Friends and family gathered on Saturday in Abbotsford to celebrate Dalip Singh Toor’s 100th birthday. (Submitted)

Friends and family gathered on Saturday in Abbotsford to celebrate Dalip Singh Toor’s 100th birthday. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Abbotsford’s Dalip Kaur Toor celebrates her 100th birthday

Family and friends gather for a car parade to honour her reaching the century mark on Saturday

Abbotsford resident Dalip Kaur Toor celebrated reaching the century mark, and in the COVID-19 era that means a car parade.

Friends and family gathered to honk their horns and celebrate her big day on Saturday.

Here is what the family submitted:

Family and friends are delighted to wish Dalip Kaur Toor a very Happy 100th Birthday on Saturday, May 9, 2020. On her milestone birthday, unfortunately due to the Pandemic, we are unable to have our 100th birthday celebrations the way the family would have liked, we were however, blessed to have the opportunity to have a small gathering for her 99th birthday.

Dalip had 7 siblings of which 3 were set of twins, she got married in 1940 to Raj Singh Toor. . They had 8 beautiful children and then further expanded her family to 35 grandchildren and 59 great grandchildren.

Dalip’s eldest daughter (late) Tej Sidhu sponsored her family to Canada. Dalip and Raj Singh Toor with their three daughters (Balwinder Gill, Gurmeet Gill and Binder Gill) and four sons (Sukhdev, Mukhtiar, Bhajan and Nirmal) left their roots in India and came to build a new life in Canada on July 1, 1974. They lost their, powerful, loving father in May of 1983.

Dalip Kaur, who almost everyone called Baiji, remained the pillar of the family. She worked endless hours to help her children live a comfortable life. She also had great stories to tell and kept you entertained for hours, and within those stories, you will always find a life lesson.

Baiji, faced hardships and losses, although a very tragic time for Baiji to lose two of her children, the little, feisty woman held her composure and with the help of her loving and caring family remained a very strong and determined lady.

Baiji’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, extended families and friends wish her forever love, laughter, and happiness. Here is to a wonderful woman: wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend.

Congratulations on your 100th year Baiji we love you!

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