Amira Wasfy, dear mother of Ayten Archer (Riverside) devoted grandmother of Dylan Forrest (Saskatoon) and Caelan Archer (Riverside), died May 20 2021 after a protracted illness.
An abstract painter- Amira’s art examines the concepts of justice and its place as an enduring valued concept in contemporary society. Amira's works are held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) , The International Monetary Fund, The United Nations (Geneva offices), Museo de la Paz de Guernica (Guernica Peace Museum Spain) as well as many esteemed public, corporate and private collections.
Amira’s university teaching career began in the Faculty Management in her early twenties- ending in her early seventies in the Faculty of Art and Art History. A respected teacher, Amira taught two diverse disciplines-in many languages- touching the lives of her commerce and art students for over fifty years at five universities on three continents.
Our mother was an incredible woman who dedicated her life to speaking out on injustices. Her humanitarian efforts were acknowledged with many international awards and honours. She was beautiful, strong-willed and unquestionably fearless. We hope to honour her memory supporting efforts that seek justice and truth.
Amira’s children would like to thank our aunt Dr. Evet Wasif, cousins Dr. Jason Wasfy (Boston) Justin Wasfy (Washington DC), Marilyn Kennedy, Irene Beck, Jay Watson, Dr. Lee Old, Dr. Cyprian Enweani, Dr. Karam, Dr. Krista Lagimodiere, Cara Haaf, Grant Scharfstein and Bill Edwards (Saskatoon).
A full obituary with details of the funeral to be held in Washington, DC will be published in a future edition of this newspaper.
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