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PRASAD, Virendra “Rajja Pundit”

October 1, 1941 – Suva, Fiji Islands
April 29, 2014 – Calgary, AB

It is with deepest grievance and despair that we announce Virendra Kumar Prasad “Pt. Rajja” passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Foothills Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 72 years.

Mr. Prasad was the eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Prashotam Prasad of Ba, Fiji Islands.

Rajja Pundit is survived by his loving wife Vidia Prasad; son Abhinesh Prasad (Nelly); daughters, Mohinish Chand (Francis) and Vikashni Sharma (Atish); three brothers; four sisters; and his grandchildren, Evan, Alexandra, Kavil and baby Kaylee.

Rajja Pundit was predeceased by his parents; and granddaughter Joyce Chand.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Rajja Pundit Prasad, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.

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  1. Satendra Singh/ Jai Fiji :

    One of the finest persons I ever came across was Pt Virend K Psd. His demise has left a vacuum which will be difficult to fill. Such honest, humble and humorous down to earth person is difficult to find these days. Calgary has lost its son. We render our heart felt condolences and deepest sympathies to the aggrieved. May his soul RIP.

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  2. Suresh Singh and family :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this sad loss . May God give you the strength to bear the pain of this loss.

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  3. Nilesh singh :

    May his soul rest in peace and give more strength to the family in this hard time.

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  4. Manoj & shogna Kumar family :

    RIP punditji. You will be missed by all families and friends . You were a great person who would make everybody happy around you. We will miss you.

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  5. Vikash pratap :

    Sorry that we couldn’t be there in this difficult time but our thoughts and prayers are with you all
    Rajja mausa, Jija(mum’s) is at peace now in amuch better place with his loved ones who departed before him.

    All of us surely will miss you in our own way.

    To all left behind in this time of difficulty GITA SAR will give us all the comfort.

    We love u mausa/Jija and RIP
    Bimla,Vikash,Naomi,Letitia,Lakesh,lavina,lazele,lakhan pratap,Sydney,Australia

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  6. KOKILA and GARY WOODROW :

    SO SAD THAT WE HAVE LOST OUR BELOVED JIJA RAJJA , HE WILL BE ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS SENDING SYMPATHY TO MY SISTER VIDYA AND JIJA KIRAN +FAMILY .MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE
    FROM KOKILA DEVI BRISBANE AUSTRALIA ALSO from all my family

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  7. vimal lal and family :

    Our prayers are with your family. RIP my big brother, you will be deeply missed.

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  8. Pillay & Family :

    Was one of our greatest family friends & had been our respect pandit for over 26 years. We will miss his kind words & happy personality. Love always & many prayers for the family & his soul. Jai siya ram.

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  9. Sanju. Edm. :

    God Always Keep In Good Hands. RIP.

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  10. Prem Chandra and Family :

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you all. He was just a wonderful person and always up beat. He will truly be missed.

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  11. Denesh Charan and Family :

    May his soul rest in peace. He was a very kind and generous man. We will miss you Raja Pundit.

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  12. Kamlesh Malhotra :

    With great sorrow and sympathy for the family, Diven Kisun we are both in the same boat today, we both today have lost a mama ji, and know how it feels, and how our family feels. All our prayers go out to you and your family. Sorry for your loss.

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  13. Shailendra & Mary Prasad :

    We are happy to have had the pleasure of knowing you and having performed pooja’s at our home. You will be sadly missed but never forgotten. You were a good man! Our deepest sympathy for all families of the Rajja Pundit. Sorry we can not be at the service. Our deepest condolences for the family going through this sad time.

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  14. Suresh Kumar & Family :

    Our thoughts are with you and your family.
    We will miss you very much.. you always brought joy and happiness to all of us.
    May you R I P

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  15. Suresh/Savila kumar & family :

    Sorry for your loss, May his soul rest in peace.

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  16. Muniamma Reddy, Vijay K., Param Reddy, Sashi Reddy, Wasu Dewan, Babu & rest of family :

    We were shocked that you left so soon. He was a special Pundit and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and the family. He has served God here on earth, now he is with God. With heartfelt condolences we hope God’s Grace will strengthen his family in this difficult time. May his beautiful Soul rest in peace.

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  17. *A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.
    RIP pnt Rajja
    From
    Raj Prasad & Family
    Calgary

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  18. Mr & mrs Jai Pal & Family :

    Its such a shock..U will b missed greatly..RIP..

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  19. Muni Arunesh Achari :

    You will be missed by all of us. RIP

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  20. Bob and Jessie Prasad :

    Hearing about your loss has deeply saddened us, but we know that this is far from what you are going through right now. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Bob & Jessie Prasad, Rajesh Prasad & Family & Ron Prasad

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  21. Aseem Batra :

    The first time I saw you was when you came down to Burnaby to my home. A thin, frail, almost cachectic looking old man you were, but boy oh boy, did I misread! The moment you sat down and started speaking, you lit up the entire room, filled it with your warmth, love, child-like smile, and unbounded energy. I have rarely met people with so much of energy and vitality. You could talk to me about anything under the sun but India, your roots, Hindi, Indian movies, songs, singers, were some of your favorite topics or maybe it was your way to make me feel special and indulge me.

    First time I heard about you was when I got a congratulatory card from you on my marriage. The moment I looked at the card, I knew I had a friend for life. However, little did I know that life will be so short for you. Out of all the cards that I got from people in Canada, yours stood out. Not only you wrote a few lines in Hindi script but you addressed me as being from “Bharat Varsha.” The second card you wrote me was when I was blessed with a daughter. Again, in your own unique way you made us feel special, warmed our heart by your special words and blessings. To give blessings card with Gayatri Mantra written in your own handwriting, you surely knew how to make fans.

    Second and last time we met was in Surrey and what a meeting it turned out to be. Over countless and generous servings of Yaquona by Atish, we all sat and listened. Listened to you that is. In awe! It was a one man show all the way. You sang. You sang as if there was no tomorrow. There was no stopping you. Rafi, Mukesh, Kishore, Talat, I named it and you had it in your repertoire. I, dad (Jyanesh Chandra), and you sang together in one voice. I will cherish those memories for life. Name one line and you had all the stats ready, name of the film, year made, name of actors, name of singers. A literal walking and talking Hindi movie buff or encyclopedia should I say. You sang us hundreds of songs in that one single baithak. From politics to India to Fiji to Canada, we talked so much as if you knew we were never going to meet again and you gave all your love to us.

    I wish we could meet again. Only if we knew!

    It is a sad end to a happy journey, but yet it was a life well lived. May God give the family strength to bear this irreparable loss.

    I am sure you are still looking over us from up there and smiling in your special way with twinkles in your eyes, singing –

    Ji chahe jab hamko awaaz do, ham hain wahin, ham the jahan…………

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  22. Thakur Ranjit Singh and Family, Auckland, New Zealand :

    Our deepest sympathy to sister “Bidda” and family, we are thinking of you in your difficult times. May Jija’s souls rest in peace and may God grant you strength to go through these tough times. Atma koh shanti aur sathgati praapt hoh.

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  23. rina, satish prasad & family of tailevu :

    May your soul rest in peace.you were a gr8 soul, always happy &kept us going.we all r going to miss u so much, we can never find a pundit like u.god bliss u.

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  24. rina, satish prasad & family of tailevu :

    Gr8 soul, may u rest in peace, cant find a pundit like u, gonna miss u so much.my kids also gonna miss ur candies & our talks on calgary flames & stampeders & old songs.goodbye pundit ji.

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