December 7, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Priya Karnick, age 49, on December 7, 2023. She departed peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family.

Priya’s legacy lives on through her husband Arek, her children Aysha, Kieran and Kaya, mother Sandhya, sister Sonali and brother-in-law Steve.

Priya was an amazing woman and a devoted wife to Arek and a loving mother to their three children, Aysha, Kieran and Kaya. Her unwavering love and dedication to her family created a home filled with warmth, laughter, and cherished memories.

Born on November 13, 1974, in Mumbai, India, Priya lived a life defined by compassion, confidence, kindness, and an indomitable spirit. She touched the lives of those around her with her infectious smile, empowering demeanor, and selfless acts of love.

Priya and Arek shared a lifetime of beautiful moments, from the joyous birth of their children to the simple pleasures of living. Her care and guidance shaped the lives of Aysha, Kieran and Kaya. Her memory will forever be etched in their hearts.

Beyond her role as a wife and mother, Priya was an incredibly intelligent and thoughtful woman with a spine of steel. She was cherished among many friends. Her generosity, empathy, and willingness to lend a helping hand left an enduring impact on everyone around her.

To celebrate her life, visitation will be from 9-11am with a funeral service from 11am-12pm at Voluntas Funeral Home.

Friends and family are invited to join in remembering and honoring a life well-lived. Please share your condolences and memories. Burial to follow at Ste-Genevieve Cemetery in Pierrefonds.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Canada foundation, a cause that held a special meaning to Priya.

During this difficult time, the family appreciates your thoughts, prayers, and gestures of support.


Voluntas Funeral Home

4695 St-Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9H 2A7

Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 9-12h


Voluntas Funeral Home

4695 St-Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc H9H 2A7

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 11 a.m.

45 responses

  1. Isabel Rut

    December 9, 2023 at 8:46 am

    Priya was a good person, the best really. Fiercely devoted to her family and friends, she was a ray of sunshine to everyone that knew her. This unrelenting and ravaging disease took her in less than 8 weeks, leaving behind family and friends that stood by helplessly, agonizing over the rapid and final nature of this disease. This was a battle lost before it began.
    She is at peace now and will forever remain in our hearts. It is now our recovery that will be painful. I will miss her every day

  2. Lynne Wohlfahrt

    December 9, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    I’ll always remember Priya’s welcoming smile, her warm hugs & her beautiful heart. Gone too soon!
    I’m sincerely sorry for your loss.

    My heart, my thoughts & prayers are with all of you & your family!

    Sincerely & with love,

  3. Swatee Pradhan

    December 9, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    Priya was a wonderful person who cried deeply for her family and friends. An accomplished woman in her field, she still found time for raising her 3 kids and to be with the family when they needed her. We will miss her.

  4. Susan Brabant

    December 9, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    Although I never had the opportunity to meet Priya, I knew of her through Aisha who loved her dearly. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to her entire family. May the memories of good times past help you through this difficult time. God bless you all Susan Brabant (Alyssa’s grandmother)

  5. Aynsley Catudal

    December 9, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    I only had the chance to chat with Priya a few times as she is the mother of our daughter’s friend. She had an open bright smile and was quick to laugh. Priya was kind and welcoming to my daughter as well.
    It is with a heavy heart that we send our most sincere condolences to Priya ‘s family- a beautiful soul taken far too soon. May she rest in peace.

  6. Carolyn Larocque

    December 9, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    Dear Aysha, Kieran, Kaya, Arek and Family and friends,
    My sincere condolences – the love you have for your Mom and that she had for you was truly special. Whenever I saw her, her face lit up when she spoke of you all. May the wonderful memories she made with you, bring you comfort at this very sad time.
    Ms. Larocque

  7. Jen Del Carlo

    December 9, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    Dear Arek, Aysha, Kieran and Kaya and all Priya’s family and friends. My deepest condolences to you all. When I think of Priya it is her infectious smile that I remember most, and also her zest for life, that came through everywhere she was. A devastating outcome for a woman who brought so much to those around her. She will be truly missed, but never forgotten. You are all in my thoughts. Much love

  8. Carol Murray

    December 10, 2023 at 7:07 am

    Dear Arek, Aysha, Kieran, Kaya and all Priya’s family and friends. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Priya was an amazing women always smiling and caring for all her family and friends. What a terrible loss for everyone, so full of life and to pass away so fast at such a young age it is devastating. She will be missed immensly by everyone who knew her. Nay her beautiful smile and lovely memories remain with everyone who knew her during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  9. Susan Pinsky

