Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un
We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.
— in honour of —
Saturday August 26, 2023
Alkarim's one-year remembrance will consist of:
- A short prayer service (approximately 15 minutes) at his gravesite, followed by
- A full buffet lunch at a downtown hotel, where we can informally exchange our stories and memories of Al.
Everyone who knows and loves Al is welcome to attend.
We just need to know how many of you will be there, so that we can arrange for sufficient space and catering. Please RSVP below no later than Sunday August 20, 2023.
Date and Time: Saturday August 26, 2023 at 12:30 PM
Location: Royal Oak Burial Park, 4673 Falaise Drive, Victoria BC.
Here is a downloadable map of the cemetery showing Al's gravesite.
While the service will be brief, it will be outdoors, so please dress for the weather. We hope that it will be sunny, but if not, please bring an umbrella in case it is needed.
Following the service, Merge will host a lunch at which you are welcome to informally share your stories and memories of Al. There is no dress code, please dress comfortably, Merge just wants to remember Al with you.
Date and Time: Saturday August 26, 2023; 1 PM to 5 PM.
Lunch will be served when everyone returns from the cemetery.
Location: Delta Ocean Pointe Resort, Arbutus A Room, 100 Harbour Road, Victoria BC.
If you are attending, please RSVP so that we can arrange for sufficient space and catering.
Click the button below to let us know that you are coming.
Please RSVP no later than Sunday August 20, 2023.
Looking for accommodation in Victoria?
August is high-season in Victoria's tourist scene, and we know that accommodation can be expensive. We have arranged for a discounted group rate of $169 (plus taxes) at the Holiday Inn Elk Lake. This hotel is a 3-minute drive to the cemetery, and a 17-minute drive to the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort (the location for lunch). You can get this discounted rate by using the link below. Please note that this rate is only valid for August 25-28, and MUST BE BOOKED BY JULY 10, 2023.
If you are thinking about bringing flowers, would you consider making a donation to Al's favourite charity instead?
The Spirit & Serena Sunderji Fund is a registered Canadian charity under the auspices of the Calgary Foundation, and annually supports small animal and pet-related charities across Canada. You will receive a tax receipt if you wish.
(The link above takes you to the Calgary Foundation site. Select Spirit & Serena Sunderji Fund from the dropdown menu)