Obituary of Balwant Kaur Badwal
The funeral for Balwant Kaur Badwal on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 1:30pm will be livestreamed at service time. At the conclusion of the service you will be able to view the service recording for 90 days using the same link.
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Balwant Kaur Badwal “BK” was born on October 26, 1942 to parents Nidhan Singh Raheja and Dayal Kaur Raheja near Lahore Pakistan in a small village called Patto Ki Mandi. Her soul and spirit of our family left us on October 28, 2020 at 1:51 PM. BK was the third oldest of nine siblings. She was married to Joga Singh Badwal.
BK childhood was spent in Sadar Bazaar in Delhi, India. She was always fond of education that led her to be the first child in the Raheja family to complete a higher education degree for Nursing. She started her Nursing career at Irwin hospital in Delhi. In 1975, she was afforded an opportunity to come to the United States to practice Nursing. Always being independent, brave, and taking every step to excel she landed first in Atlanta, GA. She completed her Registered Nurse course, worked fearlessly, traveled in buses and trains, with always of goal to provide a better living for her family.
BK was the lynchpin of the family and an epitome of a selfless, motivational, and a hard-working woman. In her early years in the US, she would travel to Delhi to meet her family and provide them with numerous gifts from abroad. With her desire and motivation to get her siblings and their children for better living she was determined to bring all of them to the US. This started with Surinder and Lucky in 1981. It was then she moved to Wheaton, MD and lived there with her husband Joga Singh, Surinder and Lucky. The rest of the family arrived in the late 80s, which is when BK, along with everyone else, moved to Fairfax Station, VA.
BK’s life forever will be cherished in the lives of every member of her family she leaves behind – brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. This family strived and thrived in the US only because of one person that person is BK. Forever and when we pray, we will always know she is watching over us, guiding us as she has done for many years. We love you BK and you will be missed dearly at every moment of our life. Our Sister Forever!
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and deep gratitude for all expressions of sympathy and acts of kindness shown during this time of bereavement.
The funeral service will be performed at Adams Green Funeral Home on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM followed by a religious ceremony at the Sikh Foundation of Virginia temple from 4:30 to 6:30 PM followed by langar. While both services are limited to immediate family, we will be providing links to live stream for everyone else to participate.