CHANDRA, Dr. Satyavati - Renowned physician-scientist and self-made woman, Dr. Satyavati Chandra, 84, passed away peacefully in sleep at home on January 10, 2018.
She was the proud mother of three children, Rashmi, Atul and Saurabh, son-in-law, Jonathan, daughter-in-law, Shalini, and grandchildren, Supriya and Aarye. She was dearly loved by many extended family members and friends living in India, Canada, and US.
Dr. Chandra was orphaned at an early age but had the fortitude to take a loan for attending medical school at King George Medical College, Lucknow, India, where she received her MBBS and MD degrees.
In 1979, she was recipient of the Outstanding Woman Scientist of India award and served as the first female Director of Industrial Toxicology Research Center. She was a member of The Royal College of Pathologists, President of Society of Toxicology, conducted pioneering environmental research and authored 190 publications and several book chapters. She was a fierce feminist and was featured in the leading, national women’s magazine, Eves Weekly of India.
Dr. Chandra was predeceased by her loving husband, Dr. Dinker Chandra, and will be fondly remembered and missed by everyone who knew her. Visitation at Glen Oaks 'Crestview Chapel,' Oakville on January 12th from 10:00 a.m. until time of chapel service at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Sick Kids Foundation would be appreciated.