One of the great human beings and one of the best public servants Canada has ever seen Manmeet Singh Bhullar died in a car accident while driving from Calgary to Edmonton.
Manmeet had pulled over was helping a car crash victim when a semi-truck struck his vehicle.
The tragic death of Manmeet Singh Bhullar as left the worldwide Sikh community under shock. Many on social networks have expressed their condolences and reflected on the hard work Manmeet did for his community.
The CBC reported:
“This afternoon at about 2:20 p.m., Innisfail Integrated Traffic Unit responded to a report of a serious motor vehicle collision on the QE II near the Blindman River hill, north of Red Deer.
“Investigation thus far indicates that a northbound vehicle lost control and rolled into the median on the south side of the Blindman River hill.
“Two northbound vehicles then stopped on the left shoulder of the highway to assist. A semi-truck that was also northbound, and descending the hill, appears to have lost control, striking the rear of the first vehicle that had stopped to assist, then continued into the median out of control and struck the driver, and sole occupant of the second vehicle, who was outside his vehicle on foot in the median. This driver, a 35-year-old male (from) Calgary, was seriously injured and taken to hospital by ambulance but has since died of the injuries sustained. The family of the deceased has been advised.
“The name of the deceased is not being released. There were no other injuries in this collision.”
The last words of Manmeet Singh Bhullar on his social media accounts was:
“Past or childhood Trauma is a major barrier to healthy relationships with others and self.
It is also a major factor is inter-generational Abuse.
The world needs more healing!
Help people seek help, Be gentle with others and help them heal”
Manmeet Singh served as the Infrastructure Minister under premier Jim Prentice and was also the Human Services Minister and Service Alberta minister in the Alison Redform government.
Manmeet Singh became the MLA of Calgary-Greenway for the first time in 2008 for the Alberta Assembly.
He has done tremendous work for the Sikh community in Afghanistan and always served his constituency and community. He was an extremely well liked leader. Manmeet was the founder of the Inspire Youth Development Society which helps youngsters at risk.
Manmeet Singh devoted a large part of his time in charity and living and practicing Sikh principles.
A friend of Manmeet Singh, Kulvir Singh shared a comment on his social media profile:
Devastated to hear the news of Manmeet Singh Bhullar.
Meeta was a life long friend. I remember sitting with him in the student union building of University of Calgary back in 1999 musing about how best to mobilize Sikh youth around the 300th anniversary of the Khalsa. Manmeet took the idea and ran with it to help create Dashmesh Mission – the leading Sikh youth organization of its time in Calgary. From there he just jumped to bigger and bigger leadership positions, eventually in public office holding some high-profile ministerial positions. Recently, he had dived head first into helping the Afghani Sikhs left behind.
That was Meeta – the guy who took charge and got things done.
A dear friend and leader in the community. You will be deeply missed.
Bhai Sahib Ji gave heart wrenching speech on the 1984 Sikh genocide in the Alberta Assembly a few weeks ago: