Swarni Lagah passed away peacefully in Victoria, BC on September 3, 2019. Our beloved Mother and Manji left us surrounded by her children and family who loved her so much. Swarni was a strong, beautiful and compassionate woman. She was devoted to her husband and to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and was so grateful of her many relatives and friends.  Swarni was a kind and loving person who always had a smile and a kind word. Swarni’s life was devoted to her family, and our love and gratitude for her life will live on in us forever.

Swarni was born in 1930 in Pakistan, and grew up in the Punjab. Swarni moved to Victoria with her family in 1959.

Swarni was predeceased by her parents, Lakha Ram and Chinti Mahmi; sister, Charni Klear; and her young daughter, Piari. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Manga Ram Lagah; her children, Piara ( Diana ), Jeet ( Barb ), Jeeto ( Jim ) and Nirmala ( Tim ); her grandchildren, Danielle, Lisa, Tyler, Sara, Teha, Blake, Britney, Holly and Cole; and her great grand children, Jibril, Smith, Mayson, Declyn, Carmelo, Milan and Phoenix.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:00am.  Prayers and lunch (Langar) will follow at the Sikh Temple at 1210 Topaz Avenue.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens


  • Barb Hardy

    Dear Piara and Diana and family,
    We were very sorry to learn of Piara’s mother’s passing. We think often of you and hope that she was comfortable and at peace.
    Warm wishes,
    Barb & Jerry

  • Len & Dale

    Very sorry to read the passing of Jeeto’s mother. Expected or not expected it is always difficult to lose a member of the family. Our sincere condolences.

  • David and Brenda Smith

    Our deepest sympathies to your family.
    What a beautiful life Swarni lived!
    We reflect the best parts of our parents thanks to the loving way they raised us.
    Take comfort in your memories of her as you grieve.
    Words cannot describe how sorry we are for this loss!
    You are all in our prayers xoxo

  • Janet and Terry Dunlop

    Our deepest symphony to all of Swarni’s family…Lovely memories of her when she and Manga would come to Sears to see Terry. Always gracious when we were with Jeeto over the years..We will miss her laughter and her smile….Sometimes it was just a nod but you always knew she cared. She Is in a better place with no suffering good and will always be looking down at all of you…
    Love and hugs to all of you
    All the Dunlop family

  • Jamna Maher

    Sarwni was a very kind & loving person, always greeted you with a big smile. I will always remember that about her. May God Bless her and her family. My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family❤️

  • Nirmal Klair

    So sad, aunty was of kindness nature and always laughing personality. RIP

  • Thomas Crone

    Sincere condolences to you, Jeeto, and the entire Family. We send much Love and huge hugs.
    Julie and Tom

  • Harry Hitchman

    Jeeto and family, I am saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. It is never easy losing a loved one, especially a mother. I am however pleased to know that she left us surrounded by the family she loved, who loved her in return, and will keep her memory in their hearts forever. I hope you will find the comfort and support you need during this time of grief.

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