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Born: Apr 01, 1941

Date of Passing: Oct 04, 2020

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April 1, 1941 - October 4, 2020

It is with great sadness the family of Jagpal Singh Johal announce his passing on Sunday, October 4, 2020, at the age of 79, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
He will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife of 56 years, Mohinder; children: Donnie (Marla) and Tim (Sukhi); grandchildren: Riya and Sajan, Rasleen and Simrit.
Jagpal was predeceased by his parents, Bakshish Singh Johal (father) and Daljit Kaur Johal (mother); Hardev Kaur Dhillon (sister); and Surinder Singh Johal (brother). Survived by Davinderjit Kaur Atwal (sister).
He was born in Lahore, India on April 1, 1941, and moved to Canada in August, 1969.
Jagpal was very much a family man, and enjoyed travelling, roadtrips, exploring, fishing, and camping.
He was a school teacher in India before immigrating to Canada. He spent his early Canadian years working in Kamloops, BC and studying in Edmonton, AB. After getting his Bachelor of Education degree, he accepted a teaching job in Northern Manitoba. His Canadian career spanned 27 years as a school teacher and principal.
Jagpal devoted much time to the East Indian community. He was founding member of the Sikh Cultural Society Gurdwara in Kamloops, BC. He was a member and former President of Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Winnipeg, MB.
A private family service will take place later in the week.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 10, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • My sincerest condolences. We would greet each other practically everyday. Very kind and soft spoken, we shared many stories of the past and his dear love of Canada and how happy and grateful he was to be here in Canada, and his life and family in Winnipeg. My heart breaks and my best wishes go out to the family. I am at a loss for words. I fear I will never meet another person as kind and deserving of my respect. It has been an absolute pleasure and honour to have been your neighbour for over two decades. - Posted by: Simon Kwok (Neighbour) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • Very heartening and sad to know that Mamaji is no more in this world. Right from the childhood I have your memories of coming to India visiting us and staying with us for holidays. On one of your visits to India, I remember you gifted me a bicycle when I was 12 years old and I had the bicycle until I was 23!! The cheerful and jovial nature of yours made everybody desire your company. The stories and anecdotes shared while having drinks with my Dad are still fresh in my memory. You were funny, curious and traveller. I remember you could walk 10km in Jalandhar City and come back with interesting findings and things. You loved to read and knew a lot about history, the challenges our ancestors faced while the Indo-Pak partition and stories of your early days in Canada. You lost your father at a young age and that must have had a profound impact in making you so responsible for your siblings. You worked hard in your life to settle in Canada, gave good future to your kids,and enjoyed your life to the fullest. Mamaji, I will miss you from the core of my heart. May Waheguru Rest Your Soul in Peace. Sat Sri Akal, Your Bhaanja Sunny - Posted by: Sunny (Nephew) on: Oct 13, 2020

  • He was a great, positive personality , always thinking welfare of his relatives,volunteering in solving the family disputes, dedicated to Sikh sangat, never offending rather always-defending, he was a gem in Johal family, Amandeep Bains ( his adopted daughter) is deeply shocked to know his demise. He along with Mohinder & his family contributed a lot to her bright career,she spent 10 years without any issue. May God bless peace to his departed soul and all strength to the bereaved family, Atwal family offers humble solute to Jagpal Johal ! - Posted by: Surinder Singh Atwal (Brother in Law) on: Oct 12, 2020

  • My thiyaji and thiyiji loved travelling together and visiting their relatives in BC. My uncle always made sure to stop by and visit his family in Kamloops. He made a point to visit me in Chilliwack as I started my own teaching career. When he immigrated, he was proud to start off his first years in Kamloops and commented on how much it grew and grew every time. He had a sincere interest in the happenings at the Kamloops Gurdwara because he was a charter member. I remember him attending the major milestones of my life, like my high school graduation, my wedding in Kamloops (he gave the most memorable speech at my wedding which made me feel that my dad is right there with me at my wedding), and he was able to visit me soon after the birth of my baby and hold Preesha. One of my most recent memories of spending time with my thiyaji and thiyiji was when they attended the birthday party of Amarjot's son in Brampton, Ontario a few years ago. I am so thankful for that opportunity. It felt like a family reunion. Thiyaji, I wish you farewell on your soul's next journey. We are deeply affected and you will be missed more than you will ever know. - Posted by: Bobbie and Preesha (Jagpal is my uncle ) on: Oct 10, 2020

  • Mo, Don, Tim and families, We were saddened to hear of Paul's passing, He was a wonderful neighbour and we feel privileged to have known him. We have so many found memories of our time on Woodington Bay, and especially treasure the honor of being invited to attend both Don and Tim's wedding. Such wonderful experiences for us. Please know we are thinking of you all at this difficult time. In Sympathy, Carol and Bob - Posted by: Carol and Bob MacDougall (Former neighbours and friends) on: Oct 10, 2020

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