Usman Ali April 30, 1936 - February 20, 2013
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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
After two years battling brain cancer, our devoted father passed peacefully leaving behind his wife of 52 years, Wahidun Nisha, daughters, Naazima (Tim), Nazreen (Tony), Nasreen (Chad); he is predeceased by his only son and eldest child Aftab, also known as Mickey. His grandchildren, Theniyaal and Kasserine, Shariff and Ashiyana, Noah and Aydin have fond memories of their Dadu/Nanu playing with them and giving his time in hopes they remember him long into their life.
Dad valued fairness and equality, he was eager to help those in need, and was known to stand up for those who could not stand up for themselves. He lived his faith in every facet of his life and was deeply involved in the Fijian Muslim community and was a founding President of the Medina mosque in Edmonton.
Dad also had a love for sport. In his early days he was very active and played a variety of sports such as cricket, tennis and soccer. Later on in life he became a Commisioner and Chairman for the Edmonton Boxing and Wrestling commission as well as judged many fights in the Edmonton region.
We will miss a world class man, his big smile, his caring nature and the love he gave us. May Allah grant him the highest level in Jannah (paradise).
"To God we belong, and to Him is our return." (Holy Qu'ran; S. 2; A. 156)
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Mar. 2, 2013