February 28, 1932 – March 12, 2023
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Satya Malhotra, age 91, at his home in Gulfport, Florida on March 12, 2023. Satya was born in Lahore, India (now Pakistan) and grew up in New Delhi and Lahore. He graduated from Punjab University in Lahore in 1947 with his bachelor’s degree, the year that India was partitioned into India and Pakistan, making him an officially displaced person. He obtained a Master’s degree in Economics from Punjab University Camp College in New Delhi in 1954, going on to work for Indian Airlines as an aircraft maintenance engineer until 1958. He immigrated to London, England, started a family, and worked a variety of jobs, including with Ford Motor Company. By 1966 he was an Associate Member of the British Institute of Management. With his young family in tow, he emigrated to Canada in 1969, embarking on a long career in the Canadian federal government as an economist. He published regularly in professional journals, and worked for a wide variety of agencies. Along the way he developed a love of real estate, and had a strong passion for tennis and chess. After retiring in 1991 from the Canadian government, he split his time between Ottawa, Canada and St. Petersburg, Florida, and fully embraced his love for real estate investment, travel, tennis and bridge. He traveled widely to attend bridge tournaments, and obtained the rank of Bronze Life Master in 2013. In 2017 he became a U.S citizen and made his home in Gulfport, Florida year-round. He continued to play bridge at least twice a week until shortly before his passing. Satya was a proud father and grandfather. He was predeceased by his first wife, Anna Baus (m. 1961, d. 1984), and is survived by daughters Anita and Veena (Ken), and grandchildren Kevin (Addy) and Mia (Ethan), along with his second wife, Lise Charbonneau (m. 1988, s. 2009) and long-time partner Marta Khoma. He will be greatly missed.