Ashok Nayak

February 15, 2014 11 Condolences Print Obituary

March 13, 1970 - February 10, 2014

We regret to inform that Ashok Nayak, a technocrat resident of Edmonton, born in Odisha, India passed away on February 10, 2014 untimely following a massive heart attack in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife: Sudha, two daughters: Mallika and Mrunalika, Parents and In-laws, and relatives in India and friends across the world. Ashok will be remembered by his family and friends for his qualities. We love you, Ashok.

Funeral & Cremation Service: 11:00 AM, Sunday February 16, 2014

Trinity Funeral Chapel

12134 - 66 Street, Edmonton, Alberta


ଆତ୍ମା, ନିତ୍ୟ, ନିରଞ୍ଜନ, ଅଜର, ଅମର |
ଆତ୍ମା ଗୋଟିଏ ଘଟରୁ ଯାଇ, ଅନ୍ୟ ଘଟରେ ରହେ|
ତେଣୁ ଞାନୀ ଆତ୍ମା ପାଇଁ ଶୋକ କରେ ନାହିଁ |
ଅଶୋକ ନାୟକ!

ଅଶୋକ! ତୁମେ ନାୟକ ଆଜି ଏ ଅନ୍ତିମ Trinity ସଭାରଆ, 
ବନ୍ଧୁବର୍ଗ କନ୍ୟା ପତ୍ନୀ ସବୁ ଏଠାରେ ହାଜର |
ସୁଧାମୟ ଜୀବନକୁ ଛାଡି ଯାଉ ଅଛ ବହୁତ ଦୁରକୁ,
ଆଜି ମଲ୍ଲିକା ଓ ମୃଣାଳିକା ଦେଖନ୍ତିନି ତୁମର ହସକୁ |
ବିଷ୍ନୁଙ୍କ ଭଳି  ଆଖିବୁଜି ଶୋଇଅଛ ଅନନ୍ତ ଶୟନେ,
ତୁମଙ୍କୁ ଦର୍ଶନ କରନ୍ତି ଜଣ ପରେ ଜଣେ ବନ୍ଧୁମାନେ |
ଏଠାରେ ନାହାନ୍ତି ଆଜି ତୁମ ବାପାମା ଭଗିନୀ ସୋଦର,
ସାଜିଛନ୍ତି ଶୁଭାକାଂକ୍ଷୀ ସାଙ୍ଗସାଥୀ ଦୁର ବିଦେଶର |
ଶୋକ ନ କରିବାକୁ ସିନା ତୁମ ନାଁ ଅଶୋକ,
ଦିବ୍ୟ ତୁମ ଦରବାରେ, ଆମେମାନେ ମଣିଷ ମାତ୍ରକ |
ସହପାଠୀ ପୂର୍ବତନ ବୁର୍ଲା ଛାତ୍ର୍ ଛାତ୍ରୀ ଶୁଣି ତୁମ ସ୍ତିତି,
ଗାଉଛନ୍ତି ତୁମ ଗୁଣଗାଥା ଡାକି ସୁଧା ବେଳ ଅହର୍ନିଷି |
ଶ୍ରୀପଞ୍ଚମୀ ପରେ ଆସିଥିଲା  ଶୁଭ ଏକାଦଶୀ,
ତୁମ ହୃଦୟ ବୁଝିଲା ନାହିଁ, ହରାଇଲା ତା ସ୍ତିତି |
ଜୀବନଯାତ୍ରାରେ  ଅନୁସନ୍ଧାନ କଲ କେତେ ଦେଶ ବିଦେଶ,
ଏଡମଣ୍ଟନ ସହରରେ ହୋଇଛି ତୁମ ଜଡ ଯାତ୍ରା ଶେଷ |
ତୁମ ଆତ୍ମା ବର୍ତମାନ ହୋଇଛି ମୁକ୍ତ ବିହଙ୍ଗମ,
ଆମଠୁ ବହୁ ଦୁରରେ ହୋଇ ଜୀବମୁକ୍ତ, ହୋଇଛି ଅସୀମ |
ପ୍ରଭୁ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ କରନ୍ତୁ ତୁମର ସ୍ୱର୍ଗଯାତ୍ରା ସଫଳ,
ତୁମ ଆତ୍ମା ଶାନ୍ତି ହେଉ, ପ୍ରାର୍ଥନା କରନ୍ତି ସକଳ |
ବନ୍ଧୁ, ବାନ୍ଧବ, ବୁର୍ଲା ଛାତ୍ରବୃନ୍ଦ


  1. Ashok! May your soul rest in peace. May Lord Jagannath give strength to Sudha and the relatives bear the irreparable loss.

  2. Sudha and the children: It is with a heavy heart that I write this to you. You all know that you’ve been part of my family since you first moved to the States. Ashok was one individual who worked hard to prove himself to others. He gave up a lucrative career as a Telecommunications Officer back in India to seek out a new life for you, him, and the children. Take solace in knowing that he did well and had the respect and admirations of many.

    To the children: I can tell you with certainty that your father loved you both very much. Every time we talked, you could just hear the excitement in his voice when he talked about the both of you. Please know, going forward that he’ll be watching over you as you go through life. I cannot stress enough, the love and devotion that he had for both of you girls.

