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55 comments on “Gian Parhar”

  1. To Ajeet, Champa, Surinder and Paramjit,

    Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of the matriarch of your family. Someone who we all admired, respected, and loved very much. We have very fond memories of mamiji’s visit to Seattle some years back. May her soul Rest In Peace.

    Mr. and Mrs. Anu Sharma and family
    Seattle, Wa.

  2. What a wonderful and moving service for a remarkable lady! My deepest sympathy to Surinder and all the Parhar family.

  3. To Champa , Ajeet , Surinder, Param and family .
    Beautiful and very heartfelt service . Mamiji you brought joy, happiness and laughter when ever we met. You will be sorely missed by us and remain in our thoughts forever.

  4. Beautiful service, a lovely generous lady with whom we had the good fortune to share a meal with in December 2003, with Ajeet. Deepest condolences to the Parhar family , RIP Mrs Parhar, a blessed human who’s spirit touched so many. With deep sympathy, great respect and fond enduring memories. Keith Wallace and Fiona Lamont xx

  5. Our deepest condolences to you all. Mrs Parhar was such a beautiful person who looked out for everyone. She will be dearly missed.
    Tota and Kushma Ram
    Michael and Praveeta Turner and family
    Pravinesh and Katsy Ram and family

  6. On behalf of my mother-in-law, Gurdev Kaur our deepest sympathy to the families. An amazing tribute to Aunty who was so loved by everyone. She had a heart of Gold.
    May the Lord bless u all and give u all strength at this difficult time.
    Lots of love.
    Gurdev Kaur, Charan, Veronica and the Shergill family.

  7. To Champa and the whole Parhar family

    Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Gian had the ability to engage people with an incredibly warm smile that made us feel that she was really pleased to see you. Her’s was truly a life well lived and spent in the centre of her family.

    The heartfelt tributes filled with love and respect will insure that her influence will remain with future generations of her family.

    What a great legacy to leave behind!

    Karen and Wolfgang Wicher

  8. What a wonderful woman! I will always remember Nani for being loving, caring and welcoming. She was always up for a laugh and ensured the family unit was connected. She will be missed forever. Thank you for everything.

    Love, David Tratt

  9. She was much loved by so many, and congratulations on such a fitting tribute.
    Our deepest condolences to you all.
    Love from Anita, Richard and Stephanie xxxx

  10. Was a wonderful service for a remarkable lady. We have fond memories of her. Deepest sympathy to Parhar family from Mukul and Asha .

  11. To – Surinder, Param, Champa, Ajeet and the whole family

    With heartfelt sympathy, in honor of Mamiji’s life so beautifully lived, we will cherish memories in our hearts today and always. Mamiji will be unseen, unheard but always missed and loved.
    The video tribute was a beautiful reflection of Mamiji’s life and she truly deserved every spoken word in her memory. May her soul rest in peace and God give strength to you all during this difficult time.
    Thank you Ajeet for making it possible for us to be able to view the service.

    Ranjeet, Arun and Family
    Seattle, USA

  12. Thank you very much for the touching tribute.

    We are sending our deepest condolences to the whole family.
    “Aagi” (how we used to call her as well) was such a kind and warm person. We will never forget how happy she was during the big family celebrations. It was a big pleasure to have met her. Her spirit will live on. Rest in peace.

    The Ohlsen family and Nikola from Germany

    1. To: Surinder, Paramjit, Champa, Ajit + Family

      Mamiji was an amazing person, who was a very strong lady with a great heart. She had visited us in NYC with Champa multiple times and we had the best time with them. While it is always tough to say goodbye, we will always cherish those memories. She will be missed and we pray she will have eternal peace.

      Thank you for sharing this heartfelt tribute – it was truly amazing and reflective of the amazing lady mamiji was. Our heartfelt condolences. May she rest in peace and Waheguru bless all during these tough times.

      From: Sunita and Avtar Singh Parhar + Family
      New York

  13. Deepest condolences to Champa and all family. Very saddened by the loss of a gem of a person. Aunty had a wonderful personality filled with love, kindness and generosity. I have beautiful memories of aunty from Fiji and Australia. Aunty and my mum, Gurdev Kaur started off as great friends but became family. Sadly, due to circumstances my mum was not able to come and bid her final farewell to her sister. Aunty has left behind wonderful memories. She will be greatly missed. Sincere sympathy and love to all family- from Mrs. Lashkar Singh and family.

  14. Dear Champa and the entire Parhar family,

    Our heartfelt Condolences.

    Michael and I feel so blessed to have met Gian.

    Such an impressive independent woman, always inclusive and always with a welcoming smile.

    You only have one Mum …. and it is heart wrenching to have to say goodbye. We are sure you will think of her everyday in the future and in that way she now lives on in all of you, her family.

    Gian gave life her best, and what a life she had.

    She would be so proud of her family today for such a beautiful and loving goodbye.

