With deep sorrow the family of Agnes Asghar of Sherwood Park AB announce her passing.

Agnes was predeceased by her husband of 56 years Michael Asghar and her parents Sardar Begam and Barkat Kharku, siblings Noel and Mavis. She is survived by daughters Sheila and Rina and son in law Oscar as well as canine family members Deborah, Emma Jane, Vicky, Pasha, Isla, siblings Lois, Octavious, Francis, Peace, in laws, cousins and all their children.

Agnes led an extraordinary life that began in India before the Partition, and included time in Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam, before her arrival in Sherwood Park in 1990 where she has made her home ever since.

A mother, a teacher, a devout Anglican, Agnes will be dearly missed by family and her many friends.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Humane Canada to honor Agnes’ love of our four-legged friends.

Funeral services will be held on Monday February 28, 2022 at 11am at St. Thomas Angelican Church, 4 raven Drive Sherwood Park, Alberta. The service will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend, you may join using the links below at the time of the service.

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Rowena Rivera

It’s hard to lose a loved one . But your mind and heart should be at peace because she’s with our creator ♥️
Your mom is in a better place where there is no pain , sadness and sufferings. I offered a Mass card for your mom . Again my condolences to you and your family . Let me know if you need anything . Call me when you’re free. Take care of yourself too . I’m just a phone call away

Alena Stevenson

Love is the greatest of all gifts. It’s such a wonderful thing. But letting go of someone you love is so hard to do. You have to do it just a little at a time. If your Mom is anything like you, then Heaven is a sweeter place now with her being there. & you will see her again. She will be waiting for you in Heaven & will be there to show you around. God promises us that.

Suresh Asghar

We are heartbroken to hear ….End of an era…..She n Michael Uncle will remain in our lives till end. May her soul rest in peace… U both take care…

Jimmy Asghar

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. It is indeed time of grief. May HE grant you comfort and peace.
She must be with Jesus and meeting loved ones who are already there.
Take care and have courage.

You met her in 1967(when you were born). I met her in 1960 when I was a little kid in Primary School.
She is (present tense) a beautiful lady with very long hair , charming smile and a black mole on her upper lip which your dad liked a lot.

Carolyn De Francheschi

When Agnes and Michael came to St Thomas the parish had a fellowship project in place called foyer dinners. Groups of six people got together in homes for a simple dinner and an evening of fellowship. The first Sunday that Michael and Agnes came to St Thomas, Joe invited them to a Foyer dinner at our home for the following week.
A friendship developed from that dinner and Edith McClatchie, Anne Halsall , Agnes and I had many adventures together; including a trip to a tea house in Camrose.
Agnes was a beautiful person inside and out. She was so kind and generous and had a great sense of humour. Smiling eyes meant a comment was on the way.
On some adventures Agnes took us shopping south side and introduced us to the best stores for fresh south Asian spices as well as great restaurants.
Agnes was very devout and committed Christian. So many times she told me she was praying for me and talked often about her faith. Agnes was a much loved part of the Ladies Bible study for more than ten years.
The last time I saw Agnes was at the Zetter Centre pre pandemic.
Stroke related problems made phone conversations difficult and with pandemic restrictions we unfortunately were not able to visit. But Agnes’ goodness lives on in my memory, including the samosas that she brought for after church coffee hour.
It is, however, her warmth and generous caring nature that lives on in my life and I suspect in everyone she knew.
Carolyn De Franceschi

Riya. Joshi

Dear Sheila,
My deepest
Heart felt condolences .
May god give you and your family the strength .
Know that she is always in your heart and watching over you .Love and support.

Lorna Schlechte

Dear Rina, Sheila and Oscar. So very sorry for the sad loss of your mum. A very special lady who was so kind to us all and will be much missed. Very fond memories of meeting her in Canada and UK. Much love to you all. Lorna Cliff, Chris and Glen xx

Nasreen & Khamis

Dearest Rina, Sheila, Oscar & the beloved canine family,
It is our prayer that God will comfort you and your whole family during this sad time. May he richly bless you as you mourn, and may the light of His presence be a continual source of consolation. We send our prayers to you all during this very difficult time and pray that God gives you all strength to get through this very sad time. May Her Soul rest in eternal peace. Amen.
Khamis & Nasreen

Ashutosh Kumar

Her Soul Rests In Peace and she finds communion with God. May God give you and Rina strength and courage to go over this tough time. Our prayers are always you all. Lots of love. Ashutosh, Kanchan, Krish and Krisha

Lynn Sanders Alexander

Dearest Rina, lifelong friend, deepest sympathies for your and Sheila’s loss. I will always remember your mother as such a lovely woman. She is at peace with your dad now. You are in my prayers.

Sangeeta Robinson

Dearest Rina, Sheila and Oscar,
Our prayers and condolences go out to you in this hour of grief. We pray to the Almighty to give you strength to cope up with not having Aunty with you physically but she will always be there in spirit as your guiding angel. Lots of love and hugs
Sangy, Abel, Niki, Toto, Ginger, Max and Bruno

Lena Gee

Rina and Sheila, my most deepest and sincere condolences for the loss of your mum. There are no words that can take away the pain and sorrow but know that you are in my thoughts. Big hugs, Lena

Lopa Banerjee

May she find eternal peace. May God give you, Rina and others including Mamaji, Aunty Guddie find strength, courage and peace. May all tasks related to her final journey be completed in peace and dignity. She brought you all together one final time in her own way…. may this continue. Sincere condolences.

Jamine Asghar

I have no words to express my sorrow over Bhabhiji’s heavenly departure. You and Rina are very brave to bear this time of sorrow alone. I wish I was there with you both. Accept my heart felt condolences. Jasmine Aunty

Octavious Mall

My deepest condolences. May God comfort you and Reena in this sad moment.

Bobbie L. Washington

Sheila, my sincerest condolences to you and your family. I understand your loss and feel your pain. Please know that God’s grace is big and strong enough to get you through this; trust and depend on Him to fill the deep void that was left in your lives by the passing of your Mom.

Hendrika and Alphonse Jacobs

Our deepest sympathy for you, and your sister. We wish you strength, and courage through these difficult times. Lots of love.

Pam Jacobs

Rina and Sheila – we are so sorry for your loss. Love and hugs. Pam and Jim

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