November 14, 1930 - June 6, 2021

Bilgai S. Sukhraj, 90, passed away on June 6, 2021. He was born in Huis’t Dieren, Essequibo Coast, Guyana, South America on November 14, 1930 to Edith and Belthazar Sukhraj. He was the eldest of four siblings - Sybil, Rupert and Isaac. He is the beloved husband of the late Lochani R. Sukhraj. Loving father of Yvonne Nankoo (Rohitas), Maureen Ramcharitar (The late Rabindranauth), Rex Sukhraj (Bibi), Reuben Sukhraj (Juliett) and Judy Oldziey (Peter). Bilgai emigrated with his family to New York in 1974. He is the cherished grandfather of twelve grandchildren – Derrick Nankoo, Kevin Nankoo, Devika Harding, Dr. Randy K. Ramcharitar, Kalim Oldziey, Ryan Sukhraj, Danielle Segretto, Elissa M. Ramcharitar, Roger Sukhraj, Shaun Sukhraj, Danielle Sukhraj & Neda Oldziey and ten great-grandchildren – Bryan, Brendan, Aidan, Karsten, Anis, Aadam, Leon, Ella, Joe & Peter. He is survived by his sister Sybil Shamlall.

Reposing at the Fullerton Funeral Home, Inc., 769 Merrick Road, Baldwin, New York on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service on Friday, June 11, 2021, 10:00 a.m. at the 1st Presbyterian Church on 717 St. Luke's Place in Baldwin, New York. Interment to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, New York. fullertonfhny.com

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Thoughts & Prayers

Posted by Annette Haynes on
Rest in Peace❤️????
Posted by Shamela & Charles on
Our deepest sympathy to all the children, grandchildren and family of Bilgai. We will always remember Uncle Bill for his words of wisdom. We are so pleased that he was able to join us on Easter Sunday for worship, dressing so nicely with a blue tie and white shirt. Everyone was happy to be able to speak to him. We will miss him dearly, but we know he will be with our Savior Jesus Christ.
Posted by Karen Rahim on
To the family of Bilgai Sukhraj, Please accept our condolences. May you find comfort knowing that those who died will be resurrected. And they are precious in God’s eyes.
Posted by Karen Rahim on
To the family of Bilgai Sukhraj, Please accept our condolences. May you find comfort knowing that those who died will be resurrected. And they are precious in God’s eyes.
Posted by Narainee Nalini Persaud on
Uncle sleep on aunty is waiting . Uncle your navigator is waiting and missing you. God has made your reunion possible. You both was my mentor best couple I met and learn about love and family. Love you both forever gone but never forgotten.????????????????????. ????????
Posted by Davena Singh/Ramgolam on
Thank you Uncle for all you and Auntie have done for me personally, all the love I will forever cherish those memories. To my dearest cousins and your wonderful families cherish the memories, his blessings will be with each one of you, Auntie is eagerly awaiting with her smiling face for him ❤️????
Posted by Baldeo Persaud on
My sincere condolences to the family from myself and family and the Blanket/ Kathie generation. Rest in Peace.
Posted by Davena Singh/Ramgolam on
Thank you Uncle for all you and Auntie have done for me personally, all the love I will forever cherish those memories. To my dearest cousins and your wonderful families cherish the memories, his blessings will be with each one of you, Auntie is eagerly awaiting with her smiling face for him ❤️????
Posted by Roma on
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sukhraj family
May the God continue to guide and strengthen all of you, at this time of loss.
Condolences from the Persaud's family.
Basil Persaud (Clico - Anna Regina)
Posted by Freshtah Moainie on
my deepest sympathy to dear Judy,Peter,Need, and all the family. praying for his precious soul , health and comfort of all of you dear ones.
Posted by Desiree Pierre on
Rest in peace Uncle Bill in your eternal home.
The Georges of Maria's Lodge
Posted by Richard on
Condolences to the family, sad for your lost may the good Lord bless and keep especially in this time of grief . Blessed love
Posted by Clay on
Honoring the life and legacy of this great man who blessed the world such such beautiful offspring. Emily, Elissa, Randy, I love you! Much peace and many hugs to the entire family.
Posted by Savitri Brahaspat on
Our love and prayers for family and Ryan and family
Posted by Tara Balgobin on
Our deepest condolences to Yvonne and the family. May God give you the strength to deal with this loss
Posted by Natasha Nandkisure on
John 14:27
I am leaving you with a gift- Peace of mind and heart- And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give-So don’t be troubled or afraid.

God’s blessing and comfort.
❤️
Posted by Anil Sukhdeo on
Our deepest condolences to Aunty Maureen, Randy and Elissa and the entire family in this time of loss. May Gandad rest in eternal peace. I have warm memories the day he picked up our family from the airport when first arriving in America May 1983. Stay strong. Love always: Anil, Subrina, Romesh, Lilly and Harry Sukhdeo.
Posted by Nan Persaud on
On behalf of Sookram Nokta family residing in GY and US,I would like to extend our condolences to all the children, grandchildren and the entire Sukraj family.We all grew up cherishing him as our oldest brother- Bill Buddy.We shared
lots of love and deep respect .for him.My siblings in GY- Harry Persaud Nokta,my bhougie Kayshena Dyal and familyJeewan,Oudal,Paro,Bano,Naudia ( FL) and Drue ( GA) send our love and prayers to all.Grieve prayerfully.Blessings to all.
Posted by Rona on
Ten years ago, when I was studying creative writing at Columbia University, I was working on a historical piece about Guyana that required substantial research and I remember panicking and calling my mom (Silvie). She said, "calm down, let me call Uncle Bill." They made arrangements and she brought me to his home consecutively on Sunday afternoons that semester. It was the most time I had spent with uncle and auntie; they corrected me every time I called them auntie and uncle. "Grandma and grandpa to you," they would both say but I insisted on uncle/grandpa Bill and auntie/grandma Loch, because it felt natural to me. Maybe it was the writer in me but I wanted to wear my confusion of our extremely large family dynamic on my sleeves. I can never keep up, who is this auntie and who is this cousin and who is this relative. But the crazy amount of cousins and distant relatives and additional grandmas and grandpas are part of who we are, it's part of our history. The history of the Guyanese people is so complex, all of that inherited trauma of our ancestors who were indentured servants pulses through our veins, the agony, the human suffering, it resides in our hearts still. It’s as if we’re fighting to find our place in this world, through status in society, by being overachievers, by letting pride overcome us so much that we run, we run so far from the history of our ancestors to create new legacies.
Those Sundays with grandpa/uncle Bill pushed me to go beyond history and research: just when I thought I was doing research, that it was this cerebral thing, I had only to step out of my brain and feel with my heart, the love that grandpa/uncle Bill and grandma/auntie Loch had for each other. The love that emanated from those two, was so contagious. That type of love surpasses any other notions of the word legacy.
I remember every time I showed up, he had already photocopied newspaper clippings, printed online articles, highlighted important facts and dates and like a true scholar, he had everything in chronological order, always. And grandma/auntie Loch would have something cooking, provisions, and mackerel.

To Aunie Yvonne, Auntie Maureen, Uncle Rex, Uncle Mikey, and Auntie Judy and all of my cousins I don’t know very well, I’m sorry for your loss, but know that they both made such an impact on this world, that their love still emanates in the very soil they walked on, and in this atmosphere. Now they can be with each other, in the kingdom of heaven, like a king and queen, regal, humble, loving, noble. This is your legacy too, their love, their nobility, their tenderness, this is your legacy.
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