elevated JNvJ8 November 30, 1949 – May 3, 2023
elevated JNvJ8 Visitation
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated JNvJ8 Funeral Service
Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Chapel of St. Joseph – within Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated JNvJ8 View Funeral Mass
elevated JNvJ8 Interment
All Saints Anglican Church Cemetery
688 Mt. Pleasant Road, Mount Pleasant. ON N0E 1K0
elevated JNvJ8 Obituary
elevated JNvJ8 Samir Eli Touma, 73, of Ajax, ON, passed into the presence of his Lord and Saviour on the evening of May 3rd, predeceased by his parents Marcelle and Eli Touma.
elevated JNvJ8 Samir, (or more commonly known as Sam), was born in Lebanon as the oldest of nine children. His much-loved siblings include Dounia, Saliba, John, Venette, Albert, Yolla, Raymond, and Sabiha.
elevated JNvJ8 Sam was a loving and devoted husband to Joan Touma, father to Daniel Touma and Marcella Metcalfe, and grandfather to Ronin Metcalfe.
elevated JNvJ8 To say Sam was hardworking is an understatement. He consistently put his family and loved one’s needs before his. Sam worked in social work for the majority of his career, while actively supporting various churches’ pastoral and worship ministries. Among other things, he was a school bus driver in his retirement years.
elevated JNvJ8 Sam’s passion’s included playing and listening to classical guitar, landscaping projects, cooking, reading, and his most recent pursuit of learning the Hebrew language. Sam was truly a kid at heart, shown by his sense of humour and enthusiasm to play for hours with his beloved grandson.
elevated JNvJ8 Most of all, Sam lived a life with Jesus at the center and his most important words of wisdom were to stay close to the Lord and everything will fall into place.
Cousin Sam will forever be dear to my heart. Can’t believe it. Love and prayers to my family.
Thank you for your wonderful comments about Sam Touma.
Please see the videos here for funeral tribute and family pictures:
God bless you,
We were so sorry to hear…Sam had a kind heart and truly loved the Lord. Our heart & prayers go out to you all.
Dear Kema and David and Lindsay,
It was so great to see you again and for you to share God’s love with Joan, Daniel, Marci, Ronin and the family!
Love you all,
Sam was a great school bus driver who took pride in doing a good job and keeping the children safe. Sam always had a smile on his face and took the time to stop and say “Good Morning” or “Good Night” as he passed through the office each day.
Sam will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Rest in Peace Sam.
Touma family, I’m sorry for your loss. I remember he was a kind man. I pray that he will be remembered well by all. Joan and Marci, I pray you sense to Lord’s nearness as you grieve.
So sorry for your loss. We enjoyed such a beautiful retirement dinner at your place for Sam with Joan hosting. Worked with Sam for over 20 years. Will be sadly missed.
Sheri and Scott Galbraith
Sorry for your big loss.We were blessed to work with Sam. A very caring gentleman, always giving
his 110% . We also had the pleasure to hearing him play the guitar and sing gospel songs.
Valerie and Tony Salmon
Sam had such a pure heart and ministered to us in his teaching and his music. His legacy will live in the hearts of those whom he has touched. We have wonderful memories of time spent with you and Sam over the years, Joan. Paul immediately said that he wished we all could have
gotten together one more time. We will in heaven! We have such a hope “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil…” Hebrews 6:19. Our hearts and prayers are with you, Joan and dear family.
Dear Joan and family:
I was sorry to learn of Sam’s passing. While I never had the pleasure of knowing him, I’m sure his kingdom living for the Lord impacted many. His legacy will live on. Peace to you all.
Dear Joan & Family: Sam was a sweet man and would do anything he could for anyone in need. I was very lucky to have worked with him for several years. I will miss him. Deb
There is no words I can say to describe the life of my fried Sam Tuma I owe him a greater deal for helping me when i was working with him .my sympathy to his family and May God bless him and his family.
His life not ended but it’s just begone with the lord . Sam you will be in our hart and mined . Good by my Friend you will be missed .
Always remember Sam smiling
My sincerest condolences. What stood out for me about Samir was the support for his family and his kindness.
The world has lost a visible example but his light will shine forever.
Love you brother ❤
I will see you when the Trumpet sounds.
My condolences, and love to the Touma family.
My deepest condolences to all loved ones in mourning of a great family man. He will be very much missed for what he represented and stood for. My friend and co-worker rest in peace. All the best in your spiritual journey.
Dear Touma family ,
We are so sorry for your loss. We celebrate with you that Sami is with his King! Peace to your heart’s
Love Brandon & Sandra Abraham’s