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December 24, 1950 – October 31, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hani Riad, of Winnipeg (formerly Brandon and Calgary), peacefully at the St. Boniface Hospital with his loving wife Karen at his side, after a courageous fight against cancer.


Hani is survived by his wife Karen Oliver; children John (Brooke) Riad and Natalie (Brett) Riad  of Calgary; sister Theresa (Yusri) Rasmi of Dubai and brother Rudy Mokbel Riad (Mona Soliman) of Egypt. He is also survived by John and Brooke’s children (his grandchildren Kayli, Jersey and Duke Riad, as well as Karen’s sons and their families.


Hani was born in 1950 in Alexandria, Egypt; oldest son of Mary Zachariadis and Mokbel Riad. The family moved to Greece and from there Hani immigrated to Toronto as a student. He studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto and went on to have a very successful career holding senior positions at Chemical and Manufacturing Plants in Canada and the United States.  Most recently Hani was General Manager of the Simplot Fertilizer Plant in Brandon and then the Husky Energy Ethanol Plant in Minnedosa, finally retiring in July 2018.


Hani was a very private, hard-working, highly intelligent man - a perfectionist, always curious to learn new things.  He and Karen spent many happy times travelling the world in recent years.  He was very proud of John and Natalie and loved to hear about the activities and accomplishments of his grandchildren.


Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a eulogy, stories and condolences for the family by using the comments section of this page.


In keeping with Hani’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. His ashes will be spread in the Mediterranean Sea at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined, but those wishing may make a memorial donation to CancerCare Manitoba.

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