Sazegari, Tahereh ‘Therese’, Dr.

Sazegari, Tahereh ‘Therese’, Dr.

November 17th, 2019

Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 17, 2019, surrounded by her loving family and with the sun shining brightly outside the window. She was born on March 22, 1935 in Mashhad, Iran, as the youngest of six siblings. She travelled to Paris as a young woman to pursue her medical education at a time when such action was almost unheard of. She received her medical degree from University of Paris in 1966, married the love of her life and returned to Iran to practise as an academic clinical microbiologist in Mashhad University in Iran. She was the first female physician in her university to achieve the rank of full professor and went on to educate countless other future physicians during her academic career. She gave up her successful career and her life in Iran to immigrate to Canada with her family in 1988 to give her children a chance for a better life. She was a proud Canadian by choice and loved living in Montreal and London until her death. She is survived by her loving husband Dr. Hossein Etemad-Rezai, her daughter Dr. Roya Etemad-Rezai, her sons Dr. Ramin Etemad (Shahzia Abbas Etemad) and Amin Etemad (Elham Agah) and her sister Dr. Mahereh Sazegari. She was the beloved Grandma (Lali) to Shereen, Shawn, Ava and Lily and her feline grandchildren Hanni and Juno. She loved life with every fibre of her being and she lived her life to the fullest to the very end. She embodied the best of humanity and she lived her life with courage, grace and dignity. She was strong, humble, kind and generous. She was a role model and inspiration to many young women. She loved her family unconditionally and was loved, adored and respected by her family, friends, colleagues and students. Her loss will leave an endless void forever but her memory and her proud legacy will live on in our hearts. A memorial reception will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 3:00 ~ 6:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dr. Sazegari are asked to consider Doctors Without Borders (MSF Canada) and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. 

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Dr. Davy ChengDear Roya, please accept my deepest condolences. I am very saddened of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry...
Mostafa KordlouieOur Dearest Dr.Etemad Rezai, Dr.Roya, Dr.Ramin, Amin and the rest of the family; Please kindly accept our deepest condolence for you sad. We are sure that a lot of the friends and family miss her. She was very kindness, helpful, sincere and we always enjoy her friendship with heart. We are very saddened for your loving mother Dr.Sazegari and we do remember her forever.
Dr Michael StrongDear Roya, Please accept Wendy's and my condolences at this time of such great loss. Even the short memorium attests to what a remarkable person mother had been. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mike
The MarshallsSorry to hear this news Roya. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Take care. Bob and Luan
Golmehr Dear Dr Roya Etemad, please accept my deepest condolence. I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Enayat and Homa ShahrokniDear Dr. Etemad Rezai, Dr. Roya, Dr. Ramin and Amin Jan, Someone so special can never be forgotten. May your memories give you peace and comfort.
Donald TavesDear Roya, Our condolences on the passing of your mother. I know she meant a great deal to you and your family. Her remarkable life story with a theme of self-less giving is indeed inspirational. Don and Elenor Taves
Guiti, Banou, Masoud and AhmadDear Dr. Etemadrezai, Roya joon, Amin Jan, and Ramin jan, We would like to express our deepest condolences for the passing of our beloved friend Tara joon. We are grateful to Mrs. Shirley McEwen introducing Tara joon and Dr. Etemadrezai to us. It has been a pleasure to be your friends. Over the years, we had so much fun at our many gatherings and short trips to the extent that we always looked forward to the next one. We never forget Tara joon's endless kindness to our mother. Her intelligence, decorum, wittiness made her presence at our gatherings absolute joy. We miss her dearly but she will live in our hearts. We value the continuation our friendship and will keep Tara joon present with all happy memories.روحش شاد
Mahmoud and Tahereh IzadyWe are deeply saddened by the loss that dear Dr. Etemad-Rezai, Dr. Roya and your family have encountered. Please accept our condolences.
Danesh afaghiDear Dr Etemadrezai,And Amin Jan Dr Roya and Dr Ramin . We would like to express our deepest condolences for passing someone so special can never be forgotten.our thoughts and prayers are with you.Nahid& Danesh Afaghi
Azarm Salimi(Vakilian)Dear Dr. Etemadrezai, Dr. Roya, Dr. Ramin and Amin. I am deeply saddened for the news of passing of your beloved wife and mother. My heart and thoughts is always with you. Her legacy and kindness always remembered. Please accept my condolences. Azi
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