More sad shocking news – our dear Partap Grewal no more

Email from Surinderjit Singh to Vijay Khurana:

This is Surinderjit Sohi, Partap Grewal‘s nephew. I’m sorry to inform you that Partap Chachaji passed away on Dec 2nd 2020 at 11:30pm. He passed away due to complications with Covid-19. I have arranged for his funeral on, Wednesday Dec 9th 2020. The funeral home will provide me a link that I will provide you with, so that Partap Chachaji’s friends can remotely attend the funeral. Can you please send me your cell phone number so that I can provide you with the link and can you also inform Partap Chachajis other friends about this?

Sincerely
Surinderjit Sohi


Dear Surinderjit,

Thank you for your email.

This is shocking news. May he now rest in peace and it leaves his friends heart broken and hurt by this sad message.

Partap had sent Gurcharan Singh Anand and me almost identical messages about the presence of Covid cases in the institution that he was in followed one last message that the pathogen had infected him as well. After that message on November 21,2020 there was absolute silence and just last evening I sent a mail to Stephanie Karpatia (Revera Living & Long Term Care Centre) enquiring about Partap. Your message was an unexpected and distressful blow, to say the least.

I am endorsing this mail to his friends from School and their number is large which will indicate the wide circle of well wishers he had, most of them for well over 50 years.

I await your inputs. My thanks

My kind regards

Sincerely

Vijay Khurana


Very Sad News

Pratap would call me maybe once a year and we had some nice chats about School . About his own ailments and we used to compare Sweden and Canada (As these countries have lots in Common )

RIP Pratap -We shall always remember you

Regards

Sudhir [Kashyap]


This is indeed very sad news.
I had visited Partap 4 years back in his hospice, and he was being well taken care of; though he became a bit emotional when I was leaving.
Partap was a naturally talented sportsman. A fantastic hockey player, a solid long distance runner as he won the Under 15 marathon in 1961.
When the illness struck, he did not give up. Instead he migrated to Canada on a wheelchair, learnt computer science and started working. He was with IBM for some time. He told me that he had also worked in New York for a few years.
He had great determination and faced adversity head on and made a life for himself.
May his soul rest in peace.
SM Singh


Best Regards
SM Singh


4 thoughts on “More sad shocking news – our dear Partap Grewal no more

  1. Deepak Kumar Thakur

    May Partap rest in eternal peace in the hallowed paradise of the Eleysian Fields. Deepest condolences to the family.

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  2. Gurpratap Singh Class of 1956

    I cannot forget Partap though we never met. He took a fancy for me and we corresponded off and on, mostly in relation to BCS and OCA affairs. Right through he struck me as a very inspiring individual, who demonstrated how to take life in the stride, despite trying circumstances. I had grown fond of him for his courage and affection. Will miss him deeply. God bless his soul.

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