The Chronicle Herald (Metro)

ABOU-HAIDAR, (Nahas) Naomi

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On July 19, 2021, our loving mother passed away at the age of 80. With heavy hearts, we must say goodbye for now. Our mother was born in Kfar Habou, Lebanon and was the fourth of eight children. She was a braveheart­ed lady who at a very young age immigrated to Canada to help create a better life for her family gaining skills as a hairstylis­t and manicurist. Along with her sister, she owned and operated the House of Beauty on Windsor Street for 49 years. We know our mom as an avid gardener with the gift of being able to grow anything. She was a cook beyond compare who kept us well fed with stuffed grape leaves from her vines all year long. She had the most beautiful hands that worked so hard, held us so firm and hugged us so tight. Of all of mom’s passions, none were greater than her love of family. Gone is the one person in our lives that believed the entire world revolved around us. She leaves behind her loving children, Nada (Elie) Abou Haidar, Salim, Sandy (Mark) Gillie and Sonia (Camil) Yazbek and their father Wissam. Her pride and joy were her grandchild­ren, Mya, Mikyle, Lucas, Leia, Tony, and Elie. She is survived by her siblings, Saada (Saadallah) George, Leo (Hala), Bassam (Linda) and Salma (Issam) Hanna; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her Abou Haidar family. She was predecease­d by her father, Antonios; mother, Mariam Mekdissy; and brothers, Norman (Ibtissam), Talat (Najat) and Abraham (Vera). We will miss you tremendous­ly mom, but we will carry you in our hearts always. Go to your House of Beauty in Heaven and wait for us there. Visitation will take place today, Wednesday July 21st from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, July 22nd at 11 a.m. in Saint Antonios Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2480 Windsor St., Halifax, with burial to follow in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, 3720 Windsor St., Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to Saint Antonios Orthodox Church Building Fund. Etransfer to: accounting@saintanton­ios.ca We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to the medical team and staff on 3 East at Dartmouth General Hospital with special thank you to Dr. Kohler and Nurse Linda for treating mom with the greatest compassion and care.

“Only when you drink from the river of si lence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. and when the earth shall claim your limbs, then you shall truly dance .” -Khalilgibr­an

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