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Dr. Varagur “Victor” Mohan Prabhakaran

August 26, 2022

Passed peacefully in his sleep at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care on Friday, August 26th, 2022 in his 79th year. Victor, as he was fondly known, was the beloved husband of Fazeila (Husain) for over 51 years. Loving father of Sarah, cherished brother of Dr. V.M. Venkatesan (Dr. Bogeswari Venkatesan) and V.M. Viswanathan (Ananthi Viswanathan) of India, a loving uncle to many of his nieces and nephews, and loved by his in-laws.

Victor showed signs of academic brilliance in medical school and then pursued his postgraduate education in the UK. His academic career in medicine spanned over 50 years, initially at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he spent 17 years and reached the pinnacle as the Professor and Head of the Dept. of Biochemistry. He moved to the University of Western Ontario in London, ON, to continue his stellar work, and retired as a full-time Professor and Head of the Dept. of Biochemistry. Following his retirement in 2019, he was conferred the title Professor Emeritus by Western University.

Victor’s contributions to his field are widely acknowledged and respected. His passionate teaching of the principles of Biochemistry to under and postgraduate students was deeply appreciated.

Victor was an avid golfer and a fan of the sport, and also enjoyed badminton. A gentleman with a wide range of interests, he read books voraciously on topics ranging from philosophy, spirituality, medical sciences and nutrition. His keen sense of humour was enjoyed by his family and friends. Even though Victor was a man with many accomplishments, he considered Fazetia and Sarah his most cherished accomplishment of all.

Victor’s legacy, that of being a great husband, father, friend and a professor, will live on in those who had the pleasure and privilege of knowing him.

The family wishes to thank all the staff at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care for their compassionate care, all the physicians who provided clinical care, and friends who supported Victor during his stay at Mount Hope.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. Private family interment to follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in memory of Victor to any one of these organizations: The Hindu Cultural Centre, Childcan, Chinmaya Mission London or St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation – Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care.

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Uncle Karan was a warm, kind, and loving person. You were always amazed by his knowledge and wisdom whenever he spoke and he had a warm and loving smile that he shared with everyone he said hello to. He will never be forgotten, always remembered and Uncle Karan was a wonderful and loving person and he deserves to be celebrated and honoured in anyway we can. God Bless You Uncle Karan and May your beautiful, kind, loving Soul Rest In Peace. You are forever in our hearts and we will always be thinking of you forever and for always

~ From: Farrah Husain

Will always be remembered and never forgotten and loved by all. Was a kind and loving person and was devoted father to Sarah and devoted Husband to Fazeila. May his kind soul Rest In Peace.

~ From: Mr. Ameer(Hafeez) Husain and Family

Will always be remembered and never forgotten and loved by all. Was a kind and loving person and was devoted father to Sarah and devoted Husband to Fazeila. May his kind soul Rest In Peace.

~ Mr. Ameer(Hafeez) Husain and Family

From the Prabhakaran Family, Sincere Gratitude Also to: Pandit Durgeshwar Tiwari, Neelam & Dev Sainani, Kusuma Rao & Jay, Varsha & Badresh Surti, Hosna Prabhakar and Prem Prabhakar, Marlene & Robin Travers, Jenny & Anton Puviraja, Anita Shah, Ravi Samuels, G.R. Ganapathy, Rahul Manchandar, Abhay Singh & Indu Singh, Minni & Ram Singh, Morris & Janki Butchey, Sheila Kutty and Yamuna Kutty, Sujan, Usha, Shoba and Vidya Kumar, Sonia Patpatia, Arun & Anita Prakash, Joe Butchey, Zafar Husain, Karen Singh, Loretta & Jag Seevaratnam, Booma & Vipin Bhayana, Sarita Gupta, Ritu Shah, Bhan Mudaliar, Amita & Srinivas, Cheryl & Bob Sharpe, Preeti Dylan, Louise Jones & Roy, David & Tina Loree, Patsy Day, Sahle Redae, The Pathology Dept of LHSC

