Gurdial Singh (1929-2018), Parit Buntar, Perak

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PATH DA BHOG: 2 June 2018 (Saturday), 9 am-11.30 am, at Gurdwara Sahib Titiwangsa | Malaysia
Gurdial Singh (1929-2018), Parit Buntar, Perak

GURDIAL SINGH A/L MASSA SINGH

Born: 22 November 1929

Departed: 24 May 2018

Husband/Wife: Shindro(Sheila)

Siblings/Child // Spouses:

  • Sister: Late Sovarn Kaur(Bukit Mertajam)
  • Brother: Late Narain Singh // Spouse: Annie Narain-Gill(UK)
  • Sister: Late Harbans Kaur(Bukit Mertajam)
  • Brother: Garib Singh // Spouse: Harbans Kaur
  • Daughter: Surender Kaur(Jessy) // Spouse: Harpal Singh

Missed by Grandchildren, In-laws and their respective spouses, nieces and nephews and their respective spouses, Great-grand nieces and nephews and all family members, and relatives and friends.

Path da bhog: 2 June 2018 (Saturday), 9 am-11.30 am, at Gurdwara Sahib Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur

 

Contact:

Surender Kaur 012-626 9190

Sarjit Singh 012-397 1693

Gurdial Singh (1929-2018), Parit Buntar, Perak

Achievement and appreciation:

“The moving hands writes. Having written, moves on. The writing remains!” Omar Khayam. Quoted by the later Gurdial Singh on 20 November 1996

Indeed the writing of his story will remain as of 24-05-2018. It may not be encapsulated in a book, but it would be in the lives and chapters of many who were fortunate to have met him.

This post as such is for this purpose: to celebrate and cherish what he did and how he led his life for that is how I think he would have preferred us to do so on this date; to encapsulate his having “written” us in one way or another.

Not having attended formal school; having physical deformities (hands and feet) and later in life, both the legs amputated; physical riches he may not have had, in fact having little in income where it was more of hand to mouth.

These were but a mere part of the physical being in this world that did not detract him from living and giving.

His contributions were plenty. Thus he is without doubt a man, to me and others around, who left an indelible mark on this earth, well at least in the towns he resided.

Widely read, he could engage anyone on any issues, even philosophically. A politician he was close to being. Able to speak many languages, Tamil, Hakka, Hokkien, Teochew, Malay, English, Punjabi and even Japanese.

Coached a school football team he did out of passion and love.

More significantly, he helped many in the small town he resided to have a bright future. He coached them in English, equipping them with a skill that brought bountiful returns to them. As I listened to them now, one could never imagine they studied English as a third language. That skill he enriched them with has led them to greener pastures (from a small town to big cities). I saw them moved to tears as they were at his bedside. Deep inside them, I sense that they connected with him beyond the English lessons he provided.

Young kids whom he inspired moved their parents to travel hundred of kilometers to see him in his last days. Their tears flowed more naturally at his bedside.

The old whom he engaged, I am sure would have done the same. Without doubt, the loss of his life hits them even if they could not be with him.

The doctors whom he shocked with his ability to adapt to the prosthetic legs, both legs mind you, despite his age and condition.

He was, to use the words or Rita Pierson, “the champion” to these folks, one who gave them hope and more.

Yes “Uncle”, the writing will certainly remain.

 

| Entry: 29 May 2018 | Source: Family

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2 COMMENTS

  1. My belated condolences to the family.
    [Below info may also apply to some extent for those who are not in Malaysia]

    This is forwarded for information of family members [and others as all will be affected sooner or later and thus should be aware and be prepared to avoid money/asset problems and hardships]. It is a common perception that most do not prepare for their after departure situations and also keep financial matters/information confidential even from their closest family members including parents/siblings/spouses/children/etc.

    Many deceased may have monies in EPF, Cooperatives, etc and benefits available from SOCSO for some and if the person was a member of any association he/she may also be eligible for some benefits besides having credit balances.

    Relatives of Government pensioners are also entitled to RM3K grant from the Pensions Department and this does not need any receipts of expenditure.

    Further I recently came to understand that next of kin [spouse-child-parents] of the departed who were EPF contributors, EPF gives RM2,500.00 which is credited to the account of the deceased member [subject to being below 55 years of age]. The total balance can then be withdrawn by the Registered Nominee or other entitled beneficiary. Eligible only if he was working at any time and has an EPF Account.

    Humbly suggest that family members go through the old documents to confirm as not many tell their parents, spouses, siblings or children of what they have or where they have and this also applies to other family members including spouses and children and siblings.

    Finally Selangor residents are also eligible for financial benefits subject to conditions. Please refer to SELANGOR WEBSITE >PEDULI SIHATgursharan38@gmail.com]

    [Above comments/views/advise are based on personal experiences and other relevant information]

    The STAR newspaper recently published on 5.7.17 a comprehensive report on hundreds of millions or RM with Insurance Companies being unclaimed monies owing to policy holders who may have gone to their final destination and the families/beneficiaries not being aware or there was no nomination.
    Similarly the Registrar of Unclaimed Monies is also holding billions of RM of unclaimed monies and the case may be same with Financial Institutions-banks-shares CDS accounts-Courts-Lawyers-Government Departments/Agencies-etc] Family members should scrutinize old documents and they may be able to find some of such monies which have become claimable and then they should take appropriate action as advised in the article.’

  2. My condolences to the family.
    [Below info may also apply to some extent for those who are not in Malaysia]

    This is forwarded for information of family members [and others as all will be affected sooner or later and thus should be aware and be prepared to avoid money/asset problems and hardships]. It is a common perception that most do not prepare for their after departure situations and also keep financial matters/information confidential even from their closest family members including parents/siblings/spouses/children/etc.

    Many deceased may have monies in EPF, Cooperatives, etc and benefits available from SOCSO for some and if the person was a member of any association he/she may also be eligible for some benefits besides having credit balances.

    Relatives of Government pensioners are also entitled to RM3K grant from the Pensions Department and this does not need any receipts of expenditure.

    Further I recently came to understand that next of kin [spouse-child-parents] of the departed who were EPF contributors, EPF gives RM2,500.00 which is credited to the account of the deceased member [subject to being below 55 years of age]. The total balance can then be withdrawn by the Registered Nominee or other entitled beneficiary. Eligible only if he was working at any time and has an EPF Account.

    Humbly suggest that family members go through the old documents to confirm as not many tell their parents, spouses, siblings or children of what they have or where they have and this also applies to other family members including spouses and children and siblings.

    Finally Selangor residents are also eligible for financial benefits subject to conditions. Please refer to SELANGOR WEBSITE >PEDULI SIHATgursharan38@gmail.com]

    [Above comments/views/advise are based on personal experiences and other relevant information]

    The STAR newspaper recently published on 5.7.17 a comprehensive report on hundreds of millions or RM with Insurance Companies being unclaimed monies owing to policy holders who may have gone to their final destination and the families/beneficiaries not being aware or there was no nomination.
    Similarly the Registrar of Unclaimed Monies is also holding billions of RM of unclaimed monies and the case may be same with Financial Institutions-banks-shares CDS accounts-Courts-Lawyers-Government Departments/Agencies-etc] Family members should scrutinize old documents and they may be able to find some of such monies which have become claimable and then they should take appropriate action as advised in the article.’

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