Nashir Bandali Kassam

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Nashir Bandali Kassam on November 18, 2014 at the age of 61 years, at Vernon Jubilee Hospital with family by his side.

Nashir was born in Kampala, Uganda and immigrated to Canada (Vancouver, B.C.) in 1972 and soon after made his home in Vernon, B.C.

In 1980, after several years of hard study, Nashir began his career as an accountant, working for several different accounting firms until opening his own practice in 1996.

Nashir loved all sports. His passion for sports started as a young boy in Kampala. He played with all his heart at any sport he tried. He will be remembered by many people in the slo-pitch leagues in Vernon, one of his favourite pastimes.

He was predeceased by his father Bandali and mother Sherbanu, one brother Sudru and a sister Malek Kajani.

He will be remembered and loved by his wife of 12 years, Carolyne, his children David (Crystal), Sheldon (Tannis) and daughter Anisha, all of Vernon. Stepchildren Jessica (Brandon) Young, Jacqueline (Dan Wiens) Morneau, Christopher (Victoria) Morneau and Aaron Morneau. Step grandchildren Rena and Layla Young and Jordan Wiens. He was so looking forward to the arrival of David and Crystals baby due in January 2015

He is further survived by brothers Abdul (Zeenat), Tajdin (Leila), Bahdur (Carolyn), Asu (Janet), Looky (Pali) and Aneez (Beth). Sisters Roshan Ruda, Zarina Rahemtulla, Zebun Rupani, Yasmin (Nurdin) Shivji.

There are many nieces and nephews who will miss Nashir Uncle as well as many friends who will miss their good friend.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Vernon Cancer Clinic for their support over the last year and a half. Also thanks to the community nursing team.

The service for Nashir will be held on Monday November 24, 2014 at Ismaili Jamatkana, Burnaby Lake, 6556 Sprott Street, Burnaby, B.C. at 11:15 am.

For anyone who cannot make it to the funeral in Burnaby the family will have a memorial on Sunday November 30, 2014 at the Elks Hall, 3103 – 30 St., Vernon, BC from 1-4 pm.

Funeral arrangement have been made with Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

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