Dr. Nizar Bhimji Ladha

August 31, 1942 to November 17, 2022

Obituary

Dr. Nizar Bhimji Ladha was born in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) on August 31, 1942, to Bhimji and Fatima Ladha, who themselves came from Gujarat, India. Nizar passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in Cairo, Egypt, on November 17, 2022, while on holiday with his wife of 48 years, Dr. Linda Inkpen. He leaves behind Linda; his sons Justin (Dr. Andrea Singleton), Michael (Keir McIsaac) and Jonathan (Dr. Dana Archibald); granddaughters Madeline, Grace and Anna Clare Ladha; sister Shamim Jiwani (Amin); mother-in-law Beulah Inkpen; and countless other family and friends across the globe.

Nizar completed his early education at boarding school in Tanganyika. At home, his family spoke Gujarati, Kutchi, and Swahili and he learned English in school. He moved to Bournemouth, England, for post-secondary studies and then went on to graduate from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland in Dublin. Shortly after moving to Newfoundland for residence training in 1972, he met Linda as she was also completing her medical training. Nizar and Linda married in St. John’s in 1974 and went on to have a wonderful life together with family and many close friends.

Dr. Ladha had an impressive and storied career in mental health. He practised general and forensic psychiatry for nearly 50 years. Firmly believing that everyone should be treated with the same high respect and dignity, he absolutely loved his work life and helping the many people he encountered in the health care and judicial systems. He continued to work full-time up until his death with no immediate plans to retire, often joking about “Freedom 85.” He was a prolific advocate for destigmatization and support of mental health. He accomplished more in his field than can be listed here, including having served as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine and terms as President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, Atlantic Provinces Psychiatric Association, and Newfoundland and Labrador Psychiatric Association. Many of his accomplishments have been detailed in media since his passing and the family thanks those outlets for the kind articles.

In his personal life, Nizar had many passions. He loved socializing with his large network of friends. He was particularly fond of enjoying fine food, wines and spirits; hosting dinners and parties; attending many group functions including Rotary, investment and professional journal clubs, and fundraisers for many causes; gardening; travelling; keeping current on politics and world events; and walking and going to the gym right up until his passing. He also loved watching hockey and going to Maple Leafs games in Toronto; he was quite likely the greatest East Indian Leafs fan in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Nizar thrived on the cold waters of Conception Bay, introduced to sailing by his late father-in-law, Roland Inkpen. He loved cruising on the family boat Shalloway, and later racing fiercely and competitively with his sons and granddaughters as they grew older. Nizar served as Commodore of the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club in 2000 and made a great contribution to the club and the advancement of junior sailing in the province and beyond. It was via sailing that Nizar first became acquainted with the town of Brigus, where in recent years he bought and renovated an historic home where he loved spending weekends with family and friends all year round.

A celebration of life reception will be held at the Rooms, 9 Bonaventure Ave, in St. John’s on Friday, November 25th from 5-8:30pm. All family, friends and acquaintances are warmly welcomed. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association or to a charity of one’s choice would be gratefully appreciated.

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5-8:30 p.m. on November 25, 2022

The Rooms, 9 Bonaventure Avenue, St. John's


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Rest his soul in eternal peace. Ameen. He will be missed

Linda, Justin, Michael and Johnathan, I was so sorry to hear about Nizar. My condolences go out to you all and to Nizar’s family and friends. Thinking about you all. Pam Hollett

My deepest condolences Linda and family.

Shocked and saddened to hear the news. Sending my sincerest condolences,
Your former St. Philip’s neighbour,
Lis Laverty

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Dr Ladha’s dear family ,his patients and his friends .He was a treasured gift to our province . Though his legacy will live on ,the great man will be sorely missed. . Rest In Peace dear Dr Ladha

Margaret Pynn

Linda and family ,
My deepest condolences on the death of your dear husband , May you , your sons and their families know the pain of loss and the deep grief will always sit next to the love in your hearts.; though the alchemy over time seems to bring the merging of both as love never disappears in our souls
Janine Clancy

Linda and family ,
My deepest condolences on the death of your dear husband. , May you , your sons and their families know the pain of loss and the deep grief will always sit next to the love in your hearts.; though the alchemy over time seems to bring the merging of both as love never disappears in our souls

To Linda….I too lost my beloved husband in similar tragic circumstances while vacationing on a cruise and I truly understand the shock and pain you are suffering….of which their are no words to describe the pain in your heart!
.I worked for Dr. Ladha several times and the memories I have always bring a smile to my face – he truly was one of a kind! Such a caring, compassionate and funny human being will never ever be forgotten.
Heartfelt sympathy to the Ladha family.

Dear Linda:
I had the pleasure of knowing Ladha for several years. He was always a first class gentleman and I valued his friendship very much.
Joan and I send you our sincere sympathy.

