John Raman

Obituary of John Raman

 June 11, 1942 - Simla Free, Fiji

February 19, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta


John Raman, beloved husband of Bhargavi (Sharda) Raman, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at the age of 80 years.


John was predeceased by his late parents Wadi and Janki Raman; brothers Gopal, Shankaran, Narayan, Krishna; and sisters Devi and Madhvi. He is survived by his wife Bhargavi, sons Shiri and Mahendran; daughter Shalini, daughter-in-law Sunita, grandchildren Covy, Shaquille, Sandis, Vihaan, and Markus who reside in Calgary, and his one remaining sister Parvati Raman, residing in Sydney, Australia.


John was born at Lautoka Hospital in Simla Free Lautoka, Fiji, on June 11, 1942. He married Bhargavi Choy in 1963. In 1972, John moved to Calgary, Alberta, with his wife Bhargavi, and three children Shiri, Mahendran, and Shalini.


He will be most remembered for his immeasurable generosity. John would refuse to turn down any favour or request from any members of his family; this generosity was not limited to family and extended to friends as well.


John lived his life to the fullest and raised his children to do the same. He was a kind, loving, and big-hearted man who loved his family and friends very much. John was also a teacher and a provider to many, while always valuing family, education, and hard work. He was a proud and respectable son, brother, cousin, father, grandfather, friend, and husband.


John will be sorely missed by many.


Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Chapel of The Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Friday, February 24, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mr. Raman’s service streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.


The family would like to thank the staff at the Foothills Medical Centre and the Rocky View Hospital for their care of John.


In living memory of John Raman, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.


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