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SALLOUM, Adibe (nee Shaheen)

April 15, 1924 – Ain Arab, Lebanon
November 15, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Adibe Salloum of Calgary passed away on Friday, November 15, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Adibe was born in Ain Arab, Lebanon on April 15, 1924. She immigrated to Swift Current, SK in 1952 and has resided in Calgary for the past 48 years.

Adibe will be lovingly remembered for her powerful devotion to family, warm hospitality and generous spirit. She was deeply loving, nurturing and kind and exceptionally strong, courageous and spirited. An active, hard-working woman with a sharp mind, her busy hands created extraordinary culinary feasts, beautiful flower, herb and vegetable gardens and countless, treasured crochet projects; they also soothed, nurtured and healed.

A woman of strong Christian faith, Adibe would often say ‘Leave it to God’, even in the hardest of times. In the last few years of her life, visits with loved ones were especially precious as ‘Situ’ expressed her love so openly and freely, shared her valuable wisdom with such sincerity and tenderness, and ‘blessed’ everyone she met with the sign of the cross. Until her final breath her gracious spirit shined bright and will forever live on in our hearts.

Adibe is survived by daughter Mary (children Dan and Dana); son Sam (wife Renee, children Grace and Paul); son Lou (wife Helly, children Sacha and Jessica); son Jack (wife Nellie, children Anna, Stephen and Michelle); daughter Donna (husband Grant, children Lindsay and Kate); twelve great-grandchildren; brother George and sister Hanni; as well as many nieces and nephews. Adibe lost her dear son James in 1978. Her husband Wadih passed away in 2006. She is also predeceased by sisters Shakiba and Mary and brother Hassib.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive SW) on Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (404 Meredith Rd NE) on Wednesday, November 20 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Taras Krochak presiding. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.

In living memory of Adibe Salloum, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to all of you, she was a great lady my mother rest her soul always spoke highly of her, RIP aunt Adibi

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  2. So sorry Donna, for your loss. Your mother sounds like a remarkable woman who raised a wonderful, remarkable woman. You can be proud and grateful that you did so much for her, especially in these recent years when she started to decline. You are a wonderful daughter. And a wonderful friend. Please extend my condolences to Grant, Kate and Lindsay and to the rest of your family. Hugs. XO

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  3. Lisa and Michael :

    We are sorry to hear about your loss and send you our deepest condolences. Keeping you in our thoughts.

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  4. Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Aunt Adibe.
    I had the privilege of experiencing her generosity when I stayed in her home in my early 20’s. She was a wonderful loving mother who epitomized the best in Lebanese hospitably. I know she will be greatly missed.

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  5. Al & Helen Salloum :

    We met Adibe & Wadih when they arrived in Kelowna, B.C. I helped them find a house in Kelowna. I remember Mary had a Guitar with their luggage. She said she was learning to play. Adibe was good cook when ever we stopped to visit. May she rest in peace. Al.& Helen Salloum & family.

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  6. I remember Adibe fondly, she was gracious, elegant and always a fine spirit whenever I saw her. My condolences for your loss. She lived a full and rich life with many wonderful family members around her.

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  7. Dear Family,
    Pam and I are very saddened by the death of Aunt Adibee. We hope you will find peace in knowing that her life was well lived and that she not only loved, but was loved. There is no greater homage to an individual than the fact they were respected and loved during their lifetime. She certainly was and as a testament to her life, she leaves behind great memories and a wonderful family. Definitely a life well lived. We are thinking of all of you. May the grace of God bring all of you peace.
    Love
    Pam and Salem

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  8. Brenda Salloum :

    To all our cousins and families,

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy on the passing of yours and our loved one Adibe Salloum. We have fond memories of Adibe that will remain in our hearts forever. Our hearts go out to you all with Love, Ciara, Savana, and Brenda Salloum and Al, Helen Salloum and family.

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  9. Myrna (Salloum) Simpson :

    My deepest condolences for your loss. Adibe will be missed dearly – she was a beautiful and lovely person. From when I was a young child, I remember her enjoying herself at the Salloum family reunions and always being so warm and friendly. My thoughts and prayers with you all.

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  10. Hind Salloum Hajjar and her family send their condolences to you all. We are with you in our heart. May she she rest in peace.

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  11. My condolances to the whole family. I have many fond memories of her. I will always remember the visits to her house when she lived in Kelowna, her kindness, warmth and selfless giving. My heart goes out to all of her family, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. Your sorrow this day is shared amongst a very large family.

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  12. Afeef Abraham Salloum :

    My deepest sympathy to the Salloum family and friends. May God bless her soul and rest her in peace.

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  13. Elias, Georgette Haddad and family :

    To the Salloums,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy for the lost of your Mother, our thoughts are with you.
    May her soul rest in peace!

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  14. Elias, Georgette Haddad and family :

    To the Salloums,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother, our thoughts are with you.
    May her soul rest in peace!

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  15. Love and light to your family.
    We will hold the loving memory of Adibe in our hearts. She was such a strong and compassionate woman, a loving mother to all, and touched so many with her kindness.

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  16. Mary, Sam, Lou, Jack and Donna, our condolences go out to your whole extended family and all of the peoples lives that he touched.

    Aunt Adibe will forever be missed and remembered by us.

    God bless you all in this time.

    Evelyn, Zahr, Elias, Khalil & family, George, Michael & family

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  17. The obituary really captures Situ’s kind and loving spirit, and I feel privileged to have known her, even in a small way. Though she is no longer with us, her wonderful legacies will live on every day in your family. She was a very special lady.

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  18. Delva and Arnie Thiele :

    To our dear friends Sam, Renee and family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of grief. It is hard to lose a parent and I know that you will miss her very much. Please know that we understand and hope that you have many memories of her and your Father. With much love. God Bless you all.
    Arnie, Delva and Jackie Thiele.

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  19. Sam & Family,
    I am so sorry to read of the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    God Bless.
    Dale Sarvis

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