Rex and Joan LeDrew

Justin, Michael, Jonathan and Dr. Inkpen, I was shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of your father and husband. May your many wonderful memories serve as a comfort to you in the coming days. Condolences to all the family.
Sincerely,
Marion Hayden

Lynda and family
So sorry to learn that you have lost your husband ,dad and grandfather
I hope that the beautiful memories you have created over your lives together will help you get through this sad time
His contribution to Mental Health in this province is immeasurable
Our prayers and thoughts are with you, may He Rest In Peace
Mona Gillespie and family

To Dr. Ladha’ family I send my deepest condolences. I was so saddened to hear of Dr. Ladha’s passing. He was a pillar in the road to my recovery and I will be forever grateful to have had the pleasure of knowing him, his kindness & wealth of knowledge of the mind 🙏 ❤️ RIP Dr. Ladha

Linda, Justin, Michael and Jonathon
So very saddened to hear of Nizar’s passing. He was one of a kind …. he was a very kind and gentle person, always friendly and helpful. He was a great friend and will be greatly missed.
His contribution to his community was immeasurable.

Linda

Thinking of you at this sad time and sending condolences to you and to your sons upon your loss. With sincere sympathy.

Heidi Janes

Linda and family
We were so saddened and shocked to hear of Nizar’s untimely passing
We are out of the country and unable to attend the celebration of life
Nizar has been an amazing mentor of mine since I entered psychiatry residency
He will be missed
Thinking of you all at this difficult time
John and Ann

Dear Linda, Justin, Michael, Jonathan and family,
I am very sad to hear of Nizar’s passing. He was clearly a wonderful person in all aspects of life, and he is leaving you, too soon, with beautiful memories. I will miss his warm presence at the yacht club. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Caroline

Linda and Members of the Ladha Family,
It was with deep sadness that I learned about Dr. Ladha’s death. From my earliest years in health care administration at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, I was gratefully aware that he was a compassionate and caring person as well as a competent psychiatrist. He treated each person as unique, with their unique gifts and strengths and their unique challenges in life. He was strongly committed to giving the best care possible by listening and responding to the person’s own story. But he went even further by challenging the health system and the broader society in its failure to acknowledge mental illness and in its stigmatizing of mental illness. During my years at the Health Care Corporation, Dr. Ladha was an invaluable partner in helping us begin to change the system and in ensuring that we supported the mental health of staff members and physicians as the changes were implemented. For me personally, he was a gentleman and a colleague, a man of integrity and a mentor, one who helped me become a better person and a wiser leader. May you be comforted by knowing the great legacy he has left, by knowing that he left every place he walked a better and safer and healthier place. Blessings of hope and abundant gratitude, Sister Elizabeth Davis

Dear Linda,

We have been thinking about you all. When we received the word of Ladha’s passing, it was shocking and unthinkable. Given the challenging circumstances, it was reassuring to know that you were surrounded by such a devoted family.

The dear Ladha. One of the dearest of people to be found. He brought such life with him wherever he was or whatever doing. He carried a genuine faith in the possibility of each and all of us, and this is how he met every moment. He personified integrity and his respect for every person – patient, colleague, friend or stranger was communicated in word and deed. His insight touched deeply, enriching and informing. The respect and trust that people had in him stretched across professional and community lines. A fully human and involved person, his hilarity was so natural, contagious and full-hearted and brought enjoyment to so many. He was a joyful person, and a hopeful one. He en ‘courage’d all, in the sense of courage being action in the face of fear.

How fortunate we all are that he chose to leave Ireland behind, coming to Memorial for his residency. And how fortuitous that you, Linda, were here at the same time. The legacy you built together will continue to enrich across time.

Linda and all the family, we are so aware of your incalculable loss. We are so sorry and are here to help in any way.

With love,
Susan and Dennis

Thankyou Nizar for lovely memories and time together as students in Dublin. You have been such a positive, Good spirited and enjoyable friend to be with. You will always be alive in My thoughts.
Sincerely Harald Mellem

Dearest Michael, Justin, Jonathan, and Dr. Inkpen,

Thinking of you all as we celebrate the life or your beloved Dad and husband. I will always remember his warm, kind, and fun-loving presence at your family home in St. Phillip’s when it was so generously opened up for Christmas parties and other celebrations over the years.

Our community was so lucky he called NL home. For decades, he shared his talents as a remarkable physician, medical leader, mental health and illness advocate, RNYC skipper & Commodore, dedicated gym goer, and grandpa extraordinaire. Not to mention a big fan of the rowing races during Michael’s years on Quidi Vidi Lake! This is a profound loss.

I will really miss being at The Rooms with you all this evening to share a drink and a story as I’m on the West Coast of NL. If I could say one last thing to Dr. Ladha, I would thank him for the three wonderful men he helped raise who have been the best of friends to me for many years. I know they will continue to make this world a better place even as they grieve this painful loss.

Here for you all always – especially in the difficult days and weeks ahead.

Sincere sympathies,
Amanda Hancock

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we loved deeply becomes part of us.” – H. Keller

Justin, Andrea and Family,
So sorry to hear of Dr. Ladha’s passing. He was a “cool cat” and we’re sure an amazing father and grandfather, and we know you will miss him.
Angela Tate, Robert Kennedy and the Boys.

