss. May his soul rest in peace and God give you strength to bear this loss.

                                                                            • Rohit Uberoi

                                                                              No consolation no comforting words are enough to give solace to the grieved parents sister and entire extended family. Manu was bright and promising youngster who was steadily working hard to tend to his patients. Me Renu n Saahil still have to come to terms to get over this shock. Our sincere condolences to my sister, brother in law n Parul Vibhore may god give you all enough strength to bear this loss. RIP Manu

                                                                              • Dena Hanna

                                                                                May he Rest In Peace .Our thoughts and prayers with the family . May they all have peace and comfort in this tough times.

                                                                                • Vijay and Lata Das

                                                                                  Our heartfelt sympathy to Manu’s family and friends. No amount of words can explain the pain that you are going through. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to hold forever in your heart.
                                                                                  Vijay and Lata Das

                                                                                  • Ruchi and Raj Madan

                                                                                    We are so sorry for this immense loss to Manu’s family and friends, and offer our heartfelt condolences. We remember Manu from Parul’s wedding, as a cheerful young man with a positive outlook on the world. Uncle, Aunty, and Parul, we hope you find comfort in knowing that you are not alone, but surrounded by those who love and care for you. Peace.
                                                                                    Ruchi and Raj Madan

                                                                                    • Peter Siedlakowski

                                                                                      My deepest sympathies. Dr Dua was not only an inspiration in his field but an amazing individual. Im so sorry for your loss.

                                                                                      • Venkat & Anita

                                                                                        Manu will be missed! We knew him through his sister Parul. Parul’s stories about him have always been amazing to hear. Manu – you have made an impression on everyone because of your kindness and gentleness. Rest In Peace! Our thoughts are with Uncle, Aunty, Parul & Vibhor!

                                                                                        • Dave, Marya, Alex and Amilia Bellotto

                                                                                          Dear Dua family and. Friends,
                                                                                          I was only able to meet Manu a few times, it was such a pleasure to spend time with him. Our deepest condolences to Manu’s family, he will never be forgotten.

                                                                                          • Ajay & Renu Srivastava

                                                                                            Our deepest sympathies and condolences. Manu, we remember always smiling and an amazing person. You have left a mark behind and always be remembered for your kindness. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dua family. Ajay & Renu

                                                                                            • Pramod and Ram Nanda

                                                                                              We are bereft of words to express our sorrow for losing our great grand nephew. He was a charming young man with a bright smile and very happy demeanor. We are very sad and sorry at this loss. May God give strength to his noble parents to bear this tragic loss. Our love to Dua and Makkar family.

                                                                                              • Sunny and Shelley

                                                                                                We are all very shocked to hear about demise of dear Manu. Our heartfelt condolences to the family. We pray for Manu’s sweet soul to rest in peace

                                                                                                • Harleen Premi

                                                                                                  My condolences to Manu’s loved ones and family. It was privilege to chat with Manu just few hours before his death. You will be missed buddy.

                                                                                                  • Russell, Allana, Connor & Edan

                                                                                                    To the Dua Family,
                                                                                                    We are heartbroken by the loss of Manu after his long fight and all he went through. As neighbours, we have such fond memories of all our times together. He was so kind and chatty and a perfect host for any of his get-togethers. I know that his passing will leave an irreplaceable hole in your lives. We are all thinking of you in this difficult time.

                                                                                                    • Pradeep & Veena Kumar m

                                                                                                      It was extremely shocking to learn that Manu is not with us any more. Having watched him grow up from a cute little boy to a bright, warm hearted young man, it is almost impossible for us to believe that he is no more. It’s a very cruel reality. God bless his soul and our deepest consolation to his parents and close ones.

                                                                                                      • Victor El-Araj

                                                                                                        My sincere condolences to Manu’s family and friends. Manu was a very hard working and down-to-earth individual who always stayed positive and energetic. I wish his family peace during this hard time.

                                                                                                        • Kinshuk

                                                                                                          I am still reeling by the news of the sudden passing of my dear friend, Manu. I will always remember him as the cheerful and vivacious person that he was and for all the laughs and smiles he provided us. It was truly a blessing having you as a friend and will forever treasure the fond memories.
                                                                                                          My sincere and deepest condolences to the Dua family for the sad and unfortunate demise of their son.

                                                                                                          • Dipika Jain and family

                                                                                                            Dear Reshmi aunty, Gulshan uncle and Parul,
                                                                                                            We are so sad to hear of Manu’s passing. I will always remember his smile and gentle mannerisms. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

                                                                                                            • Sam Kumar & Anjali

                                                                                                              Dear Gulshan,
                                                                                                              We are very sad to know about the untimely loss of your young son. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Dua family. We pray to God to give strength to the family to overcome this unbearable loss. May the departed soul rest in peace. Om Shanti !
                                                                                                              Sam Kumar & Anjali

                                                                                                              • Osman Anwar

                                                                                                                MANU was an exceptional, talented and business minded individual. Too young, too smart and too motivated to leave us so early. See you at the crossroads.

                                                                                                                • Anthony Bellusci

                                                                                                                  I went to school with Manu and he was always a fighter in the face of challenges. He was kind and would go out of his way for others, and it was a privilege to have been his friend. It was terrible that Manu had to deal with such an incredible struggle, but I know he fought hard and lifted the spirits of his friends and family right until it was time to go. My condolences to the Dua family. Manu will be missed.

                                                                                                                  • Victoria Jensen

                                                                                                                    My most sincere condolences to the Dua family & friends. Despite meeting Manu during his battle with cancer, he always remained so kind and positive during his struggle. It was truly an honor to get to know Manu and spend time with him, he will be missed.

