Rajagopal, Mr. Channapatna A. (Raju)

With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Channapatna A. Rajagopal while surrounded by his loving family; on Sunday, May 1, 2016.  Beloved husband to Ranjana for 50 years.  Loving father to Pavan (Sobana), Pavithra and Pravin (Vidya).  Cherished grandfather to Abigail, Olivia, Aryan, Ezra, and Arjun and missed by special little buddy “Squeaky”.   Dear brother to C.A. Ramadevi, late C.A. Shamsunder (Rukmini), C.A. Vaman Murthy (Shanthi), Malathi (Madhava Rao), late Vatsala (K.V. Murthy), Jayanthi (Bill), Swarna (Srinivas) and Pushpa (Sreepad Rao).

Rajagopal (Raju) was a modest and hard working man whose great attention to detail helped pave a successful career as a systems analyst.  His true love however, was for his wife and close-knit family and although he never liked a fuss made over him, we are grateful to have been able to spend his 82nd birthday with him, just two days prior to his passing.  He will be dearly missed by many friends and family.

A Hindu last rites ceremony, visitation and service followed by cremation will take place at St. John’s Dixie Cemetery Chapel (737 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, Ontario) on Monday, May 9, 2016. Hindu last rites ceremony will commence at 10:00 a.m., friends and family are welcome to attend, visitation and service will begin at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) would be appreciated by the family.     


21 replies
  1. Ina Kota & Sean Holland
    Ina Kota & Sean Holland says:

    Our deepest condolences on Rajagopal Uncle’s passing. We can only imagine how difficult this is for Ranjana Aunty, Pavan, Pavithra, Pravin, and the family. Words cannot express the warmth and kindness that Rajagopal Uncle showed me and my family for over 35 years. I will always remember him as fun-loving and full of life. He was always happy to see us, and we always had a wonderful time with him. In fact, we were just talking about Uncle’s 82nd birthday when we heard the sad news of his passing. May he rest in peace. We will remember Uncle often and with great affection.

    Ina, Sean, and Liam
    New York City

  2. Bal and Uma Gupta
    Bal and Uma Gupta says:

    Sad to hear the news of passing away of dear Raju. Our condolences to the bereaved family. We pray for solace to the bereaved family and peace to the departed soul.

    Bal and Uma Gupta

  3. Pavithra Rajagopal
    Pavithra Rajagopal says:

    Saul and Laurette Freedlander May 7, 2016

    Pavithra, We were very sorry to hear your father’s death. Although we met him briefly at Bill and Jay’s cottage, we understand the sorrow you must be going through. We send our condolences to you and your family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Jan Nagraj
    Jan Nagraj says:

    Our heart-felt condolences to aunty Ranjana and other members of the family. Got to know uncle at the Gita class. He was a keen listener and an active participant. We will miss him. May he rest in peace. Jan and Chandra Nagraj

  5. Surekha and Kishore
    Surekha and Kishore says:

    We are deeply saddened by the news. Raj will remain to be in our hearts as a very loving and ever happy person. Ever since we met him and Ranjana in’97 we became part of the family to share happy and sad moments in life. Our condolences to Ranjana and Pavitra, pavan and Praveen and the rest of the family. Raj is a legend and along with us the rest of his colleagues from DCF, Tallahassee convey their heartfelt condolences and keeping the family in their prayers

  6. Debora Juliao (Abreu)
    Debora Juliao (Abreu) says:

    Pavy, I am deeply saddened for your loss. I hope you are and your family are doing ok. My condolences to you, your mother and your family. It is always too early losing a loved one. He is in a better place now.

  7. (Veera) Veeraraghavan
    (Veera) Veeraraghavan says:

    Angela and I would like to express our condolences to Mrs. Rajagopal, the sons and daughter and grand children and the many siblings. I have had the pleasure of meeting him only once during a week-end at Bill’s and Jayanti’s cottage. Found him to be a man of humour and grace, despite his poor health. He will indeed be missed.


