March 4, 1933 – December 7, 2018
Born in Allahabad, living a full life in India, Pakistan and then most of all, and last of all in Canada. Survived by Joy (nee Joshua), his wife of 60 years, children Koruna Schmidt Mum, the late Onilla Rani Biswas, Benita Black and Matthew Biswas as well as nine grandchildren, a niece, Potlee Mukherjee, her family. Pre deceased by sister, Benita Biswas Ruder, and son in law Bruce Black. Benoy, son of Professor Nirmal Kumar and Mrs Helen Biswas. Benoy was a Major (ret’d) Pakistan army, in the Guides Cavalry, a branch of the Armoured Corp. He was a career soldier, who has lived his life with loyalty and diligence, even on the golf course, the game he loved so much. His zeal and fortitude is what held his family together. Never afraid of hard work, and always willing to tackle the job ahead. An integral part of the Joshua family, having been regarded and supported by them for many years. Visitation will be held at ROSAR-MORRISON FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 467 Sherbourne St., on Tuesday December 11th, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm. A funeral service will be held at LITTLE TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH, 425 King St E, Toronto, on Wednesday December 12th, 2018 at 11am. Burial at Necropolis Cemetery. If desired, gifts of remembrance may be made to Camp Koinonia, (www.campkoinonia.ca), PO Box 29041, Barrie, ON L4N 7W7
- Visitation Tuesday, December 11, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, December 12, 2018
- Burial Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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December 11, 2018
I remember Benoy Biswas as a man of religious devotion who, if asked a question would answer clearly, but never preach. I remember Benoy as a man of principle who had political views that he would offer when asked, and who was willing to debate with others, but never aggressively. I remember Benoy, the former soldier, who on our first meeting in his home asked me if the tie I wore was "infantry", and then with a growing smile: "or perhaps cavalry"? He recovered somewhat when I answered "University". I remember this man adapting to change as a Canadian immigrant and forging a new life in a country he appreciated. I remember Benoy absolutely covered by children, mostly by his grand-children though not all were. They were on his head, his shoulders and lap. He smiled but said little. Each child knew they climbed on a rock ,and were utterly safe. Love need not be spoken.
John Clarke, Ottawa
Seher & Omar Khan
December 10, 2018
Uncle Benoy will be missed. He was always so welcoming.
Angela and Les Eliot
December 9, 2018
Remember the good time we had the time your Mum and Dad came on our boat fishing