Jagdish Chander Sudan

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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84916282177

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/

9 Obituaries

  1. Diane and Glenn Lewis

    Such a wonderful tribute to a great man.

    • : Ladysmith, BC
  2. Sheila Persaud

    My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Sudan families on the loss of your precious husband and father. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. May his memories live on forever.
    Sending hugs 🤗 and love ❤️

    • : Edmonton, Alberta
  3. Gorav Jaitly

    Dishi Mamaji was very dear to me and the family. Whenever he visited India with Mamiji, we would meet and have some laughs. It was always a pleasure to meet him.

    His loving and caring nature and taking care of the family are the learning’s that I will always remember and follow. We all will miss Dishi Mamaji and a lot and pray that his soul rest in peace.

    My mom has lost a brother that she deeply cared for and spoke to him very regularly.

    Condolences to all the family. Please take care and regards to all.

    Surinder Kanta, Bintu and Family.

    • : India
  4. Charissa Tremblay

    So sorry to hear this sad news My condolences to all his family He was a lovely man

    • : Calgary
  5. Robert Vaz

    Jack Dada was a amazing person. I can never forget his smile and caring nature.

    Heartfelt Condolences to all in Family. May his soul RIP.

    • : Calgary , AB
  6. Preeti Mathur

    Dear Chander and the entire Sudan family,
    Please accept our most loving and heartfelt condolences for this tremendous loss of dear Dishi bhai.
    We have wonderful memories of happy times spent together in FT. McMurray. We will always cherish the friendship and the bond we shared. This must be a difficult time for the whole family. Our love and prayers for the Lord to shower His grace and blessings on you and give you all the strength and courage to face this loss. Will always remember Dishi bhai for his friendly and kind personality. Please take solace in knowing that at last Dishi bhai is resting peacefully!
    Sincerely,
    Sudhir and Preeti Mathur

    • : Toronto,ON
  7. Sonia Sudan

    So blessed to know him. He was a great Chach and dearly loved by all.

    • : Oakville Ontario
  8. Satish Mathur

    We feel a great loss, when one of our Ft McMurray family passes. But Dishi’s passing is particularly poignant, as we watched him bravely battle his disease. We think of all the anniversaries we celebrated together. We watched our children grow up together and find their way in the world, and always thanked our lucky stars, that they had the privilege to grow up in such a caring community.
    Chander and Jagdish’s house was always a welcoming home and we will always remember Dishi’s generous heart.
    Our deep affection and condolences to Chander and the girls.
    Love & Blessings.
    Rekha & Satish

    • : Calgary. Alberta
  9. Rahul and Camellia

    Deep condolences to the entire family. Uncle was a great gentleman, and he will be missed.

    • : Airdrie

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