January 7, 1935 – October 31, 2009
With Family by his side, it is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Hassib Saliba, on Saturday, October 31, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Hassib was born in Ain Arab, Lebanon on January 7, 1935 and immigrated to Canada in 1957, to later marry his wife Nouhad in 1961. Hassib spent 40 years as a pipefitter working for Canadian Pacific Railway. In his spare time, and throughout retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, barbequing, babysitting his grandchildren, spending time in his garage and hunting. He will be missed by many and will always be remembered for his big moustache and even bigger heart.
Besides his loving wife, Nouhad, Hassib is survived by his son’s and daughters-in-law; Louie (Maryana), Wade (Tammy), George (Anna), John (Laura) and Val; twelve grandchildren; sisters Adibe, Hanni, Soumaya, Adibe and brothers Sajih, George and Adib. Hassib was predeceased by his son Mike, and sisters Mary and Shakeeba.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (402 Meredith Road N.E.) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre (1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2). The family would like to give a special thanks to Chinook Hospice for their exceptional care.
In living memory of Hassib Saliba 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