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Emanuel B. Christian

August 11, 1922 — November 21, 2023

Emanuel B. Christian

August 11, 1922 — November 21, 2023

Emanuel Christian, 101, born on August 11, 1922, in Bharuch, Gujarat, India, went on to be with our Lord on November 21, 2023.  

Today, we celebrate the remarkable life of a man who lived a century and more- a life that spanned generations, witnessed historic moments, and touched the hearts of all who knew him. We honor the life of our beloved great grandfather, grandfather and father, a faithful, God honoring, and loving family man, a true pillar of strength.

Emanuel embodied the qualities of resilience, kindness, and unwavering faith. Throughout his life he navigated challenges with determination, weathering storms that shaped him into the resilient individual we came to admire. His experiences shaped not only his character but also his profound understanding of the importance of family and faith.

His unwavering commitment to his faith was the cornerstone of his life. He lived by the principles of love, compassion, and forgiveness, truly exemplifying the teachings of Christ. His faith was a guiding force that influenced every aspect of his life. Through the highs and lows, he held onto his belief in the power of love, and in doing so, he inspired those around him to live with purpose and kindness.

Family meant everything to Emanuel. His eyes would light up when he spoke of his loved ones, and the joy he felt in their presence was palpable. He leaves behind a legacy of love, a tapestry woven with the threads of countless cherished moments, shared laughter, and the warmth of familial bonds. His commitment to his family served as a beacon, teaching us the importance of unity, compassion, and unconditional love.

In reflecting on Emanuel's life, we are reminded that age is not merely a measure of time but a testament to the depth of experiences, the wealth of wisdom gained, and the impact one can have on the world. A century lived is a library of stories, and Emanuel's story is one of triumph over adversity, of love triumphing over all.

While we mourn the absence of Emanuel, we are assured of his place in eternity and we celebrate the extraordinary life he lived and carry forward the lessons he imparted- lessons of faith, love, and the enduring strength that comes from embracing life with open arms and humility.

In the words of the Apostle Paul, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" (2 Timothy 4:7). Emanuel has indeed fought the good fight, and today, we honor a life well-lived, a life that touched the hearts of many and will continue to inspire generations to come.

May Emanuel's presence in the joy our Lord cause us to rejoice, and may the memory of his life continue to be a source of comfort and inspiration to us all.

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Thank you for expressing your love, sympathies, and memories. We know you had a very special place in Dada’s heart.

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Funeral Service of Emanuel Christian

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Pacific time)

Forest Lawn - Cypress - Patriots Chapel

4471 Lincoln Ave, Cypress, CA 90630

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