    December 10, 2023 at 7:42 am

    Dear Sandyha and the entire Family
    Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your daughter , a wife and a mother. May the memories you cherish bring you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  10. Linda Edgar

    December 10, 2023 at 12:25 pm

    To Arek and family
    My deepest condolences to you all. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Pria was such a vibrant and warm person who always had a welcoming smile for those she met. Her days at Lax Louisa will always be remembered- for her exuberance and enthusiasm whether walking or kayaking. May you find comfort in your memories of her and strength for the days ahead. With love, Linda

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    December 10, 2023 at 3:43 pm

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  12. Sharda and Simon

    December 10, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    Our deepest of sympathies to Arek, the children and all whose lives’ were touched by Priya’s love and kindness.

  13. Bruce and Marianne Ford

    December 10, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    Our deepest condolences to you Arek and your family on the loss of your beloved Priya. May you all find strength and courage in your journey forward. Our thoughts are with you . Bruce and Marianne Ford.

  14. Rosanna Strippa

    December 10, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    My deepest sympathies Sandhya. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


    December 11, 2023 at 12:42 am

    I remember Priya as a little girl full of fun and laughter when Sandhya Vahini brought her to India and had heard regularly from Nana and Vahini about her progress as a young woman, wife and devoted mother. Her untimely passing away has been shocking for the entire Jayavant household and words are not enough to describe our grief and distress, more so as we are not with Sandhya Vahini at this time. May God give strength to Vahini, Arek and the children to bear this loss… Om Shanti

  16. Tracey Blouin

    December 11, 2023 at 9:02 am

    My thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time. Priya was a shining light and her kindness radiated from her. May her memory be a blessing xo

  17. Arpitha

    December 11, 2023 at 10:50 am

    My sincere condolences to you Arek and your family on the loss of your beloved Priya. May you all find strength and courage in your journey forward. Our thoughts are with you . Ravi & Arpitha

  18. Deepa and Andy Pulianda, Mad Science of Dallas & Fort Worth

    December 11, 2023 at 10:56 am

    We are deeply sorry to hear of Arek’s and his family’s loss. While we have never personally met Priya, we were aware of her positive presence in his (and the family’s) life during our interactions with him from time to time. We pray for strength for Arek and the family to deal with these very difficult days.

  19. Dave and Kathy Smythe

    December 11, 2023 at 11:32 am

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We only got to meet Priya once, but were impressed by her good humor and beautiful smile. Her picture here is exactly how we remember her. We will have your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. Natalie Lavers

    December 11, 2023 at 11:35 am

    Sending my heartfelt sympathy to Priya’s family and friends. I had always hoped to join her on one of her long walks on the roads around Lake Louisa; I know she will be deeply missed by so many in our little cottage community. My heart goes out to Arek and the kids, I wish you all strength during this difficult time.

  21. Queenie Y

    December 11, 2023 at 11:52 am

    I remember Priya as a smart, funny, wonderful, and hardworking woman who was always busy with something. She had a lot of positive energy and could brighten any room she walked into. She will be missed. My deepest condolences go out to the family during this difficult time.

  22. Stephenie Price

    December 11, 2023 at 12:11 pm

    Dear Arek and Family,

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Priya’s passing. Although I didn’t have the privilege of knowing her personally, it’s evident from her obituary that she was a remarkable woman who touched the lives of many with her kindness and strength.

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the cherished memories you shared and the love that surrounds you.

  23. Sheri and Lane

    December 11, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    My deepest condolences to you Arek and your family. Priya and I met many years ago when we worked at CAE and at EMS and I remember that time fondly playing softball and searching for the perfect muffin. Even though we haven’t worked together for many years and Priya had a busy life with family and work she always made time for us to have lunch together over the years. Our last lunch out was the beginning of summer and Priya showed me pictures of Aysha, Kieran and Kaya and she beamed with pride while she spoke about them. I am so sorry for your loss my heart and prayers are with you.

  24. Bob Edgar

    December 11, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    Dear Arek and Family,
    My deepest condolences to you for the loss of Priya, a welcoming lady full of joy and warmth. I will remember her beautiful smile.

  25. Toby Ma

    December 11, 2023 at 1:07 pm

    Hi Arek, I am sorry to hear your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  26. Elie Maroun

    December 11, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss Arek, My deepest condolences to you and your family. I wish you all the support and strength in these tough times.

  27. Pierre Gauthier

    December 11, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    Dear Arek, I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your wife. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this incredibly difficult time. May you find comfort in the loving memories you shared with your wife Priya and may her spirit continue to shine brightly in your heart.

