Death of Ms. Evelyn Farha
January 19, 2018
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Evelyn Farha (née Malacket) on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Devoted mother of Nancy (Ali), Carolyn, Linda (Mike), grandmother / head of Jasmine (Marc), Adam, Alexandra and Matthew, wife of the late Joseph Farha and mother of her late son Ronald Farha.
For 25 years, Evelyn Farha was Honorary President of the Farha Foundation. She worked tirelessly to continue the mission of Ron Farha, her late son and founder of the foundation, by helping Quebecers living with HIV / AIDS to obtain support and care. Her goal was to prevent other families from being grieved by the same loss she had suffered by educating the community to achieve better disease prevention.
Evelyn has received numerous awards for her inspiring efforts. In 2013, she received the medal of the National Assembly. In 2002, the Governor General presented her with the Golden Jubilee Medal. In the same year, the Canada-Lebanon Chamber of Commerce and Industry also presented her with the “Cèdre et érable” Award in the Personality of the Year category. In 2000, the Governor General’s office honored Evelyn with the Canadian Caring Canadian Award.
Active in the Montreal community, Evelyn has assisted members of the local church board with numerous fundraising activities, as well as teaching religious studies. She was also a volunteer in the Oncology Department at the Royal Victoria Hospital, where she accompanied patients with personal care and support.
The family will receive friends at Urgel Bourgie, at 1255, avenue Beaumont, Montréal (Québec) H3P 0A1, on Sunday, January 21, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11 a.m. It will be preceded by a ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. at the Antiochois Orthodox Church of St. George, at 555, rue Jean-Talon Est, Montreal (Quebec) H2R 1T8.
Rather than offering flowers, we invite you to make a donation in memory of Evelyn to the “Fondation québécoise du sida” (FQS), at 1, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montreal (Quebec) H2X 3V8. Messages of condolence, photographs and memorabilia can be sent through www.urgelbourgie.com.