Canadian Image Project Interviews collection ➔ Interview with Sucha Singh Thandi talking about Sunder Singh Thandi


Repository Identifier
C.I.P. 30
1 digital video [25 minutes, 49 seconds]
moving image
Interview with Sucha Singh Thandi describing his uncle, Sunder Singh Thandi. Sunder Singh came to Canada in 1906. In India, he used to buy animals and sell them. He came to Canada for a trip, with a plan to work, make some money, and return home. He got on the boat from Calcutta, and when he arrived, he worked hard and resided in barns or bunkhouses. He was close to the friends he met on the ship because none of them knew English. He moved to Abbotsford and worked at Mill Lake before purchasing a farm of 60 acres. In 1947, he was married and together he and his wife took care of their two foster daughters. During war times, Sucha Singh went to play a central role in the Heritage Sikh temple. He also donated the steel Nishan Sahib. He died in 1953 of throat cancer at the age of 90. This interview was conducted on June 22, 1996 at Abbotsford.
Canada;British Columbia;New Westminster Land District;Abbotsford
Subject Headings - SACDA
South Asian Canadian men dairy farmers
Subject Headings - Library of Congress
Dairy farming [http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85035441];Canada--Emigration and immigration [http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007100373]