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PARTAP SINGH PHANGUREH (published on September 13, 2008)

PARTAP SINGH PHANGUREH November 28, 1921 September 9, 2008 It is with deep sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Papa Ji in his 87th year on Tuesday, September 9 at St. Boniface General Hospital. He was surrounded by his family and friends. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters. He left to mourn his son Brinder-Paul (Kulbir) Phangureh; daughters Nirmal (Balbir) K. Sandhu, Balvinder K. Sidhu and Surinder (Surinderjit) K. Brar; granddaughters Navneet K. Phangureh, Amonpreet (Rajvir) K. Dhillon, Chanpreet K. Brar; grandsons Manjot (Navi) S. Sandhu, Sandeep S. Sidhu and Navjeet S. Brar; and brothers Daljeet (Surjit) S. Phangureh and Gurdev (Gloria) S. Phangureh and their families of Winnipeg and sisters Surjit Kaur and Gurjit Kaur of Punjab, India. He is predeceased by his wife Mrs. Gurbachan Kaur Phangureh in 1996 and his brother Mr. Pakhar (Jeet) S. Phangureh of California in 2007. Papa Ji was born in village Pandori Phangurian Dist. Hoshiarpur, Punjab. He was the eldest son of freedom fighter Baba Ganda Singh Phangureh and Mrs. Kartar Kaur. He obtained his BSc. Degree from Sikh National Collegte Lahore in 1942 and then completed his teacher training in Faridkot, Punjab. In his early years of teaching in Punjab he became Headmaster and established two new schools, one in Nasrala and one in Adampur. In 1958 he moved to the UK and then to Winnipeg, establishing himself as one of the first Sikh in Winnipeg. He taught in the Winnipeg School Division No. 1 from 1959 to 1986. He also served his community in many ways and was President of Sikh Society of Manitoba in 1979 and then again in 1984. During his retirement years he volunteered his time to build the Winnipeg South Sikh Centre. He was also President of the Punjabi Canadian Seniors Society Inc. and a member of the Manitoba Cultural Centre. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses on Unit 5E at the St. Boniface Hospital for their care and compassion. Cremation services will be held at Thomson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. This will be followed by religious prayers at Sikh Centre, 500 Dovercourt Drive at 3:00 p.m. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Send expressions of sympathy to

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