February 7, 1932 – Mpwapwa, Tanzania
September 8, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
Zarina Saleh Kassam of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the age of 87 years.
Zarina is survived by her son, Karim-Aly; daughter-in-law, Yasmin, grandchildren Tahera-Rafia and Sinan-Saleh; sisters Zeitun, Gulbanu, and Shellina; and brother, Firoz.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Saleh in 1983, and daughter Zeenab, who was killed in Afghanistan while volunteering as a medical professional, in 2014. While born in East Africa, Calgary has been Zarina’s permanent definitive home. She benefitted from the care and respect for diversity that Canadian and particularly Alberta has to offer to all citizens irrespective of their faith or ethnicity. She will be missed by family and friends for her grace, kindness, and sense of humour.
Funeral Services will be held at the Ismaili Community Center and Jamatkhana – Calgary Headquarters (1128 45 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 5T1) on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. CALGARY, AB TELEPHONE: 403-243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences