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SOMASUNDARAM, Shantakumar “Shanta” Navaratnam

SOMASUNDARAM, Shantakumar “Shanta” Navaratnam
June 24, 1944 – Jaffna, Sri Lanka
August 25, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Shanta passed away at Agape hospice in Calgary, Alberta, on August 25, 2015. He leaves wonderful memories for his wife Cynthia, daughter Sarah, son-in-law Craig, and his grandchildren Mehna and Kieran.

Shanta was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, and earned an engineering degree in Japan. He worked for 17 years at the Public Utilities Board in Singapore; he moved to Calgary in 1990 and worked in the oil & gas industry until his retirement.

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all those that he touched. He’ll be remembered for his kindness, generosity, intelligence and spirit, as well as his love of photography, travel and music.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church (1611 St. Andrew’s Place N.W.), on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Shantakumar Somasundaram, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Rajan Navaratnam

    On behalf of Joy, Daniel, and Lydia, I wish to extend our heartfelt condolences at the loss of your loved one. May God give you courage and strength as you go through this period of grieving.

    Sincerely regret our inability to attend today’s funeral service and burial.


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