elevated PhRKS July 31, 1932 – November 21, 2021

elevated PhRKS Funeral Mass:

elevated PhRKS November 26, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

elevated PhRKS St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Richmond Hill, Ontario

elevated PhRKS Interment

elevated PhRKS Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Thornhill, Ontario

elevated PhRKS Obituary

elevated PhRKS With great sadness and hope of resurrection, we say goodbye to our beloved Rafic N. Habib who passed away peacefully on November 21.

elevated PhRKS For the better part of his long professional career, Rafic was the General Manager of the Lebanese daily newspaper Lissan Ul Hal in Beirut. He later retired as Managing Director of the Family Bookshop Group headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus, as part of his tenure at the Middle East Council of Churches.  Upon retirement, he moved to Toronto where he was a regular cantor at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Richmond Hill.  He was known for his good heart, his sense of humor, his service to the church and the community.  He was a big fan of English football (soccer), and was an ardent supporter of Liverpool FC.

elevated PhRKS He was preceded in death by his father Nicolas, his mother Marie and his brother Fouad, as well as his father-in-law and mother-in-law Michel and Helene Daou.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years Dalal (Dolly) Daou Habib, his children Nicolas (Nadia), May, Nadim (Christine), his sisters Najwa Beiruti and Nohade Bianchini, his grandchildren Sami Hamad, Nicole Waring, Christopher Habib and Karen Habib, his great grandson Kayden Hamad, his brothers-in-law Naji Daou and Joseph Daou and sisters-in-law Najate Lahoud and Nohade Khoury, and numerous nephews and nieces and their children.

elevated PhRKS In lieu of flowers, please you may send donations to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Richmond Hill, ON.