Our beloved dad/grandpa/friend, Mister Balkaran, 79.5 years, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021. Mr. Balkaran was born in Guyana and was a citizen of the USA for over 38 years. He married his lovely wife Latchmin Paul in Guyana and was a successful entrepreneur and a true family man. Mr. Balkaran is survived by his four children, thirteen amazing grandchildren, and four special great-grandchildren.

He lived the way he wanted to. He was a true Ph.D., passionate, hopeful, and determined. He was a man of faith, peace, a force for good, a man of his words, values education, a philosopher, very independent, inspirational, respectful, fun-loving, very generous, loved to sing, and never met a stranger.

He was a great soul who lived a happy life and was mentally prepared for the inevitable. He gave us so much unconditional love, care, and respect. He will shine in each of our hearts and will be forever missed.

Dad/Grandpa, we may have lost you but your spirit and legacy live on forever!

The family respectfully requests all in-person attendees wear a protective mask and in lieu of flowers, please make contributions to https://www.diabetes.org/?form=Donate.


Visitation: December 14, 2021 6:00 pm - December 14, 2021 8:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Service: December 15, 2021 9:30 am - December 15, 2021 12:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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    CandleImageNeeta Ramphal ❤️

  2. CandleImageKhem and Family,

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in all the memories you hold in your heart.

  3. CandleImageDear Khem and the Balkaran family,

    My deepest sympathies for the loss of your father/grandfather/great grandfather. I hope you are able to find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  4. To Khem and all the Balkarans, family and friends who knew and loved your dad, I send my deepest condolences and prayers as you process through this devastating loss.

  5. CandleImageTo Khem and all his family and friends. My deepest condolences to you and your family and friends. Hope God will give you strength to overcome this loss.

  6. CandleImageKhem, Terry & all the Balkaran’s.
    Our sympathy extends to all of you. Your dad was a gentleman. At the moment he was introduced to me, you could not help but love him. Strong in character and a man of family values.
    Our heart extends to all of you.
    Tony, Carol, Elizabeth, Jacqueline & Matthew.

  7. CandleImageSorry for loss, my deepest sympathies goes
    Sending you all my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. RIP grandpa! 💜

    Love always,

  8. CandleImageKhem and family,

    Our deepest condolences for the loss of your Dad. He was an amazing man and we are grateful that we had the opportunity to get to know him.

    Chris and Lisa Straube

  9. CandleImageDear Cousins, our deepest condolences to all of you and your families. Uncle Roop will forever remain in our hearts for the wonderful person he was in so many ways! We will continue to keep you all in our prayers during this tough time. Stay strong. Love you all ❤️

  10. CandleImageMy deepest sympathies to Khem, Terry and the entire Balkaran family. I am grateful that I got to know your dad. He was wonderful man and always made me feel like part of the family. He will be missed

  11. My dear Mr Balkaran.
    You were a man like a the trunk of an oak tree. I will always thank you for such beautiful moments and teachings you have left.
    You always will be in my heart.
    My deepest condolences to the entire Balkaran family.

  12. CandleImageOur deepest condolences to the entire Balkaran family. Uncle Roop was truly an incredible person, and his loss is felt deeply. We will miss him dearly.

  13. CandleImageOur deepest condolences to Mala and the rest of the Balkaran family. Uncle was such a kind and loving person and will definitely miss him. May God rest his soul🕉🙏

  14. CandleImageGrandpa was an incandescent soul that lifted those around him and you could tell nothing made him happier than being with his family and how proud he was of his passed down generations. He will always watch over you and your family and know that his love lives on forever

  15. CandleImageDear Khem and family,

    My sincere condolences to you and the family.
    I had the please of having a couple conversations with him and he was a joker always making people laugh. RIP

  16. CandleImageDear Khem and the Balkaran Family,
    Our deepest condolences to you and the entire family on the loss of your father and grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time ♥️💕🙏

  17. On behalf of my self & family we extend our deepest sympathy to all cousins & family members on the loss of Uncle Roop.
    Praying for your healing, strength & peace during this difficult time.

  18. CandleImageMy prayers are with uncle Balkaran family and friends. I am saddened by his loss in our community. I remember him being very kind and always pleasant at the mandir. I am so sorry for your loss.

  19. CandleImageDear Khem, I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please accept my heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.

  20. CandleImageMr. Balkaran,
    I’ll always remember you as a true gentleman and a wonderful human being. You will be missed greatly. Rest in peace 🙏

  21. CandleImageRoy and Sherry Mangal, Ontario Canada,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear Father and Grandfather. Mr Balkaran was always was very pleasant and kind on the many occasions when our paths crossed. The way he started his days playing the harmonium and signing bhajans has left a lasting impression on us and for that we are truly grateful.
    R.I.P dear Uncle.

