Taken tragically on Friday, June 9, 2017. Cherished husband of Neela, much loved dad of Meenakshi. Brother and brother-in -law of Thakor and the late Jaswanti (UK), Babu (deceased) and Kastoori (India), Laxmi and Thakor, uncle of Leena and Dharmesh, Jayshri, Sunjay and Krystel, Rajesh and Louise (UK), Bharti and Bharat (India), and the late Alpesh (India), great uncle of Keisha and Shylah, Indie and Mila, Jasmine and Sophia (UK) and Shaily and Meer (India). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Christchurch City Mission would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages to the Patel family, c/- PO Box 79167, Avonhead, Chch 8042. The funeral service for Dayal will be held in the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, Wilkinsons Road, Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:30 am.