Tarsem Kaur Kang, affectionately known as "Semo" by her loved ones was born in the Punjab region of India in 1950.
In 1973 she immigrated to Canada with her first son to join her husband who had made the moves a few months earlier. Later she gave birth to a daughter and another son in Vancouver, BC. and fully integrated into Canadian culture and educated her loved ones on the importance of service and volunteering to provide support to the world around you.
Along the way she advocated for her remaining family members back in India in attempts to provide a better life and opportunities in Canada. Eventually she was successful and welcomed her Mother, Father, Sister and Brother in 1977 to be a part of Canadian society (soon to be followed by other siblings).
Semo was truly passionate about fundraising and bringing attention to those that may not have had the means on their own. Whether it was to help a family member, a neighbor or orchestrating fundraising drives to provide aid to the less fortunate back in India, she became the driving voice and a difference maker in many people's lives.
She left us with many lessons on the importance of getting involved in the local community and seeking opportunities to make a difference. Also the importance of seeking out the "unsung hereos" and to provide them the support to succeed in their personal missions.
Now our family and volunteers, known as SEMO's Army carry out missions on her behalf and look forward to bringing joy and happiness to families just the way Semo would have in her time. We look create positive stories and to INSPIRE others to do the same.
We pledge to honour her wishes and to carry on with her mission. Semo's voice will continue to make a difference and we invite you to get involved in our quest to bring relief to those in need of food, clothes and shelter.