ForeverMissed
This memorial was created in memory of our beloved George Menassa, who will be in our hearts forever. 
Posted by Chadi Nakhle on April 9, 2021
My Dearest Uncle Georges. You were the Rock of our family. The Godfather whom everyone went to for advice and help. When you left us, we all felt lost. Your memory shall always remain vivid in all of us. Your laughter, your thrilling stories of your life path and most important than all, your big heart which contained us all.
Till we meet again, We love you and always think of you Dear Uncle Georges.
Posted by Kevin Bell on April 5, 2021
George was a warm and positive man. He was generous with his sunshine. He was gentle with his wisdom. He was kind with his experience. He was one of my parishioners. A Christian from the Holy Land where Christ once walked. George was born in sight of the mountain where Isaiah prayed. Mount Carmel. It later became the spiritual home and inspiration for Carmelite monks and nuns. No surprise to me therefore, that George was also something of a theologian. A family man and a manly man, who will be missed. I am so glad that i met him. And knew him, just enough to write these words. May he rest in peace...
Posted by Christopher Michael on April 3, 2021
My dear neighbour George. I've known you since I was two and you were like another uncle to me and my brothers. You always welcomed us into your home, and as adults, we often enjoyed catching up over a glass or 3 of some fine brandy and fine conversation.

We have fond childhood memories of long summer parties with you, Valerie, Sally and Amanda.

I remember in 1985 when we all met up in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. Happy days.

I was lucky enough to be able to see you a few days before you left us when you were being a good neighbour and delivering leaflets in the neighbourhood offering support to anyone who needed it.

You are sorely missed by your "family" at 219. I am sorry that world events prevented us from being able to say goodbye properly, but it was an honour to at least be able to see you on your final journey from next door.

May you continue to Rest In Peace

Chris
Posted by Natalie Aoun on April 1, 2021
Uncle George, we always loved coming to your house and listening to your stories that captivated us with your charm and humour. You made my parents very happy with your friendship, and have left such a wonderful legacy with your beautiful daughters and auntie Valerie. You will always be fondly remembered ❤️
Posted by Rebecca Wallis on March 31, 2021
My memories of George are of a very warm, humorous and interesting man who sought out conversations and made true connections with people. His presence and his radiant smile always had a positive effect.

George was a real gentleman, courteous and graceful. He charmed my elderly mother when she first came to All Hallows and I think the word dapper may have been invented for him – ‘neat and trim in dress and appearance’!

I’m very glad to have known George and am so sorry we’ve lost him. May he continue to rest in peace.
Posted by Ruth Pink on March 31, 2021
I will always remember George as being a real gentleman...he was always well dressed. He had beautiful manners and such a lovely smile. Always friendly and gently charming.
Rest in peace George...✝️❤
Posted by Andrew Williams on March 31, 2021
George,

You were a remarkable man. I treasure my memories of you, particularly your warmth, humour and friendliness. I and the whole church community at All Hallows miss you enormously. Thank you for all you contributed to our church and our collective life together.

May you + rest in peace in love's eternal banquet, with the angels and the saints.

Father Andrew
Posted by David Michael on March 31, 2021
George,

You are much missed by us all. 

I will remember you for a thousand different reasons. Just a couple of them will be you dusting your patio - most peoples carpets were dirtier than your patio!

Another abiding memory is you in your very smart summer suits playing snooker when you first got the table in the back garden. Goodness knows the year but probably late 80s. You were obsessed with it when you first got it!

Of course that doesn't touch the tip of the iceberg as you were always interesting and knowledgeable and great to talk to and learn from with so much pride and love of your family. 

May you continue to Rest in Peace and much love to the rest of your family. I am sorry you did not get the send off you deserve as I am quite sure if the restrictions were not in place it would have been `standing room only` to say goodbye to a great man.

David

Posted by Nasreen Said on March 31, 2021
I only met george once. I enjoyed talking to him and I felt like I knew him for a long time . A very special person and felt fortunate to get to know him.
may his soul rest in peace❤️
Posted by George Manassah on March 31, 2021
You left us a year ago, you live in our hearts. Some day we shall meet again.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Rest in peace my dear cousin.
Posted by Nick Mick on March 31, 2021
George,

I cannot believe a whole year has passed and we've still not been able to give you a fitting tribute or the family a big hug. Hopefully we will be able to do all this soon.

I think I have known you for more time than I have known any other man. You have seen us all through the various stages of our lives and so know us like very few others do. I miss our chats and the familiar sound of your sweeping the garden. Gone but never forgotten. Rest in Peace xxx
Posted by Sally Menassa on March 30, 2021
Daddy
I can’t believe it’s been a year since u left I still believe u are around whether it be the sun ☀️or the butterflies
I keep my positive vibes going daddy cause I know u didn’t like tears so every time I think of u it’s always with a smile though tears do fall daddy cause I miss u so much and really wish u were still here...... your laugh your voice your cuddles I miss the most 
Love u forever
❤️
Posted by Val Menassa on March 30, 2021
My darling, I can't believe a year has gone by since you left us all. Its been hard but I get my strength from remembering the many happy and fun times we had together, most of all the joy on your face when we visited Haifa, your place of birth. We retraced your childhood memories, you showed me where you grew up and where you lived and told me the many stories of things you got up to! Rest in peace my darling, so happy you lived that dream. As the tribute song says "I Will Always Love You"
Posted by Amanda Menassa on March 30, 2021

Daddy:
Where do we begin and how do we even start
to pay tribute to you our darling dad who had the biggest heart.

