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Reda Joseph Abounassar

REDA JOSEPH ABOUNASSAR Age 85, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2011 at the hospital in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Mr. Abounassar had an exceptional career as a regional executive with American Life Insurance Company and AIG, spanning 40 plus years in more than 20 countries, opening up a number of their successful operations and start up businesses in the Middle East, Africa and the UK. Mr. Abounassar moved from Lebanon with his family to England in 1973 and then to East Africa before settling for retirement in 1990 near his family in Toronto, Canada. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Noelle (nee Zogheib), his 3 children May, Zack and Sam, his 7 grandkids Alexis, Dominique, Nikolas, Noelle, Jacob, Mathew and Alex, his last surviving brother of 6 siblings Rizk Abounassar and 27 nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his expansive circle of family, friends and peers across 4 continents. A devoted husband, dedicated father, loving grandfather, caring relative, trusted friend, exemplary businessman and a philanthropist, his life is a story to each. His family paid this tribute to him, 'Reda was one of the most self-driven individuals, very articulate, well-travelled and admired by his many friends around the world for his strength of character, integrity and wit. He will be sorely missed.' Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 17th, Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 18th at the Scott Funeral Home Mississauga Chapel, 420 Dundas Street East, Ontario. Kindly address all arrangements and flowers to Scott Funeral Home or in lieu of flowers, donations made to Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 1515 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6R 1A5, Canada.


Published in the Toronto Star from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2011
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