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Camille G. Haddad

December 4, 1935 January 8, 2020
Camille G. Haddad
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Obituary for Camille G. Haddad

Camille G. Haddad, longtime resident of Farmington Hills, died peacefully in his sleep in the company of his family on January 8, 2020. He was 84 years old.

The beloved son of the late Victoria and the late Ameen Haddad, he is survived by his daughters, Natalie Haddad and Alexandra (John Welch) Haddad, their mother, Janice Samoray-Haddad, and his granddaughter Julia Welch. Mr. Haddad was preceded in death by his sisters, Jeanette Haddad and Lorraine Haddad.

Cam (as he liked to be called) spent his early childhood in the small town of Langruth, Manitoba, Canada, where his father owned the local general store. He loved to share his wonderful memories of Langruth, a place that was always close to his heart.

His family later moved to Windsor, Ontario, where he spent much of his youth. His father owned the Chocolate Bar, a small grocery and soda fountain, and Cam was influenced throughout his life by his father’s friendly and compassionate business style.

As a student at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, he met Janice Samoray, the love of his life. They married and had two daughters, Alexandra and Natalie.

Cam spent his early career in architecture working for modernist luminaries like Minoru Yamasaki and Gunnar Birkerts. Later he found his true calling in real estate and property management, which brought together his passion for architecture and his talent for business. For nearly four decades, he was friend to hundreds of small business owners who found their home at the building at 32580 Grand River.

Cam was a lover of modern art and design, jazz (especially bebop), cars and driving, and the beauty of the natural world. He took great pride in his adopted home (Michigan) and gleaned great pleasure from his favorite vacation spot (southern California). His carefully curated t-shirt collection brought a smile to the faces of friends and strangers alike; Michigan Jazz Fest and Up North were among his personal favorites.

Cam was deeply devoted to his family--including his pets--and earned their unending love and affection. His commitment to the St. George Eastern Orthodox Church community and the broader Lebanese community across Detroit and Windsor abided throughout his life. He will be remembered and missed dearly by all the family, friends, and business associates he left behind.

Funeral Service at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2160 E. Maple, Troy, Saturday, January 18, 11am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10am.

Memorials appreciated to St. George Orthodox Church or the American Heart Association.

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