Posted in Love You Daddy, Remembering Loved Ones

In Loving Memory of my Dad, Ramchit Ramesh Thomas

“A giant among men”

This is how Daddy was described on the day of his funeral. Daddy who was ailing with MND passed away peacefully on the evening of Saturday 15th September 2018 in the company of his loved ones-immediate family members and close friends of the family.

As such this post is dedicated to celebrating the life of my Dad, the late Mr. Ramchit Ramesh Thomas.

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He was a man of selfless action who loved his family, loved life, dedicated himself to everything he committed himself to, loved his community and lived according to the values and teachings of Sanatan Dharma. He was one who lived by example and taught us so much for which we would forever be grateful. He always supported us, encouraged us to be our best and he was always a man of action.

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In recent times he was acknowledged by many as being responsible for getting electricity for the village of Coromandel where he lived. Many would recognize him as the President of the Coromandel Shiv Mandir (SDMS Branch 370) for just over 19 ½ years and as an Executive Member of the South Western Association of Mandirs Incorporated (SWAHMI).

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When he received his diagnosis Daddy fought a brave fight and always found the time to remind us and encourage us to be the best we can be. More so he remained positive and gave everyone encouragement to stay strong. He would make those around him laugh and he was still always willing to help (as he would have always done before).


From the day of his diagnosis to his very last day Daddy was surrounded by a steady stream of visitors in the form of concerned family and friends. To all who have supported us in these past years we say thank you immensely. Thank you for showering Daddy with your love, your support and your caring.

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Memories of Daddy (the late Ramesh Ramchit Thomas) will always be with us and all who knew him. All he taught us and told us will guide us forward. Our comfort is that now Daddy is at peace and there is no more pain and suffering.

Gone but never to be forgotten- the late Ramchit Ramesh Thomas, son of the late Sahadeo Thomas and Agnes Thomas who will always be loving remembered and missed by his wife Doris Thomas, children Rachael, Ria and Ricky, grandson Richie-Lee, son-in-law Shiva, daughter-in-law Leci, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

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Om Namo Bhagavataye Vasudevaya.

Posted in Celebrating Existence, Life, Surviving Depression

Celebrating Life…Surviving Depression!

In this post I am not professing to have the solution but it is my sincere hope that the information shared here will be of help to someone.

Celebrating Life-Surviving Depression

Depression is a reality many face. It is also a reality many suffer silently from. It is not something to laugh at or frown upon but it is real and it is something that should encourage us to help especially if we really care.

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO) around the world over 300 million people suffer from depression. To some it may be a harsh reality but it is a stark truth many face and need help with overcoming. It affects the quality of life, the ability to function and the ability to be the best one can be.

Depression can be the result of many causes. Key among them are traumatic experiences and a feeling of loneliness. The question that arises is, how do we help someone who is depressed?

  • Be there for that person
  • Remind him or her that there is a lot to live for. Give them practical examples (e.g. family, things to try that they always wanted to do)
  • Encourage that person to eat, eat on time, eat balanced meals and do their best to be physically active
  • Make that person laugh
  • Keep lines of communication open and do your best to always be there for them
  • Be patient
  • Listen and don’t be dismissive
  • Encourage them to go out and be in the company of those they love (e.g. mall, lunch/dinner, movies, shopping, grab a snack, watch a sunset or go to the beach)
  • Encourage them to listen to music

I am urging you to do this and make a conscious effort to help someone who is depressed because they deserve the help they need. It is heartbreaking to see those you love and care about hurting but what is even more heartbreaking is being helpless. Caring is a ticket to empowering yourself and empowering someone who is depressed.

Make every minute count!

Make every smile help that person walk the extra mile!

Help that person survive! Let that person remember they are alive and deserve the best quality of life possible!

Let it be LOVE, CARE, MEET and Repeat!

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Let it be CARE, GREET, SHARE and Repeat!

Let us help as best as we can!