We were very saddened to hear of Ladha’s sudden passing. We valued his friendship and have very fond memories of our times together over the years. Cherish your memories. Our deep condolences to you all at this time.
Take care and God bless.
Brenda and Ches.

Linda and family
There are no words to take away the profound sadness when you lose someone you love dearly
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Nizar’s entire family. His enormous contribution to psychiatry and mental health in this province will long be remembered and greatly missed
Wishing you comfort in the difficult days ahead. God bless

Linda & Family, So sorry to hear of Nizar’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. May all of those wonderful memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Glenda & Bill Butt

Dear Dr. Inkpen.
It is with a sad heart I heard of the passing of Dr. Ladha. I worked with Dr. Ladha on Psychiatry at St Clare’s. I found him to be a very compassionate and gentle doctor who cared deeply for his patients. He was a giant of a man in the area of Mental Health and will be greatly missed.
Please aceept my deepest condolences to you and your loved ones.
Sr. Loretta Walsh

Linda and family: Was saddened to hear of Nizar’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you all. Thinking of your mother, too, at this time. May your memories give you comfort. God bless. Marilyn and Wayne

Dear Linda and family.
So Sorry to hear of Nizar’s passing ..Many Happy

Memories of “sailing Days’ ,and Good times at RNYC
. Thoughts and Prayers go with you
Betty Barrett.

Dr. Inkpen, so very sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Ladha. My deepest condolences you, the boys and all your family and friends.

Linda and family.
Please accept our sincere condolences at this most
painful and challenging time. Nizer will be fondly
remembered and missed by many.
Frank and Gloria Fifield

My deepest sympathies. Dr. Ladha was a an inspiration to many of us and he leaves a legacy for his family to be proud of.

Dr Ladha

What to say! You were a legend in psychiatry and all of us residents looked up to you and were in awe of your ability to manage such a large practice while doing admin jobs and being a teacher and mentor to us all. You had a wonderful work ethic and dedicated your life this field we all love so dearly
Your patients were well served and your loss will leave a huge gap in the already short staffed mental health field
Ill always remember during my residency interview I said that one of my weaknesses may be that I had trained in EU. You basically told me that was nonsense and revealed that you were also an IMG and that the program should be lucky to have someone who had a different medical training and experience
I never forgot that
Thank you for giving me a chance. I am now well into a career in geri psych and I adore what I do as did you

Dr Alayna Jaques

Dear Linda and family, please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Nizar. He was a lovely man and a true gentleman.

To Justin and all the Ladha Family.

My sincerely condolences to you and your family at this time.

Dr Inkpen My sincere Condolences to you all on the passing of your husband, Father,and Grandfather , and other Family members. Linda you were my family Doctor for many years.I myself lost my husband 14 years ago. I
have only heard great stories of your husband, through the years, but never knew him personally. ,My heart is with you and your family for your terrible loss May God comfort you each day and all your precious memories be in your heart.

It was my privilege to have known Nizar. He was indeed a larger than life person. He made one feel listened to when in his presence. I recall sitting at CPA meetings impressed with his oratorical skills. He was known widely for his advocacy for the mentally ill.
My deepest condolences to his family.
He will be missed.

To Linda and the Ladha family,
So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Nizar. From the time I first knew him sitting side by side during our lectures at medical school and after graduation we both interned here in St Johns then proceeded to our separate specialties.he was the ultimate gentleman and a most caring person to his patients. Newfoundland has lost a pillar of advocacy for Mental Health.
He will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences. On your loss. May he rest in peace.
Nick Kum

Dear Dr. Inkpen,
My deepest condolences on the passing of precious husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Warmest regards,
Ann Marie Mackey

To Linda, your sons and their families. We send our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, Dad and Grand-Dad. Dr. Ladha’s contribution to the medical health of this province is immeasurable. We can attest to his dedication on a personal level.
May your love and wonderful memories sustain you all.

Linda and family, please accept our deepest condolences as we share in your grief on the passing of Nazir.

Linda and all family, our sincere condolences on the passing of Nizar. He was always referred to as Ladha in our conversations and when we met him. When the guys went salmon fishing on the mighty Eagle River he loved to relax and cast his line on the fast moving waters waiting for a beautiful salmon to take the fly which happened every trip. These were special times of eating beautiful food,sharing conversation, and thoroughly enjoying the beauty Mother Nature offered there. Ladha was a kind,friendly and enthusiastic person any time you met him with a charming smile.. Rest In Peace good friend Ladha and in the words of an old Irish Newfoundland ballot “ Long may your big jib draw and may a fair wind always be at your back” Sam & Eleanor Walters

Linda, we haven’t met in person for decades, but, as a friend from long ago, I was very sorry to read of your sad and sudden loss. The tributes on this page speak for themselves – what a remarkable man! Profound condolences to you and your sons – and regards to your mother too. Margaret (McCurdy) Mackey

Nizar and I were both in the same graduating class at RCSI, Dublin. We both ended up in Canada but I chose Vancouver on the west coast. – a long distance from St John’s – and we did not meet in the intervening 50 years. The Nizar that I recall was strikingly handsome, elegant and charming – a perfect gentleman. I extend my sincerte condolences to the Ladha Family.

