Raghbirinder Chadda

Obituary of Raghbirinder Kumar Chadda

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It is with profound sadness that the family of Raghbir Chadda, lovingly known as “Shawji”announce his peaceful passing on April 6th, 2024, at the age of 84 years with his family by his side.


He is lovingly remembered by his children: Babita, Rita and Neil; his grandchildren: Anthony, Ashaan, Dhilan,  Serena and Rhea; his in-laws: Kevin, Vikram and Sabrina, Marlene, Alan, Subhash, Asha, Veena and Paul,  and his siblings Monhendra, Ramesh, Surinder, Subash, Janak, Swaran, Shashi and the late Rajesh; his nephews, nieces, and all of his dearest relatives and friends. He is preceded by his beloved late wife Usha Ji  lovingly known as “Nani” who passed away in 2018 and his parents Jagdish Chander and Shanti Devi Chadha known as “Papaji”and “Bhabiji”.


Shawji was born on 1940 in Lahore, India and had the desire of going abroad. He was a proud member of the  All India Medical Institute (AIMS) where he graduated with his Masters in Biochemistry. 


Shawji thoroughly enjoyed his time in India with friends and left for London, England in 1963 to work in research. His life really started after marrying his true love.


Raghbir and Usha  married on Jan 15, 1967 (New Delhi, India) and soon after they left for London, England to begin their life and dreams together. They were in the UK for a short time and the newly weds headed further "West" immigrating to Toronto, Ontario Canada in October 1967.


Shawji was a firm believer that you should never stagnate and should always continue learning and take on challenges. He was one of the first Indian entrepreneurs where he opened up two medical companies providing services to nearby hospitals. He recruited family and friends from back home and built a social network here in Ontario.


Raghbir, as a visionary, was always thinking ahead, and moved his family to Mississauga to his dream home which was 5 mins from where he worked.

They raised their three children in his newly built home where to this day his children share wonderful memories.


Raghbir was a Medical Laboratory Technology at the Mississauga and the Humber River hospitals. He also gave back to the community as a proud 10 year volunteer at the Credit Valley Hospital.

Raghbir retired at age of 55 years and he provided tremendous care and support for his beloved wife Usha Ji.


Raghbir lived his life to the fullest with compassion. He enjoyed travelling, music, birthday celebrations, his shows, technology, spending time with his brothers, making delicious dishes for his family. But, nothing came close to the joy he had when he was with his grandchildren. Whenever he spoke to them, his smile would light up the sky and he would stand a bit taller. To him, being a “Papa” was his greatest accomplishment. Papa spent his summers at the cottage to be with his grandchildren and opened his home for Diwali celebrations and fireworks to enjoy for the years to come.


Raghbir Ji was a proud member of his Seniors' Club at the Hindu Heritage Centre of Mississauga and River Grove where he attended picnics, Diwali functions, Casino excursions with his brothers and close friends. He was a man who lived his life for others, captured every memory with his camera and had a big smile while telling captivating stories and fun jokes. His vibrant nature will never be forgotten.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are being accepted for THE KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA:      https://kidney.akaraisin.com/PersonalPages/raghbirchadda





3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2024
Lotus Funeral & Cremation Centre
121 City View Drive
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2024
Lotus Funeral & Cremation Centre
121 City View Drive
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(647) 547-8188

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sunday, April 28, 2024
Hindu Heritage Centre
6300 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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Raghbirinder Chadda

1938 - 2024

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