Hello my Darya,
Lest I forget !!! The hour, 6.22 am, November 16, 2011 the moments your beautiful sole left my world. Now at the same morning hour November 16, 2013 with tears in my eyes and pain in my heart, I am visiting with you. The memories are vivid, your words echoing and your smiling face is bright and majestic as the northern lights, my sole hunger to see you, I miss you so very much,
Your Loving Dad
DARYA EUGENIE FARHA March 24, 1965 - November 16, 2011 We are heartbroken to announce the death of our beloved Darya on November 16, 2011, from metastatic breast cancer. Darya's spirit will be carried forward by so many: partner Maarten Van Wyk; parents Fred Lafi Farha and Marina Kun (Stefan Pisosky); sisters Soraya Farha (Frank McLaughlin), Juliana Farha (Kit Malthouse) and Leilani Farha (David Wiseman); nephews and nieces Ben, Jamie and Gemma McLaughlin, Ruby and Hayden Malthouse and Cleo and Luke Farha; step-mother Fee Hughes and half-siblings LT and Aleka Farha; dear friends Janieta Eyre (daughter Sadie and Kunga Sherab), Julia Gotz and Gabrielle Pop-Lazic (Markita Fleming); her many other friends and her cat Squeak. Darya was a poet, artist, teacher, youth worker, clothes designer, filmmaker and Gestalt therapist. She was profoundly sensitive and empathetic and had a brilliant mind. Perhaps Darya's greatest gifts were her capacity to form deep connections and to accept people as they are. Darya felt she received excellent medical care. Special thanks to Dr. Robert Dinniwell of Princess Margaret Hospital, Dr. Maureen Trudeau of Sunnybrook-Odette, Dr. Lorraine Wood of Mt. Sinai, and Dr. Mark Clemons. Our family is grateful for Cristina Marra's friendship and loving care of Darya. Visitation will take place at Mt. Pleasant Visitation Centre, 375 Mt. Pleasant Road (East Gate entrance), 416-485-5572, on Saturday, November 19th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The funeral will be held in the Visitation Centre Chapel on Sunday, November 20th at 11:00 a.m. Please visit www.etouch.ca for details and condolences. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture.
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Published in Toronto Star from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2011.