Linda and family I would like to offer my sincere condolences to you all on the loss of your love one. You probably will not know me, I am Lenore Hiscock (Rose), my mother was Minie Rose ( Slade). My grand mother was Elizebeth Slade, your grand fathers sister. I wanted you to know sorry I am for your tremendous loss, may God bless you and watch over you and your family at this very sad time.

Justin and family
Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time.
May your happy memories give you peace and comfort.
Corinne Robert Button

Our condolences at the untimely passing of Dr Nizar Bhimji Ladha.. His contributions to Psychiatry and Newfoundland community will always be remembered. Prayers for the family to have courage in getting through this tough time.
Regards.
Renu, Hira Ahuja and Family.

To the Family of Dr. Ladha,
Very sorry for your loss. Sending along our heartfelt sympathies.
Thoughts & prayers.

I’d like to send my sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Lahda. I was a patient of his for almost 20 years. He was the most dedicated doctor I’ve ever known. I got to know him better with every appointment we had. Over the last few years we would always end an appointment with him poking a little fun about my favourite team and I would poke back at him about Toronto Maple Leafs. Always in good fun. If I mentioned his team losing he would sarcastically say our appointment time was over. He was a great man, doctor and family man who went above and beyond. He will be forever missed. I was just lucky enough to get to know him. Rest in peace Dr. Lahda!

Dr. Inkpen & Family;
My condolences on Dr. Ladha’s sudden passing. Years ago I remember many days coming in to the RNYC from a day on the bay Tuna fishing with my dad & Dr. Ladha would always ask “any bites today”? He was the truest definition of a Gentleman.
May all of your memories be a comfort to you on this sad occasion.

RIP Dr. Ladha

Ms Linda Inkpen Ladha: As a former patient of Dr.Ladha, I was saddened to hear of Dr, Ladha’s passing and my thoughts are with you and your family.. It was was always a pleasure to be in his company..

Dear Dr. Inkpen, I’ve been thinking of you and your sons since learning of your loss. My sincere condolences to you all. I hope your memories bring comfort in the time ahead. Take care, Susan

Linda and family,

So sorry to hear about Ladha. I didn’t know him well but liked him a lot. It seems like only yesterday that we enjoyed a good chat outside Georgestown Bakery.
Thinking of you and wishing you and your family well with many fond memories of a good man.
Doug

My condolences to Dr. Ladha’s friends and family. Surely, like many others, there’s a strangely sorrowful sense of having not fully expressed our debt of gratitude. But, for the years I knew Dr. Ladha, it seemed obvious he was motivated by principles that extended beyond mere human respect. Be assured of my thoughts and prayers for Dr. Ladha, and his dear wife and family. With love and gratitude, AF.

Dear Linda,
I am truly gobsmacked!!! I can’t believe we were all together in Egypt just this past week. Nizar was such a lovely and warm person.
Please accept my deepest sympathy. May his memory be a blessing.
Hugs,
Mary Anne S

Always a pleasure meeting Dr Ladha, he had a way of making one feel as though you knew him forever.
He will be sadly missed by many
My sincerest condolences go out to his family.

Linda and family
So sorry to hear of the loss of your treasured love one

Thinking of you all at this sad time,
Elizabeth Horwood

To the Ladha family:
I wish to join the many voices across Canada expressing condolences over Nizaris death. I had the privilege of meeting him a number of times as a colleague, and our discussions were always infused with his passion, wide-eyed enthusiasm, good humour, and pragmatic wisdom. His loss is great not simply for your family but also for his patients and his professional community across the country. I wish you all every strength in the midst of this loss and I hope you take comfort in his many contributions and outsized presence in life.

Dr. Inkpen and family,

So sorry for your great loss. Remembering back to when I first met Dr. Ladha, it was 17 years ago, I had just lost my son tragically. Up till August of this year, he always provided the utmost guidance and support. Before leaving an appointment he ensured I left with a smile or laugh. I was so fortunate to have you- Dr.Inkpen and Singleton as GP’s, it only came natural for him to speak so lovingly of his 3 granddaughters and family. Asking one day if retirement was near, his reply, “till I can’t find my way to work”. I feel lucky to have met and known him. I will miss him dearly. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of comfort during this difficult time.

Linda and family,

I was saddened to learn of Nizar’s sudden passing. I first met him years ago at the yacht club as a fellow sailor. He was passionate about sailing. He then helped me make a life changing decision for which I am forever grateful. We met again in recent years in beautiful Brigus where we both enjoyed our homes. I may not miss Nizar as much you will, but I will truly miss him.
Fair winds and following seas, my friend!
John

The most wise, cheerful, charming and knowledgeable doesn’t even begin to describe the man our beloved Nizar Ladha was. He played many roles but we knew him as our uncle (chacha) best. The way he chose to live his life is an incredible example of what we must now follow. The way he served his community will continue to inspire us for generations to come. Chacha broke barriers in the Ladha family and we will never forget that.. We miss you already and love you dearly. All our love to Aunty Linda, Justin, Michael and Jonathan. We wish we could be with you. Love you all.