    A dear friend for 40 yrs, Mr. Rajagopal will be missed by Shashikant and Anvita Joglekar
    and their family.Our heartfelt condolences to Ranjana, Pavan, Pavitra and Pravin.Our thoughts & Prayers are with them.

  9. P. Prabhakara
    P. Prabhakara says:

    I and Komala are very much saddened to hear of the demise of Rajagopal.l As I had observed, Rajagopal possessed keen intellect reinforced by a streak of independent thinking. Rajagopal was a man of indomitable spirit to face any adversity without feeling bitter. May Lord give Ranjana the fortitude to bear the loss of her 50 years partner.. Out heartfelt condolences to the family.for
    I pray for Rajagopal’s soul to rest peacefully.

  10. Godha
    Godha says:

    Very sad to hear that Rajagopal passed away. May his soul rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ranjana and the family.
    Poras and Godha

  11. Prahlad & Suman
    Prahlad & Suman says:

    We are deeply saddned by the passing away of our dear friend Rajagopal. We recall having met Ranjana and Rajagopal at a grocery store called”Peirrie’s Dixiland” in the early 1980’s. We introduced ourselves and found out that we were from Bangalore and that our families knew each other.
    I(Prahlad) recall having played Golf with Rajagopal and Pavan at a golf course called Tam O’Shatner” in Scarborough.Rajagopal was a good golfer and played well. I also recall the Dosa Parties which were hosted by Ranjana and Rajagopal at their McNicoll home.Rajagopal was a good cook as well!
    Vivid in my memory is the combined birthday party hosted by Vijaya & Kumar in 2006 at their house in Toronto. Our birthdays were celebrated along with that of Shardha Nagaraj and Kumar’s mother.

    Time passes faster than we can imagine!! Rajagopal will now rest in peace.
    Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family!!
    Suman & Prahlad
    Columbia, MD

  12. sim murthy
    sim murthy says:

    deeply saddened to hear the passing away of Rajagopal. My condolences to Ranjana and the family.
    Sim Murthy

  13. Christine Joyce
    Christine Joyce says:

    I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of your father and husband. Warm hugs and prayers for Pavan, Pravin, Pavy and Mrs. Rajagopal.

  14. Rajasekar and Dakshayani
    Rajasekar and Dakshayani says:

    Rajasekar and Dakshayani, May 4 2016

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ranjana and your extended family. May the Almighty give the strength and courage to overcome this loss. May Rajagopal’s soul rest in peace forever

  15. Brinda and Muralidhar
    Brinda and Muralidhar says:

    So very sad to hear the news. Our deepest condolences. Dear Ranjana and family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Prakash & Malathi Rao
    Prakash & Malathi Rao says:

    Dear Raju will always live in our hearts as a uncle of great warmth and love with always a smile and words of reassurance for every occasion. My earliest memories of him date back to the late 1950s and early 1960s and when he lived in Bombay. to his wedding to Ranjana whose sister Saroja was my teacher in East West School, to his move to Canada and to my many meetings with him and his lovely family in this part of the world. Raju was ever an optimist, never shying from taking risks – he transplanted a growing family from India to Canada in early middle age when the rest of the world was resting on their achievements. He switched fields from his training in Textiles to computers and systems analysis. He was a computer analyst and EDP Manager in Raymond’s in Bombay long before it became cool! My parents had a deep attachment to him, and he reciprocated the same feelings – always making it a point to visit them in Bangalore on his very short trips to India.

    Malathi and I express our condolences to his grieving wife and children and their spouses and all the children who called him grandpa. Their loss is also a loss to all of us. Our condolences also to the brothers and sisters of Raju – the people we have loved and cherished all these years.For all off you who have lost much, the loss of another respected elder brother is a hard one to take.

  17. Yogini and parthasarathy
    Yogini and parthasarathy says:

    So very sorry to hear the news . Our condolences to the family. May His soul rest in peace.

  18. Joe & Winnie
    Joe & Winnie says:

    Joe and I are very sad to hear of the passing of your Father.
    Blessings and Love to you and your family.


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