Maurice Joseph Saad
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Maurice Joseph Saad, born on January 20, 1932. Maurice passed away peacefully on May 8, 2021, with his wife and family by his side. We were fortunate to have Maurice with us for 89 years.
Maurice is lovingly remembered by his wife, Karima, and his four children: Joseph, Sami (Izabella), Renda (Frank) and John (Ekeen). He will also be deeply missed by his eight grandchildren: Julia, Anthony, François, Sabrina, Suzanne, Alexandra, Nicholas, and Avery. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Philomène, sister Helen, brothers Alphonse and François, and granddaughter Mary Anne.
Maurice was born in Jerusalem, Palestine. He was the last survivor of his immediate family, with many relatives continuing to live abroad throughout the world.
Maurice and Karima immigrated to Canada in 1967 to provide a more peaceful life for their children. Maurice worked in the travel business most of his life, owning multiple travel agencies in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Prior to living in Canada, Maurice worked as a tour guide in the travel industry, served in the US military and was even an ambassador to the Icelandic Consulate. He was a man of many talents and spoke numerous languages.
Maurice enjoyed cars, road trips, camping, fishing, and traveling in his motorhome with his wife Karima, children and grandchildren. Over the years, he amassed many pictures and shared many stories. He was always there to provide guidance and support to his family. His playfulness, generous nature, kind heart and glowing smile will be greatly missed.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a formal service will not be held.
Good bye Dad. Today is my birthday. I missed your call this morning. You were always the first to call. I attended your funeral yesterday with our family, and as I promised you 30 years ago you did your eulogy. I hope I made you proud. I felt you today and I think I always will. You are everything that is good and kind. I am a better person because of you. I will miss you forever. Until we meet again. Your loving daughter, Renda xo
I am sending tons of Love to you all. From my Family to Yours. Many great and wonderful memories. When I think of Maurice I think of cheer and laughter. He brings love, light and joy with him. By my side and in my heart he will remain forever my friend…. 💕💖