Mohindar RATTAN

RATTAN; Mohindar Singh, PhD.


We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Mohindar (Moh) Singh Rattan. Mohindar passed away at home on July 13th, and will be greatly missed and forever cherished by his loving wife Nalini; children Baljindar, Nav (Linda), Ravindar (James), Nik, and Chris (Sharon), grandchildren Ian, Paul, and Joe Rattan, Jina and Danielle Mousseau, Mark and Alec Mitchell, Raesha and Alyssandra Sellathamby; siblings Pauline (Tony), Herb (Kamlesh), Surjit (Doug) and Sarinder (Gurmit); many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Mohindar was the son of Chuck and Amar Rattan, and was born on April 7, 1934 in the village of Kapure, District Moga, Punjab. He was raised by his beloved grandfather Bapu Chanda Singh. Education was of utmost importance to Mohindar; he was educated at Takhanwadh, D. M. College in Moga, the University of British Columbia (B.Ed), and the University of Alberta (M.Ed and Ph.D). Bapu Chanda Singh first came to Canada in 1906. Over the years, Bapu was instrumental in helping his extended family and friends come to Canada. His beloved Mohindar came to Canada in December, 1957. After attending UBC, Mohindar taught in Prince George and Port Coquitlum. Mohindar moved to Alberta in 1963, where he taught in Wetaskiwin and at RDC in Red Deer. After taking early retirement due to illness, Mohindar and Nalini moved to British Columbia in 1994. Mohindar lived life well. He was loving, caring, affable and a good communicator. Mohindar cherished his friends and was always ready to visit, laugh, and enjoy the moment. He enjoyed golfing, camping, travelling and most of all, visiting family and friends. He listened well, and played a pivotal role in the lives of his many nieces, nephews and extended family. He will be missed by all who knew him. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors on the CCU unit at the Abbotsford Regional Health Center for their kind and nurturing care of our father, and a heartfelt thank you to all family and friends who were so loving to our father. A service for Mohindar will be held on Sunday, July 19th at 11:30, at the Fraser River Funeral Home, 2061 Riverside Road, Abbotsford. A Prayer service will follow at the Sikh Temple, 33089 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford.