Jai Singh Gill
September 25, 1931 – April 12, 2018
Jai Singh Gill was born on September 25, 1931 in Jaranwala, Punjab and passed away on April 12, 2018 in Roseville, California
- Funeral Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Jai Singh Gill
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July 17, 2018
Dear Papa, as I read through all the lovely memories that our family has shared, I am remembering and missing you very much!
I am so glad that I got to spend more time with you over the past few years. Now, you are with mom and my veer and can tell them all about your daughters that you are so proud of. I know you all are watching over us.
Miss you all very much!
Lots of love,
Your baby daughter
July 15, 2018
Papa Ji I am so glad we get to spend some time together for the last 6 years . We had good times having drink together. I do remember having few arguments as well. It does not matter but we had fun and happy times together regardless of where(visiting Mom in nursing home and few trips to Lake Tahoe or even at home). I can never forget our trip to Agra when I was very young and you told the story to everyone how I jumped into the train through a window. Also, a very difficult time when we brought Mom back to America. I hope I made you a proud father. Dad Rest In Peace I will see you again one day.
June 14, 2018
Masarhji, you were such a father figure to me. We had many laughs, shared good memories and discussed some painful times. One of my favorites were when I used to come and drop off the girls when they were babies, you opened the door and said "there is our fulan di tokri". It made me feel such love. We could have discussed just about anything and felt better after. I am so sorry for your pain the last year from cancer. I will truly miss you forever. Like your daughter, with gratitude and respect, Indra Mahal
June 8, 2018
I miss you everyday papaji, i am
Glad i spent time with you in the last few months. I have learned so much from you and bebeji in my life. I miss getting updates about anything going on in this world from you. So much in the heart but very few words to express. I am sure you bebeji and daddy will always be with us all the time...
Your loving grandson
Varminder singh gill
June 7, 2018
You could always count on Papaji to make you laugh. Weather that was at your expense or not, was another story.
He was always a jolly, very social and outgoing man. We will remember him for those qualities and all the experiences that we shared with him.
If I were to be able to tell him one thing now, I would say; "Enjoy your time with Mummy and Mamaji now, we miss you all."
June 7, 2018
Papaji was one of the most active individuals I have seen in my lifetime. Whenever he used to care for me over the summer, a common proposition would be to go for a walk, which remain as some of my fondest memories of him. He was almost moving, and always conversing with people around him, seemingly making new friends everyday.
I will never forget those qualities, and I thank him for showing me them throughout the years. R.I.P Papaji.
June 7, 2018
I remember that whenever Papaji would see me, he would always tell everyone "Oh here comes my Smiley Face" (roughly translated). To which I would smile, proving him right. He always knew that saying that would make me smile and he enjoyed the game.
We will all miss you Papaji. Rest in peace.
June 3, 2018
Papaji was a very jolly man. I enjoyed spending time and having a drink with him. Rest in peace, Papaji, we ll miss you.
June 2, 2018
Papaji(My Father-in-Law) as I addressed him since I saw and treated him like my Father was a very social person. He could impress and made any person his friend after spending little time with them. He lived a good long life and has now joined Mataji. I had the opportunity to spend lot of time with him during the last stage of his life. It became clearer than before that he was good at heart. His biggest contribution along with Mataji as a team was to raise three Girls who grew up to be strong and successful Women while fully grounded in our cultural values.
May 9, 2018
My dear Papaji
I still can’t believe you are not with us in person but I can still feel your presence around us, I can hear your voice on the phone and it will stay with me till end. You raised your daughters like sons and provided us with the best you could. You worked hard in your lifetime and we are proud to have had you as our father. I love you as your eldest daughter and will miss you.
April 28, 2018
Papaji was a very kind and jolly man. Everyone around him knew. He was always cracking jokes and talking to new people to get to know them. One of my earliest memories of Papaji was him picking me up from school and us going to the airport to watch the planes take off and land. I hope he is no longer in pain and rests in peace.
April 28, 2018
He was such a great personality... will always be remebered ... rest in peace papa g
April 20, 2018
This is from the very big day of my life when papaji did gave the palla to me as a father and grandfather. He was the shed I had upon me no matter where i am. I know I couldn’t fulfill his one and only wish but I will try to do it papaji. I still cannot overcome that you left us all alone. Lossing dady and then bebeji and now you is a very big loss to our family. I will be badly missing you always papaji :((
Your loving Grand Daughter
April 17, 2018
This photo is from a random day when Arjun and I decided to create a memory with Mummy and PapaJi. I had been wanting to go to the Walt Disney Family Museum so we headed to the city on a beautiful day and walked the halls filled with mementos of Walt Disney's early life. We heard our grandparents' stories as they recollected going to Disneyland 20 years prior. PapaJi was full of jokes, as always, and had us laughing the entire time. On the way home, we drove by UCSF where I was working at the time and they beamed with pride as I shared a bit about the research I was doing. I'll always remember this.
April 16, 2018
Your life was a blessing,your memory a treasure.
You are loved nd respected beyond words and missed beyond measure.
I had been getting news about you from Jaswinder,i missed your no.and could not talk.
We are thankful to god who gave you courage and strength to struggle in your difficult and painful times with a smile and always tried to care Bhenji when she used to b sad and felt alone nd how you spent time during her illness with your humourous nature.you always been with us in our joys nd grief always.
Those who love don't go away they walk beside us always........
Your melody still lingers on......
April 15, 2018
Dear Papaji I miss you and every single thing of yours. You were the person whom I admired the most. But now I know how it feels to loose someone with whom you grow from being a child to an adult. I have learned alot from you and I recall all the memories we spent together, while I am sitting here wrtting this on my way to your funeral and I know when I will enter your house you wont be there to say “AAJA PUTTRA” this is whats going to hurt the most. But You were a example of a Strong man who never let any pain or concern to break you. If you can see this I love you the most and I wish I could do more.
April 15, 2018
Dear papa, It pains me to think that you are not with us anymore. I just feel that I am going to walk into your room and you will be happy to see that I was there. I will always remember you as one of the strongest men in my life. You love, care, and discipline, helped me grow into a very strong person myself. I will miss seeing you feeling proud of your daughters and your grandkids. I am so thankful for all the time I was able to spend with you in your last few months. It is never enough and we never wanted you to leave but I know you are with mom now and in peace. I love you papa and will miss you so much!
- Your baby daughter.