Dr. Inkpen, Justin, Michael, Jonathan and families…
My family and I send our most heartfelt and sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. I have many wonderful memories of Dr. Ladha…a most kind, generous and lovely man. I was honoured to know him.
Please know you are my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. In sympathy, Karyn(Rowe)Malfara and family (Toronto, Ontario).

Dr. Ladha was a wonderful man. I was blessed to be treated by him for the past 8 years. He saved my life the day that we met. Nobody understood or cared like him. He was kind, gentle, firm and funny all at the same time. He made me feel valued, validated and human. I have felt this loss so deeply, because Dr. Ladha is the reason that I am alive today, and I am sure that I am not the only one to feel this way. The passion he had for his career and the compassion that he showed will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathies to his family, who I have heard spoken fondly of many times throughout the years.

Dearest Linda, Justin, Michael & Johathon,
We are deeply saddened by the loss of your beloved Ladha.
We are thinking of you and extend our deepest condolences to you all. I wish I could wrap my arms around you all.
Love,
Leona Inkpen

Dr. Inkpen, Justin, Michael and Jonathan. My deepest condolences to you for the loss of your husband and father. The memories shared with your family through my 3 children Kristopher, Michelle and Stefanie at your home in St. Philip’s are very fond with lots of good times and laughter. Thinking about you all with thoughts and prayers throughout these difficult times.

Sharon Zeller (Andrews)

Dr. Inkpen,
My deepest condolences to you and your sons on the passing of your beloved husband and father.
What an amazing and fruitful life he lived. He made such an impact on mental health care in Newfoundland and will be greatly missed.
In my thoughts and prayers.

Sharon Tucker

Dear Dr. Inkpen and family,

My sincere condolences on your unanticipated loss. I worked with Dr. Ladha for many years while I was the manager of the forensic unit at Waterford Hospital. “Ladha” had a tremendous sense of humor and I would recognize his hearty laugh anywhere. There was never a dull moment while working with him as anyone who knew him can appreciate. Rest in Peace “Ladha.”

Dear Dr Inkpen & family, My sincere condolences on the death of Dr. Ladha. He was determined to end stigma against people living with mental illnesses, and as such appeared on CBC Radio’s CrossTalk many, many times on a broad range of topics pertaining to mental health and mental illness. He taught us a lot. And he really cared. I will miss him.

Linda and family,
My condolences on Nizar’s passing. I have many good memories of him both through our family connection and later as colleagues. He was a tireless leader against mental health stigma. He will be missed

Linda and family,
My condolences on Nizar’s passing. I have many good memories of him both through our family connection and later as colleagues. He was a tireless leader against mental health stigma. He will be missed

Linda and family,
My condolences on Nizar’s passing. I have many good memories of him both through our family connection and later as colleagues. He was a tireless leader against mental health stigma. He will be missed

Linda,
Sandi and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to yourself and the family. Nizar was a lovely man and a first rate physician. who was a pleasure to work with over the years.
We were very saddened to hear the news

Dr. Inkpen and family,
We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Although we didn’t know your husband personally, our paths crossed frequently over the years. For many years you were our family doctor. Your gentle demeanour and reassuring words made you a healer beyond compare. We still miss you… You were so exceptional in our lives, we are not surprised to read that you were married to a man who was cut from the same cloth. He sounds like he was an amazing human being. I sincerely hope your friends and family offer you comfort during this difficult time.

Caroline Brun et David Newhook

Linda, Sandra and I were saddened to learn of Nizar’s sudden and untimely passing. We extend our sincere condolences to the Ladha and Inkpen families.. We often talk about what full professional and personal lives you both have led. I vividly recall Nizar telling us of his “interest” in our fellow medical colleague and wondering if we thought you would consider going on a date with him. We know how that worked out! Let us hope Nizar can now use his “know how” to help his LEAfS!! .Dr Ron and Sandra Kelly

Debbie,Ron,Matthew
Would like to say how sadden we are of the lost of your Husband and Father Dr. Lada was a beautiful person, you see we have had an outpatient of Dr. Lada this pass 9 years his name is Matthew, Dr Lada has helped Matthew in so meny ways, Ron and I always Loved to go with Matthew to see Dr. Lada for his appointments Dr. Lada knew Matthew and got to know the family Matthew lived with, I had the pleasure to talk to Dr. Lada about a month ago the last conversation we had with him I am sad to say, he wanted to call again in 6 months time little did we know we wouldn’t of got that chance, we are so saddened of the passing of such a beautiful man, The Lord Surly Needed Another Angle and He Picked Dr. Lada because he truly was an Angle to Matthew and us, Dr. Lada will be missed by his family but also from the help he has given to us and Matthew RIP 🙏 out special Dr. You will never be forgotten, our prayers will be with you all
Ron,Debbie and Matthew

Many are grieving with you, at the lost of this great man. He truly was a giant amongst men, but a gentle one. After meeting Dr. Ladha a number of times, I sincerely felt better about life just by being in his presence. A family member had Dr. Ladha as his psychiatrist and he was a gentleman, respectful and reverend. It truly is a loss to many that he will no longer be with us. May peace guide you in your sorrow and grief.

