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Mona Tobgi

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In Memory of Mona “née Chiniara” Tobgi

Passed away on July 14, 2017. Daughter of the late Ernest Chiniara and Aurore Karalambides, she leaves behind her cherished husband Johnny/Jean Tobgi, her precious daughter Valerie Organ (Byron), her darling grandchildren Tyler and Abigail, her beloved sisters Sylvie Pennaneach (the late Guy), Gisèle Abbyad (the late André) and Huguette Chiniara, as well as many dear cousins, nephews, nieces and wonderful friends. Mona attended St. Clare’s College in Egypt and graduated with an MBA from Université du Québec à Montréal. She joined CIBC in 1965 and was the first woman in Quebec to become a “Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers” (FICB). From 1974 to 1997 she was CIBC’s Quebec Regional Controller and Business Consultant Finance in Montreal, and from 1997 to 2001, she was CIBC’s Ontario East and North’s Business Consultant Finance and Senior Financial Analyst in Ottawa. In 2002, she joined Industry Canada from where she retired in 2011 from her role as Senior Business Development Officer promoting Canada’s environmental industry in Canada and abroad. Mona was an active member of Zonta International (in Montreal 1984-1997 and in Ottawa since 1998). She valued her network of friends from Zonta, Breast Cancer Action (BCA) Ottawa, CIBC and Industry Canada. Mona was especially thankful for the tremendous support she received from Johnny, Valerie, her networks, her family, relatives and friends during her illness.

The family will receive condolences at the Heritage Funeral Complex, 1250 Trim Rd. Orleans, ON on Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 9:30AM to 11:00AM. Funeral service will follow at the chapel within the complex. A private interment will be held at Cimetière St. Joseph d’Orléans. The family will then join guests for a celebration of life at the Heritage Funeral Complex. A 40th day memorial service will be held at Saint Sauveur Melkite Greek Catholic Cathedral, 10025 De l’Acadie Boulevard, Montreal, QC on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 12:00PM.

If one wishes, tributes may be sent to Breast Cancer Action Ottawa (www.bcaott.ca), to the Zonta International Foundation (http://foundation.zonta.org) or to a charity of your choice.

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