MUTHANNA, Konganda Cariappa

Konganda (Kace) Cariappa Muthanna passed away on March 4, 2010 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital at the age of 80. Kace was born in Periyapatna, Mysore State, India on March 29, 1929. In his younger years, he played cricket and field hockey, participated in drama, and piloted Cessnas. He flew with the Royal Indian Air Force during World War II in Burma as a teenager, fought for Indian independence as a young adult, and served as a reservist with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps as an adult. He graduated from the University of Mysore, Medical College, in India in 1955 and continued his medical training in the UK, USA, and Canada. He retired as a psychiatrist from the Correctional Service of Canada in 1995. Kace is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Irene, sons Jeffrey and Russell, daughters Jennifer (Martin) and Amy (Kavan), and grandsons Reilly and Sebastian. He was pre-deceased by his father, Konganda Thimmiah Cariappa, his mother, Gangamma Biddanda, his brothers Karku, Thimmiah, and Gapanna, and his sisters Poovie and Sita. Kace lived a long and interesting life. He triumphed despite adversity and touched many people’s lives. He will be missed as a husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

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