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Dev Kumar Parmar

August 20, 1968 - December 1, 2021

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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Dev Kumar Parmar on December 1, 2021 at the age of 53 years.

When he departed, Dev was fully wrapped in the loving arms of his family.

Dev was precious and will be profoundly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was an honourable, generous, protective, and loving son, brother,
uncle, cousin, and friend to many. He is survived by his parents, Amrik and Balinder, and his sisters, Angela (Rajinder), Neelam (Jonny), nephews,
Aaron and Raman, and numerous relatives and friends. Dev is predeceased by his younger brother, Anoop, who passed away earlier this
year on April 28, 2021.

Born on August 20, 1968, at the Cowichan District Hospital, Dev was the second oldest of four children. He graduated from Cowichan Secondary
School in 1986. During high school, he was a natural leader who fully immersed himself in school sports, clubs, social events, and worked at
Romeo’s Pizza. After graduation, Dev moved to Vancouver and went to UBC. He became a serial entrepreneur in 1991 with Mint Cards and
Blueline Sports. He then expanded his interests to Eye To Eye Opticians, Optical Outlet, Factory Optical, and D & D Optical. Dev also made his
mark in Real Estate and absolutely crushed it.

Dev excelled at everything he did. He was passionate about sports and played any and every sport he could. No matter how busy life was, Dev
always made time to work out, play hockey, basketball, baseball, soccer, and ping pong. His world was his family, his friends, his businesses, and
being active. He was his own man, what you see is what you get. He wore his heart on his sleeve and had a genuine love of life. Dev loved animals
and was blessed with his two beautiful dogs, Jake and Sophie. His love and care of them was second to none. He was a force of nature and a
strong competitor whether it was in business or when he was playing sports. He had a larger than life presence. Dev was full of wisdom and
readily shared his life lessons. He was a natural at solving problems and a bottom liner. There was no problem too big for him. He was a
Renaissance man, adept at learning new skills to pass through any specific hurdle or challenge.

Those who knew Dev, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. He affected numerous people in his lifetime. Dev was always willing to help
others and asked for nothing in return. He was ready and willing at a moment’s notice. We are eternally thankful that we had him in our lives
and continue to remember him as the extraordinary guy that he was. Dev had so much goodness and so much capacity to bring happiness to others.
He forever lives in the hearts of those who were blessed to know him. It’s a love shared that will never fade away. The world is a lesser place without
him. Dev will always be by our side.

A celebration of Dev’s life will be held at New Life Community Baptist Church at 1839 Tzouhalem Road on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 11 a.m.

Doors open at 10 a.m.

The service is followed by prayers and lunch at the Paldi Sikh Temple at 23 Paldi Road.

“Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the same,
but as God calls us one by one
the chain will link again”

 

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, proof of vaccination and masks are required.

The family would appreciate those who can, to remember Dev from Afar. Capacity in the church is limited.

 

 

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Shaji Mathew
Relation: Business Partner

I send my prayers and support to Parmar family during this difficult time.

From: Tanya (Konkin) Bass
Relation: Friend

I am so sorry for your loss. Dev will be so missed. He was such a caring, compassionate and devoted person and friend. I have known Dev for many years and have many beautiful and fond memories of him to cherish forever. Take care❤️ Thinking of you all during this very sad time

From: Satra Minhas
Relation: Friend

My deepest sympathies to the Parmar family. Dev and I were friends for many years, he was always there for me when I needed him. He was a great human being. Gone way too soon. I will miss him and cherish all the memories we had. I wish you comfort and peace at this very difficult time.

From: Mathew
Relation: From his realtive

Our deepest heartfelt condolences to the family. He was such a great person Will miss him.
With Prayers,
Shaji, Shibu and Mathew of Optical Outlet

From: Shelley Mayo

I’m so sorry your brother /son sounded like a wonderful person wish I had a chance to have met him sending love ❤️

From: Leanne Inuarak-Dall
Relation: Colleague and friend

My thoughts are with Dev’s family and all that knew him. I had the privilege to work for him for 3 years and during that time he taught me so much. Beneath his tough lessons and sometimes stern words I could tell he cared deeply for me and others in the workplace. I will remember our phone calls that were always filled with laughter and a determination to get things done and make things better. Dev will certainly never be forgotten. My deepest condolences to his family.

From: Joyce Chow
Relation: School mates

Dev, rest in Peace my dear friend.
Sending my sincerest condolences to the Parmar family and all the friends who were fortunate to know Dev, his beautiful smile and generous heart.

From: Gabi Caljouw
Relation: Friend

I’m so sorry to hear of Dev’s passing. I have great memories of our times together in high school. He was a great friend and a wonderful human being. Sending love and strength to you all.

From: Shelley Butler
Relation: Friend

I’m so sorry to hear of Dev’s passing. He was always the kindest guy and will be missed by all that knew him. Sending love to all his family and friends

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