Born In: Calcutta, India
Born: December 14th, 1926
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: October 13th, 2012
Being a parent is no easy job. There is no guidebook, so the best you can do is approach every day with love for your children. Dip Mitra was a father who did just that.
Dip was born in Calcutta, India in 1926 and after graduating from University; he emigrated to England, attended the London School of Economics, and then eventually moved to Canada. He settled in Kamloops in 1969 with his wife and three boys and began a career as a Senior Chemical Engineer with Weyerhaeuser Kamloops Pulp Mill till his retirement in 1992. Dip was an incredibly detailed oriented and cerebral man. He was able to perform staggering calculations with a slide rule and was incredibly talented at his job with numerous published articles to his name. On the flip side, his favorite movie was Harry and the Henderson's and he loved to watch wrestling. More than anything, Dad cherished his respect. While not everyone always liked the questions he may have asked, my dad worked hard to gain their respect. Ultimately, he always approached his family with true love and that is really all you can ask for.
Dip passed away on October 13, 2012 and is survived by his ex-wife Julia, three sons Devendra, Nicholas and Christopher, his daughter-in-law Alisa and his two grandchildren Casie and Keenan (who always put a smile on his face). All of us were lucky enough to be close by in his last few days. He also leaves two brothers, Santu and Laltu, who reside in India and were recently able to reconnect with their brother after over 40 years.
Dad had 86 years on this planet, but even after his passing, he is still making a huge impact on the lives of his family.
No formal service is planned for dad; he was a private man. If you would like to pay your respects, take a moment to tell your family how much you love them.
Thank you to Dr. Conley, Dr. Michaud, Dr. Schumacher, Lianne Berst from the Kidney Clinic and the entire staff of RIH-ER and RIH 7-North for their incredible level of care.