Obituary & Service Information for Afzal F. (Al) SULEMAN

SULEMAN, P.Eng., AFZAL (AL) F. December 30, 1958 - January 18, 2019 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a dear son, husband, father and brother. Afzal wanted all his family, friends and colleagues to know that he led a most wonderful 60 years of life with the last 30 years devotedly married to his beautiful and loving wife Anisha and together raised two beautiful children, Adam and Sabrina, who have made them so proud in so many ways. He requests that his passing be truly seen as a celebration of a life well lived and loved and that he treasured each and every moment of it. Afzal was an accomplished, ethical and very proud professional engineer who took immense pride in the contributions made by his staff at the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal where he enjoyed a most fulfilling career in multiple roles culminating as Director. He was very deeply touched by the many kind expressions of support and prayers as he fought his courageous battle with stage 4 Melanoma. The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to Dr. Hogg and his team at Princess Margaret Hospital for their support and valiant efforts using latest immunotherapy advances to stop the aggressive advances of the cancer. Should there be a desire, In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests a donation to PMH Foundation or the Melanoma Network of Canada. An Ismaili Faith funeral will be held on January 24, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at 695 Middlefield Rd., Scarborough, ON M1V 5B8.

Many of you will wish to pay tribute to our friend Al and offer condolences to his family. 

  • Those wishing to pay respects to Al’s family may do so beginning at 8:15 pm on Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 at the Unionville Jamatkhana (Mosque).  The Jamatkhana is located at 350 Applecreek Boulevard in Markham.
  • Al’s funeral will be held on Thursday January 24th, 2019 at the Scarborough Jamatkhana, located at 695 Middlefield Rd in Scarborough, Ontario.  Those who are able to attend should arrive between 11:45 am and 12:00 noon.
  • It will be a traditional Ismaili Muslim ceremony, which will involve a series of prayers.  There will be plenty of volunteers to help guide you when you arrive.
  • Attire is the same as for any funeral, but please be aware you will be asked to remove your shoes when you enter the hall.  Men are invited to the cemetery after the ceremony if they would like to come.

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