Dave Singh Bhandar

In Memorial

It is with immeasurable sadness that we announce the passing of Dave Bhandar, beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Dave died peacefully on September 23rd with family at his side. He leaves to mourn his wife Veronica, children Tristan, Ramen (Tamara), and Brandon (Lolit), as well as his beloved grandchildren Bishop, Zeria, Isha, Saisha, Ella, Carter, and Brooklynne. He is survived by sister Mindo Randhawa, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Dave was born on October 29th, 1948 and raised in Victoria, a city he loved very much. He had many friends here, some going back as far as childhood, and many more acquired through his vocation as a realtor. Dave very much enjoyed his decades-long career. He had an abiding interest in people and a gift for finding common ground with almost anyone.

Dave, Dad, Grandpa: we will miss your vivacity, your “carpe diem” philosophy, your grand, challenging ideas, your irrepressible belief that all things are possible. We are grateful for your fervent, unwavering belief in us, in our individual dreams, ambitions, and talents. We will carry that with us, always. Above all we will miss your warm smile, your warm voice, your warm heart. As Thanksgiving approaches, we will also miss your fabulous sauteed mushroom dish, a recipe none of us have been able to successfully reproduce, despite your instructions. We think it must have something to do with your culinary philosophy: there is no such thing as too much butter!

We would like to thank the physicians and nursing staff in the Palliative Care Unit (8 South) at Royal Jubilee Hospital for their compassionate, attentive care. Their devotion to Dave’s comfort in his final days eased his transition and helped lift the burden from our shoulders and hearts.

Dave’s Family and friends will be notified of a Celebration of Life and/or Memorial Service once Covid 19 restrictions have been eased.

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  1. My thoughts are with you Aunty Veronica, Tristan, Ramen and Brandon. The unflinching amount of butter must be the secret…. I hope the coming days are filled with happy memories of your father, our enigmatic Uncle Davie.

  2. So sorry to hear of your loss. I have great memories of Dave during my childhood, with so many family get togethers over the years when we moved to Victoria. He was such a happy guy and always so welcoming to our whole family. Thinking about all of you during these difficult times. It’s been many years but you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Much love,

  3. I played table tennis with Dave every day after school for two years at Vic High. We went on to play tennis as well over at Beacon Hill Park. He was a good friend in those days. Later, I came to know him as a realtor and he sold us a wonderful home on Triangle Mountain that we lived in for fifteen years. He was a great guy and I’m so sorry to hear he’s no longer with us.

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