Jagdish Chander Sudan Oct 15/1945 – Oct 13/2021
We are so saddened to share the news of the passing a great man. Jagdish Chander Sudan known as Dishi or Jack to his friends. His soul moved on to the next chapter in the early morning of Oct 13/2021 after an ugly but quick battle with cancer. The cancer eventually won but he was able to pass on with a daughter on either side of his bed and the morning sun rising to guide his soul. Jagdish was born on October 15, 1945, in Lahore, India (pre-partition) at 2:20am to his parents Kulwant Rai Sudan and Roop Rani Sudan (Vigra). Jagdish is survived by his immediate family including his loving wife of 48 years Chander Mani Sudan (Sharma). Jagdish and Chander created a wonderful life for their four daughters Sumita Sudan, Ameeta Sudan, Kavita Sudan and Geeta Sudan-Lewis (husband Elliott). Jagdish was also blessed with his grandchildren Alex and Danielle (Sumita), and Shiva (Geeta and Elliott).
Jagdish’s number one priority in life was family. He came from a large family with 8 brothers and sisters. He was predeceased by his brother Krishan and sisters Rani, Bimla and Nirmal. Jagdish is survived by his brothers Parduman, Subash and sisters Surinder and Shashi. With many brothers and sisters comes many nieces and nephews whom he always treated as his own children. Jagdish’s greatest achievement was his family, he loved being there for all of them and was available to anyone who needed help. He did this in hopes that his actions would set an example and that those who he had helped would carry it forward and do the same for others.
Jagdish was a generous, loving, jovial and caring man. Along with those traits, he was a hard worker, the hardest worker most people had ever met. He worked hard so that he could provide the best to his wife and daughters and be able to help his family not just here but in India. Throughout his long career of 50+ years in the Oil & Gas industry, his experiences brought him from Chandigarh, India to Kuwait then to Montreal where his first daughter was born before settling in Fort McMurray, AB where his next three daughters were born. He had a long and successful career at Syncrude before semi-retiring and then continuing work in Calgary as a consultant flying back and forth to Fort Mcmurray. Jagdish attempted to retire twice, but after retiring for the third time, it stuck and he was finally able to travel the world with his wife Chander and the logical family he made in Fort McMurray, going to places such as Switzerland, China, Turkey, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Spain, Italy, France and Idaho.
In Fort McMurray Jagdish and Chander were able to create a new extended family. They found themselves living in an area where other Southeast Asian immigrants had also settled. Jagdish then had another logical family there that he loved alongside his biological family, he was a man with a lot of love to share. Jagdish lived a full wonderful life surrounded by so many people who loved him, and we know his presence will leave a large gap in our lives. Jagdish always said, “Live with love”.
We are thankful to all the staff, nurses and doctors of the Tom Baker Cancer Center at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, AB for the wonderful care and compassion they showed my dad.
Funeral Ceremonies will be held at COUNTRY HILLS CREMATORIUM & FUNERAL SERVICES, 11995 16 Street NE on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm.
Those wishing to watch the Ceremony from the comfort of their home may do so via this link:
Due to the city by-law all those attending in person must provide 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.
In lieu of gifts of flowers, please consider donating to Alberta Cancer Foundation. https://www.albertacancer.ca/donate/