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ABBI, Baldev

April 12, 1935 – Naina Kot, India
December 15, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Baldev Raj Abbi on December 15, 2018. Baldev was born in Naina Kot, India, the youngest of five children. He married Sudarshan Abbi in 1959 and ventured to Canada in 1960 to work as a teacher.

Baldev loved to study. He completed a B.Sc., B.Ed., and a M. Psych. He also loved philosophy and reading books endlessly. Baldev was an avid and skilled card player, especially at cribbage and Bridge. He was very social, had a zest for life and savoured the company of his friends and family. Baldev loved children. He spent much time with his own children to help them achieve their academic goals. He was a special grandfather (Dadu) and had a precious connection with his grandchildren. Baldev was a kind-hearted, spirited man and he will be deeply missed.

Baldev is predeceased by his loving wife Sudarshan; daughter Poonam; daughter-in-law Bonnie-Lee Elizabeth; brother Joginder, and sisters Leela and Sita.

He is survived by his sons, Atam Abbi, Arun Abbi (Polly), and grandchildren, James, Marisha, Matthew, and McColl.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Bal Abbi, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Dear Arun and Family,

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family. It must be extremely difficult time this time of year to lose your father. We are thinking of you and hope that in the midst of sorrow, there is comfort in the midst of pain. May you and your family find peace and hope.

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