Moe Mahendran


On December 21, 2021, Moe was mercifully released from further suffering with ALS at the age of 85. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. He is survived by spouse Huguette, children Julie and Linda (Michael), grandchildren Andrew, Owen and Gavin, siblings Shan (Nalini) and Yaso (Sara), as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family around the world.

He had a glorious life, as he often said in recent years- from growing up in Ceylon, to graduate studies at Purdue, to a job in Montreal where he met Huguette, to raising a family in Edmonton. He traveled the world for work and pleasure but was always an American at heart from an early age, with a pioneering and independent spirit.

He was a man of integrity and intelligence who made significant contributions throughout his career as a civil engineer with CN Rail and other consulting companies. He was looked up to and admired by many for his encyclopedic brain and for blazing is own trail- he also loved music and felt the songs “Born Free” and “My Way” in particular epitomized the story of his life.

Cremation has taken place and he wanted no funeral or service, but he will be missed and remembered in the hearts of all those who loved him and whose lives he touched. We invite anyone who would like to share a memory of Moe (a.k.a. Moses Malone) to post it here.

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Ben Hartt

Dear Mahendran family:
Tyler and I want you to know that our hearts are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. Moe was a special human being and we wish we could have known him better. Sending you positive thoughts and much love,
Ben and Tyler

Serge Christoffersen

I am originally from Montréal. I was 22 years old and within the midst of the recession in 1982 I showed-up at its office on 4th February of that year at the CN tower in Edmonton when he was Regional Construction Manager and afer 5 minutes he hired me righ ton the spot. I will never forget this. He give me this wonderful opportunity to work in the most beautiful place in the world (Northern BC Jasper to Prince -Rupert) in the worst times. A man of great generosity and humanity as a Manager, gifted with a great mind. His family has been truly blessed to have known and share their life with such wonderful individual – RIP Moe.

J’envoie mes plus sincères condoleances à son épouse Huguette.

Barbara J. Flynn ( formerly Robertson)

I had the privilege of working with Moe at CN Edmonton. He was an exceptional person. We had lived in Montreal at the same time and both relocated to Edmonton. Sad to know of his passing, but relieved to know he suffers no more. Always remembered with a smile.

Dr.Nallasegaram Shanmuganathan

My brother was a bright student who at an early age studied American History and its Constitution in depth.Soon after he Qualified as an Engineer from the University of Ceylon won a Fulbright Scholarship to continue his post graduate education in Engineering at Purdue University in the USA.He had a successful career and a glorious life putting duty and integrity in all what he did throughout his life.

Dean Journeaux

Moe was a great person and a practical engineer with common sense. He understood that solutions had to be simple, quick to implement and cost effective.