Dr. Raj Singhal

Dr. Raj Singhal passed away peacefully in Calgary on December 20, 2020 at the age of 79. He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Mohini Singhal and his daughters Rebecca Singhal-Patel and Meena Singhal, his son-in-law Shamir Patel, and grand-daughters Raina and Ria.

Dr. Singhal’s greatest achievements have been in the area of technology transfer where regionally, nationally, and internationally he brought together industry, government, and private researchers. He is the chair of the international organizing committees of both the International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection, and the International Conference on Environmental Issues and Management of Waste in Energy and Mineral Production, as well as the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Environment. He was an established writer, having authored more than 140 technical papers. He was a Fellow of CIM and of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy and a Distinguished Member of the Society of Mining Engineers. He was also the recipient of the CIM District Proficiency Medal for his significant contributions to the Canadian Mining Industry through applied research and technology transfer.

Affectionately known as Grandpe, our dearest Raj was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. We will deeply miss his compassion, generosity, sense of humour, humanity, and intellect. The family would like to thank Dr.  R. McLeanWiest and Mandeep for the care they provided. A Private Funeral Service will be held at COUNTRY HILLS CREMATORIUM & FUNERAL SERVICES, 11995 – 16 Street NE.


29 Obituaries

  1. Mandeep pandher

    Words cannot express how saddened I am to hear of Raj uncle g loss. I will miss him very much. My heartfelt condolences to Auntie g, Ruby, Meena and entire family.RIP ????

    • Beverly singhal

      Uncle Raj so shocked and upset by your sudden passing rest in peace uncle

      • Reid McLean Wiest

        I am saddened by the loss of Raj; I liked him a lot. News of his death comes hard in a year that has already been hard for all of us. I an inspired by the love and care and sacrifices that Mona, Rebecca and Meena made for Raj in his later years; your example will not go unnoticed by generations that follow. May God grant you peace in this season of mourning.

        • Pratap and Kamlesh Varshney

          We are saddened by your demise bhaisab. It has been a great honour to know you for all these years. You were an elder brother to us. Your smile, love and affection will always be with us and we will cherish all the good time we had with you. Indeed all the family members’s dedication to be with you all the time in last few years is exemplary . Rest In Peace Bhaisab.

          • Sing and Theresa Lai

            We shall miss you, Raj dear friend. You will always be in our hearts and in our prayers!

            • Prabhu and Susan

              Raj and I studied together at Nottingham university
              We even worked together for a short time in Zambia we remained a close friend I will always have a great admiration for his professional achievement in mining engineering

              • Dr.N.K.NANDA and Mrs Sagarika Nanda

                Very sad to know that Prof.Dr.Raj Singhal is not with us.He was our teacher at CENTEK Lulea University Sweden in 2001.Since then he remained a teacher respected for his guidance for so many years.Every MPES brought us closer and in late 2019 and early 2020 we were planning for MPES 2020 in India .I will miss him. My wife joins me to express our deep condolence.The memory of our meeting him and Mrs Singhal in Delhi in 2012 during MPES is still fresh with us.May God rest his soul in peace.

                • Bhaskar Pratap Singh

                  Raj would be remembered by his friends and colleagues from Mining Industry for his contribution to develop a global friendship amongst mining industry professionals, Mining University Professors and students through publication of the Mining journal and organisation of MPES and SWEMP Conferences in many countries of the World.
                  We all convey our deep sense of loss and convey our condolences to Mona who was always there in his endeavour and their beloved daughters, Meena and Ruby. Pray for his soul to rest in peace.

                  • Ashok & Keerti Kotechaa

                    So sorry to hear that Raj is not with us any more. We will really miss him. We will miss his great welcoming smile whenever we visited him. We lost good friend. Our heart goes out to family. Our heartfelt condolences to Mohini, Meena, Rebecca and family. May his soul reat in peace. RIP ??

                    • Chris and Vicky Chiwetelu

                      The news of the passing of our dear friend and mentor, Dr Raj Singhal came to my family as a shock. Dr Raj was not simply a colleague at work, but a mentor and a good friend. We worked together on his many programs in furtherance of his love for technology sharing and transfer in the mining and mineral processing industries. He was a true and dedicated mining engineer and scientist.
                      My family wishes to express our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family for his loss, and we pray that God will grant them the strength and courage to bear the loss. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Farewell my dear and cherished friend.

                      • Morteza Osanloo

                        It was sad and bad news, Dr. Raj Singhal passed away due to a few health complications. It was one of the worst news I had heard in my life. The loss of the best scientist in Mining Engineering who serve in mining division with high quality degree for so many years and I believe he can’t be replaced in near future.
                        Dr. Singhal was very dynamic with bright mind to execute at least one of the MPES, CAMI, SWEMP conferences in different countries every year. Because of excellent personality and management, he was able to gathered researchers from many countries around the globe., almost many of them are friend of each other’s now, in this regard he was unique., and Raj will be deeply missed.
                        One more time I would like express my sincere condolence to Dr. Mona, Dr. Meena, Dr. Rebeaca and the rest of his relatives.

                        • Rani Garg & Inder Garg

                          We will remember time spent with him.

