Passed away after a short illness in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 8, 2012 in his 87th year. He leaves his wife, Nadia Said. Loving father of Mitzi and Shereen (Sylvia Asa), he will be sorely missed by his grandchildren Kareem, Alexander, Mira and Ari. Zarif was born in Minea, Egypt and studied engineering. His career took him and his family to many places around the world, including England, Italy, France, and Kuwait where he took on many pioneering assignments. His love of cars was passed on to his son and grandsons. His talent as a dancer made him the envy of many men and attracted women of all ages, and that talent lives on in his daughter and grandchildren. He triumphed in his fight with multiple myeloma 4 years ago and we were fortunate to have him for those extra years. Zarif loved his family above all else, and the extended family will all miss him greatly. Many thanks to the excellent doctors, nurses, and staff at the Health Sciences Center and St. Boniface Hospitals in Winnipeg. A private funeral took place in Winnipeg. A celebration of his life and accomplishments will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Program or to the charity of your choice.
Friday September 14, 2012
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