Obituaries

Rahul Banerjee

September 1, 1931 - February 9, 2021

Posted by:
Jim Buntine

Posted on:
February 28, 2021

I am very sad to hear of Rahul's passing and wish to pass on my condolences to his whole family. Stories of the "early days" of Lennox Bell and Rahul have always been part of the folklore of our family. Dad (David) considered him one of his closest friends and always looked forward to hearing from him, especially when India and Australia were playing cricket. We saw one match together at the SCG. A one day game between Australia and Pakistan which tested his allegiances. Unfortunately Dad died after Australia had had a good session in the most recent series between Australia and India, but I'm happy that Rahul saw India win the series.

Posted by:
Lucille Bart

Posted on:
February 19, 2021

Dear Elaine, We are very saddened to learn of Rahul's passing. Please know that our thoughts are with you and your family at this time. With deep condolences, Lucille, Ernie and Nigel Bart

Posted by:
donald miller

Posted on:
February 18, 2021

Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss of my good friend. He and I shared many good times at the bridge table.

Posted by:
Lorna and William ORR

Posted on:
February 17, 2021

My wife, Lorna, and I were saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Rahul Banerjee. We first met Rahul after moving to Winnipeg in 1971. He was a highly regarded member of the medical community who had come to Winnipeg from England, having left India to train in medicine and pathology at prestigious British medical schools in London. For a time, we worked together at the former Winnipeg General Hospital. However, Rahul left WGH to be the Head of Pathology at the Grace hospital where he was widely respected for his knowledge, commitment to patient care, and great sense of humour. Rahul was the driver behind the formation of a pathology seminar that united professionals from all the Winnipeg hospitals and attracted visitors from abroad, especially American hospitals. He insisted that this “club” be both social and academic and it had a strong emphasis on community building. Through this group everyone developed an appreciation for East Indian culture, especially Indian cuisine. Rahul took great pride in his family. His passing marks a significant loss.

Posted by:
Maureen Guzej

Posted on:
February 17, 2021

Met Dr B in 1982 at the Grace Hospital. Always a kind soul. He sat with me during a test I had to have when I was pregnant in 1989. He knew I was scared and offered to sit with me. I don't think he ever knew how much that meant to me. Condolences to his family ?

Posted by:
Unni and Liz Nair

Posted on:
February 15, 2021

Can never forget the first day we met back in 1982. That was most memorable! You have been a very dear and great friend. Sympathies and condolences to Elaine and all the family. Rest in peace, dear brother. Om Shanthi.

Posted by:
Patterson

Posted on:
February 13, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Frank and Joan

Posted by:
Greg

Posted on:
February 12, 2021

Rahul was a man of knowledge, wisdom and humor. I will miss him. My condolences to Elaine and Rahul's family.