Asha and Ravi, Jab Sidhoo’s children are thrilled to carry on their father’s legacy.

Asha and Ravi, Jab Sidhoo’s children are thrilled to carry on their father’s legacy.

The legacy of a lion

Jab Sidhoo was just six years old when he arrived in B.C. from British-ruled India in 1929.

He loved his home: the province and the people. Jab was one of the 100 founding members of the BC Lions, providing funding to help push the team to their elite status today.

“He never missed a game,” says Asha, Jab’s daughter. “People would phone my mom and ask for invitations to come over and she would say, I have to check if there’s a game on that day.”

Jab was also a loyal supporter of health care. In 1998, he became a donor to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. He also established the Ajaib (Jab) and Nirmal (Munni) Sidhoo Charities Fund, which provides funding to young researchers at Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital to study urology and diabetes. And when he passed away, Jab left a generous gift of securities to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation in his will.

“He would look at money like a pie, and he made sure there was always a piece leftover for people who weren’t eating,” says Ravi. “That was dad.”

Leaving a legacy, making an impact

Leaving a gift in your will such as Jab is one of the most powerful, generous and impactful choices one can make. Gifts made to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation provide life-saving equipment, technology and support for the cutting-edge research our health care stars need to save and improve lives.

You can impact the future of our health care system with a gift in your will. Visit vghfoundation.ca/legacy or contact Charlene Taylor at 604-875-4917 to learn more.

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