Home city: Brampton, ON
Date of crash: December 7th, 2004
Shammi was tragically taken from me on December 7, 2004, on his way home from work on a Tuesday evening. He was hit head-on and killed instantly by a drunk driver.
I still cannot believe that he has gone. That I will not see his wonderful smile that would light up a room, hear his infectious laugh, feel those strong arms around me in a tight hug, feel his soft gentle lips on mine, or smell his wonderful cologne, just a whiff that told me he was near and that I was safe. It is so hard to get up to an empty house each morning, not seeing him standing in the kitchen preparing breakfast and hear him say “Morning, Hon”. Now I come home at the end of the day to an empty house, with no music playing loudly from the stereo in the kitchen nor the smell of dinner already started. Shammi loved music, it was his passion. He was the family DJ; and he was the best.
He was so excited about Christmas 2004 and the New Year, as we were going to have a wonderful festive season with his best friend coming to visit for the first time, my parents coming for their first Christmas with us, moving into our house that would be finished in January 2005; his plans to expand his business and we were going to start a family. What a wonderful year it was going to be…..
Oh God, what a year it became. Pain and sorrow beyond belief.
What a tragedy this is. He was such a loving, caring, compassionate and giving man. Family was his first priority – supporting me, his mother, siblings, nieces, nephews and in-laws – whatever it took. He brought out the best in everyone. If you met Shammi only once, you never forgot him. He loved to cheer you up when you were down, regardless of whether he was feeling low himself; but you would never know that. He had such passion for life, it was contagious. What a wonderful role model for us.
I am so proud to say I am Shammi’s wife. I am so honored to have known such a wonderful man. I cherish my memories each and every day and hope that when we next meet, we will never again be parted.
Submitted by Kay Ramnarine
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