Calgary-area widow urges others to get life insurance after husband’s sudden death


‘We always said next week, next month we will get it done’.

“Yesterday was hard, I was dreading midnight.”

Seema Minhas-Randhawa and her daughter were not looking forward to their first New Year’s Eve without husband and stepfather Harpreet.

“He was all about celebrating. He was all about being together on the occasion, hugging and kissing,” Minhas-Randhawa told CBC News on Sunday from her home in Chestermere just east of Calgary.

“He was more of a family man than anything. He would prefer being home.”

Harpreet Randhawa died suddenly Dec.13, one day after two important birthdays — Minhas-Randhawa turned 30 and her daughter Anjali turned seven.

Minhas-Randhawa cannot work consistently because of health issues — three slipped discs, major back surgery and multiple hospital visits. So Harpreet, her partner of three years, was the sole income earner.

Harpreet Randhawa died suddenly on Dec. 13. The autopsy didn’t reveal a cause of death, his widow says.(Kate Adach/CBC).

Today, she’s urging people to do what she and her husband failed to do in time: consider getting life insurance.

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