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Jalpa Prasad “JP” Tewari

December 31, 1937 ~ April 22, 2023

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Jalpa Prasad (JP) Tewari on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the age of 85. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ishwari Tewari, and he leaves his two sons, Sanjiv (Elena) and Rajiv (Noorja) and three grandchildren (Nikhil, Vijay, and Samir). JP, the son of Suraj Narain Tewari and Chandrawati (Shukla) Tewari, was brought into this world on December 31, 1937 in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, India. From a young age, he was a scholar and an athlete. He received his PhD from the University of Lucknow in Plant Pathology, where he met and courted his future wife, who was earning her doctorate in the same field. He was an avid badminton player and he loved cricket and football (soccer).

JP had great devotion to his friends and family and to advancing the science and study of plant diseases. He was a loving and caring husband and father and a role model for his sons. He and the family immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1970 and he went on to become a professor at the University of Alberta. There, he ran a large research laboratory devoted to the study of fungal diseases (mycology) in plants. He trained many post-doctoral fellows and students and travelled across the world with his wife educating and learning from his peers. He took meticulous care of his wife for many years, and moved to Akron, Ohio upon her passing in 2012 to be with family. The final chapter of his life was spent in Vero Beach, Florida battling Parkinson’s disease. He loved the warm weather, the beauty of the area, and spending time with his family and friends at HarborChase of Vero Beach. The family will be eternally grateful for the wonderful and compassionate care provided to him by the staff.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please direct any donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (

The family invites you to view their video tribute of JP’s life. To view the tribute pelase click here.

Friends and family would like to share fond memories of JP, or share condolences for his family may sign an online guestbook at Arrangements are under the direction and care of Millennium Cremation Service of Vero Beach.


Raed Dweik

April 26, 2023, 5:12 pm

Sincere condolences from the Dweik family!

Mukesh Dwivedi

April 26, 2023, 5:31 pm

Om shanti
Rest in peace

Dolly Rajeev Sharma

April 26, 2023, 6:35 pm

The gratitude expressed has been a wisdom & prayer provided to a loving , [so called Chacha ( Uncle ) by us.] father & God.The attributes are to be honoured. We had expressed our deep condolences however express our gratitude towards your expression of his journey since childhood, a msg. to all who love their parents.
Ours heart felt concern to the event on ‘ Celebration of his life’ on April 26. ‘23

Atul Malhotra

April 27, 2023, 1:20 am

So sorry – he gave me my first job – went to school with my mom before I was born and worked with my dad – can’t get closer than that – rip

Rajiv Ranjan

April 27, 2023, 7:35 pm

Our heartfelt condolences to know the passing away a good friend Tewari ji. He was not only a genius in his profession but also a great human, friendly cultured respectful and respected community member of Edmonton.

May God take care of his soul. Wishing Sanjeev and Rajeev and family comfort courage and love at this time of sorrow.

Charu and Rajiv Ranjan

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Ram Singh

April 27, 2023, 10:34 pm

Dr Tewari and Bhabiji will be remembered as good family friends of ours since 1975. When Dr. Tewari moved to the US, I spoke to him a few times, which reminded me of the good times we had as family friends. With a heavy heart I am very sad to hear of his passing. I pray to God to grant his soul a place in heaven and give enough strength to his sons Rajiv and Teeny and the rest of the family to bear his loss. My sons Alok and Sameer remember his kindness, gentleness and sense of humour very well.

Prem Kharbanda

April 28, 2023, 6:33 am

I feel extremely sorry for the passing of a good friend and mentor, Dr. J.P. Tewari. Besides being a great scholar, he was a thorough gentleman and a compassionate and honest person willing to help anyone. I had the privilege to work with him on several research projects in plant pathology at the University of Alberta; he amazingly had a vast knowledge about any topic in mycology and botany that we wanted to initiate research on. May He grant peace to the departed soul and comfort to the family!

Preetam Sharma

April 28, 2023, 2:16 pm

A kind and gentle soul is how we remember Tewari ji. We are sorry for your loss and pray God grant him eternal peace.
Preetam and Gunjan

Stephen Strelkov

April 28, 2023, 4:27 pm

My condolences to Dr. Tewari’s family on his passing. I was recruited as his replacement at the University of Alberta following his retirement in 2003. As a young professor, I greatly appreciated Dr. Tewari’s kind mentorship – he was very generous with his knowledge and wisdom. May he rest in peace.

Vipan Bansal

April 29, 2023, 2:40 pm

Dr. Tewari helped me to move from Saskatoon to Edmonton, and helped immensely to settle in the new place and new job. I have known Dr. Tewari and Mrs. Tewari since 1990. He was always available for his good advice. I will always miss him. My condolences to the family.

