Veronica Baichan

Obituary of Veronica Baichan

The Baichan and Somar family is saddened to announce the passing of their beloved Mother, Wife, Sister, Aunty, Cousin, and Nani Veronica Baichan. She passed in the comfort of her own home on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, after fulfilling 57 years of life. Veronica Somar was born on July 26, 1963, in Number Seven Village, Berbice, Guyana, to the late Joseph and Seerapatty Somar. She was the third of five children Daphne, Isabella, Veronica, Genevieve, and Norman. She was a bright, friendly, and brave child. She enjoyed playing with all her friends and cousins within her village. She attended Vrymans Erven School in New Amsterdam. She enjoyed cooking for the family and taking care of the younger children in their neighbourhood. She was very responsible with chores and taking on roles at a very young age. She was an active member of the Palmyra Presbyterian Church. She later attended Berbice Highschool and then Victoria Commercial for her business career. In 1983, Veronica migrated to Canada to continue her life with her Sister Joan (Isabella). After coming to Canada, she attended TL Kennedy for grade 13. On March 31, 1984, Veronica married her Husband, Mukesh Baichan. She was always determined to continue her education and have a successful career. She attended the Toronto School of Business and received a Business Administration Diploma. On October 22, 1984, she became a mother to her first Daughter Priya Devi Baichan. She continued to work and help her family, who had just come to Canada. Mukesh and Veronica lived with Priya in Toronto for several years, working and continuing their studies to better themselves. She made sure that Priya grew up very close with her cousins and in 1987 they purchased a home in Mississauga. On September 6, 1990, she had her second daughter Anniesa Devi Baichan. She was determined to give her princess’ the best childhood possible, and she did. She ensured that her daughters had the best life experiences, vacations, clothing, toys, and food to eat. She was an amazing Mother and Aunt who was also very close with all her nieces, nephews and especially her grand nieces and nephews who called her “Nani Lorna”. While being a fabulous Wife and Mother, she continued her career in Logistics. She was a lead logistics coordinator and was very well known within her industry. She received distinctions and moved up in her career. Through work she was known as a bubbly, go getter, and everyone in her office loved her, leaned on her, and would always extend their personal lives to including her. Throughout her life, she has become a great friend to so many people. She always had a smile on her face. She loved travelling and had the opportunity to visit more than eight countries. She enjoyed going to the United States to visit family and travelling to various Caribbean countries to lay on the beach. She loved going to restaurants, trying new types of food, and cooking new recipes for her family. Veronica was a charitable person who would always feed the elders at their local West Minister United Church. She took care of her parents and her in-laws right till their death. She became a loving Nani to many of her nieces’ and nephews’ children. She always made sure they were well dressed, fed and had a smile on their face. She loved hosting and entertaining friends and family at her home. Not a holiday would pass without her cooking a big meal for everyone. Veronica left a strong presence in everyone’s life. Her positively impacted everyone she met and left a lasting impression. On Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, Veronica lost her second battle with cancer. She was a fighter till the day she died. Determined to not show pain, and her strength and willpower will always be remembered. Her legacy and love that she shared with so many will forever be remembered and missed by many. Veronica will always be remembered as a caring, loving, and outspoken person who cherished time with her family. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, a personal viewing and service followed by a burial were held on April 10, 2020. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please be advised about the temporary limitation of funeral services in GTA, as per the following link: Our building will be able to accommodate the following under these guidelines set out by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) and Public Health. The Restrictions are as follows: • Maximum of 50 guests allowed on the property at one time. • No Line Ups Permitted • No Cycling of Guests • One Entire Group at one time • Attendances need to be scheduled by appointment only • Screening and logging of guests must be done by our staff • Intervals of 15 minutes between visitations mandatory for disinfection of facilities and continuous cleaning of surfaces throughout. • As always face masks and cleaning hands are mandatory as well as keeping social distancing of 6.5 feet. Please note that for religious services that we cannot accommodate any intervals and will require only a maximum group of 50 for those ceremonies. These rules are mandatory and Lotus Funeral and Cremation Centre Inc needs to follow these for the safety of your guests as well as the staff. Visitation and funeral services are attended BY INVITATION ONLY. Please contact the family if you wish to attend, NOT the funeral home. We can also provide families with zoom video options for them to invite friends and family that may not be able to attend in person due to these restrictions.


4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, April 9, 2021
Lotus Funeral & Cremation Centre
121 City View Drive
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
(647) 547-8188


11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Lotus Funeral & Cremation Centre Inc
121 City View Drive
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(647) 547-8188
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