Halim  Haidar

Obituary of Halim Abou Haidar

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, Halim. Halim was born in Talia, Lebanon in 1929. He served his country as a Sergeant First Class in the Lebanese Law Enforcement. He immigrated to Canada in 1976, where he established various successful businesses and made numerous lifelong relationships. Halim always took pride in his precious and loving wife of 74 years, and his 6 children. Halim was well-respected and loved by all. His warm smile and mesmerizing bright blue eyes touched the hearts of many. He was a man of great faith, continuously thanking God for his blessings. He was an active member of the Saint Antonios Orthodox Church and was commemorated for his long-standing commitment to serve the Church and the parishioners. He left a lasting impression on everyone who crossed his path. He was a pillar and an elder of the family, providing wise advice and guidance to all around him. Halim enjoyed playing cards, backgammon, and found joy in listening to and creating poetry (zajal) as well as sharing stories. He also looked forward to taking his daily stroll in the mall with his wife. He will be forever loved and remembered by his loving wife, Julie, and his children, Ibtissam Nahas (the late Norman), Salem Abou Haidar (Hala), Michael Abou Haidar (Ivana), Joe Abou Haidar, Antoinette Abi-Yaghi (Pierre), his siblings, George Abou Haidar (Maleha), Elie Abou Haidar (Marie) and Maurice Abou Haidar (Falimina). He is predeceased by his father, Ibrahim and mother, Elizabeth, his son, Ibrahim, and his brother Michael. Jido (grandfather), Halim will always be remembered and cherished by his 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. His great love and strong faith will be dearly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends. Memory Eternal! Arrangements have been entrusted to T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 71 McQuade Lake Crescent, Halifax, Nova Scotia, where visitation will take place on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Private funeral service at Saint Antonios Orthodox Church, officiated by Father Maximos. COVID 19 restrictions do apply. Proof of double vaccination and Government ID will be required. Masks are mandatory. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, condolences will be accepted over the phone: Ibtissam Nahas 902-809-3675 Joe Abou, Haidar 902-830-6408. Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen! I Am the Resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die (John 11: 25-26). Donations may be made in loving memory to Saint Antonios Orthodox Church.
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