10 OCTOBER , 1949 – 7 FEBRUARY , 2019
Afifa Haddad (nee Inati) Passed away on Thursday February 7, 2019 at the age of 69 years. Beloved wife of John Haddad of Cumberland, Ontario. Loving mother of Lara (Costa Chatjiantoniou), Dena (Dr. Russell Seidle) and Tanya (Michael Mastropietro). Cherished grand-mother (Teita) of Kyra, Ethan, Alexander and Ava. Daughter of the late Constantine and Mariana Inati of Lebanon. Dearest sister of Yousef Inati (Ezme), Dr. Aminy Audi (late Alfred), Dr. Shams Inati, Souad Najjar (Elias), Dr. Adlette Inati (Dr. Nassim Khoriaty), George Inati, the late Hanna Inati (Najwa) and the late Dr. Yakub Inati (Mona). She will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, friends and by the Inati and Haddad families throughout the world. Afifa was a beloved and distinguished Professor at the University of Ottawa from 1982 to 2016 where she was a founding member of the highly successful Arabic department. She was a business partner with her husband John at the Haddad S & S Foodliner in Cumberland village. Afifa's zest for life was contagious, she lived it fully and joyfully. She enjoyed travelling, gardening and poetry. Visitation at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road on Tuesday February 12, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday February 13, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, (2975 Riverside Drive at Ridgewood Avenue). The family wishes to thank the staff at the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre for their loving care. In memory of Afifa, donations to St. Elias Cathedral or Ottawa Hospital Foundation-cancer unit would be appreciated.