JAIRAJ (JAY) KHEDKAR
July 9, 1960 – October 20, 2022
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jay. He was predeceased by his parents Shashikumar Khedkar and Sarala (Dalvi). He is survived by his siblings Vinda, Tutu (Tracy) and Uday (JoAnne), as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.
Jay was in foster care during his teenage years with his best friend Bob’s family. He is also predeceased by his foster parents, Percy & Charlotte (Lottie) Reuther, as well as brothers Robert and Patrick. We would like to thank their family for all of their love and care.
Jay was born in Wichita, Kansas, then also lived in India as well as Montreal, before settling in Winnipeg at the age of 12. He was a very intelligent person and loved mathematics, philosophy, & chess, starting to play the game with his father at a young age and continuing throughout his life. At a young age it was also evident that he had a mischievous, practical joker element to his personality. This as well as his charisma drew others to him. He was caring and non-judgemental and enjoyed company and laughter. He made friends easily and had many in the chess community as well as throughout Winnipeg. He will be missed.
We would request that you add your comments and memories of him on this site to share with our family.
We would also like to thank the staff at the St. Boniface Hospital for all their care and assistance during this difficult time.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
Jay’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.
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