Date of Death: October 9th, 2022
Ashokkumar Subramaniam, 64, of Vancouver, passed away on October 9th due to the cardiac arrest he suffered a few days earlier. Ashok was born on June 24th, 1958 to E.R. Subramaniam and P.K.Chandra in Sri Lanka. Ashok had three siblings; he was a loving brother and did his high school in Vivekananda Vidayalaya, Colombo.
The Civil unrest in Sri Lanka meant that he had to migrate to a new place and find a safe home for his family. He did spend some time working in Saudi Arabia for a short while before settling in Vancouver, Canada which he called home to the very end.
His children looked up to him for guidance and protection all through his years. He taught the meaning of being morally respectful and appreciative of everyday we were blessed with. The list of people Ashok has helped and supported throughout his life is endless. Even as the years passed, Ashok managed to follow and support those around him with care and compassion. Those dearest to him recognize his thoughtfulness as a genuine act that always came from the heart. What brought most joy into his life was seeing his kids prosper, from watching his daughter excel in the art of dance, and his two sons follow their passions in sports and education, Ashok was there every step of the way cheering and supporting them in their pursuit for success and happiness.
Ashok worked for Primerica Financial Services as an insurance specialist for the major part of his career before branching out on his own. He also worked in the real estate industry for a brief period. A loving son, brother, husband, father and friend to many, Ashok is known as the person who would be the first one to show up when someone is in need, a quality so rare which made him very unique, and he holds a special place in the hearts of everyone who crossed his life.
Ashok is predeceased by his parents and his elder son, Kesavan. He is survived by his wife, Sugirtha; his two children, Akilaa and Kiran. He was taken very suddenly, but his legacy, lessons, and life will never be forgotten. We will love you forever and always.
Please join us to honour Ashok on Monday, October 17 at Fraserview Banquet Hall, 8240 Fraser St, Vancouver. Visitation from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
May you Rest in Peace.