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ALLIDINA – Rehana Sheeraz

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.

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  1. Jenn Kipling nee Trottier :

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Allidina and Mr. Kanji,

    I am truely sorry for you loss and my prayers and thoughts are with you in this sad time.

    I went to West Island College with Rehana and we graduated together. Though we did not keep in touch through the years I still remember her as a girl who had a zest for life. I was blessed with the chance to meet Rehana again at our 10 year reunion and it was a pleasure to see that she still was that beautiful woman full of inspiration and passion.

    I know that Rehana has left footprints in many lives and mine being one of them. I will keep Rehana’s memory alive.

    Again my deepest condolences.

    much love Jenn Kipling

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  2. Carol Carlina :

    Shahida and family,
    I am so sorry to here of your tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need. My sincere condolenences.

    Carol

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Rehana is in my thoughts and prayers. May she rest in eternal peace.

    Ameen.

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  4. TK VOLLEY BALL PLAYERS :

    dear shiraz & shahida
    our deepest condolences to you and your families
    we pray to mowla to rest rehana’s soul in eternal peace
    ameen

    mzee,kamadia,bhulji,jaffer,gangji
    and the team.

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  5. Jitendra and Mangla Davda :

    Deeply shocked to hear sudden passing away of Rehana. May God give the Allidina family all the strength and courage to go through this very difficult period. Please accept our condolences.

    May her soul rest in peace.

    Jitendra and Mangla Davda

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  6. Sarah Ditchburn :

    Rahim and family,

    I will never forget meeting Rehana – her confidence, her love of life, her optimism. She is a lovely young woman. Cherish the 29 years you had with her knowing that she touched even those she met only once.

    Please look after yourselves.

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  7. Very sorry for your loss. I pray may Mowla rest her soul in eternal peace. Ameen.

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  8. Karim and Shabnam Velji :

    Dear Allidina and Kanji families;

    Very sorry to hear of your great loss. We pray may Mowla rest her soul in eternal peace. May Mowla give you all strength and courage to bear this tragic loss. Ameen

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  9. Deepest thoughts and sympathies go to Rehana’s family. I personally knew Rehana in 2005, where I was involved in recruiting her to NOV right after her bachelors. Those that knew Rehana, can remember how her vibrant spirit and essence had a deep impact on us all. Sincere condolences… Eva Buskas and the Next Generation Program @ National Oilwell Varco.

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  10. Faizal, Safeena, and Khaleem :

    Rahim, Faheem, and family. We pray for your strength as you continue to walk the difficult path ahead. Rehana’s smile, energy, and compassion will always be remembered by us – we pray that her soul rests in wonderful and eternal peace.

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  11. Rishma Vallani :

    Very sorry to hear of the tragic death. Even though I didn’t know her, her story touched my heart. May her soul rest in peace, and may Allah give you the strength and courage to continue with your lives…ameen.

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  12. Sitara and Bahdur Mamdani :

    Dear Amin Alidina and family,

    Our deepest condolence on this untimely loss. May her soul rest in eternal peace and may Almighty give you courage and strenth during this most difficult period. Ameen,

    Sitara and Bahdur Mamdani, California

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  13. my condolence to rehanas family and pray that her soul rest in eternal peace ameen.

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  14. Julie Ditosto :

    Dear Shiraz and Shahida,

    My deepest condolences. I am so sorry to hear about your loss, my prayers are with you. I only met her a couple of times, but she was beautiful just like the 2 of you.

    Julie

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  15. Amir and Yasmin Datoo, Toronto :

    We are at a loss for words for such a sudden tragic passing away of a beautiful young life. We pray for Rehana’s soul and pray for Almighty to give you and your extended family courage and strength to go on with your lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ya Ali Madad.

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  16. Amanda and Shabih Hasan :

    Dear Jabeen and Faheem,

    We are greatly saddened to hear the unsettling and shocking news of the passing of Rehana. Initially, I was not sure if it was your name on the front page of The Calgary Herald. Sadly, it turned out to be the case. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on this sudden, untimely and tragic demise of a young person who had so much in life to look forward to. I don’t think that words can describe the heartache and sorrows that your family must be going through. May Allah bless her soul and give all of you the strength to continue your journey through your lives. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Kindest regards,

    Amanda and Shabih

    on behalf of The Hasan Family

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  17. liakhat and family :

    Our prayers are always with you. WE PRAY TO ALLAH FOR HER ENTRY TO PARADISE(JANNAT).

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  18. Kathryn Tinline (Poudrier) and family :

    I am so very sorry to have lost Renna. There are no words that can express the sadness. May you find comfort and strength, you are never far from our thoughts.
    All our love.

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  19. Farnaz Abbaszadeh :

    Dear Allidina family
    I was deeply sorry to hear about Rehana’s untimely passing. May God grant you patience and endurance at this dark time.
    Farnaz (Edmonton)

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  20. Dear Shiraz and Shahida

    I heard the news from Parviz. My heart aches for both of you in your great loss. May Rehana find eternal peace. Such a beautiful girl – cherish her memories – and may the Almighty give you strength and grace to bear this great loss. You both are in my prayers.
    Love, Polly

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  21. To the friends and family of Rehana,

    I’m so sorry for your great loss, but take comfort in knowing that she lived her destiny and she was one of the good ones that God wanted first.

    Rehana was a wonderful person, she was warm hearted and very easy to get along with. I pray for her all the time and she’s always in my thoughts. I played hockey with Rehana, she was a solid player and was a great sport. Her kindness and modesty were her best traits that always shone through, even to those that had just met her.

    May her generous soul shine through every star at night, and warm the Earth with the sunrise each and every passing day.

    God Bless

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