Gulshan Sawhney

Obituary of Gulshan Sawhney

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It is with profound sadness that the family of Dr. Gulshan Sawhney announce his peaceful passing on September 9th, 2021, at the age of 64 years. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 39 years, Bandna; his children: Ashima (Carlyle), Nitin (Soni) and Trishna (Josh); his grandchildren: Ethan, Akash, Kiyaan, and Nina; his in-laws: Satish and Prem Ummat, Rohit (Seema), and Alok (Shruti); his siblings Bharat (Anita), and Ajay (Neeru); his nephews, nieces, and all of his dearest relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his parents Balram and Bimla. Gulshan was born in India and spent the first 26 years of his life there. He was a proud member of the Maulana Azad Medical College where he graduated as President of his medical class. Gulshan thoroughly enjoyed his time in India; however, his life really started after marrying his true love, Bandna, in 1982. Shortly after, the newlyweds moved to Saint John, New Brunswick. Having arrived in the winter time, Gulshan was shocked at the size of the “Canadian mosquitos..” To his surprise, he had just witnessed his first Canadian snowfall, and those so-called mosquitoes were actually snowflakes! Gulshan was a firm believer that you should never stagnate and should always continue learning. He furthered his education at Dalhousie University where he completed his Canadian residency, and began practicing Internal Medicine in 1991. Gulshan and Bandna raised their three children in a small maritime town of Amherst, Nova Scotia, where the family quickly became a staple in the community. Gulshan, as a visionary, was always thinking ahead, and knew the next steps were to move the family to Ontario. After a quick stop in Oakville, Gulshan found his dream home in Milton, partially because of the home but mainly because of his 5 minute drive to work. As his kids grew, so did the town, and so did his 5 minute drive. Gulshan was a proud member of the Milton hospital and community, and gave his all to his colleagues and patients. Gulshan lived his life to the fullest. He enjoyed travelling, music, spending time with friends, the stock market, and a good party. But, nothing came close to the joy he had when he was with his grandchildren. Whenever he spoke about them, his smile would light up the sky and he would stand a bit taller. To him, being a “Nanu” and a “Dadu” was his greatest accomplishment. Gulshan spent the last year preparing his cottage to be a legacy that his grandchildren could enjoy for the years to come. Gulshan was a man who lived his life for others and will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted for: THE MILTON DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION (

Visitation at McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home (Milton, ON)

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, September 11, 2021
McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home Co. Ltd
114 Main Street E
Milton, Ontario, Canada
Please contact the funeral home directly re: attending this visitation.

Funeral Service

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Lotus Funeral & Cremation Centre Inc
121 City View Drive
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(647) 547-8188
Private Family Rites & Ritual for the family from 8:00 to 9:00 am
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Gulshan Sawhney

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Gulshan Sawhney

1956 - 2021

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