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Shared by Paul Nauth on April 30, 2020
I meet my Uncle Sam for the first time in 1974. I was a "hyperactive" child but, he got me to lie on the sofa with him and watch TV.
I remember the feeling of calm, which was very unusual for me at that time. He is at peace now and will always be remembered.

Grandad

Shared by Krystalle Manikam on April 28, 2020
I wish I was able to see you before you passed ....Even wen you did leave my heart was in shock .....GRANDAD
YOU WERE AN AMAZING FATHER GRANDFATHER UNCLE BROTHER AND GREAT GRANDFATHER TO YOUR FAMILY. ALSO AN AMAZING LAWYER JUDGE AND MENTOR. WORDS CANT EXPLAIN HOW I FEEL RIGHT NOW TO EXPLAIN YOUR GONE. ALL THOSE SPECIAL MEMORIES YOU SHARE WITH OUR WHOLE FAMILY. YOU TAUGHT ME ALOT OF THINGS IN LIFE AND THAT I AM FOREVER GREATFUL ... I REMEMBER WHEN WE FIRST CAME TO LIVE WITH AUNTY NERRY . YOU AND NAN WOULD HELP TAKE CARE OF US . WAIT FOR THE SCHOOL BUS AFTER SCHOOL, YOU USE TO MAKE US HOTDOGS FOR DINNER AND WE USE TO SIT DOWN AND WATCH YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS . WHEN NAN PASSED AWAY I KNOW IT CRUSHED YOUR HEART BUT YOU STAYED THE STRONGEST FOR OUR FAMILY. ALL THE SPECIAL MEMORIES I HAVE WITH YOU WILL BE DEFINITELY CHERISHED FOREVER AND MAKE ME SMILE EACH AND EVERYDAY. IF ONLY I COULD HAVE YOU BACK , JUST FOR A LITTLE WHILE TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOU , AND TO SIT AND TALK JUST LIKE WE USE TO EVERY AFTERNOON . REMEMBER WHEN I USE TO LIVE WITH YOU TO HELP YOU WITH ANYTHING YOU NEEDED . WE USE TO GO FOR WALKS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BUILDING. GO GROCERIES AND TIM HORTONS . WE USE TO SAY MANTRAS BEFORE BED , AND WE ALWAYS USE TO CLEAN TOGETHER BECAUSE CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS. I GUESS I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER ALL THE SILLY THINGS YOU USE TO SAY TO US *Bowgie gyal a wah yah cook for dinna dhal and alloo choka dish em out and put it pon de table when bhia come he go eat how much he able *or to call the alligators **alligator mama saspon kova*IM SOO SORRY THAT I HAVENT BEEN THERE FOR YOU THESE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS AND HAVENT SEEN YOU IN A WHILE .BUT I HOPE YOU KNOW THAT YOUR THE BEST GREAT GRAND FATHER ANYONE CAN HAVE You drew memories in my mind that I can never erase .The fact that you are no longer here will always bring me pain but your forever in my heart until we meet again. I LOVE YOU dearly 
REST IN PEACE GRANDAD 

Help Support The Advocacy Centre For The Elderly

Shared by Chris Gafoor on April 26, 2020
About Me
My name is Chris Gafoor, and I am the eldest grandson of Shamdayal Bridj Mohan Sahoy, who passed away suddenly, but peacefully with loving-family, on the 21st of April 2020 during the COVID-19 global pandemic. My grandfather was a family-pillar, admired community-figure, and a respected Magistrate, Barrister & Attorney-At-Law across several continents. He was a humanitarian who gave back to his community, in the form of Pro-Bono work, to the most vulnerable groups during his 36-year illustrious career.

I created this Memorial Fundraiser to honour my grandfather’s work in the legal profession by carrying his work forward, and with your help, we can help Canada’s first community legal clinic, ACE, to provide essential legal services to low-income seniors who are greatly affected by "Elder Law" issues.

Please CLICK HERE to support my GoFundMe campaign, on behalf of The Advocacy Centre For The Elderly!

Objectives

I aim to raise a minimum of $12,520, on behalf of the Advocacy Centre For The Elderly (ACE), by the deadline that would have been my grandfather’s 92nd birthday, on the 12th of May 2020.

This Memorial Fund will help low-income seniors, the most vulnerable group in our society, afford legal services, including advice, education, and representation for important issues that affect this group during this global pandemic, some of which include:

  • Residents’ Bill-Of-Rights infringement cases;
  • Problems with hospital admission, detention, or discharge;
  • Abuse, or threats of abuse, whether physical, emotional or financial;
  • Quality of care in Long-Term Care Facilities or other seniors’ residence;
  • Pressure to move out of a retirement home or problems with care services;
  • Inappropriate use of a Power of Attorney provided to a relative or a friend;
  • Money or property taken by someone in a position of trust or authority without proper notification or consent.
In addition, your donation will help ACE to provide law reform, public legal education, and community development activities for seniors’ organizations, health and social services providers, and other groups interested in seniors’ issues. Ultimately, my wish is to contribute to protecting senior residents’ Bill of Rights in long-term care homes. Let’s help the next generation avoid the recent and ongoing tragedies being experienced by our senior citizens.

Please CLICK HERE to support my GoFundMe campaign, on behalf of The Advocacy Centre For The Elderly!

About ACE

The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE), established in 1984, is a specialty community legal clinic that was organized to provide a range of legal services to low-income seniors in Ontario, Canada.

ACE was originally organized by members of Concerned Friends of Ontario Citizens in Long-Term Care Facilities and included lawyers, community workers, health providers, a small-claims court judge, seniors' activists and other community volunteers. 

ACE is the first community legal clinic in Canada to provide legal services to seniors with a focus on "Elder Law" issues such as health care consent, substitute decision-making, long-term care, community care, retirement home tenancies, consumer protection issues and elder abuse.

ACE receives its primary funding from Legal Aid Ontario, via the Attorney General, but also relies on money received in the form of charitable donations. However, in December 2019, the Attorney General introduced a $133-million cut to legal aid, which was suppose to rise by $31 million by 2021-22.Ultimately, the most vulnerable, low-income seniors, will continue to suffer far into the future unless we step-in to help offset these funding cuts.

Use Of Funds

Your donation, made in ‘Loving Memory Of Sam & Doreen Sahoy’, will be used to provide legal services to low-income seniors, including advice and representation to individual and group clients, public legal education, law reform and community development activities.

If you’re unable to make a charitable donation at this time, we kindly request that you share this campaign with your family and friends on Facebook and Twitter.

100% Tax Deductible

ACE is a registered trade style of the Holly Street Advocacy Centre For The Elderly Inc., which is a registered charity with a charitable number: 106 686 728 RR 0001. Therefore, your donation is 100% Tax-Deductible.

I thank you and I know Sam & Doreen Sahoy would also greatly appreciate your valued contribution.

Please CLICK HERE to support The Centre For The Elderly!

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