July 14 1932 – Oct 6 2010
With great sadness, we announce that Suri passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday October 6th. He is survived by his devoted and caring wife of 53 years Fatima (Gulshan) Bhatia, his son Amin Bhatia, (Danielle) his daughter Aneesa Howell (Ben) and grandchildren Angela, Kelsey and Nathan. He is predeceased by his daughter Neemet Nina Bhatia who passed away in 1989.
Suri was so many things in his life: He was a scoutmaster, engineer, realtor, community leader, Rotarian, devoted husband, brother, father and grandfather. He studied and attained professional engineer status at London University (UK) to then return to his birthplace of Kampala Uganda, but upon political turmoil he sacrificed everything, even risking his life to bring his family to this country in 1971.
Suri then attained new success by switching to real estate and became famously known in Calgary by his slogan of “Hurry Call Suri”. Friends and clients can remember his ads that featured a cartoon of him on a flying carpet circling the Calgary tower. He was also a proud volunteer for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics as well as Rotary International. His passion for life, music, and nature coupled with his humour and enthusiasm was infectious to all who knew him.
Funeral Services will be held at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, 4531 Manitoba Road SE, on Saturday October 9th at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Rotary Foundation (Canada). The family wishes to extend a special thanks to all the caregivers, volunteers, nurses and doctors at Carewest: George Boyack.
Suri leaves behind hundreds of friends all over the world who miss him dearly. The best way we can honour him is to continue his enthusiasm, integrity, passion and love of Canada.Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Mansur Bhatia, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences