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DR. KIRON MALLICK

Born: Oct 30, 1936

Date of Passing: Aug 17, 2020

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DR. KIRON MALLICK

Peacefully with family by his side, Kiron "Doc" Mallick passed away at St. Boniface Hospital on August 17, 2020, at the age of 83 years.
He was predeceased by his wife (Lakshmi, or Lucky, Mallick), their son (Andrew Mallick), his parents, and his siblings. Doc will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter (Tulip Mallick-Schnerch), son-in-law (Henry Schnerch), their children (Jess (Liam) Taaffe and Nick Schnerch), Andrew's children (Ashton, Taryn, and Brooke Mallick), his son (Deb (Susan) Mallick), their daughter (Mona Mallick), daughter-in-law (Rhonda Mallick), her children (Christa Campbell and Kelsey Neillings), and numerous nieces and nephews living in Bangladesh and India.
Kiron was born on October 30, 1936 in Kuchlia, Bangladesh. He was the youngest of six children, and with his siblings being much older than him and having children of their own, he grew up amongst his nieces and nephews. Both his parents were illiterate, but they gave education a very high value and felt it was the key to prospering in life.
His father died when he was in Grade 8, and his middle brother Rampada became his guardian. Kiron was an excellent student and excelled in his studies; it was his brother's dream for his younger brother to become a doctor, so Kiron took his advice to heart and pursued medical school. Kiron succeeded, graduating from Dacca Medical College in 1960. After graduating, he pursued an internship in surgery. While working as a House Surgeon, he met Lakshmi, a senior nurse on the surgical ward. After a whirlwind courtship, they were married October 10, 1960.
In March 1963, Kiron travelled to Oxford University to study. Lakshmi followed in July 1963 while pregnant with Tulip, and she was born a month later. 15 months later, their son Andrew was born. They moved around the United Kingdom over the next 12 years as Kiron studied and worked in various hospitals. In 1975, they moved to Canada, and settled in Treherne, Manitoba, where Kiron worked as a family physician for 28 years. Lucky worked for Kiron part-time as his receptionist and for home care while living in Treherne. They moved to Winnipeg in 2006, owning and practicing medicine in a walk-in clinic known as Kildonan Crossing Medical Clinic. Kiron retired from medicine in 2010, after practicing for 50 years.
Kiron loved practising medicine, photography, and golf, and in more recent years, he attended the Hindu temple frequently. He loved to dress "smartly" and often wore a suit and tie, with his black curly hair slicked back with Brylcreem. He had a booming laugh, warm energy, and love for people. He was incredibly generous and highly sentimental. He had the most beautiful penmanship, writing in a calligraphic style, which was very unusual for a doctor.
Kiron lived with Parkinson's disease for the last 10 years of his life; this progressive disease affected his ability to write, walk, and talk. In their last few years, Kiron and Lucky lived in the Seine River Retirement Residence, where they enjoyed many activities and social events with some additional private home care. The staff at Seine River Assisted Living, River Park Gardens Personal Care Home, and Home Care Assistance helped his family maintain maximum quality of life for Kiron and Lucky in their last years, and they are forever grateful for their assistance.
Lucky, the love of his life, passed away in November 2019, and one month later Kiron moved into River Park Gardens Personal Care Home. He was just settling into his life there when COVID struck. A heart attack was listed as his cause of death, but we truly believe Kiron died of a "broken heart." He missed Lucky terribly, and then to be separated from the rest of his family was more than he could bear. His family holds it dear in their hearts that they are now reunited.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkinson Canada.
A service will be held on September 3 at 10:00 a.m. at Glen Lawn Funeral Home at 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. in Winnipeg. In person attendance at the service will be by invitation only, as numbers are limited due to COVID restrictions. Those who would like to view the service virtually are more than welcome to visit http://distantlink.com/dlm28.html (password Arbor2020) at the time of the service. The service will be recorded for viewing at a later time if any are unable to view at this time, or if technical difficulties occur.

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at www.glenlawn.ca.

Glen Lawn Funeral Home
204-982-7550

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 29, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • It was a pleasure knowing you and Laxmi auntie. You were always kind and generous in our friendship. We will miss you, and pray for your soul. - Posted by: Ayan and Shruti Mukerji (Friends) on: Aug 30, 2020

  • It is with sadness in our hearts to learn of Dr. Mallick's passing. Forever with a big smile on his face, it didn't matter the time of day/night he was called, his patients came first. No matter what he was doing or what social event he was attending he made himself available at his office in their residence. Many patients followed Dr. Mallick when they moved to Winnipeg, he was that special. I would someday, love to see his "book of babies", as for every baby he delivered, he had a picture taken of each one. He was a true gentleman, caring and kind. May he rest in peace, he is remembered and missed.... - Posted by: Carol Almey (Patient) on: Aug 29, 2020

  • My sympathy to Dr. Mallick's family. I remember vividly Dr. Mallick's treatment encounters with my mother Mary Scoles at Treherne. I was present when Dr. Mallick spent at least an hour trying to convince her at age 96, while she was recovering from a broken hip, that she should not try to live alone in her house in Treherne, but that she should move into a nice room in the Treherne Personal Care Home. He did convince her, and she lived another 14 years at the TPCH, dying at age of 110 1/2 years! May God bless you Dr. Mallick - Rest in Peace. Ted Scoles & Family, Winnipeg - Posted by: Ted Scoles (friend) on: Aug 29, 2020

  • RIP Dr. Mallick; he was a very devoted doctor in the surrounding towns of Treherne; we did miss him so much of him moving away. My condolences to the Mallick family. - Posted by: Anna Basset (friend ) on: Aug 29, 2020

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