Dr. Ram Rachhpal (Paul) Singh passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 13, 2013.
After completing his medical degree in India, Paul arrived in Ottawa, Canada in 1961 to train and complete his residency. In 1964 he returned briefly to India to marry his beloved wife Surinder Kaur. Paul left for Scotland where he completed his FRCP at Edinburgh. Paul and Surinder’s first stop as a married couple in Canada was in Halifax, Nova Scotia where Paul completed his specialist degree of Internal Medicine at Dalhousie University. After their stay in Halifax, they were drawn to the Rocky Mountains of Calgary, Alberta as its mountainous landscape is reminiscent of the Himalayas and their home in Kashmir, India. In Calgary, he began his successful career as an MD, specializing in Internal Medicine, where he served as director of the medical department at the Rockyview Hospital for close to 15 years. He was also a clinical associate professor at the University of Calgary in the Department of Medicine and a board member of the Calgary Sikh Society. His many other career accomplishments are too numerous to mention. He was greatly respected within the medical community and admired by his patients for his compassion. His love of medicine kept him practicing until his last days.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and eldest brother to a vast extended family and a friend to all. He loved hiking in the mountains with family and friends and had a passion for golf, which he has passed down to his 9 year old grandson. He enjoyed travelling all over the world and throughout his life had an insatiable desire for learning.
Paul is survived by his wife, Surinder, son and daughter Dev (wife, Kelly) and Kiren (husband, Rob), grandchildren Emmet, Sanah and Kiki and many extended family and friends who share in his loss. “Papa” will be deeply missed by his three grandchildren who he showered with love and affection at every opportunity.
A Celebration of Paul’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Plan Canada in memory of Dr. Ram R. Singh by contacting 1-800-387-1418 or any children’s charity of your choice.
In living memory of Dr. Ram Singh, 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