~ Fazeila and Sarah Prabhakaran

From Fazelia and Sarah Prabhakaran, To a truly wonderful, much loved, unique, unforgettable, completely irreplaceable husband and father… who is probably reading this right now b/c he loves to read! -Thank You to every single person who took the time to leave a message on this memorial page and attend the viewing. -Thank You to all the good people who visited Victor more than once in Long Term Care (esp. his beyond AMAZING brother Venki and also kind friends Mr. Ramu Seshan & Mr. Ken Patpatia & Dr. Kumar & Mrs. Saroja Naidu. -Thank You to the great, hardworking, caring staff of Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care. -Thank You to friends, family, neighbours, co-workers, etc. who sent beautiful flowers, cards, donations, made phone calls, visited, made food & offered to help. We would need and extra whole page to thank everyone, so sorry we cannot name everyone here but we will thank you personally. -A extra BIG Thank You to Drs. Venkatesan (Venki & Bo) and Mr. Vijay Venkatesan. -A Special Thank You to the Wonderful Husain family, especially Mr. Raymond Husain. Also Mr. Shameer (Khan) Husain, Mr. Mustapha Qureshi, Ms. Michelle Sundara, Mr. Ameer (Hafeeze) Husain & Mr. Faizal (Imran) Husain. Also Halima Khan and son Riaz Khan. -An Extra Thank You to Dr. Savalia Manohar for all of his effort and help (& Dr. Pratima Manohar). -And Thank You to the very kind staff of Westview Funeral Chapel. Sincerely, Fazelia and Sarah Prabhakaran

~ Fazeila and Sarah Prabhakaran

It was a pleasure to exchange hello to Victor and Fazila and brother in the court yard and garden at Mount Hope. His life will always be a blessing.

~ Rocco D'Alessandro and mother Assunta

I vividly remember Victor introducing himself, when I first met him. He was an amazing , charismatic man; loved his family completely. Our sincere condolences to his family; keep on to thee good memories and perhaps, passing of time may help heal the sorrow. Thinking of You , with healing hugs, Radha and Govindarajan

~ radha370@outlook.com

Sarah and Mrs. Prabhakaran, Sending you thoughts of peace and courage. As you think of your Dad / Husband through the laughter and tears over the next few weeks and months , I will be thinking of you both. I remember Dr. Prabhakaran as a soft spoken gentleman, with the most sincere , pleasant and genuine smile. Please accept my most sincere condolences. Jill March

~ Jill March

Hi. We loved 'Dr. P.' Here in Nl. I am SO saddened to hear of his passing. I worked with him for years and had great conversations. He enjoyed my Christmas puddings! I do wish i had gotten to see you again but Covid prevented that. Thinking of the family. All my lovs.

~ Millie White

Very sorry for loss! Our heartfelt condolences! May he rest In Peace. 🙏

~ Nina and kay hanif

Dear Fazeila, We are not sure what to say in the face of such a difficult loss. Just want you to know that we care about you, and we share in your sadness. Love Indumathi & Ramakrishna

~ Mr & Mrs Pudupakkam

To Sarah and Mrs. Prabahkaran, Thinking dearly of you both with a sad heart today of finding out about Dr. Prabhakaran’s passing. I have wonderful memories at your home during our high school and university years. My parents send their sympathies to you both as well, and you are in their thoughts. Our deepest condolences to you all during this time. Love Kenda and family

~ Kenda Riggs

We are very sorry to learn of Victor’s passing. He was a man of character and learning. His academic and professional accomplishments speak to an incisive mind with an analytical approach to thinking and reasoning. In discussions he stood his ground with a sense of conviction and confidence. This reflected a strong sense of self esteem that was built over the years with hard work, passion, and commitment. He had a good sense of humour with a fulfilling laughter. A man of character who did not compromise on values of honesty and integrity. He bore the suffering of his last days with fortitude. In many ways he died as he lived, with dignity. Sincere condolences to his loving wife Fazeila and daughter Sarah, and his two brothers, Venki and Vichu who thought the world of him. He will be missed. May his soul Rest In Peace.

~ Raj and Suha Velamoor, Toronto

I had the pleasure of caring for Victor for a short time and then built a friendship with his amazing wife, fazeila! I would come for visits to his home at mount hope and take him for walks, he loved being outside! His beautiful daughter and wife were always there for him providing him all the love he needed. I'm so lucky to have met such a wonderful, caring family. Sending so much love to you all. I'll never forget his smile and laugh walking into his room singing his name. Rest in sweetest peace Victor.

~ Ashley

It was a complete honour to have met and cared for such a wonderful intelligent man. He brought such happiness every time his smile lit up the room. His laugh was infectious. I personally will never forget Victor. All the nursing staff will miss him dearly. Condolences to his entire family! Rest in peace Victor until we meet again!

~ Kelly M

I had the pleasure of caring for Victor during his stay at Mount Hope from the start till the end. His smile and laugher are greatly missed. Rest in sweet peace our friend You will be missed by Sm4 staff and residents

~ Stephanie

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