To Linda, Justin, Michael & Jonathon,
Both Joanne and I were so saddened to hear about Nizar’s passing. He was a man with a great deal of character and humanity. He touched the lives of so many. He will be missed. Our condolances to all of the Ladha family.

Our sincere condolences to the Ladha family.i worked with Dr Ladha for many many years at Waterford Hosp. May he Rest In Peace..

To Linda and Family
Veronica and I send you our deepest condolences on your loss.
Ladha’s Contribution to Newfoundland society will not be quickly forgotten and his friendliness was such as is rarely met with.
His contribution to Junior sailing will live on through many generations of sailors.
Kindest wishes,
Steve and Veronica Walker.

To the Ladha family, it is with profound sadness that I heard of the sudden passing of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. My sincerest condolences.

In my capacity as a Provincial Court Judge for several decades as well as 15 years as Chair of the Criminal Code Mental Disorder Review Board I came to know Dr. Ladha very well in a professional sense and to appreciate the iconic contribution he has made to the Forensic Mental Health System of our province and country and to to the mental health field in general.

In the numerous appearances he made in my courtroom and review board assemblies over many years I always found him to be professional, courteous and compassionate in addressing the trauma and adversities of others.

I didn’t have nearly as much interaction with Dr. Ladha on a social level as I did in a professional capacity but I did know him to be friendly to all whom he met, to be gracious in his home and to have a winsome sense of humour.

Dr. Ladha’s earthly toil is now finished but his legacy
will live on in his family and in his valuable contribution
to society. I hope and trust that the cherished memories of his life and work will comfort and sustain you in this time of sorrow. And may he rest in eternal peace.

Linda and family, my deepest condolences to you all, he was a kind, gentle man who will be missed by many. I know all your wonderful memories will get you through this tough time.
Thinking about you all
Jeanette Meehan

Sincere condolences to Linda and family at this sad time.

I was a Nurse at the General Hospital on our small Psychiatric Unit when Dr.Ladha arrived. That small unit grew to what it is today at the HSC.. i have nany fond memories of him includind ” don’t be late for rounds” !!

Sending deepest sympathy to the family . Dr Ladha was a wonderful man. He contributed greatly to the criminal justice system .

This is KImberley Kreiger i am very sorry in the loss of your husband,father and grandfather.May you treasure the memoriesyou have all made together with your husband and dad and granddad. and father inlaw.Dr. Ladha will be missed by all who knew him throughout his life at work and family and friends etc.My thoughts are with you all during this sad time.
From Kimberley Dawn Kreiger

Dear Linda and family

Sincere Sympathy to Linda, Justin, Michael , Jonathan, three grandchildren and family. I am sorry to hear the news about Dr. Nizar Ladha’s passing. Nizar was extremely intelligent, friendly, and use good courteous.

Nizar was my psychiatrist at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital from March 1994 to May 1996. He always helped me through hard time and mental health; also was showing caring and completely understand about my situations and my feelings. He was the best psychiatrist that I ever have. I won’t forget him.

My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this difficult times.

Kimberley Bennett

Dr. Inkpen and family

I had the pleasure of knowing Dr Ladha for a number of years. Having worked in Eastern Health for sometime. I had what I can honestly say was my pleasure working for him as his secretary a couple of times filling in when his longtime secretary was on holidays. I always admired him as a Doctor and the gentleman he was. You could always see and appreciate the level of respect he had not only for his colleagues but for his patients as well and also for other staff through Eastern Health. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

GOD’S GARDEN
God looked around his garden and found an empty place, He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.

He saw your path was difficult and he closed your weary eyes, He whispered to you “Peace be Thine” and gave you wings to fly.

It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone, For part of us went with you on the day God called you home.

My deepest sympathy

Dr, Linda Inkpen and family.
It was with sadness I heard about Your sudden lost of a husband, Dad and Grandfather. I remember meeting Dr.Ladha, at your home during a hosting of Cabot Institute Christmas Party for Board of Governors. We were all welcomed with a warm smile and a display of fine foods and beverages. It’s were I required my love of curry. Condolences & Hugs to you all. Glenda Ralph

Dear Jonathan, Dana, Linda, and family.

Please accept our sincerest condolences and prayers during this time of loss and reflection.
We have been reading about your father online today. It is clear your family’s terrible loss is shared and deeply felt by an unknowable number of people who your father faithfully served during his extraordinary life.

With love,
Jaeson, Jenny and Isaac Tanner

Dear Linda and family ,
We were so saddened to hear of Nizar’s passing . Both of us remember him as full of life , and always greeting everyone he met with his engaging smile and welcoming manner . It is certainly a loss for you and the family, but equally for the province he served Derek, as former Chief Justice, would like to acknowledge the tremendous contribution he made in the Justice system in his role as forensic psychiatrist . His opinions , supported by his strong intellect and his extensive knowledge, garnered respect from all those he dealt with. It is a loss for us all.. We are out of the province , so will be unable to attend the celebration of his life . Please know our thoughts will be with you.