  22. CandleImageOur deepest sympathy for your loss. Although we didn’t know him, if he is anything like you Richard we would have loved to have known him. Best wishes during this time – Waste Pro Sanford Refab team.

  23. CandleImageOur condolences to Khem, Indra and the entire Balkaran Family on the passing of your dad and a great friend who will be sadly missed. We will cherished the wonderful moments we shared. May he rest in the wonderful gardens of Maha Shiva.

  24. Sincerest condolences to Mister Balkarran’s family. He was a dear friend of my father Jugnarine from Shiv Shakti Mandir. May his soul rest in peace.

  25. CandleImageMrs. Mala I want to offer my condolences. I wish you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  26. To Mala and siblings and Rasheed and the family. Our condolences to you on the passing of Uncle Roopchand. May his soul rest in peace.

  27. CandleImageOur deepest condolences to Uncle Balkaran’s family. He will be dearly missed by our community, especially the Mandir family.

    Om Shanti

    Walter, Seeranie, Vimla and the Sukhdeo Family

  28. Sending comforting prayers & hugs to Kem, Mala, Rishi, Terry and everyone in the family. I remember Uncle Roopchand was a grove legendary, RIP .

  29. CandleImageOur deepest condolences and prayers to Kem, Mala, Richie, Terry, and the entire family. No words can describe how sorry we are for your loss. Your dad was truly an extraordinary man and was admired by us and all who knew him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  30. CandleImageAunty Mala I want to offer our condolences. I wish you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  31. CandleImageOur deepest sympathies and condolences to the entire family!

    Uncle you will be greatly missed by your loved ones, may you find moksha as we continue to pray for your safe passage to Bhagwan’s gate, as He welcomes you to heaven.

    Om Trayambakam vajamahe
    sugandhim pushti-vardhanam
    Urvarukam-iva bandhanät
    mritvormuks ava mamritat 🕉 🙏🏽💜

  32. CandleImageAunty Mala & Family we offer our sincerest condolences for you at this time. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow.

  33. CandleImageOur Deepest Sympathies to All the Family. We will always remember Uncle Balkaran singing at the mandir and taking the time to give the meaning of the bhajans. He was well respected and a valued member of our community. May his Soul be at Peace.

  34. CandleImageMy deepest condolences to (Mammy) Mala and Family and the entire Balkaran Family. May his soul rest in peace 💐🕉

  35. CandleImageTo my dear cousins, on behalf of Auntie Sillo and all of the Dookhie family, our deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you on the passing of Uncle Roop. May God bless you all with strength and healing at this difficult time.
    Love you all.

  36. CandleImageTo my dearest Uncle Roop. I am so very sad that you are no longer with us; thank you for being the wonderful uncle and inspiration that you were.
    In your life you experienced many tough times but you always held your head high and remained so stoic. Now, you are reunited with our beloved Auntie Lakhie and wonderful Molly.
    RIP uncle and I hope one day, we will all be reunited again.

    Suresh, Fauzia, Sanjay, Sherisa, Randy, Ria and Kian.

  37. To my dearest cousins: Khem, Mala, Terry and Ritchie and your families, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of uncle Roop. He will live in our hearts forever – a very special uncle and a surrogate father.
    Words have failed me since I heard of Uncle Roop’s passing but you are all in our thoughts all the time.

  38. CandleImageMala & The Balkaran Family

    Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your Dad. Uncle was always such a great person to have a conversation with and a big smile on his face. May God grant him a peaceful resting place in his abode. Our prayers are with you and the family.

  39. CandleImageDear Uncle Khem and Family,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Grandpa was always a joy to be around. Always chatting and making us laugh. We will miss seeing and spending time with him at family events. May he Rest In Peace. ❤️

  40. Sending our condolences to the entire family. We’re so sorry for uncle Roopchand’s passing. He will be terribly missed. We think of you all the time and send our love and prayers during these very saddened times.

  41. Letter to my uncle Roop. Whom past.
    Memories. I have so many memories. Memories of the good times and the bad. Memories from long ago and some from more recent times. Memories from times gone by that we barely even remember ’cause we were young and having fun. And memories from our golden years that I’ll cherish until the day I die. Please know that I love you and will always cherish all the memories we both hold close in our hearts.

  42. CandleImageMy dear cousins please accept my sincere condolences on Uncle Roop’s passing.

    Uncle Roop ypu were one of a kind and I will truly miss your smiling face. Rest in peace Uncle Roop.

  43. My condolences to the family and prayers for the autma to travel safely to Krishna Loke.
    He was a really good friend and family man since I met him about 48 years ago. Sorry I couldn’t be there Om Shanti, Shanti.

  44. Our sincere condolences to the family. May God grant you peace and comfort as you bid Uncle Roopchand farewell.
    God blessings on you all.

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