Obituary of Mrs. Snehlata (Bitto) Chaturvedi
Mrs. Snehlata (Bitto) Chaturvedi
Born in: India.
Born: October 10, 1949
Passed on: Tuesday June 27th, 2023.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Mrs. Snehlata (Bitto) Chaturvedi at Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.
Bitto was born in Jhansi, India on October 10, 1949.
She completed her Bachelor of Science with a major in Botany and a Masters in Sociology from the University of Lucknow. Bitto was a dedicated educationalist who taught grade two initially in India and subsequently upon moving to Glace Bay was a guest lecturer at Cape Breton University.
Bitto first came to Glace Bay, Nova Scotia in 1983, following her marriage to Dr. Prabhat Kumar Chaturvedi (MD, FRCS, FACS) on January 16, 1982.
Bitto embraced her new community and quickly became known as a gracious and welcoming hostess hosting memorable gatherings with a growing community of friends. She always welcomed everyone with open arms and her home was a haven for many close-knit friends and their families. Bitto loved cooking, was a voracious reader and was an avid walker.
Bitto led a devout Hindu life including a commitment to daily prayer and joyous celebration of major Hindu festivals. Cherished for her inclusive, engaging and unassuming manner, Bitto will be fondly remembered by many friends who were invited to participate in these festivities.
Bitto’s greatest pride and joy were her two children Neha and Nitin.
Bitto’s generosity and genuine care for people and community was evident in her recent interests including supporting new immigrants and international students to settle in Canada. Her interest, warmth and wisdom assisted many students as they integrated into their new lives.
Bitto is survived by her daughter, Neha (soon to be son-in-law Edward Baxter); and son, Nitin, both at home; her brother Padmakar Chaturvedi and many nieces and nephews around the world.
Bitto was predeceased by her husband Dr. P.K. Chaturvedi, parents Shyamsunder Chaturvedi and Chandravati Chaturvedi, sisters Hemlata Chaturvedi and Premlata Chaturvedi and brothers Kamlakar Chaturvedi, Sudhakar Chaturvedi and Prabhakar Chaturvedi.
Cremation has occurred on the 28th of June 2023 at TJ Tracey’s funeral home, Glace Bay, NS.
On behalf of family and friends we want to thank the paramedic team from EHS, Nova Scotia, the care staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital from the Emergency Department, the Intensive Care Unit and the Palliative Care Unit for the exceptional care and comfort they provided during this very difficult time. We also extend a special thanks to Dr. MacKay, Dr. Shimon, Dr. McFarlane, Dr.K. Thana and Dr. Ritter for their exceptional care and responsiveness in our time for need.
There will be a Celebration of Life on the 15th of July commencing at 2pm with visitations at 1pm. The celebration will be followed by a reception at TJ Tracey’s 370, Reserve Street, Glace Bay, NS B1A 4X2. 902.849.4199.
Donations in Mrs. Chaturvedi’s memory can be made to local food banks or a charity of one’s choice.
As an expression of sympathy for Mrs. Chaturvedi, on-line condolences to the family can be expressed at www.tjtracey.com.
The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Chaturvedi will be livestreamed at: https://youtube.com/live/uqnb8062L8E?feature=share
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