November 2, 2020

Makar Barsoum

On November 2, 2020, Makar Barsoum passed away peacefully. He leaves behind his wife, Nathalie-Michèle Sylvain, his children Magali, Philippe and Mikhaël, his sister Mira, brother-in-law Yves, nieces and nephews, as well as many friends and colleagues.  Makar loved life and lived his life with respect, elegance and humility. He travelled around the world, had many professional successes, and built deep friendships. His most cherished treasure was his family.

The funeral will be broadcast on Monday, November 9th at 11 on  Main Church Video Broadcast  or on . Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (514-695-7979,

Funeral Service

Web casting Funeral Service - St. George & St. Joseph Coptic Orthodox Church

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11 a.m.

31 responses

  1. Ingrid Abdel-Malek

    November 6, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    I feel very sorry for the departure of my dear cousin Makar I am sure u are in a better place may God give comfort and peace to your family and friends we will miss u a lot

  2. Cherif Abdel Malek

    November 7, 2020 at 3:50 am

    Rest in peace Makar.

    • Nathalie-Michele Sylvain

      November 9, 2020 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you Cherif

  3. Vanda

    November 7, 2020 at 8:28 am

    What heartbreaking news. I first met Mak when we walked for Magda in 2009. He came to cheer us all on. I remember thinking, ‘what a kind and humble man.’ In the years thereafter I came to learn how true that was of him. May he rest peacefully.

    • Nathalie-Michele Sylvain

      November 9, 2020 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you Vanda. – Nathalie

  4. Vanda dalessandro

    November 7, 2020 at 8:29 am

    What heartbreaking news. I first met Mak when we walked for Magda in 2009. He came to cheer us all on. I remember thinking, ‘what a kind and humble man.’ In the years thereafter I came to learn how true that was of him. May he rest peacefully.

  5. Wagih A.Shaheed

    November 7, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Makar, my cousin was a friendly, cheerful soul who was loved by many especially his family. May he rest in peace with God. He is in a better place with Jesus

    • Nathalie-Michele Sylvain

      November 9, 2020 at 5:23 pm

      Thank you Wagih – Nathalie

  6. Mohamed Bassiouni

    November 8, 2020 at 3:04 am

    Rest in peace my friend you will always be remembered

  7. Sayed GHONEIM

    November 8, 2020 at 3:19 am

    My sincere condoleances for the loss of our bother MAKAR BARSOUM

  8. Moustafa El Kholy

    November 8, 2020 at 4:14 am

    Makar , you are my sincere classmate and best friend , really a great gentleman , you will definitely be missed.
    May your Soul Rest In Peace

  9. Magda Morgan

    November 8, 2020 at 4:44 am

    Deepest condolences.May God grants the family & friends paece &comfort.
    Mak was a precious friend. He will be missed .May his soul rest in paece.

  10. Mervat Soliman

    November 8, 2020 at 4:56 am

    May God shower you with his condolences for his departure He was a gentleman well loved and respected and will be missed

  11. Moufid Kayal et 79 autres amicalistes

    November 8, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Makar est un camarade de plus de 50 ans . Et on s’est retrouvé en octobre 2019 pour fêter notre jubilé. Tous les amis de la promotion 1969 du collège des frères se joignent à moi pour vous présenter nos plus sincères condoléances, que son souvenir soit éternel, il le sera pour nous .

  12. Samir Zariffa

    November 8, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Rest in peace my dear friend my sincere condolences

  13. Aly Ismail

    November 8, 2020 at 9:30 am

    My condolences to the family and Rest In Peace my dear friend and camarade.

  14. Susan Ehret

    November 8, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    I met Makar at SR Telecom and he was such a gentle spirit, with a smile and kind word for everyone. My deepest condolences go out to Makar’s family.

  15. Amir Guindi

    November 8, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    We were colleagues at Egyptian TV as well as at CBC. Lots of memories. A true gentleman as well as a confident Bridge player. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace my friend.

    • Nathalie-Michele Sylvain

      November 9, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      Thank you Amir – Nathalie

  16. Isabelle Beauregard et Aly Elkholy

    November 8, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Makar était un homme exceptionnel et gentil. Sa disparition a attristé ceux qui le connaissaient et l’appréciaient. Le souvenir de l’agréable personne qu’il était restera toujours avec nous. Que son âme repose en paix.

    • Khaled Ezzat

      November 9, 2020 at 2:54 am

      Dear friend Makar. May your soul rest in peace. You are a great loss to all your beloved ones & friends. My deepest & sincere condolences for the family & friends.

  17. Refaat Zaki

    November 9, 2020 at 9:28 am

    We, old collaegues at College De La Salle, have known Makar as a very decent person…may the Lord Jesus Christ rest his soul in the paradise of Joy and give comfort to his family and friends


    November 9, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Feel so sorry not to be able to attend the service. Roger and my love and thoughts are with you all .
    I’ve been trying the link to the church … it doesn’t seem to work.

  19. Lionel Polger

    November 9, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    My sincerest condolences. I knew Makar through the iShare club.
    He was truly a gentleman and a scholar.

  20. M Zahaby

    November 9, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    Very sad to hear this tragic news. We were school mates, lived in the same neighborhood, and rode the same school bus home for years. It was great to reconnect with him at our reunion in 2019. I found him to be the same gentle, kind and sweet person that i left in 1968 (53 years ago) when i emigrated to the United States. May God have mercy on his soul, and my deepest condolences to the family

    • Nathalie-Michele Sylvain

      November 9, 2020 at 5:21 pm

      Thank you – Nathalie

  21. Nathalie-Michele Sylvain

    November 9, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Thank you Ingrid – Nathalie

  22. Derek Wills

    November 9, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    We can reflect back on those happy years at SR Telecom with Makar as a memorable participant in a spirited sales force! Indeed, I can thank him for sending me off for technical talks with NIOC (National Iranian Oil Corporation) in Tehran! We shall miss his company at SRT retirees coffee rendezvous at DDO shopping center. Our coffee cups will be raised in his memory!

  23. Diane Ladd

    November 10, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    I knew Makar from our iShare group and I offer you my sincere condolences. Makar was a kind, cheerful, enthusiastic and interesting person who helped many others. We all enjoyed his company and will miss him very much.

  24. Michael J Bullough

    January 21, 2024 at 11:06 am

    sorry for the delay

    • Michael J Bullough

      January 21, 2024 at 11:20 am

      Makar and I worked together in Saudi Arabia on various projects. He was a wonderful colleague. He and Nathalie joined us for dinner in our Riyadh residence on occasion. So sad to hear of his passing.


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