Inder Kaur Parhar

January 1, 1916 – April 7, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
After enjoying the morning music program in the main hall, then having her lunch and her regular nap, Inder Kaur Parhar passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Holy Family Hospital Residence in Vancouver BC on April 7, 2022, where she has been living for last 13 years.
Inder Kaur was born in Droli Kalan (Manhas village), Punjab India in 1916, just before the start of the last pandemic. She was married to Bachint Singh Parhar in the 1930s, who had recently returned home from Vancouver Canada. He went back after 5 years because of his Canadian Visa, and she had to wait until the end of WWII with her daughter Jangir to join him to settle in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver in 1948.
They moved in the early 60s to Prince Rupert before settling in Terrace BC in 1966. The 4700 block of Straume Avenue in Terrace is where she lived majority of her life, and some of her best memories are of all the people that came to visit her and the people she interacted with on her evening walks in the neighbourhood with her stroller before she moved back to the Lower Mainland in 2008.
Inder Kaur and her husband hosted the first place of worship and community gathering for the Sikh community in Terrace BC in their home on Straume Avenue.
She is survived by her daughter Jangbir Bhatti (Kesar) and granddaughter Bonnie Bhatti, great granddaughters Sarita and Jasmine Glass, grandson Roger Bhatti (Debbie), and the families of her 3 nephews (Manhas).
She was one of the last few Sikh Women Pioneers’ alive that had immigrated to British Columbia before 1950.
We would like to thank the staff at Holy Family Hospital in Vancouver for her care, but also while she was in Terrace, Dr. Manji and when he left, Dr Fourie who were extremely flexible in her care.

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