Lakhmir Kaur Sandhu (née Randhawa) passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 17, 2023. She leaves behind her family and legacy.
Lakhmir Kaur was the sixth child, born in the city of Montgomery (now known as Sahiwal in current day Pakistan) in pre-partition India to Sardarni Resham Kaur and Sardar Ganga Singh Randhawa. In 1947, she fled the newly formed Pakistan, making the long walk from Montgomery to her family’s village of Isapur in India. Anyone who is anyone knew Isapur was Lakhmir Kaur’s FAVORITE place in the world. All major family events and celebrations revolved around the Isapur Gurdwara where Lakhmir Kaur was a devout attendee. She would be seen and heard making preparations while the villagers lovingly called her “Jagat Bhuaji” until her very last visit to Isapur in 2022.
Lakhmir Kaur married Sardar Amrik Singh Sandhu in December 1954 and they lived in his village of Moure Khurd until 1956, when they moved to the city of Verka just outside of Amritsar. In 1965, Lakhmir Kaur and Amrik Singh bought their home in Amritsar. Over the next sixty years, they built their home up while raising their four children, slowly adding portions to the house until it became what it is today. During their sixty-eight years of marriage, Lakhmir Kaur and Amrik Singh showered everyone around them with love and generosity. Whenever someone was in need, they would exchange a look and a quiet word, and immediately offer up whatever they could to help their family, friends, and neighbors. In 1984, Lakhmir Kaur came to the United States and spent the next almost thirty years traveling back and forth between both nations to be with her children and watch her grandchildren grow up. However wonderful the U.S. trips would be, Lakhmir Kaur would always make her way back to her beloved Punjab. She loved her home in Punjab fiercely.
Lakhmir Kaur was predeceased by her brothers Gurmukh Singh, Lakhmir Singh, and Kashmir Singh, as well as her sisters Kashmir Kaur and Jasbir Kaur. She is survived by her brother Joginder Singh in Canada; loving husband Amrik Singh; four children, Kiranjit K. Randhawa (Gurcharan S.), Davinder K. Gill (Manjit S.), Bhagwant S. Sandhu (Kiranjit K.), and Parshotam S. Sandhu (Rosie K.); nine grandchildren, Jyoti K. Sandhu (Kawalpreet S.), Sundeep S. Randhawa (Parampreet K.), Amandeep S. Randhawa (Ruby K.), Vikramjit S. Gill, Maninderjit S. Gill (Harmanjeet K), Gagandeep S. Sandhu, Kiratpreet K. Sandhu (Kultarpreet S.), Harmun S. Sandhu, and Harvin S. Sandhu; three great-grandchildren, Zyra K. Randhawa, Lara K. Sandhu, and Zaidendeep S. Randhawa; and loving nieces and nephew, including Sharanjit K. (Kulwant S.), Mandeep “Deep” K. (Malkit S.), Harpreet “Manni” K. (Tarlok S.), and Gurtej “Vicky” S. (Poonam K.).
Lakhmir Kaur lived a long and full life. In her last days, she would often pray out loud that she had seen all she had ever hoped to see in this life and was ready for Waheguru to take her into his kingdom. Now, she has reunited with Waheguru; may he bless her soul with peace. Lakhmir Kaur left an indelible mark on the world, and the twinkle in her beautiful blue eyes and the echo of her infectious laugh will live on in the hearts of all those whose lives she touched.
A viewing and Antim Saskar services will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at Flanner Buchanan, 2950 N High School Road, Speedway, IN 46224, followed by Antim Ardas at 2:00PM at Guru Nanak Sikh Society, 1911 Hobart Road, Indianapolis, IN 46203. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your local gurdwara.
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