FATHER ROBERT ASSALY October 27th 1959 - March 26th 2023
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our pastor Fr. Robert Assaly, who died on March 26, 2023 after a short battle with cancer.
We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Nancy, their six children Kristi, Ben, Justin, Bishara, Janan, and Fedi, his grandchildren Matthew, Henry and Anna, and his beloved mother Gloria. Please unite with us to lift them up in prayer, as well as all parishioners of his two parishes, St Thomas More and St Willibrord.
Fr. Robert will forever be remembered for his passion for mission, his desire to lead his parishioners towards encounters with Jesus Christ and to opportunities to live out discipleship, and his unquestionable zeal to spread the Good News to the city of Verdun. He will truly be missed as we carry on with the same passion and zeal for the renewal of our Church, in Verdun and beyond.
The visitation and the funeral mass will both take place at St Thomas More.
Visitation Friday, March 31, 2023 2-5pm and 7–9pm An evening prayer service that will be presided by Fr Mike Leclerc will be held on Friday at 8pm.
Funeral Mass Saturday, April 1, 2023 11:30AM Fr Raymond Lafontaine, Episcopal Vicar, will be the celebrant, and Fr Peter Sabbath will be the homilist.
To view Fr. Robert’s obituary, send a message of condolence to the family, or to learn how to make a donation to Canadian Friends of Sabeel in lieu of flowers, please click here.