October 9, 1934 – June 20, 2018
Ranjan Shah passed away peacefully on June 20, 2018, at the age of 83, surrounded by her family. She will be dearly missed by her beloved husband of 56 years, Arvind, her loving daughters Ketki (Bruce) and Seema, and her granddaughters Kamilah and Lineo. She was a devoted and loving sister to Kanta, Kokila, Jyotsna, and Hemu, who survives her. She loved and was loved. Ranjan was born and raised in India. She eventually settled with her family in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she lived for 49 years, until her recent move to Vancouver, BC. She had a way of endearing herself to others, capturing many hearts along the way. Among her many talents, she had a special knack for working with children and was an amazing cook, modifying recipes to create her much sought-after signature versions of everything from enchiladas to baklava. Her family will always remember her generosity and kindness to others, her unflagging love and dedication, as well as her strength and her sense of humour, which were apparent even in her final days, joking with her doctors and nurses despite feeling unwell.
The Shah family would like to offer their thanks to all the friends and relatives who have offered their support during this difficult time. We would also like to thank the staff at Mount St. Joseph Hospital (ER & HAU) and St. Paul’s Hospital ICU for their attentive care and kindness. An extra special thank you to Dr. Adam Peets for the extremely thorough and exceptional care he provided, the compassionate and respectful manner in which treated our entire family, and going above and beyond to ease suffering.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Hamilton Harron Funeral Home, 5390 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC.
- Funeral Service Tuesday, June 26, 2018
- Witness Cremation Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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June 25, 2018
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Shah's passing. I had not seen either of your parents in years, until I started to work at CAA when I would see them every once in awhile in the office, even
booking them on a trip to Vegas. It was always so nice to reminisce with them, and even though I was so young when we were neighbor's, I always remember how kind your mom was!
Please send my condolences to your father as well.
June 23, 2018
Dearest Uncle, Ketki, Seema, Bruce, Kamilah, Lineo and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will miss her also, as I cannot remember a time in which she wasn't part of our lives. She is ever present in my baby book-at my Christening, birthdays, Christmas, and picnics. I have fond memories of New Year's parties in your basement, and of course, her tasty enchiladas. Nothing has ever compared to them. In fact, I was fortunate enough to have them just a few years ago, while visiting Winnipeg without my family. She kindly invited me over to eat anything I wanted. I felt like I was 8 years old all over again. Auntie was always good to me, and if I ever even mentioned I liked something, somehow it would come to me when I least expected it. I am sending you my love and deep appreciation for Auntie, and I hope that the warm memories others have of her will bring you some comfort during this most sad time.
With deepest sympathy and love,
Serena, Sohail and family