Thursday, 26 May 2016

'I don't think I'll ever meet someone like her'- Husband mourns Canadian woman in EgyptAir 804

Marwa Hamdy moved to Cairo from Saskatoon at the age of seven, according to her husband.

Marwa Hamdy, 42, was born in Saskatoon to Egyptian parents who were studying in Saskatchewan. She moved to Cairo when she was seven and later studied computer science at the American University in Cairo.

Hamdy was a manager at IBM in Cairo.

A dual Canadian-Egyptian citizen, she was the mother of three boys, ages 17, 12 and 10.

"They finally came to accept that their mom has left this world," Tanamly said. "She must be in a better place right now, and they are accepting this fact. They are still feeling a little bit of pain and sadness. Sometimes, they sit down alone and cry."

A service was held at a mosque on Sunday in Cairo, where people who knew Hamdy came to offer condolences to the family.

"I remember my wife as — and I think I told her that during her lifetime — that she was the greatest person I ever met. And I don't think I'll ever meet someone like her."

One of her connections on Facebook also had this to say about her.

"What a beautiful tribute to a brilliant business woman, long time IBM-executive, super mom-sister-daughter-cousin, and Egyptian Yogi Master! Marwa was returning to Cairo on ‪#‎EgyptAir‬ flight ‪#‎MS804‬ from visiting her sister and brother in-law who is Egypt's Deputy Ambassador in Paris. Marwa recently shared a quote by Rumi that read:"My soul wants to fly away when your presence calls it so sweetly. My soul wants to take flight, when you whisper arise."(I have added her Rumi Facebook post in the comment area) Marwa leaves behind three children, her husband and parents Tante Somaya and Uncle Hamdy. RIP Angel Girl 👼🏼 I love you, Marwa."