Deodath “Mike” Balkaran, age 75 died peacefully in his home on Tuesday March 16, 2021. Born on December 14, 1945 in Tunapuna Trinidad & Tobago. He lived there until moving to Canada where he settled in Toronto and met his now deceased wife Grace Ramkissoon.  He is survived by his daughters Natasha and her husband Ramzan and their daughter Jasmine,  Charmaine and his son Anil.  And back in Trinidad by his 2 sisters Rosie and Polly and brother Ramchan.

Due to the current Covid - 19 restrictions in Toronto that allow a maximum number of guests to attend a funeral, the service details will be kept private and attendance will be by invite-only.

The family thanks you for your support and understanding during this challenging time.



Burial / Entombment / Cremation


March 21, 2021
Melissa (Meli ) Hardeo
Dear Charmaine, Natasha, and family; I wish I had the right words to say right now. But words are not enough to express all I want you to know. Uncle Mike (and Auntie Grace) had such big hearts and were warm and welcoming. I am truly honoured to have known them both. I am so sorry for your loss. I know your hearts are hurting and there is nothing I can say that can change that. May you always remember the good times and may the tears be replaced by laughter as you remember all the good times you shared with your dad. Sending you all love and light at this time.