In memory of

Adrian Rajaram

July 24, 1966 -  January 12, 2023

On Thursday, January 12, 2023, Adrian Clive Anthony Rajaram, son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, passed away at age fifty-six surrounded by his family.

Adrian showed cancer that it would not keep him from his favourite past-times of cheering on Manchester United, cycling, re-watching episodes of the original Star Trek series for the 100th time, and soca fetes. Even when unable to take to the road in costume during Toronto Carnival, he found a way to participate by driving a truck in the parade for the Toronto Revellers. His spirit could not be daunted: "Soca music does give me meh powers!"

Raised in the east end of Scarborough, Adrian was from the generation that rode their bikes and played street hockey until the street lights came on. He was blessed to spend many family vacations in the birthplaces of his parents -- Jamaica (Bertram Rajaram) and St. Lucia (Mavis Maturine). He eventually moved to St. Lucia where he met as he called her “The love of his life” his wife, Catherine (Patsy) Nicolas and started his family. Having grown up with two sisters (Monique and Tara (husband Jamal, daughters Taija, and Maya), Adrian was destined to be a true "Girl Dad". His greatest source of pride was his daughters: Della, Cathy, Adrienne, Jordan and Jada. He called himself "the chauffeur", but it was always with a smile as it was a joy for him to take the girls to games and practices. Adrian was also a proud grandfather to his grandchildren: Jaelyn, Landon, Meyah, Caiden. We would also like to give a special recognition to Corrine who he child-reared while residing in St. Lucia and her two sons Shakim and Jahim.

We would like to thank family, friends and the community for their kindness and love which sustained Adrian through the last four years and for the incredible support in his final hours. Special appreciation goes to the staff of the 16th and 17th floor at Princess Margaret Hospital for their exemplary care. And a special “shout out” to Dr. Geoffrey Liu who went above and beyond in providing Adrian’s care. Adrian knew he was truly loved.

While we are heartbroken that Adrian has left us, he did not want us to mourn, but rather to celebrate the time we shared by remembering him through light, love, and lots and lots of laughter.

Viewing: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 22, 2023 at York Funeral Centre.
Funeral Mass: 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 23, 2023 at St. Edwards RC Church.
Reception: Peter & Paul Banquet Hall, 231 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, M1S 5E3

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation in Adrian’s memory be made to Jada’s post secondary education trust fund. Contributions can be made at


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Christine Keefe 

Entered January 17, 2023 from Summerside

Patsy and Family
My deepest condolences to you all. Adrian was a special man who loved you all so much. My thoughts and prayers remain with you during this difficult time.

Steve Rajaram (Cousin)

Entered January 17, 2023 from London

Sadly missed my cuz, Adrian and first met when I came to Canada for the first time at fifteen. Adrian showed me around and we had lots of fun. A genuine kind person, and I know he will be truly missed. My condolences to all his family.
Steve ,Maria Kairo,Chyna,Sashann and Liano.xxxx RIEP

Glenda Alexander (Friend of the Family)

Entered January 17, 2023 from Alberta

It was a pleasure to meet Adrian. He was indeed a "Girl Dad." I wish the family well and pray for their strength. May God bless them and continue to keep them in peace.

Audrey Stuart (1st cousin)

Entered January 17, 2023 from Stouffville

I pray that God will take you hame safely and watch over your family.
Rest in peace.
Blessings and love always.
Amen 🙏❤️😇

Patricia Dusauzay (Family Friend)

Entered January 17, 2023 from Toronto

I will alway remember Adrian for his kind heart and infectious smile. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. My family and I send our deepest condolences. 💔❤️‍🩹


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