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Born: Jan 21, 1926

Date of Passing: Feb 15, 2023

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Atishchandra Maniar, on February 15, 2023.
Atishbhai was born on January 21, 1926 in Unjha, Gujarat, India. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Veerbala; father Chunilal; mother Icchaben; brother Sunderlal; sister Suryakanta Gandhi; and great-grandson Jackson Dinanath Maniar.
He is survived by his son Jayesh (Tara); daughters, Jayshree (Surinder) Pal, Nina (Jyoti) Vasudev, Sheila (René) Roy, and Patrica (Shawn) Meyler; grandchildren, Dipesh (Nicole), Rajesh (Kenzie), Seema Pal, Reena (Steven) Taylor, Pranai Vasudev, Kartik (Sandra) Vasudev, Mya Roy, Liam Roy, Priya Meyler, and Cullen Meyler; great-grandchildren, Cole Kumar Maniar, Ruby Procyshyn, and Brennan Taylor; and sister Tara Sampat.
Atish always believed in serving people and bringing communities together. He was a founding member of the India Association of Manitoba, Hindu Society of Manitoba, Gujarati Cultural Society of Manitoba, and Manitoba Hindu Seniors Inc. In addition to his successful career in the medical field, Atish advocated for many organizations such as the North YMCA Seniors Club. He was a notary public providing free service to anyone who needed it and volunteered to help seniors file their taxes. Atish worked with the Winnipeg Police Department to interpret and advocate for people from India and recently, they made him an honorary police officer. Atish was a Pundit for over 25 years and performed Hindu ceremonies and helped people as needed. Atish had a variety of interests such as public speaking. He was an active member of Magic Circle 7, a group of magicians dedicated to performing magic and teaching youth how to perform magic tricks. He was an avid fan of making 8 mm movies and won several awards for films he directed. He was a passionate bridge player and took every opportunity to play. Atish was awarded several medals for community service by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
A heartfelt thank you to the dedicated staff of the 4th floor-Unit 1 at the Seven Oaks Hospital for providing comfort in the last days of Atish's life. A special thank you to all the home care workers and the staff at Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence who cared for him over the past few years.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard. A Shanti Path will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre, 999 St. Anne's Road. Officiating: Pundit Venkat Machiraju. For those unable to attend the memorial service in person, a livestream is available to view remotely.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 23, 2023

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Deeply sadened by this news. May he rest in peace. He received me when i first came to canada winnipeg as a post doctoral student. He and his wife remained great support for 2 years while i was there. Have find memories of him and his wife. May god bless them. - Posted by: Rubina Khan (Friend) on: Apr 06, 2023

  • All those meetings of the Circle Seven Magicians where he would make everyone feel welcome. He would have no hesitation, always drawing people out of their shells. A personal greeting, followed by a genuine inquiry about the person's well being that was always heartfelt and sincere. I have never forgotten the man who did so much for me at a difficult time of my life. I will miss his warmth - I hug people now! - Posted by: Bruce Thomson (friend) on: Mar 05, 2023

  • It was my great privilege to meet Atish through the Interfaith Round Table. Over the years Atish was a vital source about all things Hindu. He invited some fifty members of my congregation to visit his place of worship and explore the faith he loved. I treasure most his kindness, wisdom, his delightful sense of humour but, most of all, his conviction that the Holy One makes room for all. He was a blessing. - Posted by: Rev. Dr. Sharon Wilson (United Church Colleague and friend) on: Feb 23, 2023

  • I have such fond memories of Atish & his wonderful family, I remember crystal clear when they moved upstairs of 266 Cathedral Avenue, from Calcutta I think, then sadly to Garden City though my brother & I would bike to their new place on Viola, they were more than family to me, they were chosen family, then there was the cottage in Pinawa. (I'm in Anmore, BC close to Vancouver since 1979) - Posted by: JAMES D'HONT (family friend) on: Feb 23, 2023

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