In Memory Of Harissi-Dagher, Nizar




On June 4, 2021, Nizar Harissi Dagher, a loving husband, father and grandfather, brother and uncle passed away, at the age of 92, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Grace (Massad) his children, Fadi, Jade (Judith Mergl), Karim (Magda Diab), Mona (Michel Akl) and Jehane (Jacques Corcos), his 7 grandchildren, Laila, Anthony and Andrew, Alessandra and Ivan, Chloé and Sophie, his sisters Dora Nasr and Leila Antonios as well as many loving relatives and friends.

A pharmacist for 60 years, succeeding his beloved father, he also was an active member of civic society. He co-founded several charitable organizations and medical dispensaries, with the aim to alleviate human pain and to assist the less fortunate.  He was appointed to serve on the municipal council of the city of Saida, Lebanon and was a founding and active member of the city's Rotary Club, which he also presided.

Nizar firmly believed in education and offered some of his free time to teach in public schools. 

He was guided by the words “Dieu divinise ce que l'homme humanise.”

In his memory, a private mass will be celebrated by his immediate family due to the current sanitary restrictions.

His funeral will be held in his native city of Saida, and burial will take place in the family crypt in the village of Rmeileh.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in the memory of Nizar Harissi Dagher’s name to the McGill University Lebanese Student Bursary Support Fund:

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Messages for the Family of Harissi-Dagher, Nizar

From: Helen Hykal

My brother in law was a wonderful, hospitable gentleman. He loved his family and tried very hard to live and love two countries at the same time: Lebanon and its traditions and Canada and its promise of a future. God bless his soul.
From: Rabih et Zeina Raad

Mes sincéres condoleances à la famille!Que son âme repoe en paix.
From: Elias et Roula Massad

Une personne pieuse , respectueuse , silencieuse qui nous quitte après des années de contribution et d’amour à sa famille et à la notre . Nizar tu vas nous manques . Sincères condoléances de Roula , Elie et la famille Massad et leurs enfants .
From: Dora and Karim Nasser and family

Thank you for the beautiful photo and history of Nizar, a beloved husband, father and grandfather, brother, and uncle. God bless him and rest in peace.
From: Sami et Tanya Abou-Farhat

Nos plus sincères condoléances! Que son âme repose en paix et que sa mémoire soit éternelle et se perpétue à travers chaque membre de sa famille.
From: George & Deirdre Hykal

What a beautiful tribute to Nizar. We are saddened by his passing and wish we could be there to celebrate his life with you and wrap you all in a warm embrace. We love and miss you all.
From: Nada Najm

Mes très sincères condoléances à toute la famille! Un homme de cœur nous quitté mais M. Dagher veillera sur vous pour toujours! 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Nada Najm et famille
Nadra Najm et famille
From: Fadi et Tanya Ziadeh

Nos sincères condoléances! Que son âme repose en paix.
From: simon tinawi

Dear Jehane,
My sincere condolences for the passing of your father. May your mom, brother, twin sister and you find courage and strength in these difficult times.
From: Leila Dagher Antonios

I am so sorry for your loss and my loss. Nizar was a great husband,father, grandfather and a brother. I am going to miss him dearly. Please accept my sincere condolences. May his soul Rest In Peace.
Leila Dagher Antonios
From: Mary Jane Tanios Tranjan

Our sincere condolences to Aunti Grace, Fadi, jade, Karim, Jehane and Manal and their families. Uncle Nizar will be missed but not forgotten. His memories will live with us forever. Rest In Peace khalo.
Mary Jane and Farid Tranjan
From: Mitra Feyz et Babak Zolfaghari

Chère famille Dagher,

Nous sommes de tout cœur avec vous. La perte du patriarche de la famille n'a pas de mot pour être bien exprimée. Elle est juste profondément blessante et d'une tristesse inouïe. Nous n'avons pas eu la chance de bien connaître monsieur Dagher, mais il nous a laissé des chefs d'œuvre d'humanité, de générosité, de grandeur et d'amour; notre chère Jehane et chère Mona, que nous avons eu le privilège de connaître et d'avoir comme amies. Alors, on salue son âme et on le remercie pour ces cadeaux inégalés qu'il nous a laissé. Qu'il repose en paix! Mitra et Babak.
From: Wafa Razkalla

Dear tante Grace, cousins Fadi, Jade, Karim, Jehane, Manal and their families,

So sorry for your loss. Viewing the beautiful service live, felt like I am with you in person.
"We weep, but not as those who have no hope." 1 Thessalonians 4:13 Our hope is in Christ.
Please know that I have been praying for you to have "the peace of God which passes all understanding".
Uncle Nizar is, at this very moment, at peace in the presence of God.

Wafa Razkalla and family
From: Richard Antonios

It is with sadness to say good bye khalo Nizar. You were a great man and we are going to miss you. Please accept our sincere condolences. May your soul Rest In Peace.
Richard, Ghisseh and Mary Jane
From: Edwin Antonios

Khalo Nizar, you will be missed forever and always. The beautiful moments you shared with us will always speak of a great person that you were. May your soul Rest In Peace
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Edwin, Jandark and izzat
From: Marcele Falcao and Patrick Boulos

To Mona and Jehane as well as the Harissi-Dagher family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of your dad and loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you during this difficult time.


Marcele , Patrick, Samantha, Amanda and Josh Boulos