Hundreds of people attended a memorial for Narinder Kaur Kalsi, 67, a longtime volunteer at Surrey's Brookside Gurdwara, who was found suffering from critical injuries in her home two weeks ago.
She died when she was taken off life support at Surrey Memorial Hospital last week.
Her husband, Baldev Singh Kalsi, the former temple president, was originally charged with aggravated assault, then attempted murder. That charge was upgraded to second-degree murder following her death.
At the service at the Riverside Funeral Home in Ladner, Nurinder Kalsi was described as "a servant of the temple, a servant of the society," by Dr. Pargat Singh Bhurji
Narinder brought joy to others at the temple, he said.
"She always smiled, and the smile was actually infectious, it was catchy and it made us all smile and forget about all minor things in our life."
Surrey City Councillor Barinder Rasode said the circumstances of her death are particularly challenging.
"Until we hear what actually happened, the fact that the family has to grapple with the thought that she was murdered at the hands of a loved one is something that I think is especially hard for everybody."