Batbouta Family Arrived to St. Joseph

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With great joy and with gratitude to God and to many parishioners and volunteers, St. Joseph parish Syrian refugee committee welcomed the Batbouta family on October 6th.

Sadly, Jubran Batbouta, 76 years of age, who arrived in September, passed away unexpectedly on October 14th. Jubran is third from the right in the above photo taken at the Toronto airport, when his son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren arrived on October 6th. Jubran was also the father/grandfather of the Batbouta family that arrived in February, sponsored by St. Helen Parish, Beamsville. A funeral mass was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church in Grimsby on October 20th.