TORONTO, CANADA, June 25, 2013 (Toronto Star): Kalakad Sundaram Sathi died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a brief but courageous experience with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shanthi, his daughters Nalini Valliere (David), Sulekha Sathi (Steven O'Rourke) and Nandini Sathi (Neal Weinstein). He leaves his five grandchildren: Nisha, Yashoda, Maya, Lukas and Ajay. Kal was born in the village of Kalakad in India Oct 23, 1933, the 5th of nine children. He worked as a metallurgical engineer for both General Electric (Canada) and Ontario Hydro, retiring in 1994. Kal was an active leader in the South Indian community throughout his life. His commitment to a spiritually rich community was manifest in his roles at the Hindu Temple Society of Canada and the Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation. He sat on the Interfaith Council, in order to engage other communities in the commonality of their belief in a Higher power. He and Shanthi welcomed all to their home as family, whether old friends or newly-arrived immigrants.