Shantaben Raishi Shah
19 August 1934 – 21 May 2020
It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the death of Mrs Shantaben Raishi Shah on Thursday 21 May 2020 in Bromley, Kent, at the age of 85 years.
She was the wife of Late Raishi Samat Shah (Haria).
She was the daughter of Late Raichand Kanji Shah and Late Jasmaben Raichand Shah (Meru, Kenya).
She was the daughter-in-law of Late Samat Manek Haria and Late Makaben Samat Haria (Changa, India).
She was the mother and mother-in-law of Aruna & Chandrakant, Dhiru & Jayshree, Hashmita & Jayendra and Nayna & Pankaj.
She was the grandmother of Ushma & Bob, Heshma & Michael, Kunj & Reeta, Dipesh, Vikesh & Meera, Sona & Franck, Rupal & Jinal and Manvi.
She was the great-grandmother of Roshan, Elijah, Veer, Marcelo and Aarav.
The eldest of 8 children, she was the sister and sister-in-law of Late Khimjibhai & Taramatiben, Late Amritlalbhai (Bachu) & Late Shantaben, Late Kanchanben & Nemchandbhai, Rameshbhai & Champaben, Late Champaben & Jhaverchandbhai, Navinbhai & Hansaben and Mukeshbhai & Ranjnaben.
She was the sister-in-law of Late Ladhiben & Late Manekchandbhai, Late Lakhamshibhai & Late Maniben, Late Motiben & Late Govindjibhai, Late Nemchandbhai & Late Kasturben and Late Shantaben & Late Mohanlalbhai.
Baa was nurturing, generous, full of love for all of her family and always smiling. She doted on each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and found great joy in looking after all of us. She laughed with us, played cards with us, and took every opportunity to feed us. Such was her maternal and caring nature. She loved chatting on the phone and sharing memories and stories. Together with Bapuji, Baa built a great life for us. We will all miss her dearly and remember her in our hearts with so much fondness and love.
The funeral service for Shantaben Raishi Samat Shah will be held on Tuesday 2 June 2020 at 11:45am at Beckenham Crematorium.
We are sorry that people outside of the immediate family will not be able to attend the funeral in person at this time due to the current circumstances. However, the family would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and the kind messages we have received.
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti