October 1, 1938 – Jib Jenin, Lebanon
August 22, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
With great sorrow, the Nasr family announces the passing of our mother, Wadad, on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the age of 80 years.
Wadad was born in Jib Jenin, Lebanon on October 1, 1938. She married Elias Nasr in 1956. The young Nasr family emigrated to Calgary, AB in 1965. Wadad enjoyed being with her family and friends. She was a fabulous cook and a gracious hostess. She made all those around her feel welcome and special. Her door was always open. She will be most remembered for her warm heart, humbleness and wonderful smile. Tata worked hard her whole life, thinking of others first and herself second. The neighbourhood will miss seeing her friendly face as she went about her daily business – she was everybody’s mother.
Wadad is survived by her six children, Shawe (Hannah), Mike (Kathryn), Yowla (Tony), George, Adab (Mary Ann) and Fred (Hala); eleven grandchildren, Kamilah (Hatem Elghoul), Rachel, Victoria, Joshua, Noah, Elias, Marcus, Aaron, Michael, Ethan and Isabella; and her darling great-granddaughter Salma, whom she especially proud of. Wadad is also survived by her two brothers, Nadim Abboud (Asmahan), and Salemi Abboud (Terez); and sisters-in-law, Minerva Abboud and Sonya Abboud of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Wadad was predeceased by her husband Elias, and loving grandson George Ghanem, her parents, Elias and Jamilie; brothers, Esber and Karim; and sisters, Nouhad (Nick), Souad (Fayez) and Hajie (Karim).
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North Calgary, AB) Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Peace – The Maronite Catholic Parish of Calgary (504 30 Ave NW, Calgary, AB) on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Wadad Nasr, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences