Manjit Pal Singh
Oct 20, 1966 – Jan 16, 2021
Manjit Pal Singh Gill, born October 20th, 1968 in Chandigarh, India was better Known as Neetu.
He grew up the youngest of five siblings. His demeanor and his leadership made it seem like he was one of the eldest.
Growing up in Banga, Punjab, Manjit was a major sports fanatic; playing cricket on a Punjab-wide level. Also, he was a huge kabaddi fanatic and just like most others in that generation, had a major interest in world politics.
He then, in his early 20’s, left his hometown of Banga to find a better opportunity where him and his brothers could make a better living. From Germany to Canada and then to the United States, where he worked long hours at his job, his beloved Dunkin Donuts. After his shift, he only had 3-4 hours to sleep. The commute of going home and coming back for his next shift would take up a lot of time so instead he would sleep on the bench outside of the store, to wait out the start of his next shift. After years of hard work, his entrepreneurial mindset lead him to establish his first of many successfull businesses, known today as One Stop Market in Beverly, Massachusetts.
After establishing his businesses, Manjit saw a great opportunity of embracing his Punjabi culture in Canada. In 2002, he made the move to Canada. Very quickly, he established life-time bonds that would last a life time. 2002 was a big year for him as he bought his first home in Canada and married his wife, Kulwinder Kaur.
He leaves behind three daughters, Jaspreet, Simarpreet and Taranpreet who are each a reflection of who he was and what he represented in their own ways. The foundation he left for his three kids will allow for them to flourish and carry on his legacy.
Manjit will forever be know by the people who knew him best, first and foremost, as a loving and committed father and a dedicated husband. To his peers, he was someone everyone looked forward to seeing. He would brighten your day. At least the time you were with him, you would forget about your troubles.
Manjit’s legacy will live on forever.