RAICHURA, JAYANTILAL DAYALJI
Jayantilal Dayalji Raichura QC, age 80, passed away on
Saturday, October 6, 2012
at the Kelowna General
Hospital. He leaves his devoted wife of 58 years, Sharda
(nee: Ruparell) Raichura, his daughter Smita (Suresh) Tanna and their daughter, Shefali; daughter Geeta Raichura and her sons Suraj and Anil and daughter Anjali; and son
Tushar Raichura. He was
predeceased by his son,
Sunil, in 1983. His four
were the source of much
pride and joy for him. He is also survived by his four
brothers: Vinay – Milton Keynes, UK; Rajen – Buffalo Point, MB; Arvind (Pushpa) Ottawa, ON; and Ashwin (Jayshree) Milton Keynes, UK. He also leaves behind many
cousin-brothers, cousin-sisters, and their spouses along
with many nieces and nephews in Canada, UK, and India.
Jayantilal, known as JD to his friends, was born in Kamuli, Uganda on January 19, 1932 to Dayalji and Santok
(nee: Tanna) Raichura. He grew up in East Africa,
making friends who have remained lifelong companions.
He studied law at Lincoln’s Inn in London, UK, returning to Jinja, Uganda to practice. His foresight saw him relocate to Winnipeg in 1966 and his family followed him a few months later making Winnipeg their home. He built a career with
his legal training having held the position of Public Trustee for Manitoba for many years and had appeared at the
Supreme Court of Canada on numerous occasions winning precedent setting legal cases. He was bestowed the honour of being appointed to the Queens Council in 1982.
He retired to San Antonio, TX in 1993 and later returned
to Canada to settle in Kelowna, BC.
His interests were diverse including sports, travel, gourmet food and entertaining. For many years he enjoyed golf, squash, tennis, billiards and cricket. He prepared and
enjoyed food from around the world which he accented
with his hobby of wine making. His worldliness and sharp
intellect motivated him to explore and enjoy all the world has to offer. He camped with his family from coast to
coast of this beautiful country instilling in them the
same love for exploration and life.
His light shone brightly and his absence will be profoundly felt by all those who loved him. He will be missed and
remembered for his drive and passion for life.
Funeral service will be held at Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna, BC on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 10:00 am.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Centre
for the Southern Interior in Kelowna, BC.
“Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not
by his acts but by his intentions.
For God alone reads our hearts”. – Mahatma Gandhi
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