We Remember

JUGNAUTH, Elizabeth Ursula Ann

October 29, 1946 — March 4, 2018

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Ursula Jugnauth, who passed away peacefully after a long struggle with declining health. Ursula was a strong, vibrant woman who made a meaningful difference in the lives of all those that knew her. Born in Dublin, she met her husband, Lallchand Jugnauth, in Ireland where they were married in 1969 and gave birth to Anand and Neville in 1970 and 1971, respectively.


With tremendous courage Ursula and Jag left all they knew to start a fresh life in small town Saskatchewan. It did not take long after arriving for the wonderful people of Elrose to lovingly embrace this new family. Derek was born in 1974 and the Jugnauths called Elrose home for more than twenty years.


In 1993, Ursula and Jag moved into Saskatoon to better deal with Jag’s illness at the time. Saskatoon became home the next twenty years where Ursula again made strong connections with many new and great friends who now share in our sorrow as we say farewell.

In 2014, Ursula moved to Kelowna to be closer to family. During her relatively brief time in BC, Ursula made her usual impact, forming strong bonds with those close to her at Mission Villas and the dog park, where she loved to spend time with her pups Bo and Luke.


On March 4, 2018 Ursula slipped away peacefully under the extraordinary care of the staff at the Kelowna General Hospital, whose kindness and compassion touched our hearts and comforted our spirits. Ursula passed twenty years after her dearest Jag and sixteen months after her beloved sister Marie, in Ireland. We know they have all found each other once again.


Ursula is survived by her loving family in Canada: Anand and Eleonora, and their children Tyson, Colton, Logan, Gabrielle and Brayden; Neville and Lisa, and their children Damon, Max, Marin, Neve and Ryann; and Derek and Nanditha, and their children Elyse and Elaina.


She is also survived by loving family in Ireland: brother-in-law, Sean Wiley; and nieces and nephew Jennifer (Ralf), Joe (Naimh), Barbara (Ryle), Ursula (Fergus) and Elizabeth (John), and all of their children; as well as family in Mauritius and England, where a great number of Ursula’s in-laws, and nieces and nephews have reached out to express their sadness.


Mom, we love you and will miss you always.


In lieu of flowers, Ursula would rather your support be directed to helping those in need at the Kelowna General Hospital: https://www.kghfoundation.com/donate-now/. Thank you.

To send a condolence, post photos, or share a memory please scroll down to “Share Your Condolences.”

Share with Others:

Share on Facebook
Share Via Email

In lieu of flowers, Ursula would rather your support be directed to helping those in need at the Kelowna General Hospital, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2 Link: www.kghfoundation.com/donate-now/




  • Bambi Sherman says:

    It was my joy to have met Ursula and share so many lovely afternoons chatting and laughing, I will always remember her gentle kind way and will miss her very much!!!

  • Mary Romeri says:

    To Anand and family. I was very sorry to hear that Ursula passed away last Sunday. As you know she has been my very best friend since childhood. And I could not have asked for a more loving and supportive friend. I was so happy to have been able to spend some time with her last August after so long, it meant so much to me. I will cherish her memory and her laughter until I meet her again. Please let Derek and Me I’ll know they are in my thoughts at this time. All my love, Mary.

  • Sandra Johnson & Lawrence Edwards says:

    We send our love and sympathy to all the family. We have fond memories of the days and good times in Elrose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Sandra Johnson & Lawrence Edwards says:

    We send our love and sympathy to all the family. We have fond memories of the good times in Elrose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Sandra Johnson & Lawrence Edwards says:

    We send our love and sympathy . We have fond memories of the good times in Elrose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Sandra Johnson & Lawrence Edwards says:

    We send our love and sympathy to all the family . We have fond memories of the good times in Elrose.

  • Lynne Holderness says:

    I was lucky to have Urs as a good friend and bridge partner for a lot of happy years…I will miss her for a long time to come and have so many memories of her and our pal DJ…My thoughts and prayers are with all you boys and your families…RIP Urs

  • Dale and Velma Irvine says:

    Loving thoughts and heartfelt sympathy to you, Many happy memories. Love Dale and Velma

  • Joe and Sandi Kerger says:

    To Anand, Eleanora, Neville, Lisa, Derek, Nandnitha and all grandkids: It was a privilege to be Urs’s friend. We have had many years of laughter and tears together, Even though she moved from Saskatoon 4 years ago, we still phoned each other, had many conversations, and we will miss her so much. We are happy she is no longer in any pain, but we will miss her so much. She was an amazing person, one of the best we have ever known. All of our love and sympathy to all of you. We know how much all you must miss her, how much she loved all of her sons, daughters-in-law, and grandkids. She was so proud of all of you and loved all of you very very much. I am attaching a picture that she sent me about a year ago, with the caption “Don’t you wish we looked like this now”. She was truly one of a kind.

  • Wendy Maguire says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Ursula was a very special person. I have many fond memories of times we shared, she will not be forgotten.

