PAL, Baldev Pal - May 19, 1936 – December 6, 2021
Beloved father and husband passed away in his 85th year in Oshawa on December 6, 2021.
Baldev is survived by his wife, Linda Pal, daughter, Anita Pal and son-in-law Richard Savage; son, Suneal Pal and daughter-in-law Angie Pal; and son Arun Pal and daughter-in-law, Nichola Baburam.
Baldev will be missed by grandchildren Gregory, Kevin, Cameron, Ethan, Shelby, Evan, Arjun, Avarie, Baldev is also survived by his sister Sunita Kumar, brother-in-law Prem Kumar, nephew Anil Kumar and Kartika Kumar, and family.
Baldev (Dave) graduated from mechanical engineering in India in 1961.
Two years afterwards he completed his apprenticeship in Colchester, England and later that year he married Linda and they spent time between England and India until the family immigrated to Canada in 1970.
By the time they came to Canada they were not alone, as Anita (6), Suneal (3) and Arun (1) were in tow and made sure Baldev and Linda’s lives were a bit more exciting. Baldev (Dave) worked for Teledyne/BTI in Thornbury, Ontario from 1971 until 2004.
He started his career at Teledyne as a mechanical engineer but spent the majority of his time as the Vice President and President. He retired in 2004, however the word “retirement'' was not really applicable as he continued in a consulting role at BTI until his mid 70s.
When fully retired he transferred his work passions into playing bridge and being in bridge clubs, taking care of his family and the grandkids and his beloved wife Linda.
It must be mentioned that he became an expert researcher in the areas of nutrition, health and holistic medicine and he was eager to share this with his family and friends even at 12:00am in the morning.
He worked tirelessly for those around him and under him.
For his children he was always there, for those that worked under him he was devoted to supporting their careers.
Even after retiring he continuously worked on behalf of his former colleagues by helping them navigate the uncertainty in the market and challenging economics at that time.
Even though Baldev had to make long trips and travel around the world for work, there were so many amazing memories for his family with him.
There was weekly badminton at the local elementary school, golfing at the Talismen Resort, the Saturday night ritual of Hockey Night in Canada, more CD release parties for Arun and Suneal than could be counted (even that time Baldev attempted to sell concert tickets to the whole of Thornbury!) for Linda’s 70th birthday, many graduations and many birthdays for the kids and grandkids.
Baldev even attended the kids hockey games directly after stepping off many long flights.
Baldev has always been referred to as a very warm, gentle and caring soul.
He gave continuously to numerous charities (including his children and their endeavours).
He left a legacy for his children to work hard.
Services will be held on Sunday, December 12th at 4pm at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL.
Visitation will take place from 3 to 4 pm on the 12th.
Due to limited capacity, if you would like to attend in person please contact the family in advance. Covid protocols are being followed.