September 04, 1936 – May 26, 2020
Suren passed away peacefully in his sleep with end-stage cirrhosis of the liver. He was born in Palaj, India. He is survived by his loving wife Manjula Patel, daughters Minal Patel and Asha Makwana, grandsons Tyler and Ishaan Makwana, son-in-laws Shashank Makwana and Glen Wilson, and siblings Suresh Patel, Satish Patel, Bharat Patel, Praful Patel, Chandrika Patel, Kusum Patel, Indu Patel, Usha Patel, and Vidya Iyer. Suren was the first of the MOGO Patel Clan (Motibhai Govindbhai Patel) to arrive in Canada in November of 1969. The family has prospered, grown and flourished out of his initial forays into family run businesses. He approached life with zest and an actively curious mind. He loved to travel with friends and family and did so often. His first love was photography. The depicted photo is a self-portrait he took and colored himself as a young man in the 1950’s. He will be best remembered for all those spur-of-the-moment fishing and camping trips, his love of boardgames, a willingness to lend a helping hand and that big welcoming smile. Suren, you’ve lived life to the fullest; well done! You’re probably itching to get on with your next adventure into the great beyond. You will be missed but never forgotten. Until we meet again, safe travels!
Due to health regulations, the Patel family will not be holding in-person funeral services. In lieu of funeral services, please feel free to pay your respects online at this site. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either of the charities below:
The Women’s Centre of Calgary https://www.womenscentrecalgary.org/donate/ways-to-donate/