ICA mourns the death of longtime member Dr. C.P.V. (Vasu) Nair

Dr. Nair (March 13, 1938 - December 24, 2011) has served on the ICA Advisory Committee and the Nair family has been a strong supporter of ICA for many years.

Dr. Nair passed away Friday, December 24, at 4:30 pm in Regina after a brave struggle with pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Dr. Nair will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 46 years Sailaja; their daughters Deepa (Syam) and Roopa (Axel); his adoring grandchildren Liam and Benjamin; brother Dr. C.P.R. (Ravi) Nair; many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and other cherished family and friends.

Dr. Nair was born in Trivandrum, India to an esteemed family of ayurvedic physicians (Sree Dhanwantari Matam). He was a graduate of Trivandrum Medical College (5th batch). After completing post-graduate training in Neurology in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and Montreal General Hospital (McGill University), he established his practice as a consultanting neurologist in Regina in 1970. He was a Clinical Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at the University of Saskatchewan, and Head, Section of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region. Throughout the years, he received awards for distinguished services and excellence in clinical teaching.

In 1965, Dr. Nair married Sailaja, the love of his life. He was a devoted and exemplary husband, father, and grandfather. A caring physician, he put his patients and their families first, and was a teacher to his students and colleagues. He was a dedicated friend to all and a generous humanitarian and philanthropist. He was a gentle man, with a deep intellect and amazing sense of humor, greatly loved and highly respected.

A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in honour of Dr. Nair can be made to the Hospitals of Regina Foundation for neuro-diagnostic services, P.O. Box 1697, Regina, S4P 3Z6.

Arrangements entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.


Memorial Service:
Thursday, 29 December 2011
10.00 am
Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1
(private cremation to follow)

Shanti Path:
Friday, 30 December 2011
7-8:00 pm
Hindu Temple
3307 Pasqua Street, Regina

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