Mariam Saikaly Forezli, beloved wife of the late Nicolas Forezli, passed away at the Sarcee Hospice on Monday July 7, 2008 after a brief illness, at the age of 78 years.
Mariam was born on November 20, 1929 in the village of Kfarmechki, Lebanon. Soon after marrying her first love Nick in 1948, they immigrated to Sao Paulo, Brazil where both their sons, Miguel and Romeo were born. In 1969, Mariam and her family moved from Brazil to Ottawa, ON and finally to Calgary where Mariam and Nick could live closer to their grandchildren. One of the greatest joys in her life was to cook delicious meals for her grandchildren, family and many friends. During the latter years of her life, she fought illnesses and always won. Mariam left peacefully with her family by her side.
She will be lovingly remembered by her two sons, Miguel and Romeo; grandchildren, Veronica, Matthew, Gabriel, Mark, Cristiano and Alessandra. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, Nagibe and father, Iskandar; as well as several brothers and sisters.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Prayer Service at McInnis & Holloway’s Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (402 Meredith Road N.E.) on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside service to follow at Queen’s ParkCemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Antiochian Orthodox Church of the Annunciation (3107, 40 Street S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3E 3J9).
In living memory of Mariam Forezli, 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