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!

RELATED: VIDEO: Abbotsford’s Sophie Michael celebrates 18th birthday with car parade

Coronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

VIDEO: Mission photographer shows off district’s ‘Hidden Gems’

Bob Friesen’s camera captures Mission’s natural beauty

PHOTOS: Hundreds demonstrate in Abbotsford for end to racism

Protest in city’s historic downtown was largest demonstration in recent memory

Hundreds fill Chilliwack streets for Black Lives Matter march

‘Canada has a problem too,’ reads at least one protester’s sign

IHIT names homicide victim found in the Fraser Canyon this week

Police asking for tips into the suspicious death of 29-year-old Alicia Berg

Deepest part of Fraser River shifting course

Flood risk in Fraser Valley receding

Trudeau offers $14B to provinces for anti-COVID-19 efforts through rest of year

Making a difference in municipalities is a pricey proposition

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

New platform allows readers to make a one-time or ongoing donation to support local journalism

Friends, family mourn Salt Spring Island woman killed in suspected murder-suicide

A GoFundMe comapaign has been launched for Jennifer Quesnel’s three sons

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

‘Alarmed’: Health critic calls for more data on COVID-19 in trucking industry

Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec said that level of detail is not being collected

UPDATED: Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park arrested

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Most Read