Bob and I send our deepest sympathy to Linda and her sons on the loss of such an extraordinary man.
Our thoughts are with you.
Sincères condoléances

Linda and family
Stephanie and i send our sincerest condolences to you and your family. It was a privilege to have known him and had him as our neighbour . He will be dearly missed

Linda and family
My deepest condolences. My memories of you and Ladha go back to when you were in med school with my brother in law Jim and the parties at Jim and Janet’s house. That a long time ago.!
Take care and stay safe
Barbara Hopkins ..

My sincerest condolences to Dr. Ladha’s family, co-workers and friends. He was a wonderful and kind man. I feel privileged to have known him. His presence will be profoundly missed as an advocate for mental health in our community. Rest in peace Dr. Ladha.

Linda and family,
Please accept my deepest condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Maxine Stanley

Dear Linda and family – Like many Jeanne and I are both shocked and saddened at Nizar’s sudden passing. He seemed to be an eternal beacon of dedication and wisdom in our province and to those elsewhere who had the good fortune to come to know him.. He was a witness in several trials I presided over in the Supreme Court and I was both entertained and informed by his witty and intelligent presentations at several judges’ seminars.. Socially he was always warm and friendly.
Please accept our condolences at this sad time for you.

deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dr.Ladha,may his memories be a blessing …

A truly fine person who showed warmth and compassion always. Her had an energy that propelled him through life with vigour and unmatched stamina. He was a member of an amazingly successful family. Always ready to stop and chat. He will always be remembered as one special person.

Susan and I send our sincerest condolences to Linda and the entire Lhada family on the recent death of “Lahda”. He will be sorely missed by the whole Newfoundland and Labrador community.

Jim and Susan Adams

My sincerest condolences to all of Dr. Ladha’s family, friends and co-workers. I have had the pleasure to work with him since he moved up to St. Clare’s a few years ago. His smile and wit will be dearly missed by all here on 3 West. I am glad to have had the privilege to get to know such a lovely person. Rest in peace Dr. Ladha.

Growing up at the RNYC, Dr. Ladha was a surreal indvidual who proudly had his photo on the wall showing that he was Commodore in 2000, but humble to talk to anyone he meet with the most genuine interest and feedback. One of, if not the, friendliest people I have ever met, he was one of the most loved people around the Club.

His dedication to the traditions, to the overall sailing community and to the youth of the sport were second to none – a feat that was incredible knowing now as an adult what he was doing as a professional and as an advocate for those in need of care in this province.

On a personal note, just last month he sat next to me as I was nominated as the upcoming Commodore at the RNYC and had some very kind words, which were followed up a few days later by an impromptu phone call, in a most likely busy day for him, to lend his support to my own efforts in leading a Club which is so obviously adored. My own parents are also shaken by this news as they, like thousands of others it seems, had a tangible connection to Dr. Ladha over the years that were very fondly remembered. Our whole family has been made better in some way through him being in our lives, even for a small bit, which we are all truly thankful for.

Sincere and heartfelt condolences to all of his family and friends.

The Ladha Family.
So saddened to hear about Dr. Ladha’s passing.. He was such a precious gift to our province.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time..

Dr. Linda, Justin, Michael, Jonathan and families, I am so very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences and may he Rest in Peace. Sue

To Dr. Ladha,s family; so sorry for your loss. I knew the good Doctor while working at H.M.P. Dr. Ladha was always a very kind and gentle man with a great sense of humor. I always enjoyed our conversation together. R.I.P. good Doctor. You have earned it. Donny Colbert

Dear Linda and family
We send our sincerest condolences on your sudden loss of Nizar. We first met Ladha, which we always called him , at the Waterford Hospital in the early 1980’s, and from that time on he became a friend and colleague of ours . He was a true professional in many ways. He mentored many young doctors in the speciality of psychiatry and he was a role model for many .He truly loved his calling as a psychiatrist and did a lot to help improve the lives of those living with mental health illnesses in our province over his long career. We last had a nice chat with him at the end of September before we left for Prague, at supper party hosted by another mutual friend. He chatted about his upcoming trip to Egypt to celebrate his 80th and his plan to continue working. We also fondly remember him as a person who loved storytelling and had great humour. He was a vibrant man, who still had so much to give to help others and whose light was blown out way to soon. RIP Ladha
Jiri (George ) and Sharon Niklas

My sincere condolences to Dr. Ladha’s family on his passing.
Dr. Inkpen was my GP for many years, dating back to the 1970s and I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Ladha in my work as a journalist. As a couple, they were fiercely devoted to family, while also being committed to the well-being of their patients and their love for this province.
Dr. Ladha will certainly be missed in the health sector.
My thoughts are with Linda, their sons and families, including their grandchildren, and other family members.