N. Tiwari

May 2, 2023, 8:34 pm

I am deeply saddened at the passing of my dear friend Dr. Jalpa Tewari. When we were in Edmonton, we had frequent professional and social exchanges. My wife, Kamla Tiwari and Mrs. Ishwari Tewari worked in the same office for some time and they were very close.
Dr. Tewari was very thorough in his scholarship and very amiable man. We send our condolences to his family and hope Sanjiv and Rajiv can gather enough strength to face this loss.
We pray for his eternal peace.

Narayan and Kamla Tiwari

Lalita Koodoo

May 3, 2023, 8:37 pm

My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your families. Your dad (JP) was such a kind person and will definitely be missed. May his soul rest in piece ️

Lalita Koodoo

Erin Dweik

May 4, 2023, 3:22 pm

Heartfelt Condolences to Elena & Sanjiv and their Families on this loss of beloved father JP Tewari.
May your memories be a comfort to you at this difficult time.
Much love and support to you all.

Kind regards,
Erin, Raed, Zayn, Senna, Qyce Dweik

Divya Narayanan

May 5, 2023, 11:26 am

We only had the privilege of meeting him a handful of times. I remember a sophisticated, caring and intelligent man. Very sad for his passing amd wishing you all our condolences.

Krishan Saxena

May 6, 2023, 3:56 am

We are deeply sadded with the news of passing away of Dr. J.P. Tewari. We feel extremely sorry for the passing of such a good friend.

I (Kishan Saxena) knew JP since long time back during 1956-1960 when we both were students in Lucknow University, India. Our friendship came into existence becausre JP was in students politics in the Faculty of Science and I too was interested in it. He first met me in the university campus to request me to vote for him in the elections. I left the Lucknow University in 1961 and after that we met again in Edmonton, at the University of Alberta after a long time and we both were married and had children also. Our friendship actually grew stronger and deeper in Canada. Although our connectivity was lessened when our family temporarily moved out of Edmonton at times and the finally to we moved to Victoria, BC.

We wish JP be in peace in the company of the All MIghty and his wife Ishwariji there. Besides being a great Rsearch Scienecist and a greast Teacher, he has always been equally important part of our society as a compassionate, kind, generous, and always eager to provide help to anyone in need of any help.

Dr. Tewari is no longer with us in the material sense, but we all must understand that he is still part of us through the common continuum of life, the Supreme Power of God, that the life within each of us is also part of. We all, always remain connected through the Supreme Continuum of Life, the All Mighty.

May God grant true peace to the departed soul and strength to family and friends to bear this loss. It is time to wipe our tears and celebrate the great life of this great person.

God has blessed us with memories so that we can see roses bloom continuously all the time; and we will through his Memories.

Krishan and Nirmala Saxena and Family

Christopher Saunders

May 8, 2023, 3:09 am

I first met Dr. Tewari in 1978, when I was an undergrad technician working for Dr. SK Malhotra in the Biological Sciences Electron Microscopy Lab at the University of Alberta. Five years later, when I was supervising the City of Edmonton’s Pest Management Lab and needed help with elm tree disease identification, I called on Dr. Tewari for advice. Within six months, his complementary diagnostic services helped develop the City of Edmonton’s annual elm wilt disease survey. This survey continues to be an early detection system for Dutch elm disease in the City’s impressive population of DED-free American elms.

So began my long-term mentorship with Dr. Tewari in the understanding of many tree and weed diseases. Along the way, this blossomed into a wonderful friendship with JP. I treasure all those Faculty Club dinner discussions, the many hours at his Lab looking at tissue samples, and the chai teatime visits with JP and Ishwari at their home.

I do regret never having taken a class in plant pathology from JP, but through his kindness and generosity, I ended up learning a great deal from him. I have gained so much more than just book knowledge from knowing this brilliant man. Having met several of his grad students over the years who are now themselves University professors and government research scientists, I know that JP had a huge impact on many people.

JP was truly the “Father of Plant Pathology”. He leaves a legacy of important research that will forever garner respect from his colleagues around the world. But it is his great warmth, generosity and kindness that I will always remember and treasure.

May JP and Ishwari rest in peace together.

Dean Spaner

May 9, 2023, 12:39 am

My condolences to the Tewari family. Dr. Tewari was a kind and gentle man, a distinguished scientist and a true mentor. May his memory be a blessing.

Merwan and Saroj Saher

May 9, 2023, 3:17 am

Saroj and I were saddened to learn that JP had died. Even though we had not had the pleasure of his company for over ten years, great memories of social gatherings in Edmonton flooded back. He always accompanied Ishwari to Sindhi Association functions. Now they are together again. We extend our condolences to the family and trust they may be comforted knowing that JP has glided into Brahma Nirvana the Peace of the Eternal.

Dr Swadesh Taneja

June 29, 2023, 12:04 am

My deepest heartfelt condolences to the family and prayers for Prof. Tiwari. I met him and his wife in Edmonton at U ofA where I stayed from 1968 to1978. I was doing my Ph.D.and then Post Doc. Later I met him India also. I loved the family. I remember the kids who were sweet and nice.
God bless

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