                                                                                                                    • Anil Basil

                                                                                                                      It is hard to believe this tragedy. We lost a handsome & healthy person at such a young age. Please accept our heartfelt condolence and sympathies. We pray Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and give enough strength to the family members to shoulder the responsibilities. We are equally grieved.

                                                                                                                      • Paroma

                                                                                                                        Dearest Manu Bhai, it pains me, dad, mum and my brother to know that you have been taken away from us so early. You leave behind a legacy – your wisdom beyond your years will always resonate through your memories and your blog. It feels so unfair but I will keep solace in the fact that you were God’s loved child and he wanted you back earlier and today you are in God’s arms. We love you – till we next meet.

                                                                                                                        • Deepa Damle (Kulkarni)

                                                                                                                          Dear Rashmi aunty, Gulshan uncle & Parul. I remember seeing Manu for the first time as a 5 month old beautiful bub, with a smile that melted hearts. While we haven’t been in regular touch, we have always cherished the times we spent together in Abu Dhabi. Our hearts are broken to know dear Manu – the boy with the golden smile – was taken so soon. Words will never be enough to console you, for he has left a void that can never be filled. Thinking of you all & praying you find the strength to cope with your loss. Rest In Peace dearest Manu.

                                                                                                                          • Ashok and Vandana

                                                                                                                            Dear Gulshan and Rashmi ji it is extremely sad to learn about the loss of young Manu. We pray for the departed soul to rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dua family. Ashok and Vandana

                                                                                                                            • Veronica Malhotra

                                                                                                                              Dearest Rashmi, Gulshan, Parul and family. We were so saddened to hear about Manu…Such strength and courage he had as he fought this awful cancer. Reading through his blog , it is so evident that he had wisdom and a vision beyond his years. We are thinking of you all as you endure such pain and sorrow for this immense loss. You are not alone, Manu touched the lives of many with his kindness, his beautiful smile and his courage. Love Veronica and Tarun and family.

                                                                                                                              • Gigi Huynh, DDS

                                                                                                                                RIP best friend, I’m grateful for your friendship, your daily jokes & rants, a true friend who was always on my side in every battle no matter how wrong I was. The baller friend that would take me to all the nice places for coffee & sushi. I can’t imagine life without you going forward. You sure were a gift that God sent us. Thank you & my sincerest condolence to Dr. Dua’s family. Life will forever change for us from this day forward. Love & Hugs ?

                                                                                                                                • Melanie Noble

                                                                                                                                  My sincere condolences to Dr. Dua’s family, friends and coworkers. I will miss Dr. Dua greatly. He was a wonderful dentist and a great man who was taken from us far too soon. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

                                                                                                                                  • Divya Soni

                                                                                                                                    Dear Rashmi Aunty, Uncle and Parul, Shocked to hear about Manu’s sad demise.. I have extremely fond memories of Manu being the cutest kid we saw in our growing up days. May his soul rest in peace, and may God grant you all strength to bear this loss.

                                                                                                                                    • Kamal Chawla

                                                                                                                                      Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. In these hard times, we Chawla family and Arora family, Mathura, are there by your side and offer our heartfelt condolences in these difficult times. May God put him in a special place where he will be watching us, the people who loved and cherished him.

                                                                                                                                      • Keshava Arun Kumar

                                                                                                                                        Gulshan & family,
                                                                                                                                        We are very sad to hear the news of your son. It is a great loss which can not be replaced. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences.
                                                                                                                                        Praying for the departed soul,
                                                                                                                                        Arun, Preet, Isha and Mehtab

                                                                                                                                        • Aaron Sun

                                                                                                                                          I still can’t believe he’s gone. Manu was a wonderful man and so full of life. My condolences to his family for his passing.

                                                                                                                                          • Chad and Tanya Gvozdenovic

                                                                                                                                            Dear Gulshan and Rashmi,
                                                                                                                                            Although we never met Manu, you talked about him with such pride and affection, that we felt we knew him well. While no one can imagine your pain, we pray your faith will give you the strength to remember the happy times you spent with Manu.
                                                                                                                                            Chad and Tanya

                                                                                                                                            • Ken & Pat

                                                                                                                                              A kind and generous person, tirelessly dedicated to care of his patients and his volunteer efforts.

                                                                                                                                              • Arun Chatterjee

                                                                                                                                                We pray that Manu’s soul rest in peace and God give you the courage and resilience to face this challenge and remember the good moments with Manu. Arun, Shyamoli and Rahul Chatterjee

                                                                                                                                                • Jayadev Devulapally

                                                                                                                                                  Dear Gulshan. Just heard the shocking news from Chandra. Extremely sorry for this sad news. It is a tremendous loss and pain. My heartfelt condolences on your loss.I pray to God to give you the strength to bear this loss and pain. My humble prayers to Manu soul

                                                                                                                                                  • Dr. Kuen Chow

                                                                                                                                                    Manu was an amazing giving dentist whom I was able to first meet when he volunteered at the CUPS Dental Clinic in Calgary as an undergraduate student at U of C and was trying to get into Dental School. He would come down on Saturdays in his spare time and selflessly help our clinic. I will miss his smiling face and laughter and badminton games. Love you man!!!

                                                                                                                                                    • Dr. Kuen Chow

                                                                                                                                                      Memory of the celebration of Manu’s new dental office

                                                                                                                                                      • Magdalena Cieslak

                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Dua truly was one of a kind and is greatly missed. He was funny, had great attention to detail when working on his patients, caring and very generous. I have never had a dentist call me on the weekend to check in on my tooth. Dr. Dua did just that. He knew I had anxiety and wanted to make sure I was recovering well. Heart of gold. His heart was not only kind but generous when he sponsored me to go and compete on a world stage in Los Angeles in a bodybuilding competition. I do not have enough words to thank him. We miss you Dr. Dua .


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