My sincere condolences on the loss of your husband ,father and Grandfather

Linda and family,
I am very saddened to hear of Nizar’s passing.
Along with Dr. Hollett , he saved my life.
Also,his kindness and help for my parents , will never be forgotten.
He was a great man and friend.
I will miss him so very much.

Don Squires

Michael and family,
Thinking of you all as you begin to mourn this incredible loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

It is with a heavy and broken heart I send my sincerest condolences to Dr Ladha’s family. His sudden and peaceful passing was a shock to all who loved and knew him.
I met Dr Ladha in 2008. He was more then my Doctor, he truly became my friend, my confident, and my mentor.
Dr Ladha you were such a remarkable Doctor, caring, understanding and a man of great integrity. I thank God for placing you in my life at a very difficult time.
Thank you Dr Ladha from the bottom of my heart. You will be forever loved and missed.
God Bless you and your family.
Respectfully & Sincerely
Robert W Eveleigh

Linda and family
One of the foundation tenets in medicine is “ do no harm “ — Nizar Ladha through his long and exemplary career adhered to that principle every day .
He assisted me often in my cases with sincerity- professionalism and in good humour.
He was dedicated to his work and had great insight into the human condition.
He and Linda were friends to many on the road of his life .
In his day and generation Ladha made a difference to many on a professional and personal basis.
He is now at rest and may that rest be in peace
Sincere condolences to all those who mourn his passing
Godspeed Ladha

Dear Linda, Justin, Michael, Jonathan and Family,

On behalf of the RNYC Past Commodores, the Executive and our Members I would like to send out our sincere condolences on the sudden passing of one of our dearest members and Past Commodores.

As our Commodore in 2000, Nizar contributed greatly to the refurbishment of the sailing school and the addition of new boats to the aging fleet. He continued to be an active supporter to the sport on a national level always available to reach out into the community to rally a broader commitment.

Nizar had a profound impact on all those he met. He was a gentle man yet embraced life with passion and tenacity. I was honoured and privileged to get to know him better as Commodore this past year. From time to time, he would reach out to me with comforting and encouraging messages of support: A true gentleman, leader, mentor and friend to many. His passing is a great loss, though his contribution to the community was considerable and will be honoured.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. He will be fondly remembered for his sincere comradery, vivacious spirit and passion for life both on and off the water.

He will forever be in the winds of our sails.
Moya Cahill
RNYC Commodore

To Maddie and The Ladha Family.

Maddie, we were so sorry to hear about the passing of your Granddad. We are sending you all our love and sympathy.

The Williams
~ Molly, Abby, Nicky and Brett

Linda and family,

Please accept my deepest condolences. Dr. Ladha was kind, caring, compassionate, and charming. He will be deeply missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

We are shocked and saddened by the tragic news.
Dr. Ladha will be so missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ladha’s family in this difficult time.

My sincere condolences to Linda and the whole family. I got to know Nizar in my youth and I was introduced to fine Indian cuisine and good music around their table. Over the years whenever I encountered him I was met with warmth and remembrance, no matter how many the miles and years in between. Nizar was a good and nice man and I know that his loss will be acutely felt by all who knew him.

Linda
So sorry to hear the sad news of your husband passing. Please accept my condolences to you and your family. I’m sure that you will be comforted by many happy memories in the days to come.
With love.

It is with great sadness that my family and I received this news. Our deepest condolences go out to Linda, Justin, Michael, Jonathan and their families. He will be missed.
Peter & Jacqui Tam

Linda and family,
We are very sorry to hear of Nizar’s passing. Our deepest condolences on this sudden loss. He was a great man and will be missed by many.

Dear Linda and family
We are very sorry to hear of Nizar’s passing You have our sincere condolences. He was a great friend, kind and very humorous. It must have been a big shock for you and very difficult being away in Egypt.

Catherine and Niall

Our sincere condolences to Dr. Inkpen & family for the your loss. Nizar was a fine man and great sailor.

Linda and family,
My condolences to you on the passing of your legendary and loving father and husband. I considered him as a friend and teacher in both my careers in Newfoundland. He was a consummate professional in all respects and his loss will leave a huge void. I remember the first day I met him and he struck me immediately as a brilliant young and enthusiastic practitioner.
Marie joins me in extending our thoughts to you all in coping with your loss
Robert and Marie Hyslop
Moncton

Dr Linda Inkpen & family my deepest condolences on your loss. I’m sure you have many great memories that you will cherish forever. May Dr Ladha RIP.

Despite nearly 50 years of a close friendship, it is not until someone like my good buddy Ladha is gone that you get to know him better for what he has done- like an iceberg, the 9/10 underwater that is not always visible. He was pre-eminent in his professional life, but equally, he was a wise counsel and confident, splendid dinner companion, super raconteur, compassionate healer and devoted to family. Most of all he was my buddy who I will dearly miss. Ladha, Linda is in good hands. John V (as he always called me)

He was one in a million, full of fun and kindness, a great wit with a joy of joking around. He brightened many lives with his lively eyes and genuine smile. Our world will miss him and we send our deepest condolences to his dear wife Linda, their 3 sons and their families. May he rest in peace.