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ARIDA, Raymond Bishara

May 27, 1930 — February 16, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Raymond Bishara Arida. He was predeceased by his wife, Simone Arida (nee Sarkis). Lovingly survived by his son, Andrew Arida, daughter-in-law Leanna-Korns Arida, and his two grandchildren, Jude Arida and Luke Arida. Raymond is also survived by his brother Peter Arida and sister Wedad Assaf.


Raymond was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1930. In July 1952, he graduated from Cairo University with a degree of Bachelor of Chemical Engineering. Raymond took great pride in his accomplishments as an engineer and his career included work in Egypt, Canada, Algeria, the UK, and Bolivia. Raymond married his wife Simone in June 1961 in Cairo and they immigrated to Montreal, Canada shortly thereafter. The following years brought a son, Andrew, countless adventures and wonderful memories. Raymond retired in Kelowna, BC in 1995 and eventually moved to Vancouver in 2009.


Raymond was an avid traveller, a proud engineer, a storyteller, a lover of a good joke, but most of all, a devoted husband and father. Saudade, Dad.


Visitation for Raymond will be held on Friday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m. at Springfield Funeral Home, Kelowna BC, followed by a Graveside Service at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences and flowers may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com; memorial donations may also be made to Parkinson Society Canada. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Visitation for Raymond will be held on Friday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Springfield Funeral Home
(2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC)

Graveside Service Friday, February 27th following the visitation

Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery

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The service for ARIDA, Raymond Bishara is scheduled for Graveside Service Friday, February 27th following the visitation. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery

1991 Bernard Avenue Kelowna, BC


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