Funeral For:  Raj Raichura
Funeral Date: Private 
Rajen (Raj) Diyaljibhai Raichura (82) peacefully passed away in his sleep in the early
hours on March 3, 2024 at Bethesda Regional Health Centre (Manitoba, Canada).

He is survived by his former wife Agnes and their sons Ash (Nancy), Trevor (Yumi), and
Jay (Emily), as well as six grandchildren. He is also survived by older brother Arvind,
and many extended family members in Canada and the United Kingdom. He was
predeceased by brothers Jayantilal, Vinay, and Ashwin. 

Raj was born on December 22, 1941, in Jinja, Uganda. He was raised there primarily by
his mother and elder brothers, as he lost his father Dayalji in 1948. Upon completing
high school in Uganda, he attended university in Poona, India, where he graduated with
a degree in commerce. 

In 1967, he moved to Winnipeg, Canada, where Jayantilal had already established
himself, opening Winnipeg’s first Indian restaurant, the Maharajah, on Sherbrook Street
which Raj ran with his brothers for several years. He worked as an accounting
apprentice, eventually studying to be a CGA and working for the Canada Revenue
Agency as an auditor. 

He married in 1970, and lived in Charleswood, a new development on the west end of
Winnipeg, where Raj’s three sons spent their early years. In 1983, Raj moved the family
south of Winnipeg to St. Adolphe. He worked for the government until 1985, when he
opened his own accounting firm. He set up offices in the nearby communities of
Niverville and Grunthal, where he made many partnerships and friends. He sold his
business in 2000 and retired in 2005.

Raj moved to Niverville in 1999, spending most of the year there while driving down to
his winter home in Texas every winter until 2023. He regularly played and watched golf
passionately, went for long walks, and socialized with the townspeople daily.  He also
made social contributions, donating to the local Heritage Centre and providing
scholarships for Niverville High School graduates, called the Raj Raichura & Co Inc

A private family memorial will take place in the coming months. Please take a moment
to remember Raj in your own special way. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation
to the charity of your choice.

“Well, I guess I should make the tracks…” Safe journey Dad.