Obituary of Nadia Hanania
August 17, 1939 – Jerusalem, Palestine
November 19, 2023 – Calgary, Alberta
Nadia Hanania, beloved wife of George Hanania, of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at the age of 84 years. It was a beautiful, clear morning, where the sun’s rays ushered her to heaven.
Nadia was born in Jerusalem, Palestine, on August 17, 1939.
She emigrated from Palestine and moved with her parents to Beirut, Lebanon in the 1950s. She later met George, working as a secretary at Parke-Davis. Nadia married George in 1960, where they resided in Beirut with their sons Jack, Rony, and Mark. In 1976 they immigrated to Calgary, Alberta.
Nadia enjoyed being a homemaker, she was a fantastic cook and was proud to receive compliments at family functions for her delicious meals. She also owned a restaurant in the 1990s with her husband George, and prior as a seamstress and dressmaker. She also had a talent for baking and decorating cakes. As a child, she loved playing the piano and sketching with charcoal.
Nadia and George had many wonderful vacations in Hawaii, the USA, Mexico, and Europe, including Greece, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Her most memorable vacation was a European cruise from Venice, Italy through Croatia and Turkey.
She will be most remembered for her beauty inside and out, the loving and devoted wife of 63 years, a loving mother, and nurturing grandmother (Teta).
Besides her loving husband, Nadia is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, and seven grandchildren.
She is also survived by cousins, nieces, and nephews throughout Canada, USA, and Europe. Nadia, being the youngest of six children, was predeceased by her parents, brothers, and sister.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McInnis & Holloway (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street N, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6) on Thursday, November 23, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., with food and beverages to follow.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (1 Tamarac Crescent SW, Calgary, AB T3C 3B7) on Friday, November 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens (24223 Township Road 242, Calgary, AB). Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Nadia’s family here.
In living memory of Nadia Hanania, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.