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Rahaf Harfoush

Hanan Harfoush

February 13, 1956 - November 05, 2020

Join us in celebrating the life of our beloved Hanan. Please share your stories and memories as they will provide us with great comfort. We are planning virtual and in-person gatherings, and will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

  Hanan was the embodiment of her name: a generous, compassionate, and kind sun. To be in her company was to feel instantly welcome and at home. She was and will always be the heart of our family. When we think about the things we love about Hanan, we can't help but smile. She took every opportunity to laugh - she pranked our husbands when first meeting them, she never stopped competing with her whole heart in the 'kids' easter egg...  see more
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  • jana zaibak
    Hanan was such a sweet, loving lady. She has been in my thoughts a lot lately, along with Riwa, Rahaf & Nabil. My sincerest condolences for the loss of this wonderful woman. She was passionate and caring. I could always feel her love, and she was...  more
  • Brenda Yu
    My sincere condolences over the loss of Hanan. I worked with Hanan for Kia image project for many years and had a chance to travel with her to visit the dealer in Newfoundland back in 2011. We managed to visit Gros Morne National Park before heading back...  more
  • Riwa Harfoush
    Rouh al rouh
  • Josh Paglione
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
  • Rahaf Harfoush
    Rahaf Harfoush added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Hanan Harfoush:
  • Antoinette Schatz
    Dearest Rahaf, my deepest condolences to you, Nabil, your sisters and all your family. It was a great pleasure to meet Hanan. I so enjoyed her fun loving, affable manner. It is a a testament to her vitality to see her kind, caring, selfless nature shine...  more
  • Nawar Rai
    On behalf of the Rai family:

    Hanan was a dear friend to everyone of our family. Her loss is still a shock to us all and we are really saddened by her sudden departure. She will be sorely missed.

    Our deepest condolences to the Harfoush family for their...  more
  • Winston Facey
    I was sadden to hear of Hanan's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this difficult time. She was a friendly person with a kind heart and will be missed.
    Winston Facey
  • Salam Al Baba
    Salam Al Baba added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Hanan Harfoush:
  • Graham Pound
    I have very fond and happy memories of my time in Damascus and working with such a dedicated team of which Hanan and Nabil were part. To hear this very sad news at the passing of a colleague in these very uncertain times is even more distressing.
    Jose...  more
  • Salam Al Baba
    On behalf of Safa Shams:

    My Little Sister Hanan,

    I am still waiting your daily calls !
    I treasure all those memories of growing up with you and the secrets we would always share. The years past quickly and you are far away. You left so soon and took...  more
  • Tanya I
    Sending my deepest condolences to the beautiful Harfoush family. Mr Harfoush, Riwa, Rahaf & Rania my heart goes out to you during this time of mourning. May you take future comfort knowing Hanan, more than most, lived life to the fullest everyday...  more
  • Olivia Owen
    I've had the deep pleasure of walking through life with Haneen's daughter Riwa. Years before I met Hanan for the first time in person, the specialness of her was always present. In Ri's words. In her stories about Hanan and the family growing up. Every...  more
  • James Waterfall
    I was shocked and very sad when I heard about Hanan. My thoughts are with her and her husband and beautiful children whom I know she loved so very much.

    I didn’t know the meaning of the name Hanan – it’s perfect.

    Hanan and I worked together on...  more
  • Janet Steffan
    So very sorry to hear of Hanan's sudden passing. She was well liked and loved, I have many fond memories of her, working together at Mayhew. She was always a bright light and a beautiful soul. My deepest condolences to her entire family during this...  more
  • Reem Sawaf
    I was shocked and saddened to hear about your and our unexpected loss. My deepest condolences to Nabil and the Harfoush family.

    I will always remember Hanan’s wonderful, gentle soul, sweet smile and caring gestures. She will be truly missed!
  • Abeer Karjawally-Sakkejha
    I am saddened and shocked for the loss of dearest Hanan, may she rest in peace and may God give the family the strength and patience during those tough times.
  • Jan Morgan
    Jim and I were shocked and saddened to hear the news about Hanan. Our son Jesse, has been blessed to share his life with Hanan's daughter, Rahaf. I found Hanan to be a kind and generous person, gentle and loving. The bond between mother and daughter,...  more
  • Mehdi Mourtada
    Our deepest condolences for your great loss dear Nabil and the Harfoush family. In fact, it is a great loss to everyone knew Hanan. She was such a humble, loving and caring person. She was full of optimism and spreading joy everywhere she went. Our...  more
  • Jaime Oren
    I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Hanan through her amazing daughter, my sister-in-law, Rahaf. While I did not get to see Hanan often, I always knew her to be a woman of kindness and warmth, full of love for her husband, daughters and...  more
  • Salam Bakhash
    What a beautiful soul, always smiling loving and caring for everyone, you always wanted to enjoy life music and dancing ...
    We’ve known you for the last eight years when we met you in Toronto, we wish we’ve known you for longer ..Rest in peace dear...  more
  • Karen Velasquez
    I worked with Hanan for 5 years and will never forget her bright eyes and big smile. She was a rock and always available to help in any way. I'm so sad to hear about her passing and wish her family much love in this difficult time. Karen V
  • Omar Al Zaibak
    Tant Hanan was one of a kind. Warm, kind, and sincere. I will always remember her smile that fills the room and makes you feel welcome and at ease. Gone far too soon and suddenly, she will be forever in our hearts, thoughts, and memories. My condolences...  more
  • Andrea Cascone
    The world lost a beautiful soul the day that Hanan left us. I thank you for the kindness and love that you showed me throughout the years that we worked together, and even after. You left an imprint on the heart of every person you met, and I consider...  more
  • Bertram Clarke
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  • Bertram Clarke
    Bertram Clarke added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Hanan Harfoush:
  • Treisa March
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  • Treisa March
    Treisa March added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Hanan Harfoush:
  • Treisa March
    I met Hanan three years ago and after a very short time, it felt as if we had known each other for decades. Our at-work friendship quickly grew to gallery visits, High Park for cherry blossoms, treks through Unionville, and so much more. Lunch at...  more
  • Clovadice  Toma
    My condolences to harfoush family. This is an extremely difficult time for us as hanans friend. Hanan is a dear friend of mine that is always spontaneous humble and full of joy and warmth. Her love was genuine and her personal touch lit up every room....  more
  • Jack Leggett
    To the Harfoush Family, we honor your mom's memory, we thank her for the times she welcomed us into your home, shared her delicious food, joyful conversation, taught her lentil soup recipe, shared her warm presence and kind spirit. We offer our deep...  more
  • Safwan Shams
    Dear little sister Hanan,

