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Spoony Singh (1922 - 2006)

Discussion in 'Sikh Personalities' started by Aman Singh, Oct 23, 2009.

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    Spoony Singh, The Founder Hollywood Wax Museum

    Spoony was born to the late Jagat Singh and Dhanti Kour on October 20, 1922, in India. He immigrated to Canada at the age of three and spent his youth and early adulthood in Victoria, British Columbia, where he was united in marriage to Chanchil Kour.

    Spoony has created a legacy for his family through the example he set in business and the value he placed on developing deep and long lasting bonds with his immediate and extended family.

    As a businessman, Spoony has had a very diversified career. He has been an owner/operator of a wood fuel business, run a logging camp that harvested huge Douglas Fir and Hemlock trees, operated a sawmill that exported lumber throughout the world, created an amusement park that featured go-carts and trampolines, opened attractions in Los Angeles such as the Hollywood Wax Museum and the Guinness World Records Museum, harvested peaches, plums and walnuts on a farm in Yuba City, mined for gold in Mexico, dallied in record production, built spec homes, erected Thousand Oaks Self Storage, opened a second wax museum in Branson, Missouri and purchased and developed other land in Mexico .

    Spoony’s business life has been characterized by courage, resiliency, and the ability to make decisions based on the core values of each of his enterprises. Spoony never stopped asking questions, never stopped learning and never rested on his laurels. Taking risks and dealing with challenges were both his vocation and his avocation. For Spoony, this was the essence of living life fully.

    As a family man, Spoony was very proud of his children. He encouraged them to be independent and he stressed to them the value of education. Spoony was also proud of the affection that all members of his extended family had for one another. As the patriarch of the family, his home was the hub of family gatherings and all were welcomed and offered friendship, food and lodging. In addition, Spoony created environments in Mexico and June Lake where family members could rest, relax, play and enjoy each others company in the surf or the snow. Spoony was also there to discreetly provide support and solace to family members that were going through difficult times. As a consequence of this leadership, he leaves behind an extended family that loves one another and savors the times that they share together.

    Spoony Singh is survived by his wife of 63 years, Chanchil, six children, Meva(Jocelyn), Janik(Raj), Indie(Loui), Kabir, Jehlam(Kathleen), Raubi(Sue) and eleven grandchildren, Amar, Tej, Sarina, Sanjai, Kristina, Navi, Ryan, Kirin, Miles, Pria and Shaila.

    He also leaves behind an extended family that shares a special closeness…. a bond of love and friendship. This includes the families of his three sisters, Spoonkor, Bindo, and Bosso(Sucha), brother in-law Berdie, and sister in-law Carmen.

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