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Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home

14951 Bothell Way Ne, Seattle, WA

OBITUARY

Barkat Masih Sandhu

April 17, 1943October 29, 2019

Barkat Masih Sandhu was born to Chaudhary Harjalu and Umran Bibi on 17th of April, 1943 in Stuntzabad, Pakistan. This farmer family was blessed with other six sons and a daughter. While growing up in Stuntzabad, Barkat enjoyed playing soccer, basketball and riding his motorcycle. He was passionate about going to church and living as a good Christian. In 1958 he completed his high school from Mission High School. He went to Khanewal Government College for further studies. He finished two Bachelor Degrees: BA and B.Ed. and a Master’s in Arts. He also went to a Teaching Training Institute in Ghakhar, Gujranwala, Pakistan. He started his career as a Secondary School teacher with the Government St. Joseph High School, in Lahore, Pakistan. He taught Math, Social Studies and English to Middle School children.

In 1965, Barkat met his wife, Cinderella, and they exchanged marriage vows the same year. They were blessed with a daughter Esther and two sons Alwin, and Melwin. In 1968, Barkat transferred to teach at Islamia High School, where he worked until his retirement in 1998. He was the only Christian teacher on the faculty of the school comprising of 70 teachers. His inspirational work ethic made him stand out. The principal of his school gave him higher responsibilities, as he had confidence in Barkat’s abilities as a teacher. Barkat worked extra hours at Islamia High School in order to provide for his family and keep them happy.

As the time passed and all three children got married, Barkat and Cinderella were blessed with eight grandchildren. It always made them very happy and proud. They moved to America in 2004 to live closer to their children and grandchildren. Barkat continued to impress everyone that he met with his bright smile and shining charisma. He was a positive role model for those around him and was loved very dearly. He continued going to church and living according to Christ. On October 29th, 2019, Barkat passed away as a result of Pulmonary Fibrosis, a terminal lung disease in Everett, Washington. He is survived by his wife, Cinderella, daughter, Esther Rubina, sons Alwin and Melwin, daughter in laws Zubia and Shahida, grandchildren Ruth, Zibiah, Aliza, Naveed, Merab, Arella, Ibraham, and Salman. He left his imprint on the lives of his children, grandchildren and everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Services

  • Chapel Service Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 9, 2019

Memories

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Zibiah Sandhu

November 13, 2019

Dadaji is kind, forgiving, and virtuous. He cared for everyone, regardless of who they were. He loved with his whole heart, and gave his all into everything that he did. He is the textbook definition of a Christian man. I remember how passionate he was about the Lord. His passion radiated off of him and was truly inspirational.He would always encourage my siblings and I to read the bible, and pray to God during any situation. He encouraged us to go to church and live according to the scripture, and continued to live his own life for Jesus.

One of my favourite memories with Dadaji is when my little sister was born. He picked me up from preschool and took my brother and I on a skytrain ride all the way to Vancouver. During this time I was nervous about having another sibling- I was scared that I would be forgotten. But during the ride over, Dadaji convinced me that he would love all of us equally no matter what.

To Dadaji; I just want to say thank you. Thank you for loving me unconditionally and helping shape me into the young woman that I am today. Thank you for giving your hand into raising me, and thank you for being such a positive role model in my life.

These past few days have felt empty without you. This is the first time I have had to come to the states and not have your smiling face greet me. This is the first time I haven’t hugged you, or heard you laugh. This is the first time that I came to the states and my Dadaji isn’t here.

I remember the last time I saw you, 9 days before your passing, you were upset that we were leaving. The last thing that I said to you before leaving was “It’s okay Dadaji- I’ll see you again very soon, I promise.” I may not see you again in the physical world, but I will see you again in our Father’s house.

Although you are gone, the mark that you have left on my life will never disappear. I know that you are in a better place, finally free from all your pain, walking with Jesus in a heavenly paradise.
I love you, Dadaji.

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