    When you left this world Thursday morning, I realized I’m not only losing a sister, but also a friend, a confidant, a traveling companion, a yoga trainer, and someone who could understand me without words. I still remember...  more
  • Steven Cascone
    Nabil, my sincerest condolences to you and your family. Sylvia and I were in complete shock when we heard of Hanan's sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in these very difficult times.
    I met Hanan when we both began...  more
  • Lauren Samery
    The news of Hanan's untimely passing is devastating for everyone who knew her. It is difficult to even grasp that I am writing in past tense about such a beautiful, energetic and kind soul.
    But I do know that I will cherish the eight years that I worked...  more
  • Salam Al Baba
  • Salam Al Baba
    God bless her soul , no words can express my sadness for her sudden and early loss, she will remain in our hearts with her shining smile.
    My deep condolences to my dears Nabil, Rahaf, Riwa , Rania , Safwan , Safa, Tawfik , Taleb, Ali and all her loved...  more
  • Bertram Clarke
    I remember the first time meeting Hanan over 21 years ago before we started working together. She was always so kind and helpful and would ask how my family was doing. I cannot find the words to say how much I will miss you. Condolences to your entire...  more
  • Rama Nizameddin
    Hanan ....I don't think you understand just how much happiness you brought to so many people. You could light up any room you walked in,Nobody was a stranger to you, from Damascus university where we first met to Toronto when we last talked promising...  more
  • Abby Kassar
    We can’t find the words to express our sense of loss and sorrow. Hanan was a kind, generous, fun loving and pure soul. We will always remember our times with her filled with great conversation, laughter and joy. We are lucky to have had Hanan as part...  more
  • Linda Langer
    Dear Nabil,Riwa,Rahaf, Raina and family
    Life takes us in different directions but I will never forget the times we shared with your family. Hanna exuded warmth, love and kindness to everyone. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her. I will try to...  more
  • Dian Landurie
    Walter and I remember the many Aita family gatherings, where we first met Hanan and Nabil. Over the years, we had the pleasure of getting to know the beautiful, kind and generous person that was Hanan. She had the most playful nature and her radiant...  more
  • Haney Hamod
    When we was Kids I’ll always remember the time tant Hanan Save us from troubles, and she let us do all kind of funs .
    She share her positive energy, with everyone around her .this photo was the last time we gather in 2010 .but Our hearts are with...  more
  • Bita Bijari
    The first day i met Hanan i knew i would never feel alone at work. She welcomed me as if i knew her forever and that was true, after a couple weeks we were so close that i would share everything with her and that was the monent i called her “habibi”....  more
  • Rahaf Harfoush
    On behalf of Jan & Trilly Heynike:


    Can there be a perfect person in life.... Someone who doesn’t challenge or question but just accepts people at face value for what they are.

    Or accepts life for what it has given......

    Syria .... Father...  more
  • Roula Rifai
    So saddened to hear this shocking news. Our heart goes out to the entire family. Such a big loss. Nabil, Rania, Rahaf and Riwa you are in our thoughts and prayers. Hanan was full of life and she will be deeply missed. May her soul Rest In Peace.
    Nasser...  more
  • Antje Dombrowski
    I’ll always remember the time when we spent our first time in Toronto - Hanan welcomed us as part of the family. She cooked and served an astonishing Syrian dinner, we talked and laughed a lot. Her hospitality towards us we won't ever forget. Our happy...  more
  • Charl Heynike
    What wonderful memories
  • Charl Heynike
    I am so sorry to hear the news. I wish I could be there, and I wish there were something I could do. I want you to know that I was lucky to have known her. And I'm grateful for the time I got to share with her. Always smiled, always cared, even when...  more
  • Elisabeth Terrien
    Dear family,

    When I think of your wife and mother all that comes to mind is her generous joy and her contagious laughter. I remember our second meeting where she teased Denis and challenged him to a competitive card game, her awe at the rows of...  more
  • Rony Zibara
    Dear Rahaf & Riwa,

    Grant and I are so saddened by the loss of your mother. What an amazing woman she must have been to have raised you two amazing women with such hearts and minds.

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family and we are thinking...  more