Dear Brothers and Sisters…
It is with sadness to inform you of the passing of Mr. Habeeb Salloum a very good friend to the Canadian Druze Society in Toronto.
A giant in promoting Arab identity and culture ,Mr Salloum Passed away on December 04,2019 ,he was 95 years old.
Mr Salloum was considered Canada’s foremost expert on Arab cuisine and Syrian immigration to Canada.
During his extensive travels to the Arab world, he experienced the cuisine of most of the Arab countries and wrote numerous articles about
each country’s food fare. Along with his writings on food, he focused many of his writings on Arab history and travel. His writings were
especially passionate about the historic period when Arabs were in Spain and about contributions of the Arabic language on English
and Spanish vocabularies.
Until his passing, he was revising along with his daughters, Muna and Leila, a study of Spanish words of Arabic origin and the contributions of Arabic to the English vocabulary.
Mr. Salloum was a great man and will be missed throughout the CDS community.
Funeral details are as follows:
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Humphrey’s Funeral Home at 1403 Bayview Avenue Toronto, ON M4G 3A8
Schedule: Family Time – 11:30 to 12:00 pm
Viewing – 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Service- 1:00 to 1:55 pm
Burial to occur immediately afterwards at Mount Pleasant Cemetery .
CDS Board of Directors