BASSI. Desmond Rajan Roy. Nov. 12, 1993 – July 23, 2011. Desmond was born and raised in Abbotsford, BC. He graduated from W.J. Mouat High School and was accepted at Simon Fraser University on a football scholarship, which he was going to attend in the fall. He was born one of two children to Robert and Diljit Bassi and has an older brother named Ryan. Desmond’s family expanded recently and included a step-brother Gavin and half-sister Ella. Desmond was an exceptional son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, friend, athlete and overall person who was very close to everyone he knew, especially his family. He was a role model to his younger cousins and a genuine, loving, caring, and patient person. Anyone younger than Des just adored him and thought of him as a God. Everyone older than Des thought he was such a good kid and an absolute angel. For a giant of a boy at 6’2”, he was very gentle with the little kids in our family and loved to play and wrestle with them. He led by example and had a very attractive personality and demeanour that caught every- one’s attention. He was very polite and well-spoken and took time to say hello to everyone he knew. He had a lot of respect for his elders and received respect and praise in return.
Although he was only with us for 17 years, he taught us to be better people. He was a very positive, determined young man who lived life to the fullest and accomplished so much in a short time span. He had a lot to offer and such a bright future ahead of him. He’ll be remembered for his bashful smile, which made everyone smile in return. His warmth touched everyone’s lives and hearts and he’ll be remembered forever. Thank you Desmond for bringing so much joy to all of our lives! Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service on Friday, July 29, 2011, at 11:00 am at Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission, BC V2V 7B1. The funeral will be followed by a prayer ceremony at 2:00 pm at the Khalsa Diwan Society Gurdwara, 33094 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC.