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In Memory of Chandrika Popatlall Mather

Jai Shree Krishna. 

It is with great sorrow to inform you that Chandrika, mother to Serge and Naadiah, daughter to the late Popat Bhai and late Goolab Bhen, sister to Naren, Mahen-late, Joshna, Datta, Bina, Dhupu and Vijay-late. Grandmother to Kian and Maya, mother-in-law to Adheesh.

Born in Durban, South Africa in 1955, she immigrated to Canada in 1986.

After fighting bravely, she succumbed to her battle with cancer, surrounded by her loved ones.

Aum Shanti


In lieu of flowers we kindly request that a donation be made in Chandrika’s name to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation:  https://www.ottawacancer.ca/donation/

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Chandrika was a wonderful friend and neighbour. She was a very caring woman, always had time to see how anyone was. I will miss her terribly. Rest in Peace, my dear friend.

Dear Serge , Naadiah and family
My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother, Sister and Grandmother. Chandrika was a very kind and thoughtful person.. Your Mom was so proud of you both. I will miss her terribly.. Rest in peace Dear Chandrika. 🙏

Dear Serge , Nadia and family. I am at a loss for words here as Chandrika was such a beautiful soul. I will miss our chats and dinners. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult times

Such a news. Chandrika was a family friend, in fact a relative. Such a happy person; my wife Shanti, I, our daughter Anshu, and son-in-law Tarun had a very joyous time with her in Mexico. She was just fine last July in my birthday celebration. It was so shocking to learn about her sudden demise. Shanti and I miss her and pray for her soul.

Dear Serge, Naadiah and family, your mother was a beautiful soul who was kind and loving to all. She walked through life with grace and joy touching the lives of so many people. We will all miss her. May her good deeds and blessings offer you solace and support. May her light shine bright on all of you. May God grant her peace eternally. 🙏🏽🪔

I am very saddened by the news of Chandrika’s passing. I will always remember her as a kind, generous and genuine person with a recognizable laugh that finished off most of her sentences! She was a great colleague and friend that will be missed by many.

Deepest condolences to Serge, Nadia and the extended Parekh Family. Chandrika was a kind soul who will be missed by all. May her soul rest in eternal peace. May the Lord give you all the strength to bear her loss.
Aum Shanti

Naddiah, Serge and family our condolences to you all. May your memories give you strength. Your mom was such a warm, kind and generous person- whom our family got to know quite well over the years. She will be missed.

Chandrikaji was family to us….such a wonderful person,very giving and helpful ….been with me and my family since I Came to Canada … learnt a lot from her ….she will be missed a lot…my chandrikaji rest in peace ❤️ we love you forever ❤️

We got to know the kind and generous Chandrika when Adheesh Naadiah and the kids came to Canada. it has been a few number of but has been filled with conversations that last a lifetime. Thank you for your wisdom and for your legacy of a beautiful family. Serge, Naadiah, Adheesh Kian and Maya we are here for you.
Love Terry Avanthi Galen and Kirsti

Deepest condolences to Naadiah, Serge and all her loved ones. She was a pure hearted soul…generous, positive, kind and beautiful. Words are not enough to express my grief…I lost my friend a very dear friend to my heart with whom I spent decades….I will remember your laughter and smile as long as I live. I love you Chany….forever.

I wait for the phone to ring for one of Chandrika and my ‘heart to hearts.’
Chandrika was truly a pure soul who was gentle, kind, generous, wise, a great cook and… with a lovely laugh and sense of humour.
I will miss her dearly.
Here for you Serge, Naadiah and family!

Deepest sympathies to the family. Our love and prayers are with you. May Chandrika RIP. JSK Om Shanti.

In memory of such a wonderful soul, mother of two amazing children who she taught to bring kindness, care and love to everyone around them.

Rest in peace, Chandrika.

My thoughts are with your family and friends during this difficult times.

