TAKLA, Emile F.
May 9, 1939 - December 8, 2012
On Saturday, December 8, 2012, Mr. Emile Takla passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 73. Emile lived each day of his remarkable life with integrity, passion and unwavering dedication to God and his family. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Lucy; his children, Angela (Sam) and Andrew; his grandchildren, the sparkle in his eyes, Ramses and Taline; his beloved sister, Sanaa (Adel); niece and nephew, Nevine and Hani; and brother, Kamil (Hanaa). He was predeceased by his parents, Berlanta and Fawzy, and brothers Samir and Abouna Yacoub (Nabil). A Funeral Service will be held at St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church of Calgary (292120 Wagon Wheel Boulevard, Balzac) on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 12:00 p.m., with a Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens (17 Avenue and Lower Springbank Road S.W. in Calgary). We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the nurses and doctors of Unit 38 at the Peter Lougheed Centre and those at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Their care and compassion is truly immeasurable. Donations in Emile's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca
). Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.leydens.com
. Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM (304 - 18 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB). Telephone: 403-228-4422.