  • Kristie Kolkind and Marcus Isa says:

    We are very sorry to hear of Ursula’s passing. She was a lovely woman with a warm heart and a great sense of humour. We will miss seeing her at the boys hockey game and at the dog park. Our hearts go out to the Jugnauth family at this difficult time.

  • Jennifer, Ralf and Kids says:

    Urs was my aunt, godmother, kindred spirit and soulmate. She was a true friend, one in a million and I will think of her and miss her always.
    Anand, Nev, Derek and family : sending you all lots of love at this very difficult time
    Jenn Ralf and Kids xxx

  • Paddy and Mary (Wiley) Wright says:

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to you Anand, Neville and Derek on our own behalf and also from my sister Geraldine and Seamus and Doreen and especially Sean. Sean always got on so well with Ursula and he would be heartbroken. He was very upset when he return from Canada with Marie when Ursula was quiet ill. Ursula was part of our family circle for so many years. When their mother died Ursula came to our house in Mullingar for Christmas with Sean and Marie. Jag was such a gentleman. He was a paediatrician in the hospital when I had my first baby Catriona on the 29th December 1971 and Nevill was just a new baby at the time. We all lived close by and had some great times together. We have so many fond memories of Ursula. I am sure herself and Marie are having some great chats together now. We had Mass offered for her when we got the sad news. May they all rest in peace. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all, Paddy and Mary (Wiley) Wright.

  • Robin Hughes says:

    A beautiful, loving woman. It was an absolute honour to be a part of her life. She was like a second mother to me, treating me like her own son. Anand, Neville, Derek, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Robin and Rhonda

  • Krista and Darren Cockx says:

    Dear Anand, Eleanora, Neville, Lisa, Derek and Nanditha,
    We were saddened to hear of the loss of your mom. I have fond memories of our childhood and university years with your family. Your mom opened her heart and home as I was growing up and we had many wonderful visits and laughs over those years – I will remember those visits fondly.
    Your mom will be missed but her strength, kindness and witt carry on with you and your children. Your mom and dad raised some pretty darn amazing boys – they were as lucky to have you as you were to have them. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sending love, Krista and Darren

  • Mark Calwell says:

    Anand Neville Derrick and family. So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was one of my favourite memories of my youth her exuberance and out going ways always made me feel like I was part of her world she had a no nonsense way of expressing her feelings and though I haven’t seen her in years , hearing of her passing make me feel like I have lost a close friend.

  • Ryan & Becky Giles says:

    Anand Neville Derek and family
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. When I think back to years she was in Elrose being around her it makes me smile
    Our thoughts are with you and your family
    Ryan and Becky

  • Vanessa Lewis says:

    Dear Anand, Eleanora, Neville, Lisa, Derek, Nanditha and children:
    We are sorry to learn of your incredible loss. In thinking of our time growing up in Elrose, your mom was so important and special in our lives and did an tremendous job of raising her three boys. Her vibrant personality and big heart have touched the lives of many. Now, her legacy lives on in your amazing families. Thinking of all of you and extending our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom.
    Hugs from the Lewis Family

  • Janice Irwin says:

    Anand, Neville, Derek and families: I was so saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Thinking back to days in Elrose, memories of your mom are always there. She was such a big influence on our generation – her big smile, laugh and of course – her opinion haha. She was a major push in helping us to find our own way in ventures – prodding us to take French by correspondence, helping to finish speeches, advising us on how form a board for our new Teen Dance Club – we had a great group of parents along with your mom to support us through our years. I will always remember your mom fondly. She helped to shape not only her own family, but our community and friends. Condolences from the Irwin family

  • Barry & Bev Rowley says:

    Anand, Neville, Derek and families,
    We are so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. We remember her as a joyful, vibrant woman. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys…may your memories remain strong.

  • Barb McConnell says:

    Anand (Dr. J.) – I am sending this on behalf of my mom, Sandra Elliott, my sister Pam and myself – we would all like to extend our sympathy to you and your family. Mom talks of you often and we all cannot thank you enough for saving Mom’s life. All the best to you

  • Maureen Scott says:

    To Ursula’s family, I was a new member at the Saskatoon Bridge Club when I met the amazing Ursula. She was always so welcoming and friendly which was so comforting to a newcomer. I soon realized she lived around the corner from us on Delaronde Road and we had the occasional glass of wine if I was delivering or picking up something. She had a big heart and was so proud of you all. We missed her presence at the Bridge Club and will cherish many fond memories as I hope you will too. Maureen Scott from Brownsville Texas

Leave a Condolence Message for the Family

» To share your condolence on this page please fill out the requested fields.
» If you have a photo to share, please do so as families appreciate it. To share a photo (please note, just one photo per condolence please), click the 'Choose File' button and select a photo from your computer.
» Once you are done, click the 'Share' button.
» Your email is never published or shared. Your name and email are both required.

NOTE: all messages will go through an administrative process before being posted.