                          • Marie Vrbova

                            It is not good news for me and for many friends of excelent man of mining science and really gentlemen RAJ in the Czech Republic. We will miss him very much. My deepest condolences to dear Mona.

                            • Andrada Costoiu

                              Nothing , absolutely nothing , can ever prepare us for the loss of a loved one. My heartfelt. condolences to Meena, Mona and Rebecca. Just know that his memory will never die, and that we will always keep in our hearts the good times we all spent together here in California . His work too, touched the world, as his contributions has reached as far as Romania, the place where I was born . May you Rest In Peace. Until we all we meet again., love, Andrada

                              • Nilima Nilima

                                Our thoughts are with you.

                                We will miss a very good friend and his welcoming smile.

                                No words can describe how sorry we are for your loss.

                                Thinking of you in these difficult times.
                                Our prayers are with you and you family.

                                Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
                                Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship.
                                Jaman and Nilima

                                • Deepa Murthy

                                  So saddened to hear of Uncle’s passing. I have so many fond childhood memories of the whole family. Uncle Raj was one of the kindest, most generous people I knew, a wonderful father, and a wonderful friend to our family. He will be dearly missed. Deepest condolences.

                                  • Vasanthi Murthy

                                    We are very saddened to hear about Raj Singhal’s passing away. Our family association with Singhals is a long one starting from Kumardhubi, Grand Prairie, Edmonton to Calgary stretching over many years. We had enjoyed vacationing with Singhal family in the Rockies., We will miss Raj very dearly. We will always, remember him as a loving, caring, kind friend. My sympathies and condolences go out to dear Mohini, Raj’s two loving daughters Meena & Ruby and the extended family. May he rest in peace.

                                    • Anil & Rashmi Mehrotra

                                      We are greatly saddened that our dear friend and well-wisher, Dr. Raj Singhal, is not with us anymore. We offer our sincere condolences to the Singhal family, including Mohini, Meena, Rebecca, Shamir, Raina, and Ria. Raj had become well-known to hundreds and thousands of individuals, internationally. Professionally, he will always be remembered as the founding editor of an international journal on mining and environmental issues as well as the founder of two series of international conferences, known as MPES and SWEMP. Raj was admired for his organizational and networking skills. He was successful in bringing together engineering professionals from all continents. We pray for peace and tranquility to his Atma (soul).

                                      • JItin Batra ( Dreamz Conference Management )

                                        It was truly a pleasure working with you in past 19 years and have become a part of your extended family. We will be deeply missed. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. My heartfelt condolences to Ma’am and to other family member.

                                        • George Panagiotou

                                          Raj was a friend and mentor. He would be remembered by the international mining society for his achievements in technology sharing and transfer and for organizing the MPES, CAMI and SWEMP conferences for 30 years, in different countries all over the world.
                                          Our heartfelt condolences to Mona, Meena, Rebecca and family. RIP

                                          • Kanti Dwivedi

                                            My all the good memories will remind me about raj. How good friend we missed .

                                            • Deepa and Jayesh Acharya

                                              Dear Meena, Ruby, Mona Aunty and family, please accept our deep condolences for the loss of your Dad and husband. Regardless of the circumstances, losing a loved one, is incredibly difficult and heartbreaking. May Uncle Rest In Peace and may you all be comforted with fond memories of your times together.

                                              • Rana & Anchal Mehrotra

                                                We are very sorry to hear the passing away of Dr. Raj Singhal. Our heartfelt condolences to Mohini, Meena, Ruby & Sam and entire family. May his soul Rest In Peace!
                                                Aum Shanti!?

                                                • Anil & Rashmi Mehrotra

                                                  We are greatly saddened that our dear friend and well-wisher, Dr. Raj Singhal, is not with us anymore. We offer our sincere condolences to the Singhal family, including Mohini, Meena, Rebecca, Shamir, Raina, and Ria. We pray for peace and tranquility to his Atma (soul).

                                                  • Ashok & Renu Aggarwal

                                                    We are greatly saddened to hear that Uncle is not with us anymore. Our heartfelt condolences to Aunty, Meena and all the family members.
                                                    Our prayers are with you Aunty , Meena and all the family members. May God grant you the strength and courage to bear this enormous loss.
                                                    Keeping you in our warmest thoughts as you navigate this difficult time.
                                                    May his soul Rest In Peace .

                                                    • Nandini & Jagi Singh

                                                      Please accept our sincere condolences of passing of Dear Dr. Raj Singhal, whose smile was infectious and always welcomed when ever we saw him. We pray for his eternal soul to rest in peace. We pray to give strength to Mohini, Rebecca, Samir, Raina, Ria and Meena to bear this huge loss.

                                                      • Shelley & Sunny Sharma

                                                        Our heartfelt condolences to you and family on dear Raj ji’s heavenly abode. His ever laughing face and intellectual talks would be always missed. May God bless his soul in peace.???

                                                        • George N Lepa

                                                          Please accept my condolences in your time of sorrow. I have had the honour of being Raj’s former colleague and friend. May his soul rest in peace.

                                                          • Margaret-Anne Stroh

                                                            So sad to learn of Raj’s passing .
                                                            It’s never too late to convey my deepest sympathies to the family.
                                                            I will cherish fond memories of friendship.

                                                            • : Calgary

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