Cricket community says farewell, Johnny


Johnny Bujan seen with Abigail Rajkumar, whose women’s cricket initiatives he supported, passed away recently. Hundreds of mourners from Canada and the Caribbean celebrated his life. By Abigail Rajkumar
Johnny Bujan seen with Abigail Rajkumar, whose women’s cricket initiatives he supported, passed away recently. Hundreds of mourners from Canada and the Caribbean celebrated his life.
By Abigail Rajkumar

Johnny FuneralHundreds of family, friends and associates celebrated a life well lived at the funeral recently for cricket’s Johnny Sean Bujan.

Bujan, who died April 30, was a beloved member of the Metro All-fours Card League and involved in the business communities of Canada and Trinidad & Tobago.

First and foremost a family man, Bujan was a devoted husband to his wife Sunita, a father to Joshua and Chelsea and a gentleman of good character with a heart of gold, hospitable to all and with a passion for life.

Highly engaged, he enjoyed giving back to society, to charities, players and sport development in Canada, but close to his heart were orphanages in Trinidad and Guyana.

He was a keenly competitive all fours player and never passed up a game of cards or cricket and he made professional contributions as a successful entrepreneur.

Bujan once said, “I came to Canada with only $2 in my pocket. I worked hard and now I have been blessed with an abundance to give and help others.”

His friends of many years from Canada and overseas joined in a toast to bid farewell at the eight days of wake, including two days viewing and the funeral.

Mourners included former Cricket Canada secretary / Hall of Famer Calvin Clarke, Cricket Canada General Manager Ingleton Liburd, former ICC / Cricket Canada official photographer Bryan Vandenburg, Alysha Abigail Sarkar, Jason Mohammed, Sukram Ramkissoon, Errol Townsend, lawyer  and  past Toronto Cricket executive and a retired senior Immigration Appeal Division member and Chaitran ‘Teeths’ Ramjitsingh.

Condolences came from former Cricket Canada & Trinidad coach Gus Logie and everyone at G98.7FM radio station World Beat Sports.

Bujan was the former manager of Cricket Canada’s Men’s National Cricket Team and his own Brampton Masters Cricket Club and Gamblers All-Fours Club.

He touched many lives in endless ways. I am honored to have known Johnny through my family and in cricket as a former Cricket Canada Women’s National Team manager and advocate for women’s sport development in Ontario.

He supported women’s cricket development and a cricket series I hosted with the New York Tristate team at Malton Cricket ground in 2013. As well, Johnny spoke to his friends Terry Khemrajsingh and Valmicky Motilal who were eager to support my venture. It was a success and I am so thankful.

We mourn the loss of a good friend, colleague and cricket advocate. Johnny Sean Bujan left us with many wonderful memories and we will miss him deeply. May God bless his family and may his soul rest in peace.

 

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