Lebanese in Ottawa

Obituary – Elias Lutfallah Sawaya

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28)

Elias Lutfallah Sawaya
Beloved husband, father and grandfather Elias Lutfallah Sawaya passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, September 16, 2023, in Gatineau Québec.
He was born on July 21st, 1936, in Kfarhouna, Lebanon
He is survived by his loving wife Hoda Chaddad, his five children,  Claire (Brett Garrett), Marc (Line Paquet), Marjolaine (Fadi Ghaby), Natalie (Marc Gingras), Lauraine (Omar Subhani), and by his eight grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his brothers, Youssef, Jamil, Georges and his sister Jamileh Bou Simaan.
He will be remembered for his love for his family, his generosity, and for his passion for nature. He will forever live in our hearts and will be dearly missed at all future family gatherings whether big or small.
The family will receive condolences on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 between 9:00 and 11:00 am at Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Melkite Catholic Church, 1161 North River Road, Ottawa, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am.
A reception will be held at Beechwood Funeral Home at 2:00 pm following graveside service.
In lieu of flowers and for those wishing, in memorial donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or  Sts. Peter and Paul Church  would be appreciated.