    We send you our love,
    Marie and Michael Tratt XX

  15. What a wonderful and moving tribute. My deepest condolences to Ajeet and Elly and the whole family on your sad loss. I was fortunate to meet Mrs Parhar when a group of us gathered at her home for dinner in the early 2000’s. We all remember her kindness, generosity, and warm hospitality as well as her impressive presence. It was memorable evening. She leaves a great legacy. Go well dear Mrs Parhar. Wishing you great blessings. Love Prue

  16. Our heartfelt condolences and with deepest sympathy go out to you and all the family. We all miss the presence of the most lovable and kind person known as Mum and Grandma. May the soul of Mum rest in peace. With God’s love and blessing.

    Sarita, Ramesh Balgovind and Family
    Melbourne, Australia.

  17. Our deepest condolences to the family. She was a lovely lady. We are blessed to have known her.
    May her soul Rest In Peace.
    Waheguru mehar kare.
    Poonam and Karmjit Singh

  18. From – Subhash, Jyoti and family
    To – Param, Rani, Champa, Surinder, Ajit and the whole family
    Our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your mum, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your mum was a great inspiration to everyone who got to know her. She was a strong person with a beautiful heart. She has left an everlasting imprint in our hearts. May she rest in peace.

  19. Mum had a captivating personality. She was always generous, loved friends and was devoted to family.
    Inspiring role model.
    Dear to all and will be sadly missed.

  20. Thank you Surinder for inviting us to join in your family’s moving celebration of the life of a true Matriarch – I have fond memories of the weeks on leave from PNG that I spent with you and your family in Parkville in the early 70’s – your Mum’s cooking was legendary and stood me in good stead when I was introduced to the Mauritian cuisine not long after. The fond memory of Mrs Parhar’s devotion to her family and her expansive kindness to all she met will always find a sacred spot in the hearts and minds of the surviving Edwards children. R.I.P. Mrs Parhar.

  21. Dear Param, Rani, Champa and the Parhar family
    We have many wonderful memories of Aunty over the years. The times we spent together at family gatherings, the many conversations we had, the lovely smile will always be cherished by us . Rest In Peace , Aunty.
    Raymond and Virginia Surujpal

  22. Dear Eleonora and Ajeet,

    Deepest sympathy.
    She was a very generous and much loved woman who left many loving memories.

    Very thoughtful and respectful tribute.

    Love from

  23. Hi Champa Didi and Bhajis
    Our heartfelt condolences on sad demise of Giano Bhuaji. I visited her last year on August 27th and was fortunate to have spend lovely e ending with her. Me and my husband came with Sukhnandan and her husband. bhuaji was very happy to see me and was reminiscing her time in her young days spent with my dad Joginder and she said he and her both were favourites of their grandfather Meha Singh. I was so emotional meeting her and awed with her cheerful demeanour and the memories she shared of my dad with me.
    It is a great loss for the whole family but I want to remember her and celebrate her life as my dad always talked very high of her and that is why I made it a point to visit her during my visit to Melbourne.
    She made me feel at home and shared all her stories her ninetieth birthday albums and the family tree books.
    By way of introduction I am Renu Minhas niece of Giano Bhuaji. My dad and her were first cousins. I am currently located in Canada.
    May almighty rest her soul in peace. She was an amazing personality and I am proud that I met her once and will cherish the memory.
    Be strong to bear this great loss.

  24. A vibrant and lively figure, knowledgeable and helpful, well known to Late Sardar Ganga Singh’s family in village Karnana, Punjab and then Ba and Suva, Fiji and finally in Melbourne, Australia. Instant comment from late brother Swaran Ganga Singh was “Oh, she would have been a judge!”, if she was given the chance of an education. We will miss you a lot, Bhabiji. May you rest in peace.
    From Avtar and family

  25. Dear Parhar family,

    Our deepest sympathies and condolences to you all on the passing of the Matriach of your family – someone who we all admired and respected very much. Thinking of you all.
    Josynta, Sumeet & family

  26. Our deepeset condolences to Surinder, Paramjit, Champa and Ajeet and their families.
    Gian Kaur was a loving kind hearted strong lady who has touched the lives of everyone who knew her.

    God Bless Her


    Love All of Deol Family

  27. Our heartfelt condolences to the family. may her soul rest in peace.

    Gurdial and Chandan Singh


  28. Condolences to the family. She was a very special person. I have fond memories of her. Was a very dear friend of my mom. (Gurdev Kaur)
    Rest in peace aunty.

  29. A very beautiful and moving tribute to a truly wonderful mother, Grandmother, great grandmother and friend!

  30. What a wonderful person Mrs Parhar was. She shared her gifts with all. I am glad to have met her and wish to express my deepest sympathy to the family.

  31. Dear Ajeet and family,
    My thoughts are with you in the passing of this strong, beautiful, and kind loved one.
    With prayers
    Margot Lynch

  32. Dear Ajeet and family, your matriarch was just a strong and beautiful person. She has instilled the family’s value and passed it onto you all.

