Richard Farhat

April 21, 1931September 24, 2020

” The Lord Giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job 1:21) It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Richard (Rasheed) Farhat peacefully at his home on Thursday September 24, 2020 at the age of 89.

He will be forever loved and mourned by his wife Amal Daoud Farhat.

Loving and dedicated father to his adoring children Lillian, Sharon (Wes Piekut), Jason (Samantha Galvez) and the late Mylene. Proud and loving Jiddo to his precious granddaughter Milan.

Predeceased by his sister Nazima Medewar and brother Diab Farhat.

Uncle and great Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Thank you to Dr. Chew for her care over the years and to the doctors and wonderful nursing staff at the Riverside Dialysis Unit who took great care of Richard for over 4 1/2 years.

Visitation on Monday September 28 from 9:30 till 10:30 am St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, followed by a Funeral Service.

In memory of Richard, online donations to St. Elias Cathedral or the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.


  • Visitation

    Monday, September 28, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 28, 2020


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Robert Laham

September 30, 2020

I am saddened by the news of Rasheed's passing. I always enjoyed our conversations together when we met. He was a good friend to my grandfather Diab Boushey and my mother and father Doris and Rene. May he rest in peace,

Dr. Robert Laham,
Toronto, Ontario

Judy Sherwood

September 30, 2020

My deepest sympathy to you Lillian and your Family.I know you will miss your Dad terribly. Take Care.
Heartfelt Regards

Judy Sherwood

Steven David

September 27, 2020

My deepest sympathy to my cousin Amal on the loss of her sainted husband. Though I had not seen Racheed in years, I recall him from my youth as an ebullient larger than life man who knew how to take control and get the job done: all with a great sense of humour. A wonderful and rare person. Condolences to his direct and extended family as well.

Camil Daoud

September 27, 2020

Uncle Racheed was a hard working, kind, loving, caring, generous man. He was my second father who took me in his house and under his wings , he taught me to respect others and never to give up on my dreams.
Uncle Racheed you will be greatly missed and forever in my heart, Rest In Peace
Our thoughts are with his family in this difficult time.
My deepest condolences to my sister Amal and her family Lillian, Sharon and Jason.

Leila Farrah

September 26, 2020

Amal and family,
My deepest sympathy on the passing of Uncle Richard.
He was such a kind and loving person who adored his family and loved people.
He will be missed and never forgotten, may he rest in peace.

Mark Boushey

September 26, 2020

I was very sad to hear about the passing of Uncle Richard.He always had the kindest words and smile everytime I saw him. May his soul rest in eternal peace,and may God bless and comfort his family.Sincerely,Mark and Hala Boushey and family.

David Leblanc

September 25, 2020

Dear Amal, Lillian and family,

Richard, Amal and Lilian were such a presence at the Riverside. I admired your attentiveness and devotion to Richard's care. He was a true gentleman. I'll miss the moments we shared.

For all those who loved and who will miss Richard please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one.

Cam Saikaly

September 24, 2020

This announcement brought me to tears .Racheed was my father Michel Saikaly’s best friend .As I grew up I was introduced to Racheed as a very respectful man and my fathers best friend.Every time I was at a function and Racheed would come up from behind me and jab me in the Ribs and startle me .I would turn around to find this wonderful man with a giant smile .His kind words would always make my day .Racheed was one of a kind with a heart of gold .God rest his sole !


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