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In memory of my father in law - George Hakim
Posted On 10/20/2010 01:07:38 by admin

On October 20th, 2009 my father in law George Hakim passed away and tomorrow marks the one year anniversary.  Uncle George was larger than life and posessed a generous and kind spirit.  He has a wonderful sense of humour, even eccentric at times but he had true love for his family.  He referred to me as his son and advised me on many issues.

During his last days he sadly suffered because of his diabetes and as a result he lost both legs and was confined to bed.  Yet, he found laughter and joy regardless and even the load was heavy at times, he never wavered or surrendered his faith.

Uncle George lived and died in Accra, Ghana and on his funeral the church was filled by friends and loved ones and there was no room to sit or even stand... people were swarming in and outside the church.  Our beloved Father Fadi conducted the service and it was very touching and we all felt the peace and blessings.  Uncle George led a humble life and was never tempted by material gain, he saw all people as equal and treated everyone wth dignity and compassion.  He was liked by the Lebanese community and even more so by the Ghanaians who came in large numbers to pay tribute.

My prayers will be lifted in his memory tomorrow and I will always remember his sound advice, his warm smile and strong handshake.  May our Lord Jesus Christ light his path to heaven with love, healing and love, amen.

Photo below:  My wife Claudine with her father George in Accra Ghana

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10/21/2010 00:35:22

This is a loving tribute. We always remember the one's we love and honer. I loss my dad when he was 52 but God has been with me all the way. I know He's with your wife and all those who love him.

10/20/2010 08:29:12

That he is loved by so many says a lot about him...It sounds like he touched a lot of 

people's lives..I know that you and your family are greatly saddened at this time..

please know that my prayers are with you all..GBY

10/20/2010 05:02:22

He certainly looks like a big hearted person.  I can see it in his eyes.

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