Shanta Bai Manik

April 22, 1938February 8, 2021
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Shanta Manik (of Burnaby, BC) passed away peacefully on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Burnaby Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Deo Ram Manik, her four children, Indira (David), Sadhana (Hament), Usha (Dhirendra) and Vijay (Natalee). She also leaves behind her six grandchildren (Ashley, Tiffany, Neil, Brianna, Shawn & Tyler) and many more members of the extended family who loved her dearly. Shanta was born in Vuci, Nausori (Fiji) and was the only daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Shiu Mangal. She had six brothers (the late Jai Kumar, the late Vishwa Kumar, the late Shyam Mangal, Rajendra Kumar, Dharmendra Kumar, Yogendra Kumar and Dr. Anil Kumar Mangal). After her marriage to Deo Manik in 1961, she resided in Deepwater, Korovou, Tailevu and immigrated to Canada in 1974. She worked as a Nurse’s Aide at Carlton Lodge in Burnaby and then at George Pearson Centre in Vancouver from where she retired in 1998. Due to her advancing dementia, mom was placed in a care home in November of 2019. She was then transferred to Normanna Rest Home in Burnaby on March 13, 2020 (just before the pandemic). The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Normanna Rest Home and Burnaby Hospital for the great care and attention she received. Shanta loved her family and friends and always put everyone’s needs before her own. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend. We will always and forever be grateful for her love, her kindness, her generosity and her selflessness. She will be missed dearly. If you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Shanta Manik to the Alzheimer Society of B.C.


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Akash Lochan

February 20, 2021

Munni Bhaini you are a lovely person, beautiful, kind and humble. I remember my childhood going to Vudi to your home and seeing you working so hard helping your mom in cooking and housework. Then when I migrated to Canada I met you again. This time I met jija and your children. You were now a wife and mother working hard again in raising your own family. Our families were always connected, the bond was created in Fiji. We loved you and will miss you. Goodbye until we meet again. You have raised wonderful children who will take good care of jija until you meet. Om Shanti.

Roselyn Muni

February 18, 2021

Shanta and I worked for 20 years at George Pearson hospital. She was always kind, friendly

We used to all have tons of potluck and we looked forward to hanging out together.


maya hesse

February 18, 2021

Rest in peace dear friend >Thank you for all the help and support. Still remember the days we made metdai together with your mom and nermual .Till we meet again dear friend.

Shelley Singh

February 18, 2021

I’m so blessed to carry countless beautiful memories, experiences and lifelong lessons with you sweet precious Mami. As I look back at all the cherished moments I hold so dear to my heart - I am humbled and thankful to be able to say that you Mami were there for all my significant moments in my life; from my birth, my youth where you taught me so much I still use to this day; the critical times, all the ups, the downs and in-between moments too. You were one of the first to arrive early to help with every aspect of my wedding; Mami you sat beside me and held my hand when we laid Mom to rest. Im proud to say I’m the person I am today because you played such a vital role in it. Thank you Mami ♥️🙏🏽

The memories that stand out the most are the ones of being side by side in the kitchen cooking, laughing, making countless roti and puri, sharing memories and learning your clever techniques. Hands down you are one of the best cooks ever! Every time we visited - you made a point of remembering and making each of our favorite dishes to savor. Hands down no one makes bhooja, mitia, and your legendary saina is matched by no one!! Your beautiful smile lights up everywhere you’ve gone and are. You will remains the Matriarch of our family and our hearts ♥️ RIP Mami. 🙏🏽💝

To Mama, Indira, Sadhana, Usha and Vij - If it were not due to the pandemic keeping us away - we would certainly be there in person. Know that you are all loved so much. Please accept my, Joe’s and Alex’s heartfelt sympathies 🙏🏽

Mami carry my love with you through your Journey home. Please give our love and regards to Dad and Mom and all the our loved ones 💝🙏🏽

Sushil Pal

February 18, 2021

A beautiful humble soul I got to call amma from the first time we crossed paths. She in return treated me as one of her children, always with a smile, hugs and blessings. Celebrating your wonderful souls journey amma, as you continue on to receive moksha. Always loved and appreciated for who you are.

Adesh & Jacy Ram

February 18, 2021


Such fond memories of the huge family dinners you would hold at the BBY house. Always bringing family together for food and laughs. And those stairs! All us kids loved hanging out in the stairs.You will be missed. We love you xo

- Adesh and Jacy Ram

Sarla Thompson

February 18, 2021

It was an honor to know Shanta. She was a wonderful person. My daughters, Maureen and Joeleen and I send our deepest condolences to Mr Manik, Indra, Sadhana, Usha, Vijay, all the family and friends.
Rest in peace. God bless 🙏

Captain Surendra Shankar

February 18, 2021

To Our Beloved Shanta Fua

You’ll always be remembered and missed very much .. We pray for your future in Paradise..!!

With lots of Love
All Shankar Family from Sacramento
And San Francisco

Shalini Swamy

February 18, 2021

To our beloved Mami:
I’m so lucky to had such a great Mami in my life. You have touched our hearts and lives in so many ways. You were so loving, kind, funny and very sweet. I remembered that you loved to collect dishes so whenever I saw you I would bring something to add your collection. Mami I thank you for always being there for our families. I can recall countless occasions you, Mom, and aunty would grab a big Hundi (pot) and start making a delicious meal for all of us to enjoy. They say the world changes from year to year, our lives changes day to day but the love and memories we share of you will always remain the same and in our hearts. We love you and will be dearly missed. This was my first selfie with you both. Much love from the Swamy family.❤️

Neeta Singh

February 18, 2021

I can imagine how difficult this time may be for all of you. Losing someone so special can be so overwhelming. I have fond memories of kaki whenever I met her. Her beautiful smile, her gentleness and calmness as she spoke with lots of love. Her beautiful presence will be missed. Sending hugs to the Manik family during this trying time.