Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Surjit Kaur Bains, 93, of Wooster, OH, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2020, at home with her loving family at her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Gurcharan Singh Bains (Professor, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India) who passed away in 2011.
Born in Ambala, India, she was the daughter of the late Munsha Singh and the late Basant Kaur.
A graduate of Ambala School, Surjit worked for more than ten years as a Hindi teacher in Mysore, India, before retiring. She moved with her husband to Wooster in 1993, where she quickly became a cherished member of the Viola Thorne Club of the Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, serving as an emotional and spiritual mentor for many of Gurcharan ™s colleagues and their families as well as many good friends at Grace Brethren Church. She won second place in the Ninth Annual Dandelion MayFest and National Dandelion Cook-off for her Chole Chick Peas Curry, despite, as she pointed out, having never tasted or cooked dandelions before. Surjit was a beacon of guidance and wisdom for both her family and friends. She reminded us all of what was important in life and never forgot it herself. She made sure to always say, œI love you and I am proud of you. 
She was the loving mother of Rajindar Kaur Mathoda, the late Harvindar Singh Bains, and Amrita Kaur Takhar. She was the proud grandmother of Ranjit Singh Mathoda, Nachel Kaur Mathoda, and Karan Singh Takhar. She was the adoring great-grandmother of Simran Kaur Mathoda. She had an equal love and affection for her large extended family, including Rajindar ™s husband Kulender Singh Mathoda, Amrita ™s husband Gurpartap Singh Takhar, Ranjit ™s wife Sanja Mathoda, Nachel ™s husband Morgan Ashcom, and her many dear friends.
A private funeral service will be held for the family.
McIntire. Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Contributions may be directed to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Trust.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Trust

Private family funeral will be held



  1. I want to extend my sympathy to you in your loss. I appreciated having Surjit in my home many times with Grace Church international women’s group and visiting her. She was actively involved in many of our activities including our Sunday School class. My prayers are with you in your loss.

  2. Though I interacted with her only a few times, I was struck by your mother’s warmth and gentleness. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  3. My sincere condolences to your family upon the passing of your beloved Surjit. I met her through Grace Church. What a gentle, soft, frugal, humble, and kind lady she was. My thoughts are with you.


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