JA Snow Funeral Home


Hassibe Habib

June 13, 1936November 22, 2021

Hassibi - age 85 of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Hassibi who passed away November 22, 2021 at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital.

Born in Miniara, Lebanon. She was the daughter of Elias and Lamia Khalil.

She immigrated to Canada in 1974 with her family and settled in Porters Lake where she quickly became well-loved and known as “Mama” by all who met her. Hassibi dedicated most of her time working hard to give to her family and community. She was loving, strong willed and compassionate. She would do anything for anyone, her smile will live in our memories forever.

She is survived by daughter, Evelyn (Lutfallah); sons, Riad (Lamia), Raja (Victoria) and Bashir; brother, Saadallah; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her husband Hani, brothers Lutfallah, Moufid, Naja and Raja; and sister Marie.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday November 24, 2021 from 5-8pm in J A Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax. Funeral Service will be held Thursday November 25, 2021 at 11:00am in St. Antonios Orthodox Church, 2480 Windsor St, Halifax. Father Maximos Saikali officiating. Burial in St. Antonios Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Antonios Church in memory of our beloved Hassibi.

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“Death is nothing else but going home to God, The bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity” – Mother Teresa.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

  • Burial

    Thursday, November 25, 2021


Hassibe Habib

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Hamid Jreige

November 28, 2021

We would like to give our sincere condolences to Hassibe’s family for their loss. Hassibe was a wonderful person and she will be missed.
Hamid and Salma Jreige

Keltie Louise

November 28, 2021

Leo and family, many great memories at the villager in Porters Lake. Always looked forward to seeing your mother.

Christina (Chrissy) Briand

November 25, 2021

So sorry to hear the passing of mamma .
I remember the laughs we had at the villager , you called me crazy woman lol. Allways cooking and wanting me to stay for supper , never took no for an answer.I visited you and your family at your home , spent the day talking , walking the grounds .I had recently lost my mom and you were such a comfort to me . Sending love n hugs to all the Habib family xoxo

Habib Family

November 25, 2021

Thanks to everyone who reached out to show their support during this time. The entire Habib family appreciates the kind words!

Mama never forgot anyone from her days at The Villager. She often spoke about everyone including all who wrote on this obituary. We can say with certainty that the Porters Lake community had a big spot in her heart. We can't thank everyone enough for their support and having a positive impact on her life.

Shelley (Hatch) MacMillan

November 25, 2021

So sorry to hear of Mama's passing. I have lots of fond memories from my early teen years hanging out at the arcade and eating the best burgers I have ever had ever! Im sure all us kids used to drive her crazy some days but she was always nothing but kind to us all. You will be greatly missed Mama xox

Murray and Shirley Hatch

November 25, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the family. We thought the world of Mama , she was a wonderful woman and always very kind.

Grace & Charlie Whitford

November 25, 2021

To all the Habib family
So sorry to here about Mama's passing we enjoyed here laughter and smiles. Alway faithfully at work, rain or snow, loved her job.RIP prayers always.
Grace &Charlie

Pam Young

November 25, 2021

Lots of fun. She thought we were crazy when we use to bring our own ingredients, she was a staple of Porters Lake for many years. all who meant her loved her. Christmas Eves after store hours always had a drink of ouzo and a bit to eat. The Myra road crew where full that night. Good times.

Matthew Toffle

November 25, 2021

Dear Momma ,

It was my pleasure to be a part of your life here on earth. Your heart was always kind to us kids in the community , the love you brought to our community was shown through your dedication to your family. My prayers have been directed to your spirit , we shared many memories.

All those days on my way to hunting or fishing , renting movies and buying Pizzas

To all the Habib’s , my condolences during your time of grieving. I know your connection to God is deep and I trust the cosmos will bask you in the warmth of universe love.

Enjoy your next adventure Momma

Love Matthew Tofflemire

Steve Bellefontaine

November 24, 2021

I have known you since I was a kid. The days of the villager meat market where you use to work. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May You RIP among the angels.