Raj Sharma

Obituary of Raj Kanwal Sharma

Mrs. Raj K. Sharma passed on peacefully in the Palliative Care unit at the VG Hospital in Halifax, on Dec. 29, 2023 at the age of 90. 

She was a loving wife to Janak for 67 years, and Mother of Anil (Vijaya), Atul (Celia) and Arun (Aileen). Coming from India to Nova Scotia with young children in tow to join her husband in 1961, Raj settled into life in a new world with strength and determination. These are traits that she displayed throughout all aspects of her life. Even during her last days, with her multiple health concerns, she would reassure all her friends and family that she was feeling fine, and that there was no reason for worry. She nurtured her family with her delicious cooking made with one special ingredient. One of her close friends shared that ingredient, saying “Mrs. Sharma cooks with LOVE.” Indeed, all agreed. She made Nova Scotia her home for 47 years, and after returning here after living in Ottawa for some years, happily settled back into the arms of the “sea-bound coast.” Though her health declined during her later years, she still could easily outmanoeuvre us all in a good-will exchange of barbs, and continued to share her laugh and optimism with friends and family. 

As she weakened further, and the time for her transition to freer living approached, she was heard to repeat, “It had been good. I have been fortunate, and I am thankful.” And we too are thankful Mom. We too are thankful.

We also would like to express our gratitude to the nurses and staff at Parkland, Clayton Park, Dr. Sophie Couture and her staff, and the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the VG Hospital for their exceptional care. 

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice or to the Palliative Care Unit at the VG Hospital is appreciated. Cremation has taken place. A prayer ceremony will be announced at a later date.