By: Surjit Singh Flora
A well-known personality of the community and the long-time president of Ontario Khalsa Darbar Dixie Road Gurdwara was remembered by the community after passing away this past weekend.
Jasjit Sardar Bhullar, who died at the age of 67, was remembered for his contributions to Canada in the social, political, sports and religious spheres. Bhullar died at a hospital in Toronto earlier this weekend — his younger brother, Gurinder Singh Bhullar, said that he’s suffering from prostate cancer and his condition has been deteriorating for the past two weeks.
Bhullar arrived in Canada in 1978 from Punjab, India, where he contributed immensely to the betterment of the community, and in particular to the services of the Ontario Khalsa Darbar Gurdwara. Religious personalities from all over North America addressed a virtual gathering in memory of Bhullar’s life earlier this week, while flowers were sent to his family.
Brampton North MP Ruby Sahota said that Bhullar was near and dear to many, as he was a dedicated community volunteer, and his kindness and integrity made him one of a kind. “For me, Uncle Ji will always have a special place in my heart. My life up until now is full of memories of him and without his constant encouragement I might not be where I am today,” said Sahota. “My heart goes out to the entire Bhullar family.”