    May God bless her a peaceful passage to the other world.


  33. Mrs Parhar was a special lady. Kind, generous, elegant wise and extremely serene. I have very fond memories of her and those wonderful picnics in Fiji. She made them special. A wonderful tribute to her today. Her special qualities will be a significant part of the enduring memories that her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many many friends will carry with them.

    Rest In Peace Mrs Parhar.

    Iain Edwards

  34. Dear Parhar family,

    Our deepest condolences for your loss. Aunty was like a Grandmother to me and I have spent countless hours with her over the years and she has been an integral part of my life. From birthday’s to graduations to my marriage – she was always there and treated my sister and I as she would her own grandchildren. She was a very positive and open-minded person who left you feeling better after being in her presence. She is irreplaceable and I, like everyone else, will miss her immensely.

    Condolences from Anurag and Varsha Khosla

  35. Dear Ajeet,
    Condolences to the family. Gian Parhar was a beautiful lady with the kindest heart. Gian is being loved and remembered by everyone whom lives have been embraced in her loving kindness. Such energy would live on and continue to bring happiness to the fortunate ones. RIP.

  36. I feel enormously blessed to have known this special woman. As the reflections show, she was hugely loved. We all loved you and will miss you more than words can express.

  37. The eulogies and funeral service was a nice farewell for a great matriarch and a lady with such great intellect. Nani has left behind a wonderful legacy to be cherished and followed.
    With deepest sympathy and condolences.
    Romina, Rahul and family
    Sydney, Australia

  38. What a lady! Gian Kaur Auntie was a legend and a pillar of strength four our family. So so very blessed to be part of Aunties life all these years. My own mother was lucky enough to have spent her last night with Auntie, the advise, strength and love you constantly gave my mum and dad to help with their own journey will never be forgotten. You would check in on me (amongst your own busy schedule) was invaluable, hearing your voice and the support you provided me especially over the past year I will cherish. “Anita, you have made your mum so proud, keep doing what your doing, and don’t worry about anything else” keeps me going. You will never be forgotten and I feel so blessed that you and uncle named me, that I will have forever. Thinking of you, brings an automatic smile to my face. Love you dearly and you will be missed even more xx

  39. To Surinder, Paul, Bec, and the Parhar family,
    Sending our condolences and thinking of you all at this sad time.
    James, Emma and Miles

  40. We are truely sorry for your loss. We are blessed to have known her. She will live in all of us in a small way as she has touched us all in her charming and considerate way. God Bless.

  41. Dear Ajeet and Eleanora,
    My deepest sympathies and warmest condolences for your loss. She was a wonderful woman, who was greatly loved, and Im sure will be greatly missed.
    Love always, Melinda

  42. What a lady, Gian Kaur Auntie, a legendary figure in so many ways. So much warmth and love every single time we were with her. My own mother was blessed to have spent the last night of her life with Auntie. She was a pillar of strength for my mum, giving her advice and strength to help with mums juorney in life. Auntie called every few months to check in on me especially over the past year. I feel so lucky to have been part of Aunties life and feel blessed that Auntie and Uncle named me, this memory of them I will have for ever. The visits to Riverland were always exciting and full of love, laughter and tears. The first straighter/crimper I got was thanks to Auntie just saying one word to mum, I kept that for years!!! Thinking of Auntie is an automatic smile to the face! Thankyou for absolutely everything you have done for our family. We love you dearly and will always miss you xx

  43. Our heartfelt condolences to all the family. Be comforted by the long, healthy and fulfilled life Mrs Parhar lived. May she now Rest In Peace and watch over her dear family from heaven.
    With love,
    Scaringi family.

  44. Aunty Gian was a special person to me , almost like a mother figure since my own mum passed away 6 years ago where she spent her last night on earth with Aunty Gian – she was always so welcoming and had all the time in the world for me ……will definitely miss going for walks up the road to visit you and bringing my kids up to cheer you up for the day xxxx Love balraj

  45. Dearest Ajeet and family,
    My heartfelt sympathies.
    Your mum is in my daily prayers for a safe passage onwards.
    Much love and may many blessings fall upon her.

  46. Condolences to the family to the children and grand children – to lose the Matriarch is huge…. to me a strong, and resilient person so practical and so flexible with change……….Sleep peacefully – you have done a great job.! You have past on your values.
    You have set a great role model for everyone!
    RIP Carolyn

    1. Dear Ajeet and family, your matriarch was just a strong and beautiful person. She has instilled the family’s value and passed it onto you all.

      May God bless her a peaceful passage to the other world.


  47. Asha & Kewal Krishan from India
    We deeply mourn the sad untimely heavenly abode of dear Mammy ji.
    She was a very pious and strong hearted and always cheerful.
    God Almighty grant peace to the departed soul and give strength to bear this irrepable loss.for all family members.
    AUM shanthi Shanthi.

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