BRAR; Gurdev Singh
March 5, 1929 ~ June 27, 2016
With great sadness we announce the passing of our dearest husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather. He was predeceased by his daughter Parmjit Kaur Brar and son-in-law Darshan Singh Gill. He is survived by his wife Gurdial Kaur Brar, sisters Surjit Kaur Mann, Parkash Kaur Sandhu (Tej) and children Manjit Gill (Sukhdarshan), Bellinder Brar (Kamaljit), Surinder Brar (Francesca), Sukhjeet Gill, Baljit Wilson (Doug), Sukhvinder Brar (Laura). He is fondly remembered by his grandchildren Jerry Gill (Michelle), Nicki Dix (Paul), Paul Gill (Sim); Erin, Pam, Jason Brar; Michael, Adam (Carman), Cecilia Brar; Navi, Jassi, Gagan Gill; Daniel, Anna Wilson; Matt, Ben Brar; and one great granddaughter Autumn Dix. Gurdev was born in Nathewala, Dist. Moga, in the province of Punjab, India. He immigrated to Canada with his wife and three children in 1959 and soon established himself as a hard-working member of the community. His working years were spent in the lumber industry before returning to his passion of farming. Upon retirement, Gurdev enjoyed spending time with his family, telling great stories, travelling to India, tending to his garden and taking morning walks with his loving wife. Gurdev will always be remembered as a proud man who always thought of his family first. A funeral ceremony will be held at the Fraser River Funeral Home (2061 Riverside Road, Abbotsford) on Sunday, July 3rd at 10:30 am. Following the funeral, a religious ceremony will be held at the Sikh Temple on South Fraser Way at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation.