It is with great sadness that the family of Indrayani Pishe announces her passing on November 24, 2022. Born on January 15, 1945, she was the youngest daughter of the late Ganapatrao and Gangubai Tandulwakar of Budh, Maharashtra, India.
She was also pre-deceased by her 3 brothers, Kashinath, Prabhakar and Vishwanath Tandulwadkar, and is survived by her 2 sisters, Pramila Wadkar and Pushpa Hukkeri. In addition, Indrayani had a huge extended family that all loved her deeply.
With 5 siblings and 10 cousins (who she referred to as all brothers and sisters), she helped raise her many nieces and nephews as if they were her own. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) from Rajaram College in Kohlapur, India. In 1970, Indrayani bravely left all of her family behind and flew to Canada on her own, not knowing the language or culture and never having left India. She then joined her husband, Anand Pishe, as he pursued a career as a Structural Engineer in Fredericton.
Although her main focus was to raise her children and give them the best possible life in Canada, she had an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit. She undertook many successful business ventures in partnership with her husband throughout the years. Because she had a deep love for all people and especially children, she worked in home care and later completed her diploma in early childhood education and opened a daycare in her own home.
One of her greatest pleasures was feeding people. She was well known to be an exceptional cook. Her food was truly special and as deep in flavour as was her love. If you had the fortune of tasting her food, you would find yourself full beyond capacity and she would have the biggest smile on her face knowing how much you enjoyed it.
Above all, she was so proud of her family including her husband of 52 years, Anand Pishe, her son Tushar (Colleen), her daughter Rashmi (Hugh), and her four grandchildren, Maya, Nikhil, Neel and Leena. She was never happier than when she was surrounded by her family, and especially her grandchildren who were her everything.
In her memory, she continues to teach us how to be courageous and how to embrace all that life has to offer. She still teaches us to relax, enjoy each other’s company, laugh, and to love unconditionally. She was so funny and often laughed so hard while telling jokes even when the punchline didn’t make sense or if she made the whole thing up. She was a generous 4’10” but she was larger than life!
Please note that while no services will be held (as per Indrayani’s wishes), our family would feel honoured if you kept us and Indrayani in your thoughts during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Indrayani’s memory to Hospice House in Fredericton or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Brenda Allain says
Bless her heart…. Condolences Tushar and Colleen and all her family❤️
Howard & Brenda
Natalie Callan says
My heart is with Rashmi, her family and all who loved Indrayani. These photos are beautiful, and her smile warms my heart. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
Mark Wies says
Sincere condolences Rashmi, Tushar and the entire family. My thoughts are with you through this difficult time. These pictures are beautiful and so revealing of the love your Mom shared with all of you.
Martine Albert says
My deepest condolences to Rashmi, her immediate and extended family. As seen in these beautiful pictures Indrayani had a full life surrounded by people who loved her. I wish peace to her family.
Luc Carrier says
Rashmi and family, please accept my most sincere condolences. My thoughts are with you in these difficult times. Thank you for sharing these wonderful family pictures with us.
Wendy Donovan says
I never had the privilege to meet your beautiful Mother Rashmi, but you are such a reflection of her in your presence in this world. She will always be by you side. Condolences to all your family.
Tara White says
My deepest condolences Rashmi and family. Your beautiful memories are so precious in the photos you shared. My heartfelt thoughts are with you. Take care.
Bob & Pegi Hawley says
Anand, Rashmi, Tushar and families please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Indrayani loved her family and friends and we felt honoured to be a small part of that group. Your pictures captured her ready smile and love for the people around her. She was a fun loving and giving person, leaving us with a lot of wonderful memories.
Serena Bradford says
My deepest condolences to you Rashmi, and your family. My thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time. Thank you for sharing the beautiful family pictures, what a wonderfully full and loving life your mother lived.
Barbara Van Tassel says
Our prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. She was a wonderful woman and we enjoyed her friendship.
Garnet Harding says
So sorry for loss of this exceptional person. I only met her a couple of times but si enjoyed her company and her food immensely. My deepest condolences to the family who will miss her deeply.
Margot and Reg Hayes says
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Indrayani. My husband and I met her at the aquacise and water stretch classes. She was the friendliest and kindest woman I ever met. She insisted on cooking and bringing in food for us. She was an amazing cook. She was happiest when talking of her extended family. She carried such love and appreciation for family and friends that she made everyone around her better and happier. We are both so grateful to have met her.
Heather Vienneau says
So sorry to hear of the loss of such a great Lady! She was larger than life! I knew her from the Y and loved to hear the stories of her Children and Grandchildren. I had the pleasure of tasting her amazing food twice, never to be forgotten. She will truly be missed by her adoring husband, family and all that had the pleasure of knowing her. We love you Indrayani! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Indu and Krishna Khaitan says
Our deepest condolences to the family. Indrayani auntie was a joyful and energetic personality. She brought positive energy to everyone she met. We are so sorry about your loss. May God give you strength to overcome this difficult time. Om Shanti !!
Shantha Venugopal says
Dear Anand, Rashmi, Tushar and Family: Our Heartfelt Condolences to all of you. Indrayani was a great friend to everyone she met. She not only loved her children, but every one else’s children. She was fun loving and easy going. We spent so much time together preparing
meals for different occassions. Memories come flooding when I went to teach her driving the car, evening walks, planting Cedar bushes in her yard etc.
She will always be in our memories as a wonderful human being. we were all blessed to have her in our lives. Hope and pray that God gives all of you, the strength to bear this huge loss.
We will miss our friend, Indrayani for ever.
Elizabeth LaPlante says
Rashmi and family, please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts are with you in these difficult times.
Cindy Samms says
What a beautiful lady..inside and out! Thinking of the family at this very sad time
Connie Bruce says
My sincere condolences to your family. Indrayani was such a beautiful spirit. I will always cherish my time spent in her calming presence. She was always so welcoming into her home and her cooking is legendary. I will miss my chai tea visits with this amazing lady. She has taught me so many valuable lessons about life and I am forever blessed to have experienced her love and friendship.