Marie Maryam Shafa was born Feb 18, 1927 to Dr. Ali and Monireh Shafa in Rasht, Iran. She was married to Akbar Mehmandoust Bassir, devoted husband, whom she lost much too early in 1975. Marie was an avid athlete, chef, world traveler, reader, and mother to all. Marie loved Spanish and Latin music and was amazing on the dance floor! She lived in Tehran, London, and Toronto, and became a proud Canadian citizen. At the age of 65 she went back to school to learn English and accomplished a second high school diploma in English in Toronto. She leaves behind daughters Simin (Saeed), and Samarah, and sons Siamak (Sousan) and Sasan (Sevda). Beloved grandmother to Bobby (Breanne), Mani (Jennifer) Katayoun “Kathy” (Sean) Ametis, Mona (Emon) Sina (Mahla) Anna, and Sam. Great-grandmother to Mariella, Aubrielle, Lyla, Donya, Liam, and Logan. Marie requested that everyone wear bright, happy colors for her funeral, no sadness and no wearing black. Marie wanted everyone to celebrate her life just as she lived it, with happiness, joy, and dancing!
Elgin Mills Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Centres
1591 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, ON, CANADA, L4S 1M9
Friday, 8 May 2020 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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