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Yash Sharma

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May 17, 1939 - June 13, 2024

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Yash Pal Sharma on June 13, peacefully in his sleep at Grace Hospital, with his daughter at his bedside.

Yash is survived by his daughter, Akta (Lucas), granddaughter Meera, and his son, Ashish. His also leaves to mourn his sister Raji, brothers Krishan and Surinder, and well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Shila, brothers Yoginder and Prem, sisters Mohini and Satya, as well as his parents.

Yash was born in Uganda and was educated in Kenya and the UK before returning to Uganda with his wife to work. During the South Asian expulsion, he moved his family to Canada, and worked in the pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances Ontario. After he retired, he settled in Winnipeg to be closer to the South Asian community.

Dad spent his remaining years doing what he loved best - going to the library, working on his math problems, and reminiscing with his brothers and sister.

Many thanks to the wonderful nurses and doctors at the ICU at Grace Hospital for their tireless care.

In accordance with Yash’s wishes, cremation has already taken place, and no formal service will be held.

Yash’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


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Warren and Maria Barker

July 1, 2024 at 4:30 PM

Yash has been my next door neighbor for many years. We have visited on many occasions with Yash sharing his lifes journey with me. When our joining fence blew down in a storm, we built it back together. Yash made sure we did it safely by providing hard hat, safey glasses and hearing protection! He is and will be deeply missed! It was a pleasure to get to know Yash and neighbour with him!

Jatinder K Sharma.

June 26, 2024 at 3:14 AM

Yash was a dear uncle, my mother's younger brother. He visited us often when he was an engineering student at University of Nairobi. He gifted me a book, How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie when I was in high school. He used to coach me with math and public speaking by asking me to to speak to an audience of my younger siblings . That was more than half a century ago. I last saw him at my cousin, late Rishi Angras's wedding in Calgary a decade ago. He will be missed.

Sandra Brunetta

June 26, 2024 at 2:58 AM

We were neighbours to Yash, Shila, Akta and Ashish on Sixth Street in Fort Frances. Shila and I became friends. Akta was a delightful young girl, Ashish and Yash friendly but more reserved. I am sorry to read of his passing, my condolences to his family

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