Mr. Dasharathlal Shah was a high school teacher for twenty years at the Bayview Secondary School, Richmond Hill, Ontario from 1969 to 1989. He died on Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at the Centennial Hospital in Scarborough.
Mr. Shah was born on December 31, 1932 in India. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Science in 1955 and Master's degree in Science in 1963, both from M.S. University of Baroda in India. He came to Canada in 1963. Later, he was employed by the New Brunswick Research and Productivity Council at Fredericton, New Brunswick, as a Mineral Research Scientist. He obtained his second Master's degree in Science from McGill University at Montreal, Quebec in 1966. He studied at the Ontario College of Education at Toronto, Ontario from 1967-1968 to secure Type "A" certificate.
He became a teacher in 1969 when he joined The York Region Board of Education. He taught Mathematics, Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Geology to grade 9-12 students at The Bayview Secondary School at Richmond Hill, Ontario until 1989.
Mr. Dashrathlal Shah, an active Gujarati community member in Toronto area, will be sadly missed by a large number of grieving family members and friends. He contributed significantly to Heritage Language Programs. He was an Honorary Principal, from 1974 to 1985, for the Gujarati Language School run by the Federation of Gujarati Associations, Toronto . In that capacity, he worked closely with many officials of various School Boards in Metropolitan Toronto area. The Heritage Language Program was his major area of interest. He was the second President of Vanik Samaj of Toronto, during 1985-1986. He was also involved with numerous other community organizations and projects, including but not limited to, Yogeshwar Dhyan Kendra, India Earth Quake Relief, Gujarat Samaj of Toronto, Gayatri Parivar.... .
We, the management of this website, are deeply saddened by his death. We were planning to involve this experienced gentleman in the development of this website, particularly in the Gujarati section. We extend our sincere condolences to his family. His contribution to the community will be remembered by many. We shall treasure his memories forever.