Alia "Helen" Raffoul

Raffoul, Alia (Helen)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother Alia (Helen) Raffoul. 86 years, born January 13, 1931 and passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017, peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Erie Shores Hospice. Beloved wife of the late Antonios (Tom) Raffoul (2009). Dear mother of Theresa Raffoul, Louie (Marie), Joe (Mary), Rene Raffoul, Maurice, Jim (Liliana), and John. Predeceased by a son and daughter . Loving grandmother of Tommy, Melissa, Matthew, Anthony, Nicholas, Antonio, and Helen who all had a special part etched in her heart whether they were near or far. Predeceased by all her siblings George (Annie), Assad (the late Maria), Backous (the late Melia), Kalil (the late Hassna), Shamma, and John. Sister-in-law of Josephine George, the late Sarkis Raffoul, the late Axenia Jabbour. Also survived by many nieces and nephews including Sister Rafca Raffoul, cousins and friends in Canada, Lebanon, Brazil, Venezuela and Australia. Special thank you to Erie Shores Hospice and the volunteers for your excellent care of our mother and our entire family during this most difficult time in our lives. Thank you to Gayle, mom’s PSW. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Thursday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Anthony’s Parish, 280 Talbot St. E, Leamington on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9 a.m. (PLEASE NOTE: Friends are invited to go directly to church on Friday morning). Mons. Charles Saad officiating. Entombment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to St. Anthony’s Parish Building Fund or Erie Shores Hospice would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca