elevated LAYcs (1954-2021)
elevated LAYcs It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of George Farahat, who passed away peacefully at the age of 66 in the presence of his family on Thursday, February 11, 2021 on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. George’s life was underpinned by an unwavering devotion to God, a thirst for knowledge, and a deep commitment to his family and community. Despite experiencing illness for many decades, George bore his suffering with resilience and grace, and he lived a rich and fulfilling life. He was always keen to help those in need and extended his generosity and thoughtfulness to family, friends, and strangers alike. We were blessed to have him in our lives and will miss him greatly, but are consoled knowing that he is now home with his Lord whom he loved so much. George leaves behind his wife Samia, his sons, Christian and John Paul (Emily), his daughter, Sarah, his brothers, Shaker (Marija), Samy (Mireille), and Samir (Nermine), and his many nieces and nephews.
elevated LAYcs In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of George can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Richard Lewar Centres of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research, and Covenant House.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a private family funeral Mass on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., which will be livestreamed on Jesus the King Melkite Catholic Church Facebook page. A burial will immediately follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. The family would like to extend their deepest thanks for all of the love and support during this difficult time. The family would also like to thank the many healthcare professionals at Toronto General Hospital who provided exemplary care to George throughout his life.