    Sudha: I want you to know that your husband was someone whom I truly respected and cared about. Him bringing you and the girls into our lives was something that I will always cherish and I hope that our enduring friendship continues. You know what I’ve told you… I’m just a phone call away.

    Ashok: You’re now with the Ages and will always be remembered for the genuine person you were. You’ll always be in my thoughts. Namaste, my friend, Namaste.

  3. Treasured memories
    hold you near
    Silent thought bring many a tear
    Tears in my eyes I can wipe away
    But the love in heart will always stay
    I make no outward show
    To what it meant to lose you
    Only I will ever know


  4. There’s a sad but sweet remembrance.There’s a memory fond and true and a token of love a and affection and a heartache still for you
    But a certainty of your happiness In God’s glory and Holy Presence
    Fills our hearts with joy and hope and a longing to meet in Heaven

  5. Sudha and precious little girls Malika and Mrunalika, my heart broke to hear your loss of a your wonderful husband and father. We both know and feel your pain. Just know that although he is not physically here, he has left all his strength and love with you.

    Our sincerest condolences and may he rest in peace.

    Your friends always,


    Ashok! This is your parting meeting at Trinity satsang with us,
    Present today are your wife, daughter, friends and some of us.

    You are fast heading far away from Sudha’s world,
    Mallika and Mrunalika do not see smiles of their Dad.

    You are in an infinite sleep,
    Today we take our last darshan to keep.

    Absent here are your parents, brothers and sisters,
    In stead, you have good Samaritan friends and well-wishers.

    Not to mourn is the meaning of your name, Ashok!
    But we are mortal beings grieving the untimely loss.

    Friends and Burla Alumni are very surprised at this sight,
    And they have been calling and consoling Sudha day and night.

    It was very auspicious waxing eleventh day in February,
    It could not lessen your distress and heart’s worry.

    You have traveled far and wide,
    Edmonton was your life’s last reside.

    Your soul has gained freedom from your body and mind,
    It has become infinite and eternal being a part of the wind.

    May Lord Jagannath pave your parting flight clear,
    May your soul rest in peace with our solemn prayer.

    Sudha, Mallika and Mrunalika
    Friends, Relatives and Burla Alumni

  7. Time takes away the edge of grief…
    But memory caresses every leaf…
    Vanished from us one so dear & deep…
    In our aching hearts Your imprint we keep…
    BUT still the empty FB wall reminds us…
    Your smily face & Heart Magnanimous…
    Nostalgia of time together…
    Your Love haunts us to last forever…

    Affly yours,
    Nihar Nayak
    IBM India,Bangalore

  8. Ashok had a very humble beginning born to pious parents in Odisha, India.

    He was an obedient son, a meritorious student, an awesome dad, an amiable colleague and last but not the least a caring husband and the provider. Ashok graduated from University College of Engineering, the premier institution of the state in 1996 and worked hard to establish himself independently. He provided his valuable consulting services to the renowned IT companies of the world in India, Asia and the US. Ashok’s last consulting assignment was for Alberta Blue Cross improving the system delivery for augmenting the public health, life and liberty in the pursuit of happiness. He had big dreams for himself, for his family and for connecting the global community through his work. Unfortunately, it was cut short by a tragic heart attack last Monday upon winding up a great day at work. It simply shows his dedication to the work he liked the most.

    Ashok might have missed the early signs of hypertension/high blood pressure in the life’s ignoble strife and daily grind. A good Samaritan of Alberta did provide CPR on the street on which he collapsed unconscious after work. He made himself useful to the family and society at large. Ashok enjoyed life and spent good time with family and friends. It is hard to believe now that he is no more responding to us. He is resting eternally. We are assembled here, family and friends, to pay our last homage to Ashok. May his soul rest in peace.

  9. Ashok was a brilliant student, an amiable colleague, a dependable friend in need, a confidant spouse and a team builder beamer with gleaming sense of humor garnished with interpersonal relationship in organisational behavior insights.
    Few can forget his philanthropic endeavours during the devastating SUPER CYCLONE-99. A good Samaritan at heart, an ardent follower of ‘Simple Living & Plain Thinking’ he practised Gandhiji’s dictum ‘A drop of practice is better than tons of Advice’ till the last breath of his life.

    A beacon of hope to all his friends and foes alike, a relentless born fighter to the finish, never compromising with cherished value of ‘Service to man is service to GOD”; he is survived by parents, younger brother Biswaketan,sister Mana, wife Sudha & daughters duo Mallika (Tubli) & Mrunalika (Poochki). He will be missed by one & all, the kiths & kins far and near.

    Deepest condolence to the bereaved family.

    Gopal Chandra Patnaik.
    Teacher and Mentor of Ashok

  10. I am extremely sorry to know the sad demise of Ashok Nayak, an alumni of VSSUT. Please convey our heartfelt condolence to te bereaved family.May GOD bless them with strength to overcome the tragedy.

    UCE – VSSUT Alumni

  11. A year has passed by,
    Memory only stands by.
    Hope you are blissful,
    We miss you and mindful.

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