With the same quiet courage and dignity with which he lived his entire life Mr. Syamal Ray Chaudhuri passed away on October 28, 2009, with his beloved daughter Srimoyee and wife Esha by his side. He is also survived by his elder sister, Sati and many other dear family members worldwide, including nieces, nephews, and cousins, all of whom loved him and will miss him immeasurably.
Syamal, known as Ray to his many friends, was born to Prabodh Chandra and Kuntarani in Calcutta, India. The youngest of his brothers and sisters, he carved his own path in life always believing in the power of faith in one’s self. His sharp intellect was grounded in compassion, and he was admired for his integrity, humility, and strong sense of social responsibility. Throughout his life he enjoyed keeping abreast of world and national events, reading, poetry, nature, science, and good company and conversation.
Educated at the University of Calcutta (B.Sc.) and the University of Surrey U.K. (M.Sc, 1967), Ray was a highly respected chemical engineer who was proud of having worked all over the world including the United States, U.K., Europe, Africa, and Asia. He loved Canada, and worked in the chemical and oil and gas industry in almost every province since 1967, making Calgary home since 1973.
He was a valiant fighter, never complaining of any challenges that came before him. He is lovingly remembered for his integrity, kindness, perseverance, loyalty, humour, and strength. He was selflessly devoted to his family and especially proud of his daughter’s accomplishments. His wife and daughter are honoured to have been a part of his life and will miss their best friend.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Syamal Chaudhuri, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences