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SWAITA, Halim (Georges)

1931 – 2014

Halim (Georges) Swaita was a loving husband, father, and Jido (grandfather), passed away peacefully on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the age of 82 in Calgary, AB. Halim was born in Ain Arab, Lebanon on August 15, 1931 where his love stayed even when he immigrated to Canada, a place he believed would give his family a better life. He took life on and pushed through every challenge that came his way with pride and strength. After the passing of his loving wife, his remaining passion for life was through his children. We will miss his amazing strength and love. Halim was deeply loved and cared for by son and daughter-in-law, Atalla and Julianna, and their children, Elias, Vanessa, Maria and Melissa; son and daughter-in-law, George and Paty, and their daughters, Isabella and Hannah; daughter and son-in-law, Skia and Samer, and their sons, Fadi and Angelo; daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Essam, and their children, Chady and Cassandra; son and daughter-in-law Sam and Barbara; daughter and son-in-law Rima and Nasser and their sons, Phillip and Peter. He is also survived by his sister, Sheila (Gary) Benedict of Ottawa, ON; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Halim was predeceased by his loving wife Hanne Swaita, by his loving parents Georges and Skia Swaita; and brothers, Kalim Swaita of Ain Arab, Lebanon and Khalil Swaita of Ottawa, ON and sisters Yvonne Al-Switi and Rose Rizk of Ottawa, ON. We will miss his cheerful smile and love for everyone.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (402 Meredith Road N.E.) on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through Donations in honour of Halim (Georges) Swaita may be made to the Antiochian Orthodox Church of The Annunciation. Our deep appreciation to Extendicare Cedars Villa for their wonderful care and support.

In living memory of Halim Swaita, 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. Gus, Louise Alswiti & family :

    You have touched up with your endless love and giving all your life; We were so lucky and fortunate to have known and grew up around you back home and here., Your humbleness and generosity shined and will continue to on us and all whom who have known you everywhere and not only in Calgary.

    You were a great father, dear uncle, very loyal friend and a unique man with a beautiful personality and many unique characters. We will cherish your memories and love forever in our hearts.

    We will miss you khal so much. God bless your sole and – Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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  2. Nick and Yvonne Romashenko :

    Please accept our condolences on the passing of your father. May your memories of him stay alive in your hearts always.

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  3. Qais Dabbagh :

    It is hard and sad to hear of the death of your family patriarch. Please accept my condolences.

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