With a deep sense of sorrow and loss, our family announces the passing of our brother and uncle, Adel Sami Habib on August 1, 2020 at the age of 71 years.
He will forever be remembered by his brother, Kamal Sami Habib (Fadia Habib), and his sister Georgette Cassis (Rawhy Cassis); his nieces and nephew: Hanan Campbell, Marie Habib, Rose-Marie Cassis, Fayez Cassis, Paulette Cassis, Celine Cassis, and Violette Cassis. He is predeceased by his mother, Galila (Alice) Youseff Tawadros, and his father, Sami George Habib.
Adel was born in Assiut, Egypt. In 1970, he followed his brother and sister who, with their families, had settled in Edmonton and Lethbridge, Alberta. The adventurer of the family, Adel would regale his nieces and nephew with tales of his travels. He loved Arabic music, always carrying with him his Egyptian roots. A deeply spiritual man, Adel found strength and solace in his devotion to the Copt Orthodox Church, whose community cared deeply for him, through illness and hardship, until the end. He will be greatly missed by friends and family alike.
Copt Orthodox Funeral Mass for Adel will be held Monday, August 24, 2020 at noon, at Serenity Funeral Service, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery at 14611 Mark Messier Trail, Edmonton, Alberta.
Memorial donations in Adel’s honour may be made to St. Vincent’s de Paul.