It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the patriarch and guiding light of our family, Amarjit Singh Hundal, passed away after a brave and graceful fight with cancer.
The devoted husband of 44 years to the late Abnash Kaur Hundal and the eldest son of the late Bakhshish Singh & the late Mohinder Kaur Hundal, Amarjit leaves behind his beloved twins; son, Jasminder, and daughter, Taninder Dhillon (Anantdeep); Grandchildren, Amreet Kaur & Japneet Kaur Dhillon; Siblings, Harminder Kaur Kullar (Tarvinder), Rishminder Singh Hundal (Baljit), Satinder Kaur Sandhu ( Lakhbir), Tejinderjit Singh Hundal (Balwinder) & Gurjit Kaur Deol (Surjit); and many loving nieces, nephew and friends.
Amarjit was born and raised in the family village of Jalbhe. He was a quiet, yet forceful leader who obtained his Bachelor of Arts from D.A.V College, Hoshiarpur. In 1958 he joined the Indian Air Force where he remained until coming to Victoria, BC in 1970. He started working with Maplewood Poultry (Lilydale) and remained with them until retiring in 2005. He married Abnash in 1974 and in 1977, they gave life and love to twins Jasminder & Taninder (aka Sonny & Tina).
Dad was a spiritual intellectual, devoting many hours to reading and understanding Sikh history and religion, and held a keen interest in sports and politics. Many hours were spent watching NHL, NBA and NFL games and he himself played with the India Tigers in the Vancouver Island Men’s Field Hockey league from 1971 to 1991. He was a quiet man and only spoke what needed to be said, often leaving behind impactful sentiment that remained with you long after a conversation was over. He was the foundation upon which this family was built, not only for those that left India for a better life, but also in matters of character and decency.
Upon retirement in 2005, he spent his time caring for Abnash as she navigated the changes in her health with diabetes and dialysis. He was a shining example of a devoted companion. Sadly, Amarjit was pre-deceased by Abnash a few weeks after learning of his cancer diagnosis and only a few months prior to his own passing.
He will be remembered as a great man, caring father, devoted husband and who was often described as a man of strong character and presence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Agency www.bccancerfoundation.com . A Funeral Service will be held Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at 11:00 am in the Sequoia Center, at McCall Gardens 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria BC.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Amarjit Singh Hundal April 13 1940 – October 19 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Victoria, Province: Colombie britanique