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Born In: India
Born: May 22nd, 1925

Passed in: Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: September 1st, 2011

On September 1, 2011 Dave ("Khushdev") Singh Heed passed away peacefully with his family by his side in Tsawwassen, BC after a wonderful life, he was 86 years old.

Born on May 22, 1925 in India, Dave was the last surviving member of the original pioneering Singh family in Kamloops where he along with parents Sher & Gungo Singh Heed and brother Sucha were active in the early and continuing development of the growing town for more than 90 years. Dave immigrated to Canada in 1938 to join his father and older brother who had already started to lay down roots in North Kamloops in the early 1900's.

The family operated many business endeavours in town including sawmills, fruit packing warehouses, fruit orchards and farm land, as well as the founding of the city's first Sikh Cultural Society. In addition to the family efforts, Dave enjoyed a career in forestry which concluded with his retirement from Ainsworth-Savona Division in 1989.

Dave lived each day to the fullest and his passions included gardening, sports, exploring, and spending quality time with friends and family. Throughout his years in Kamloops, "Davey" as he was fondly referred to, loved the city and its people and there was no greater joy to him than chatting with people around town whether it was during a walk around MacArthur Island or running errands on Victoria Street - Kamloops was and always will be his home.

Dave is survived by his loving and devoted wife Sarjit, daughter Indra, son-in-law John, and many dear family members and friends.

The family thanks the KinVillage Retirement Centre in Tsawwassen, BC for their excellent care of Dave in his final years, and for their unwavering support to his wife Sarjit who lovingly spent every day of Dave's stay at KinVillage by her husband's side.

A Memorial Service will be held for Dave at Riverside Funeral Home, 7410 Hopcott Road, Delta, BC, Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a religious service at Alkali Singh Gurdwara, 1890 Skeena Street, Vancouver, BC.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada: BC & Yukon Branch, or to the KinVillage Retirement Centre.




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