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ALBERT HADDAD January 31, 1916 - February 23, 2014 Albert passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital in Toronto after almost six years of residency. He will be sadly missed by his devoted wife of 69 years, Claire Haddad; his daughters Lynn McGregor (Duncan) and Andrea Zabaneh (Nicolas); grandchildren Reid, Lisa, Scott McGregor and Hala and Christopher Zabaneh; nieces Gloria, Denise Aziz and Diane Watson (Fred); and his special friend and caregiver Ursula Rattey. Born in the Golan Heights of Syria, and immigrating to Canada at five years of age with his family, Albert had an amazing long and fulfilling life, highlighted by his business partnership with wife and renowned Canadian fashion designer, Claire Haddad, C.M. He was a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces and served as Captain in the Canadian Armoured Corps, World War II. He was also an active member of Kiwanis. Sincere thanks to the dedicated medical team at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital who cared for Albert during his stay. The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME A.W. MILES CHAPEL LIMITED, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2014. A funeral service and celebration of his life will take place in the chapel on Friday, February 28th at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Albert's name to Sunnybrook Hospital Veterans Comfort Fund, the Albert & Claire Haddad Endowment Fund at Seneca College, or the charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through

Published in Toronto Star from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2014.
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March 27, 2014
"Memories help us have roses in December."
We met Al and Claire many years ago on a trip to Palma Majorca. I saw a luggage tag labeled 'Haddad"and I said. to my friend Roberta Clough(Smith), " I'm probably related to them ." (a Lebanese habit...hello cousin.)
Soon we became friendly and shared a car together.
We were driving through the countryside when Al suddenly shouted, "stop the car." (I was sure we had hit something!)
He jumped out of the car and came back with a prickly pear and he was delighted. I never forgot this incident and the lovely time we spent together. Little things mean a lot.
I wish to convey my deepest sympathy and hope Claire can add this to her treasure of many memories.
"allah urhummo" Affectionately, Carole Anber

"I bet i'm related to them!"
Carole Anber
February 27, 2014
Jay & I extend our deepest condolences to you and the family on the loss of Uncle Albert.
Kim Goldman
February 26, 2014
Dear Claire,
What a privilege and a pleasure it was to know Albert and you. Fortunately, we have come to know Ursula.
Sadly, when one of the veterans passes away, their family will be missed as well.
Because we believe, let us say 'until we meet again'.

Our condolences,

Susan Reed (Jack Quigg's daughter)
Jack, Joan, Maureen, Jim and Joanne.
February 26, 2014
Fond memories of Claire and Albert when I was very young. My prayers and thoughts are with Claire and all of the family at this sad time. May Albert rest in peace. Linda Jackman nee Bardwell (daughter of George Bardwell)
Linda Jackman
February 26, 2014
Our deepest sympathies on your loss....May he rest in peace.
Mounzer & Nadia Rahal
February 25, 2014
Dear Claire,

I first met Albert and you back in the early 1970s, on my very first trip to Toronto to visit Kathy & Gerry. We lunched together at Fran's, after church, which I subsequently learned was a weekly tradition. Albert made quite an impression upon me as, the quintessential "Gentleman" - polished, friendly, polite, a man of his word, and genuine in every way. As years passed and the opportunities to see both of you were few, that very first impression of him remained constant throughout and was certainly most admirable.

It was an honour to have known him and an honour to know that he was one of our cherished Veterans. I send you and your family my sincere thanks for having shared Albert with all of us.
Kevin L. Kattas
February 25, 2014
My condolences to Clair and the family -
I am directing this message to yu Clair - we worked together on Spadina Ave many decades ago - and I still have ( and am wearing ) some of your spectacular outfits - Would like to speak with you - if you would like to show your family how it was way back then

Joan Aiken
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