The Ahmed family regrets to announce the passing of Bashir Ahmed. Bashir was called to God’s duty on the day of Monday, February 16th, 2009 at 6pm.
Bashir was born in Ludhiana, India on the day of June 8th, 1933. After the partition of India he later immigrated to the newly formed country of Pakistan in 1947.
Bashir immigrated to Canada in 1969 with his wife Khurshida and was the foundation for his family which included four children Perveen Sarwar, Nasreen (Saleem) Taj, Zulfiqar Ahmed and Iftkhar (Charlene Deuling) Ahmed.
After settling in Canada Bashir worked for The Weyerhauser Corporation in Boston Bar and then later in Lumby, BC. Bashir’s family were one of the first Muslim families to come to the Okanagan area in 1974.
After arriving in the Okanagan valley Bashir and his family built a life that included six grandchildren Sabah Sarwar, Sonya Sarwar, Hussan Sarwar, Sahar Taj, Faisal Taj, Faraz Taj,. Bashir’s greatest joy in life was being surrounded by family – especially his grandchildren.
Bashir was known for his compassion, generosity, and putting other people’s needs before his own. Bashir was a devout Muslim and contributed a great deal to the local Muslim community.
The Ahmed family would like to thank the staff of St. Paul’s and Vernon Jubilee hospital and especially his family physician Dr. Anjali Vincent.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that a
donation in Bashir’s name be made to the
Vernon Muslim Association
3807 21st Ave., Vernon, BC V1T-6P7