Obituary – Gloria Ann Haddad

December 15, 2019 | By | More

“The Lord Giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job 1:21)

Haddad-GloriaGloria Ann Haddad
(née Bosada)
Passed away surrounded by her loving family  on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the age of 97.
Beloved wife of the late Dr. John W. Haddad.
Loving sister of Richard Bosada; predeceased by her other  siblings, Vivian Assaf, Edward Bosada, Lloyd Bosada, Eleanor Ross, Joan Kouri and Robert Bosada.
“Glo Bo”, as the family calls her, will be greatly missed by her Godson, Rick Kalil, from Cornwall, Sister-in-Law, Wanda Bosada, her nieces and nephew, Stephanie Oakes (Tim), Greg Bosada (Stephanie), Allison Ross (Santos), Quinn Tsuji-Bosada and her great-nieces and nephews, Jaymie, Amanda, Harrison and Justin.
The family wishes to express their thanks to Dawn-Marie (friend) and the nursing and other staff at the Duke of Devonshire.
A thank you, as well, to the Ottawa Civic Hospital for their exceptional care.
Friends may pay their respects at Kelly Funeral Home Carling Chapel, 2313 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, west of Woodroffe Avenue, on Friday, December 20, 2019 commencing at 10:00 am.
Funeral service will be held in the Chapel at 11:00 am. Reception to follow.


Gloria lived a rich, vibrant, fulfilling and happy life. She was super organized in every facet and she demonstrated a boundless energy for whatever task she undertook.
Gloria was born in Cochrane, Ontario. She enjoyed her early years in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec where she assisted her parents in the family business. When they moved to Ottawa, she worked at the Lebanese Embassy as Secretary to the Ambassador, His Excellency Robert Khlat.  Her years there were some of her most memorable.
In 1966, she married her long-time love, Dr. John W. Haddad from Sudbury, Ontario. Together they lived there before moving to Ottawa. They travelled the world finding their retirement home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which they enjoyed every winter for over 40 years.
Gloria was always positive and creative. Her creative thoughts conceived the publishing of “The Lebanese Kitchen”.
A Committee was formed, with Gloria as chairperson, with the intention that the sale proceeds would benefit the St. Elias Building Fund. The cookbook is now in its 7th edition and is a Canadian best seller.
Gloria was a very generous person having contributed to many of her favourite charities.

If you wish to make a donation in her memory, do so to your favourite charity, in her name.  For that, the family thanks you.


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