September 19, 1979 – August 12, 2009
Rehana Allidina, beloved daughter of Shahida and Sheeraz Allidina, and wife of Rahim Kanji, and sister of Faheem (and Jabeen) Allidina of Calgary, passed away suddenly after being involved in a tragic accident on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 at the tender age of 29 years.
Born in Calgary, Rehana attended West Island College and then went on to the University of Calgary where she obtained her Bachelors degree in Business. This past June, she completed her MBA from Queens University and was focused on her relentless pursuit up the corporate ladder in Calgary’s Oil & Gas Strategy/Procurement field, most recently with Encana. For “Rena”, as her older brother always referred to her as, there was never an obstacle that she could not overcome. She carried with her a sense of perseverance and work ethic which was inspirational to all.
As a beautiful and vibrant child, she was filled with energy and had a never-ending list of interests from gymnastics, to reading, to her family travels throughout the world. Growing up, she developed into an avid fitness enthusiast as she loved to play hockey, rollerblade, hike, tennis, bike, and made good use of the Bankers Hall Club gym. Never one to pass up a chance to capture the moments of her life on camera, Rehana was a true photobug documenting what seemed to be every instance she shared with friends and family.
A truly selfless and generous woman, Rehana will sorely be missed by all. Her kindness, huge heart, and perfect smile served as great comfort to her friends, but moreso to her husband and parents whom she loved to spoil. The best of kid sisters, she played the part perfectly by supporting her older brother through thick and thin, right and wrong. Sharing in our loss just as equally will be the hundreds of friends and associates upon whom she touched with her incredible spirit and love for life over her short 29 years.
We will all enormously miss her physical departure from our world, but pray that her soul rests in eternal peace, while we forever cherish the memories of her time with us.
We will miss you Rehana.
Funeral Services will be held at the Ismaili Jamat Khana & Centre (4623 – 11th Street N.E.) on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Rehana Allidina, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences