Sumanbhai Merchant

Obituary of Sumanbhai Dahyabhai Merchant

March 7, 1940 – Mumbai, India

December 1, 2023– Calgary, Alberta


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Suman Dahyabhai Merchant on Friday, December 1, 2023, at the age of 83. He left this world, as he lived it, peacefully and surrounded by all his family.


A loving and kind husband, father, and grandfather he is survived by his dearest wife Mohini of 57 years, his daughters Vaishali (Sandip) Chikhlia, and Krishna (Hitesh) Hazari. He is also survived by his adoring grandchildren Jesse, Nikhil, Karina, Aakash, and Kiran; his brothers (late) Anil (Kumud) Merchant and Rajni (Dhanlaxmi) Merchant; sister Nalini (Jayesh) Kapadia; and finally, by his cherished extended family and friends. He was the son of (late) Dahyabhai and (late) Jasuben Merchant and a son-in-law of (late) Jekishandas and (late) Kamuben Tailor.


The family is grateful for everyone’s love and support and humbly request privacy during this difficult time.


If you so desire, in lieu of flowers memorial tributes in Suman’s honour at either Canadian National Institute for the Blind (10 11a St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3),, 1-800-563-2642 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, (200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6), Telephone: (403)-264-5549, would be appreciated. The family is comforted by the warm memories people have shared about this amazing man. His joyous spirit and eternally positive attitude will be dearly missed.


A Funeral Service will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB), on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mr. Merchant’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.


In living memory of Suman Dahyabhai Merchant, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.


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