82 years, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday December 29, 2013. Loving husband of Mahbouba for 59 years. Dear father of Najet Zakaria (Youssef), Elizabeth Stewart (Steve), Louie Aziz (Krista) and Christina Raffoul (George). Loving grandfather of Patty Zakaria – Nikolov (Stevco), Josie Zakaria, Kate and Tori Stewart, Christie Mauricio (Shaun), Billy, Jessica and Nicole Aziz and Samuel and Nicholas Raffoul. Great grandfather of Sofia, Marissa and Olivia. Backous will be missed by his brothers and sisters, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Canada and Lebanon. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Monday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Backous’ life at St. Anthony’s Parish 280 Talbot Street East Leamington on Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 10 a.m. Monsignour Charles Saad officiating. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.