  28. Marie Pierre Ulysse

    December 11, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    My dear Sandyha and Family, I am extremely sorry for your loss, and it it with much sadness that I am presenting my words of condolences. May the memories of great time your shared with Priya , her love and affection, bring consolation to your heart and that the energy of love that you shared also be a source of consolation.
    My sincere condolences, Marie Pierre

  29. Rob Diaz

    December 11, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this Arek. It seems so unfair and I wish for you, your children and Priya’s family a peace that defies understanding in this difficult time. Thinking of you and yours.

  30. Lauren Gilbert

    December 11, 2023 at 4:18 pm

    Dear Arek, it’s been years since we worked together at Memberful but I felt compelled to reach out and send my love. As we say in the Jewish tradition — may Priya’s memory be a blessing. Thinking of you.

  31. Chris & Rick Brothers

    December 11, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Dear Arek & family, our deepest condolences for your loss. Priya’s love and light will continue to shine on through the memories she created and the lives she touched. May her memory be a strong source of comfort and strength to you all.

  32. Ioanna Gantzis

    December 11, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    Dear Arek and Family,
    My deepest sympathies for your loss. Wishing you strength and peace during this challenging time.
    May her memory be eternal.
    Ioanna – MS Toronto

  33. Vannesa Wong

    December 11, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    Dear Arek, deepest condolences to you and your family. May you find strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  34. Adrianna Hagan

    December 11, 2023 at 7:56 pm

    My heart aches for your family as you navigate this unimaginable loss. My deepest condolences to your family.

  35. Brenda Lacey

    December 11, 2023 at 9:32 pm

    Sandhya sincere condolences to you and your family. Peace and love. Godspeed Priya

    • Grethel Simon

      December 15, 2023 at 3:34 am

      Dear Sandhya, Sona, Arek and family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your loss. Gone too soon. May Priya RIP. Take care of yourselves. Much love and big hugs. Ken and Grethel and family.

  36. Joanne and Frank McGachy

    December 11, 2023 at 10:21 pm

    Dear Arek and Family, It was with great sadness that we learned of Priya’s illness and passing. Please accept our condolences. She will always remain in our hearts. Our hope is that you find strength in your memories to support you through the tough days ahead. Sending our love. Jo and Frank

  37. Mina Marmor

    December 12, 2023 at 8:50 am

    Dear Arek and family, my heartfelt condolences on your loss. May her memory be a blessing, and may you find strength and comfort from each other in this very difficult time.

  38. Lindsay Milner

    December 12, 2023 at 8:56 am

    My deepest condolences to Arek and the whole family for this tragic loss. Priya was a strong and wonderful person, and the love you shared was so clear every time you spoke of her. She will always be missed and remembered. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  39. Catherine Protopoulos

    December 12, 2023 at 9:16 am

    My sincere condolences to Arek and the family. I send you the strength and courage you need to face the days ahead without your beloved wife. May her memory bring you all comfort and peace.

  40. Nury Cortez

    December 12, 2023 at 9:41 am

    Dear Arek,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beloved children during this difficult time.

  41. Cheryl and Mark Rabinovitch

    December 12, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Our deepest sympathies to Arek and Family. May Priya’s memory always be a blessing.

  42. Marco Del Carlo

    December 12, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    Dear Arek, Aysha, Kieran and Kaya,

    My heartfelt thoughts go out to all of you. When I think of Priya, I see her beautiful smile and friendly face. I have vivid memories of her regularly kayaking by our cottage and engaging in conversation, playing horseshoes along the road, having conversations with her usually by a campfire sharing updates on our kids and work life, going to the sand bar together, and generally being someone who was always welcoming and full of spirit. This is certainly how I will remember her. Sending you all my positive thoughts in getting through some challenging times ahead.

  43. Teri and Dave Reese - MS NE Ohio

    December 13, 2023 at 10:10 am

    Dear Arek,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family as you travel through this most difficult time. May your fond memories blanket you with comfort and love. We are truly sorry for your loss.

  44. Eugene Tremblay

    December 16, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    Arek, Aysha, Kieran, Kaya, Sonali and family. I extend to you all my deepest sympathies and may you all be spared further sorrow. Sandhya, my thoughts are with you and your family on the loss of your daughter and your life long friend Sunila from London, Ontario. I am so sorry for your losses and trust that God will grant eternal heavenly peace and recompense. My thoughts are with all of you.


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