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GURDEV SINGH BAINS (published on June 08, 2010)



GURDEV SINGH BAINS 1926 - 2010 Gurdev ( Dave ) Bains passed away peacefully on June 4, 2010, while on vacation in Victoria, B.C. He leaves behind his wife Tej, brother Gurubachan (Prakash), sons Hardev (Jody) and Ravinder, and grandsons Zachary and Nathan. He was predeceased by his parents S. Ujjagar Singh and S. Bachint Kaur of Mahalpur, India. Dave was born on February 18, 1926 in the village of Montgomery which at the time was part of India's Punjab province. An accomplished athlete as a young man, he graduated from Government College of Ludhiana in 1948 and entered public service as a police officer. In 1962 he immigrated to Canada, where he met and married Tej. He lived the rest of his life in Winnipeg where he continued in public service as a mental health worker, retiring in 1995. He possessed a keen mind, and a love of knowledge and learning, which he applied to his interests in current events and in his successful pursuits in real estate and stock market investing. An active member of Winnipeg's Sikh community, Dave played an important role in its growth over the years. A gentle soul known for his outgoing nature and generous spirit, he lived a rich a life and will be greatly missed by his family and large circle of friends who were all very important to him. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 11 at 12:00 p.m. at Thomson In The Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd., with prayers to be held at 5:00 p.m. at the Singh Sabha Gurdwara, 4000 Sturgeon Road, Winnipeg. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com


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