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JOHAL, Bikar Singh

Lovingly surrounded by his family, Bikar passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the age of 69. Bikar will be missed by his brother Jack (Gloria) Johal; daughter Chantal (Tom) Haske; grandson Ethan Haske and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Kabal Singh Johal and Raokaur Johal, brother Gulbant Johal and sister Bantakaur Gill.


Bikar was born at Kelowna General Hospital, was raised and still resided in Rutland. He owned and operated Bikar S. Johal Trucking since the age of 16. He will be remembered for his generous nature and devotion to his family and friends. We will forever miss his smile, laughter and his unconditional love.


Our family would like to thank the Hemo-Dialysis nurses, BC Transplant Society, his first kidney donor Ann Robinson and the second unknown donor, for all the extra years that were given to Bikar.

We would like to acknowledge and express our gratitude to 6 West for your quick response, the whole team of ICU nurses, respiratory therapists, physiotherapists and all the other disciplines.

Also to Dr. Foster, Dr. Chaubey and all other specialists which were involved we thank you for your dedication and efforts given to Bikar during his 6 weeks in ICU.


Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, January 28th at 1:00 pm at the Mission Creek Alliance Church, 2091 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Prayer Service to follow at 3:30 pm at the Sikh Temple, 1111 Rutland Road North, Kelowna, BC. With respect to Sikh tradition, head covering is required at the Temple for all attending. There will be handkerchiefs for head covering available or if you choose please bring your own scarf or handkerchief.


In lieu of flowers: donations may be made in Bikar’s memory to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or the BC Transplant Society.

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Prayer Service: Saturday January 28th at 3:30pm at the Sikh Temple

Service: Saturday January 28th at 1:00 pm

Location: Mission Creek Alliance Church

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Canadian Kidney Foundation or the BC Transplant Society


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The prayer service for JOHAL, Bikar Singh is scheduled for Saturday January 28th at 3:30pm at the Sikh Temple at located at 1111 Rutland Road North, Kelowna, BC..

The service for JOHAL, Bikar Singh is scheduled for Saturday January 28th at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Mission Creek Alliance Church

2091 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Wendy (Prior) Boutwell says:

    I first met Bikar when I was fourteen and although in later years we only saw each other sporadically he will always hold a special place in my heart.
    I offer my deepest condolences to Gloria and the the rest of Bikar’s family and close friends. He will be missed.

  • Chris & Pat Finch says:

    Gloria, Jack & family– so sorry to hear of Bikar’s passing – his wonderful laugh highlighted his generous personality–RIP buddy–

  • Bob Mettlewsky says:

    It was with a sad heart that I heard of Bikar’s passing while at our winter home in Mexico. I have many fond memories of growing up with him during our school years at RHS. My fondest memory is have lunch with him just before leaving for the winter. RIP my friend it was a struggle but you were always positive and strong in all you did. Will miss you on my return.

  • Bob Mettlewsky says:

    Always smiling.

  • Cathy Maruszczak says:

    To the Johal family.We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Bikar.Sending our heartfelt condolences.Our thoughts are with you during this sad time. Joe and Cathy(Corbins Store)

  • Gary & Sylvia Walters says:

    Rest in Peace Biker. You were always a Gentleman that had only good things to say about others. We always enjoyed your company.

  • dean keast says:

    so sorry to hear of Bikars passing worked off and on together for 28 years and had many laughs he had such a great sense of humour r i p old friend

  • Rick Stearns says:

    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Bikar, Susan. And please send my deepest condolences to all of the Johal family

  • Shirley Kuchet says:

    I meet this kind gentlemen only once, it was the summer of 2008. He was a devoted friend at the end of my cousin Brenda’s life in March 2005. I have heard such fond memories about Biker from Brenda, and have met his beautiful daughter Chantel, and family!

  • Laure Neish says:

    I’m so glad Gordon and I could meet Bikar several times and I was so happy to help reunite Bikar (and Brenda) with their daughter Chantal and her family after so many years apart. It was such luck that Brenda found me by phone and that we only lived an hour away from them, even though Chantal lived so far away at the time. And such luck that Brenda and Bikar still remained in contact so that they both could re-connect with Chantal. Love found a way! Bikhar was a gentle soul with a gentle sense of humor and he passed on his best traits to Chantal.

  • Laure Neish says:

    Bikar, Ann, Chantal, Ethan, Tom and Gordon taken by me at Bikar’s home

  • Bob and Louise Brooks says:

    Jack and family,

    Worked with Bikar for many years in the old ‘paving’ days. He worked hard, always had a kind word along with a great sense of humor and a smile that never quit. He is gone too soon. Thinking of you and remembering Bikar with great fondness.

    Bob and Louise Brooks (Westlake)

  • Andrea Williamson says:

    Bikar worked for my husband for 15-18 years, can’t remember exact years but a long time, he was always one of the first to start the season of paving, we could always count on Bikar to be there, Never changed, year after year, smiling, doing his job in the best way, became a good friend. He will be missed by all, my condolences to his family.

  • Georgina Cadman (Lischka) says:

    So sad to hear about Bikar. He truly was a wonderful, kind man who would do anything for his family or friends. He was an important member of planning our high school reunion and attended so many get togethers. I am very glad to have reconnected with him. RIP Bikar. Rutland has lost a very special person.
    The Lischkas

  • Bob Mettlewsky says:

    Sincere condolences to the family this day as you celebrate his life always will remember this fine friend.

  • McKinley Family (Heather McKinley Cote) says:

    Bikar and his family have long been friends of our family…The family of Jack and Nora McKinley…..Our family will remember Bikar with very fond memories, including his easy smile and always being ready to help out…RIP Friend….

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