If ever there was a definition of what a dad should be,
your name and photo would be there for all the world to see

From the day that we were born you shielded us from harm,
and we felt so protected and safe in your big strong arms

You set us all an example of how strong and brave to be
and that fighting spirit will live on in all of us dad because that’s how you would want us to be.

Because of you we learned how love can make you feel so strong
and with that love we had from you we’ll try our best to carry on

An elegant man, a charming man, with a heart of gold
A life well lived and enjoyed so much, only proved in many a story you told

You touched so many peoples lives in a way you’ll never know,
But the out pouring of love for you we can see just goes to show

Never one to complain or give up when times were really tough,
you swallowed your pride but never admitted defeat and saw through all the rough

Always there to offer support and to lend a big strong hand
to anyone who needed you, because they knew you would understand

All the precious times we shared we will cherish for evermore,
your funny ways you said and did things we will look back on laughing and smiling for sure

But in the nicest possible way dad and we’ll laugh because you were unique
but also kind, loving, generous and oh so very chic

What a man you were dear dad handsome, intelligent and so sincere,
no one could replace you dad that is crystal clear

These few words are just a few of things that We wanted to say
and a massive great big thank you for all you did for us in every way.

We know all your life you were true to yourself and so happy you lived it your way.

So relax now daddy you’ve done so much and you are loved and missed each minute of the day,
And so in this knowledge that we love you so much in restful sweet peace may you lay x



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Posted by Chadi Nakhle on April 9, 2021
My Dearest Uncle Georges. You were the Rock of our family. The Godfather whom everyone went to for advice and help. When you left us, we all felt lost. Your memory shall always remain vivid in all of us. Your laughter, your thrilling stories of your life path and most important than all, your big heart which contained us all.
Till we meet again, We love you and always think of you Dear Uncle Georges.
Posted by Kevin Bell on April 5, 2021
George was a warm and positive man. He was generous with his sunshine. He was gentle with his wisdom. He was kind with his experience. He was one of my parishioners. A Christian from the Holy Land where Christ once walked. George was born in sight of the mountain where Isaiah prayed. Mount Carmel. It later became the spiritual home and inspiration for Carmelite monks and nuns. No surprise to me therefore, that George was also something of a theologian. A family man and a manly man, who will be missed. I am so glad that i met him. And knew him, just enough to write these words. May he rest in peace...
Posted by Christopher Michael on April 3, 2021
My dear neighbour George. I've known you since I was two and you were like another uncle to me and my brothers. You always welcomed us into your home, and as adults, we often enjoyed catching up over a glass or 3 of some fine brandy and fine conversation.

We have fond childhood memories of long summer parties with you, Valerie, Sally and Amanda.

I remember in 1985 when we all met up in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. Happy days.

I was lucky enough to be able to see you a few days before you left us when you were being a good neighbour and delivering leaflets in the neighbourhood offering support to anyone who needed it.

You are sorely missed by your "family" at 219. I am sorry that world events prevented us from being able to say goodbye properly, but it was an honour to at least be able to see you on your final journey from next door.

May you continue to Rest In Peace

Chris
his Life

George


George was born in Haifa in Palestian, he was one of 6 siblings and as he was the first son born to his parents Shafic and Fernande. Following Vivianne, preceding Nabil, Leila, Suheila and Samia. 
George often told the story that from the moment that the midwife picked him up and showed him an airplane flying by the window that the airline industry was his destiny and how he came to live in England where he met Val his one true love.
As a child George was always getting into some kind of mischief with his brother and sisters but was also very much relied on to help his father from such a young age to do the shopping and carry out errands which he did with pride. 
Working at The airport led him to mix with the rich, famous and even royalty but this never affected him he treated everyone with equal respect no matter where they ranked in life.
A generous man with a bottomless pocket he gave without expecting anything back but his true wealth was his golden heart which you couldn’t put a price on. 
He told us many a time that he had a good life and had enjoyed it and lived it to the full. 
A funny man with an amazing smile that lit up any room and with an equally incredible intelligence that he could engage in any a conversation taking place at any given time, and a memory bank full of names, dates, and memories of the past that we will forever miss.
A loving husband, dad and jiddo, George was the ultimate family provider not only of food for the table but he had an abundance of pride and of love for his family who he provided for and looked after In every way and did it impeccably and unconditionally until his last breath. 




Recent stories

The snake bite!

Shared by Amanda Menassa on March 30, 2021
There were so many stories that dadtold and had us all mesmerised by what he had experienced in his life. But the most famous story and the one that we all remember is when dad was bitten by a snake in Africa. He went to visit his brother Nabil and they were going for a drive when dad felt a sharp pain in his ankle and saw a snake slither away! He calmly told his brother to drive him to the nearest hospital because he’d been bitten!  Luckily he saw what snake it was and was able to tell the hospital so he was given the correct antidote! We always joked that dad was strong because he had been bitten by a snake!