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.Print This Obituary & Condolences