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Indo-Canada Chamber Of Commerce Founder President Kishore C Doshi Passes Away At 85 - South Asian Daily
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Indo-Canada Chamber Of Commerce Founder President Kishore C Doshi Passes Away At 85

Kishore Chandra (K.C.) Doshi passed away peacefully at home on February 4, 2022. He was 85. He was the founding President of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC). He held the President’s position from 1977 to 1978 and then from 1979 to 1980. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 55 years, Sudha, daughter Sonal, and grandson Aidan, as well as friends and family who remember his kindness and generosity. A private family funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 9th. A Celebration of Life with extended family and friends will follow this spring.  
Kishore C Doshi – ICCC’s President from 1977 to 1978
& 1979 to 1980
When the ICCC celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2002, Mr. Doshi remembered the formation of the institution in an interview with Renu Mehta, ICCC’s then Vice President.“Harshad Patel, Jay Chauhan and I first conceived of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce in early January 1977. Numerous organizations served the social, cultural and religious community, but none where businessmen and professionals could network to enhance development, or find support in becoming contributing members of the economic, social and cultural fabric of Canada. We felt that only a secular and non-political organization could achieve this. On 15 January 1977, at a meeting attended by 13 people, we put together a task force to develop the aims, objectives, structure and a name for the proposed association. Thus, on 12 March 1977 the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce came into being. A Board of Directors was elected which, in turn, elected founding President.”
Kishore C Doshi (standing in the second row, third from left, behind the then Consul General Preeti Saran) at the Passing on the Queen’s Baton event organized by the ICCC in 2010, in collaboration with the Consulate General of India in Toronto, and the City of Toronto.  
Mr. Doshi was born in Mumbai, India, one of 8 siblings and countless cousins. After his schooling at St Xavier’s School, he pursued his dream of education in North America and attended Syracuse University for his MBA.He began his working and married life in Lindsay, Ontario, and they continued building their strong community of friends in Ottawa, and finally Toronto.He began his career with Union Carbide followed by Cochrane Dunlop. His entrepreneurial spirit then led him to co-found Video Captions, a pioneering business that brought closed captioning to Canada.

Mr. Doshi was awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 in recognition of his contributions to Canada. He volunteered many years for the Liberal Party of Canada in the Don Valley East riding.
Kishore C Doshi receiving the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award
in 2012
His family would like to thank Drs. Casey, Cheung and Shah at Sunnybrook Hospital, family Dr. Kithani, and the stem cell transplant team at Princess Margaret for gifting Kishore an extra 14 years with loved ones. They are also grateful for the compassionate care provided by his personal support workers over the past year at home. 


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