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Madhuri Anand

December 16, 1932 - August 6, 2021

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Madhuri born in Amritsar, Punjab India on December 16th, 1932 passed away peacefully on August 6th, 2021 at the age of 87 from a brief illness.  She is survived by sons Rajan (Freeza), Romi (Harjinder), and daughters Vinita (Martin) and Aunjali, 4 grandsons, 4 granddaughters and 2 great grandsons.

Madhuri along with her husband Bhanu and daughter Vinita immigrated to Canada in 1957 and called Duncan their home ever since.  Madhuri loved meeting people as she missed her family in India.  Along with her husband, she was involved in their community of Duncan through various organizations that included:  Independent Order of Foresters and Cowichan Intercultural Society.

Madhuri’s expertise in the culinary arts made her a local celebrity and very popular. For over 38 years, she taught Indian Cooking at Malaspina University College and various other locations on Vancouver Island.  She also taught English to new Canadians in her earlier career.  Teaching was important to her as she loved to share her talents with other people. Madhuri enjoyed boating and camping with her children and grandchildren.  She loved the outdoors and joined a women’s hiking group to explore her love for the island.

One of her many accomplishments included publishing a cookbook in 1998 called “Authentic Indian Cooking” from Madhuri’s Kitchen which went on to be a best seller for many years. This book was her dream and a legacy for her children and grandchildren who she loved dearly.

Special thanks to the nurses and doctors at Cowichan District Hospital and Cowichan Hospice for their kindness and compassion during her brief illness.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 12th, 2021 at 1:00pm at:

HW Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre 5285 Polkey Rd. Duncan, BC  250-701-0001

Please join us after the service for prayers and lunch at the:

Sikh Temple Gurdwara, 3210 Sherman Rd., Duncan BC

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cowichan Hospice in Duncan BC.

Livestream Service

The funeral service will be available virtually for those unable to attend in person due to restrictions and Provincial Health Orders.  Please follow this link to join in:  https://www.distantlink.com/wallace

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

From: Kiran Kahlon

I am deeply saddened on the passing of Auntie Anand. As far as I can remember she was always smiling and greeted me with so much love and affection. Her sense of style and the way she carried herself so elegantly in her beautiful saris will be forever embedded in my memories of her.
I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories ❤️🙏

From: Sukhdave Hayer
Relation: Friend

Romi, very saddened to here about your mom. My thoughts are with you and all of your family during this difficult time

From: Divender Sharma
Relation: Family

Auntie will always be remembered as “first class” no matter what the occassion, she would always ensure she looked her best, and chose her classic looks to match the occassion. She loved shopping and one of my fondest memories was helping her pick out a fine European leather jacket . She was so happy with her purchase and anytime I would meet her after that, she would proudly share the compliments she received when she wore it. I always enjoyed our conversations and recipe chats. I will truly miss you and will forever remember your beautiful smile. Your cookbook is a legacy and one that inspires me in my cooking. My deepest condolences to the Anand Family.

From: Andrew Crane
Relation: Was their contractor for home repairs.

The family of Mrs. Anand, It is with great sadness I read this passing of your mum, she was always very lovely to me and always made me feel very welcome in her home. I will miss her wonderful cooking, as when ever I worked on the home she always made me something to eat. Will always have loving memories of her and her husband. Bless to you and your family.

From: JUDY MANHAS
Relation: FAMILY FRIEND

To the Anand family,
Dearest Andy with heavy heart, I write this remembering all the wonderful memories I shared with you and your beautiful family. Madhuri was a beautiful graceful classy lady. I will miss her beautiful smile and laughter. To all her children I want to say she was a inspiration to me and my children. Love all of you so much. May she rest in peace❤🙏

From: Arita Rai
Relation: Friend/Neighbours

Mom and I send our deepest condolences. Your Mom was wonderful women and we loved her homemade treats.

From: Meena Dulku
Relation: Family

I am very saddened to hear of Aunty’s passing. From the memories I have of her she always welcomed me with a smile and sweet words, always. She was always very sweet to me whenever I would see her. She had this elegance about her that I really liked, she was just lovely. I wish I got to see her one last time. I know it’s been a long time since I have seen her. I hope she is at peace whereever she is now. Auntiji, I miss you.❤

From: Iqbal Grewal
Relation: Friend

My family and I send our sincerest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Anand. She will be forever remembered as kind, elegant and a talented cook. I will always treasure her cookbook, which my Mom excitedly purchased for each of my sisters and I.
Both your parents were wonderful friends and neighbours of my parents and will be greatly missed. ❤️

From: Kuldeep & Jasbir Mullhi

The service was beautiful and everyone’s speeches were heartwarming. We feel so sad that we did not get the chance to meet Madhuri. We heard wonderful things about her caring nature and love for the family. We feel incredibly happy knowing Harleen was able to meet her and that they shared a special bond. Sending our deepest condolences. Thinking of the whole Anand family during this trying time.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 12, 2021
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC V9L 6W3

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC V9L 6W3

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