Go in peace dearest Chandrika. You leave behind a spirit filled with goodness and generosity, that is hard to follow. We will try to emulate you❤️❤️🙏

My heartfelt condolences to the family. Chandrika has left an amazing legacy and a blueprint for Serge and Nadia to follow. Chandrika has been a tower of strength to the family and had overcome many many difficulties. But sadly the divine has a different journey for, we pray that her journey hence forth is NIrvana.
God bless
Bala Lodhia and family

Dear Serge, Nadia, Bina and family. My sincere condolences on the loss of your mom, sister and grandmother. Chandrika was such a kind, warm, generous and hardworking soul. I will miss you dear friend. You always made time to reach out to us, even in your last few moments, so courageous with grace. May Parmatma grant her soul eternal peace. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti 🙏💐

An elegant moving funeral befitting a kind, cheeky all round wonderful person.

Serge and Nadia its always so difficult and traumatic during times like these, may you find strength in the wonderful memories you shared. Our thoughts are with you during this challenging time.

We are so saddened with the news of Chandrika’s passing. We’ve shared so many fun memories together over the years. I remember her as always being jovial, fun and always having a smile on her face. We looked forward to meeting with her every time we came to Ottawa. We will miss her terribly. Rest in peace Chandrika.

We knew her as a compassionate and inviting person. Her everlasting love and joyful nature will be missed. God Bless her soul.

Dearest Naadiah, Adheesh, Kian, Maya, Serge, and family.
We are so sorry for the loss of your dearest mom, an incredible woman. I will miss the chat I had with her during this difficult season of her life. Her love for everyone, chatting, and making everyone feel comfortable. She was an amazing lady, her butter chicken which we got to taste was the best, and how she enjoyed the chili pickles I made for her.
Nads, my heart is there with you. we are here for you dear friend.
Farewell aunty, you have run the race and you are with your Maker. We will miss you dearly Aunty!
Maita, Ashley, Jenna, and Aiden Lazarus

Our memories of Chandrika are her caring nature, loving demeanor, warmth and hospitality, sharing recipes, love for good food, wisdom and her ever smiling face will live on like a legacy of love that will always be with us. Will definitely miss our long distance conversations.
May Paramatmagrant her Atma moksha and May be be at peace. On Shanti
Anjna, Amit, Shobna and Usha

Dearest Naadiah and family, Today’s funeral service for Auntyji was a touching tribute to her beautiful soul. I feel grateful to have known Auntyji and sharing memories with you both as she gracefully always saved a seat for me at your table while we were studying together in Ottawa. Her heart and soul has touched the lives and hearts of so many, What a beautiful legacy for all of you to carry on.

Sending our prayers, healing and love during this difficult time.

Chandrika a dear friend was like family. Have so many wonderful memories of time spent together on Diwali or a weekend.. Lost a true friend today . You will be missed so much. Love you forever. ❤️❤️rest in peace dear friend ❤️❤️

Chandrika was a beautiful soul and a wonderful person full of love and kindness . She will always be remembered for her lovely smile and her boundless energy . She will be missed dearly . To Dear Serge and Naadiah and family . May the Lord grant you the strength and courage to bear this loss

Dear Serge, Nadia, family and friends,
I met Chandrika very recently as a matter of fact last year on her birthday.
I found her to be an exceptionally warm, caring and a beautiful soul. In a very short period of time we developed such a beautiful connection.

I want to share with all of you in her own words:

Chandrika’s message on Jan 26th, 2023:
Lovely to have you both in my life words cannot explain how much you both mean to me. Always be there with one another in good and bad times life is so short. Both have wonderful children in your life. As soon as I am well after my op I want to take you both to a fancy restaurant for your missed birthdays. Take care Fateh love to your beautiful family,
When I feel well enough you have a second home to visit, even your boys are welcome anytime.

It’s extremely difficult to believe that she is physically not here with us but she will be greatly missed.

Life is a precious gift, make every second count, create beautiful memories with your loves ones, because we soon become a memory!.

May God bless her soul.


Dear Naadiah and Serge,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mum was always so sweet to me and was always loving and kind. She loved you both dearly.

Lots of love
Rulan and family

May God bless her soul! My condolences to the entire family. Chandrika will always be remembered.

I just heard of your passing,my dear friend,Chandrika. I am short of words. May your kind soul rest in perfect peace.

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