In memory of

Alireza Manafizaher

December 31, 1967 -  September 25, 2021

Alireza Manafizaher, “Ray”, age 53 passed away peacefully the 25th of September, 2021. Alireza was born to two loving parents and five loving sisters in Tehran, Iran, December 31st, 1967; and despite “Alireza” being a common name, this Alireza in particular was very special. Throughout his life in Iran, he was very athletic - hiking mountains, camping, sprinting, and more. As a teen, he began discovering his love for arts and by the age of 16, he even taught calligraphy to older people. At that point, Alireza knew he would want to pursue an artistic career. As he matured, his passion for art grew, prompting him to work as a set designer for his sister, Farahnaz’, films. In his early 20s, Alireza came to Canada to start his new life. He worked many trades until he finally settled on studying design at George Brown College, where he would soon meet Siana Pratiwi, the future mother of his two children. With a lot of love, hope, and support from friends and family, he started his print shop in 2007. Not only was he a proud business owner, but he was an equally great man. Alireza dreamed of going back to Iran, reuniting his family, and hiking the mountains once again, but unfortunately was not able to. However, his legacy will be fulfilled by his son, Adel, his daughter, Anahita, and his loving friends and family. May he rest in love and peace.


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Alaleh (Nephew)

Entered September 28, 2021 from Iran


Azadeh (His niece)

Entered September 28, 2021 from Iran


Mahnaz (Sister)

Entered September 28, 2021 from Iran


John Loc Nguyen (fellow BIA board member)

Entered September 28, 2021 from 826 Wilson Ave

Our condolences to Ray's family. Ray is very kind and calm, always with a smiling face, will be dearly missed. Rest in peace.

Jim Marinow (Friend)

Entered September 28, 2021 from Toronto

Ray, as I knew him, was an exceptional human being.
After he donated printing work to help a homeless person, I thanked him for his kindness.
He responded by saying
" We were put here to help each other, not to make each other's lives more difficult ".
I have lost track of how many times I have used those words.
Those words came from a place deep inside of him. I could tell that he cared for people in this way.
I am most sorry to happen upon his passing on Facebook and I am sorry that I did not get to say goodbye.
He will remain in my prayers.

Jim Marinow


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