May 3, 1937 – Nov. 25, 2016
Sikander Singh Grewal passed away on November 25, 2016 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 79. At the time of his passing he was in his home surrounded by his loved ones.
Sikander was the youngest of seven children, born on May 3, 1937 in Sarabha, District Ludhiana, Punjab India. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 50 years, Jagmal Kaur; his children Amratpal, Tarlok, Debbie (Paul) Silva; grandchildren, Ethan, Dylan and Kaylie Silva. Sikander completed his education in India, excelling in all sports, especially kabadi (rugby,) soccer and volleyball. He then enlisted in the Indian Army from 1960 until his discharge in 1969. Sikander immigrated to Canada in 1970 and began raising his family and establishing roots in Red Deer, Alberta where he lived for 32 years. Sikander worked as a mechanic for many years, then later for the Government of Alberta as a Health Care Aid at the Michener Centre, retiring in 2001. After retirement Sikander and Jagmal moved to Calgary to spend time with their grandchildren, keeping busy with family,friends, church and gardening. Lovingly known to many as Singh, he will be fondly remember by all those who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Sikander was predeceased by his parents Piara Singh and Amar Kaur as well as five of his siblings.
A funeral service will be held Sunday December 4, 2016 at 11:00 am at Country Hills Crematorium, 11995 16th Street NE Calgary, Albert T3K 0S9. The service will be followed by prayers and refreshments at Calgary Sikh Society Temple, 739 – 81 Street SW ( Old Banff Coach Road) Calgary Alberta at 2:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in honor of Sikander. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at www.countryhillscares.ca