Obituary of Lilian Marie Terese Harb
Harb, Lilian Marie-Therese « Lily » (March 29, 1976 – April 28, 2021) It is with the most heavy and anguished of hearts that we share the passing of our sweet and angelic Lily, in the early evening of Wednesday, April 28th of 2021 with her devoted husband Darren and immediate family by her side.
Words cannot begin to describe the loving, selfless, compassionate and generous young woman that Lily was. Her family was number one to her and there was truly nothing she would not do for any of them. Husband Darren stood with Lily and walked through her painful journey by her side with strength, loving patience, warmth and unwearied encouragement. With her daughter Marina, she stood as a strong and proud Lioness and protector. Lily touched the lives of literally thousands through her passion to want to heal and care for others through her practice, Holistic Health Niagara. It was this same selflessness and putting others before herself that kept her painful fight with cancer a private one that she endured with courage, determination and a resolute faith in God.
Lily graduated from Dennis Morris High School and then went on to complete her Honours Bachelor of Science degree at McMaster University. From there, she went on to obtain her certification in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at the College of International Holistic Studies and the Open International University for Complementary Medicines. Lily also attended Niagara College for Holistic Nutrition & Wellness. She is a member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). Lily was founder & Director of the ‘Niagara Through the Eyes of a Child Initiative’.
Left to mourn her loss is her loving husband and soul mate Darren Belay, her daughter Marina & step-children Josh, Megan & Samantha, her parents Danita & Joseph, brother Jeremy Anthony (Patricia), sisters Sandra (Darren Arrol) & Lindy (Brad Gilbart), nephews Tanios, Jimmy & Harper, nieces Elena, Lauren, Maya, Abigail & baby Gilbart (to join the family soon), mother-in-law Pat (Walter Bellay – 2013).
Lily is predeceased by her grandparents Maria & Marian Kapsiak, Therese & Tanios Harb, uncle Paul Nohara as well as aunts Yvette Dergham, Juliette & Janet Harb. Arrangements have been entrusted to the George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, ON. A Catholic funeral mass will be celebrated in Lily’s honour at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, 3 Lyman Street St. Catharines on Monday May 3, 2021 at 10 AM followed by entombment at Victoria Lawn Cemetery 432 Queenston Street, St. Catharines. Those wishing to send flowers, please send to George Darte Funeral Home.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Lilian
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Décès pour la Ville:St- Catharines, Province: Ontario