Roopnarine Sharma

Obituary of Roopnarine Sharma

Due to the current restrictions, we can allow up to 90 people in the service hall at one time. Infants and Children are a part of that number. Guests are welcomed by invitation only and a guest list must be provided prior to visitation. Unfortunately, food and beverages are not permitted at this time. Please note that masks are to be worn at all times while in the building as well as sanitizing of hands upon entry. For more information, please follow this link from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario https://thebao.ca/category/registrars-directives/ Funeral Visitation Friday, January 14th from 6pm-9pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82779341519?pwd=cElnWHVOOHpVcWNyVEVwRXlqWnJGdz09 Meeting ID: 827 7934 1519 Passcode: 546857 Funeral Service Saturday, January 15th from 7am-9am https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87059553993?pwd=RGRISDZxcmRhcmxSUzgvQkE5Q2hCUT09 Meeting ID: 870 5955 3993 Passcode: 445895 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Our Loving Father Roopnarine Sharma LLB Prominent Toronto Lawyer REST IN ETERNAL PEACE Oct 19th 1933 - Janurary 9th 2022 A Legend. An icon. A Compassionate Man A Humble Kind and Loving Man. Dad was a remarkable man who constantly advocated for the betterment of the poor and disadvanged. For over fifty years, as a brilliant legal mastermind, he challenged and engaged the legal system to advance the lives of marginized immigrants and refugees from around the world. He cleverly found ways to interpret the conventional definition of a refugee based on political and religious persecution. This resulted in the advancement of thousands of lives and changed the landscape of diversity in Canada. Dad believed that the key to freedom was through education. He once told me that education and reading books is the most powerful tool to change your own life. I will always remember him as a shining star to the glory of humanity. Accolades and Achievements: Three Lifetime Achievement Awards. Gold Medal Speaker from London England. Humanitarian, Philanthropist, Selfless Service to the Community, Founder and Lifetime President of Canada Hindu Organization in Canada since 1970. Legal Advisor to the first Sikh Gurudwara Shromani Sikh Society on Pape, Lifetime Achievement Award for his magnanimous contributions to Culture and Society in four countries: Canada, India, England and Guyana. Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by by CASAL (Canadian Association of South Asian Lawyers). Honoured in New Delhi India with "Adatyam Sadak Award" for Selfless Service and Contribution for propagating Hindu Religion and Culture. Dharma Ratna Award by Guyana Pandits Council. He was a Brilliant Lawyer in the Ministry Attorney General's office and was 100% victorious in all his cases. He was also a Licenced Marriage Officer. President of Gayatri Mandir. Dharma Bhushan awarded by Canada's Pandit Council. Skillful Reiki Master. Loving, Kind, Humble never to be forgotten. Proud father of five children. Prabha Bassoo MSW, Mala Sharma-Singh RCIC, Ishwar Sharma LLB, Astuti Sharma MSW and Kamla Sharma MSW Sons In Law- Jai Carl Bassoo, Reati Ray Sivanand Singh, John Persaud, daughter in law Kirtanna Sharma Late parents Pandit Ramachal Sharma Accountant (father) Ramnarinee Phulmati Sharma (mother) Late Beloved And devoted wife Dhani Sharma Brother Chetram Sharma LLB Sister-in Law Bhaminee Sharma Brother-in-Law Balram Raghubir Late beloved Sister Savitri Chowbay Late beloved Sister Kalawati Raghubir Sister-in-laws Betty, Chandra,Dru, Savita Brother-in laws Karan, Latchman, Judge Bill Luckhoo, Bhagdat, Nar, Proud Grandfather of Gita, Sarita, Rohana, Amar, Cheddi, Naipaul, Keshini, Nandini,Aditya and Akash. Proud Grandfather in Law of Rav, Darren, Sumit, Sameera, and Satpal Proud Great Grandfather of Devin, Aria, Lila, Gia, Kairo, and Avayah Nieces Gaitri, Laxshmi, Shakti, Devina, Gita, Vidya Great Nana to Vijay, Kiran, Jaya, Aarti, Amar, Amrita, Roshni, Shawn, Marc, Natasia, Nirvana, Rhea, David, Jubal, Isabella and Nolan Nephews- Vishnu Chowbay LLB and Dr Vinod Raghubir Godfather to Dr Jeeshan Persaud and Pandit Toshan Persaud and Goddaughter Artee Tiwari and Godson Rajesh Tiwarie.
Friday
14
January

Visitation

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, January 14, 2022
Lotus Funeral & Cremation Centre
121 City View Drive
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(647) 547-8188
Saturday
15
January

Service

7:00 am - 9:00 am
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Lotus Funeral & Cremation Centre
121 City View Drive
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(647) 547-8188
Saturday
15
January

Witnessing Cremation

9:00 am
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Lotus Funeral and Cremation Centre
121 City View Drive
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
647-547-8188
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