Our dear friend Farid Samy passed away at York Hospital in Toronto on April 7, 2012 at 3:30PM. As it was his wish to have a Muslim funeral, services took place the following day starting at 11:30AM with viewing/visitation at the Mosque (Islamic Foundation of Toronto), then prayers at noon, and finally burial at York Cemetery (Section 20/Plot 1392) by 1PM.

The following is an excerpt from Farouk Samy’s (his older brother) message:

“I wanted to let you know that my brother, Farid passed away peacefully last Saturday April 7. He never recovered from his coma. It would have been 2 years this month in a coma state. Our family is grateful that his suffering has now ended. Farid was buried Sunday in accordance with Islamic rites which required burial to happen within 24 hours. I miss him and I am sure you too as well. Farid hadn't really changed from the time he left DBS to the time before he had the coma. He was still the Farid you all knew him - fun, joker, life of the party. He always reminded me that there is a child within us no matter how old we are. I hope you all have fond memories of him.”

 

Submitted by Russell Yeh (74)

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Adam Butt Sr. (class of 1968) after a 10 month courageous fight against cancer at the age of 60. Adam was born on the 4th of May, 1950 and left us on the 11th of November, 2010 at 10:22pm.

Adam was a stellar athlete, amusing classmate and a “rascal” at DBS.  Adam had many roles in his life time. He was a good son, a caring brother, a trusted friend, a hard worker, a loving husband, a brilliant father and the undisputed gold medalist of occasional temper tantrum.

His role may have changed during the different stages of his life, but the characteristics that define who he was remained unchanged. He was a man with unquestionable work ethnics and integrity. His charisma, warmth and sense of humor have enriched the lives of those who were privileged to have known him. His determination, competitiveness, resilience, and amazing display of “balls” were clearly demonstrated in his final battle with a notorious disease. These are the characteristics that defined this special man that we all know as Adam Butt Sr.   No doubt his classmates, friends, associates, relatives and family will cherish his legacy and always remember him in his light.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, and son, Adam Jr.

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OBITUARY

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Eric Benjamin Randall (Class of 1941) on Saturday, 9th April, 2011.

He is survived by his wife Lena, Brothers Gordon and Malcolm (Also of DBS).

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 26th April, 2011 at St. John's Cathedral, Garden Road at 2:30p.m. followed by cremation at
Cape Collinson.

A celebration of Eric's life will be heald on Wednesday, 27th April, 2011 at Kowloon Cricket Club, Cox's Road. Friends and relatives are
welcome to attend.

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Mr. Donald Brittan, former teacher of DBS from 1948 to 1957, passed away on the late evening of the 28th of October, 2010. He did not suffer any long-term illness and passed away at his home, in peace and in the company of his wife.

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It is with great sadness that I bring you news of the passing away of Dr. Kenneth Wang (66). In expressing our heartfelt condolences to his wife Linda, and children (Janice, Jason, Jonathan, Jeffrey & Jeremy),  our thoughts are with them at this difficult time. Kenneth fought bravely his illness and showed immense courage and determination till the very end. We will all miss a stalwart and cheerful member of YPO-WPO, a dear friend and a leading icon of apparel industry.

Oct 2010

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