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Pari Nadimi

Toronto, Ontario

February 4, 1952 - July 27, 2023

Pari Nadimi Obituary

NADIMI, Pari

February 4, 1952 – July 27, 2023


Sadly taken too soon, Pari passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2023, as a result of critical injuries suffered in Trinity Bellwoods Park due to a fallen tree branch on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.


She will be missed by all, particularly by her family in Canada, (sister, Mina Nadimi, brother, Habib Nadimi, and nephew, Alireza Rahmat), her family in Iran (sister, Parvaneh Nadimi and brother, Rahmat Nadimi and nephew, Farhad Nadimi), and by her extended family of friends, associates and colleagues in Canada, Italy and elsewhere.


Pari was born in Urmia, the daughter of Safolala Nadimi and Safeyeh Tabrizy. She left her homeland to join her brother Habib, who had been living in Paris. Pari instead landed in Italy, and it was in Rome that she bonded with a circle of friends (her second family as she described) with whom she always remained close, in particular with her dear friend, Ippolita.


The early influences of her intellectual mother and artistic father would sow the seeds for her future life work in the art world. Pari grew up in a museum environment first as an art history student. Later she studied art history and archeology at the Sapienza University of Rome, and would later teach at the same university. She felt truly at home in her "beloved Italy".


Her real passion was in contemporary art, working with cutting edge artists whom she believed in. Her eclectic circle of collaborators included artists of all categories, writers, filmmakers and creators.


Seeking new opportunities, she and Habib emigrated in 1988 to Canada and would settle in Toronto. They were later joined by Mina. Together they would establish the Pari Nadimi Gallery, which today remains a successful contemporary art gallery representing both national and international artists.


Pari's early travels throughout Europe, Japan, Asia, Cuba and South America set the tone for a life of discovery seeking to always expand her knowledge of the world and its people. She researched any issue or matter extensively. There was no one who loved more the challenge of an intellectual and spirited debate (often over a glass of red wine at Terroni's) on any number of issues ranging from art, culture, fashion, history, politics, and the influence of Italian culture in the world. Her Sunday morning ritual started with an early and long run along the lakefront, and if time permitted, an afternoon beginning to tackle the books she was compiling for those days when there would be more time for quiet reflection and enjoyment.


Pari was multi-talented. She spoke a number of languages, was an astute businesswoman, and had a keen eye spotting young innovative talent. She possessed a sardonic sense of humour; and an almost childlike wonderment of the world in all its beauty and tragedy.


Pari was kind, thoughtful and always willing to listen and support others. She was a loyal and wonderful friend to all who were fortunate enough to know her. Above all, Pari was devoted to her family, wanting to provide them with opportunity in their new homeland. She initiated Alireza's arrival to Canada and has been supporting him in his studies, and was working on assisting another nephew as well. From the outset, she has worked relentlessly to establish a happy and productive life for her family in Canada.


Pari's family would like to thank the first responders, doctors, nurses and all staff at St. Michael’s Hospital ICU trauma unit for their compassionate care of Pari, her family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Pari’s family plans to hold a celebration of Pari’s life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family asks that you consider a donation to a charity supporting persons in need, or to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence and reflections may be sent to the family via Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel Ltd. (www.humphreymiles.com).


© 2023 Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel Limited. All Rights Reserved

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Pari Nadimi hosted by Humphrey Funeral Home.

NADIMI, Pari

February 4, 1952 – July 27, 2023


Sadly taken too soon, Pari passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2023, as a result of critical injuries suffered in Trinity Bellwoods Park due to a fallen tree branch on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.


She will be missed by all, particularly by her family in Canada, (sister, Mina Nadimi, brother, Habib Nadimi, and nephew, Alireza Rahmat), her family in Iran (sister, Parvaneh Nadimi and brother, Rahmat Nadimi and nephew, Farhad Nadimi), and by her extended family of friends, associates and colleagues in Canada, Italy and elsewhere.


Pari was born in Urmia, the daughter of Safolala Nadimi and Safeyeh Tabrizy. She left her homeland to join her brother Habib, who had been living in Paris. Pari instead landed in Italy, and it was in Rome that she bonded with a circle of friends (her second family as she described) with whom she always remained close, in particular with her dear friend, Ippolita.


The early influences of her intellectual mother and artistic father would sow the seeds for her future life work in the art world. Pari grew up in a museum environment first as an art history student. Later she studied art history and archeology at the Sapienza University of Rome, and would later teach at the same university. She felt truly at home in her "beloved Italy".


Her real passion was in contemporary art, working with cutting edge artists whom she believed in. Her eclectic circle of collaborators included artists of all categories, writers, filmmakers and creators.


Seeking new opportunities, she and Habib emigrated in 1988 to Canada and would settle in Toronto. They were later joined by Mina. Together they would establish the Pari Nadimi Gallery, which today remains a successful contemporary art gallery representing both national and international artists.


Pari's early travels throughout Europe, Japan, Asia, Cuba and South America set the tone for a life of discovery seeking to always expand her knowledge of the world and its people. She researched any issue or matter extensively. There was no one who loved more the challenge of an intellectual and spirited debate (often over a glass of red wine at Terroni's) on any number of issues ranging from art, culture, fashion, history, politics, and the influence of Italian culture in the world. Her Sunday morning ritual started with an early and long run along the lakefront, and if time permitted, an afternoon beginning to tackle the books she was compiling for those days when there would be more time for quiet reflection and enjoyment.


Pari was multi-talented. She spoke a number of languages, was an astute businesswoman, and had a keen eye spotting young innovative talent. She possessed a sardonic sense of humour; and an almost childlike wonderment of the world in all its beauty and tragedy.


Pari was kind, thoughtful and always willing to listen and support others. She was a loyal and wonderful friend to all who were fortunate enough to know her. Above all, Pari was devoted to her family, wanting to provide them with opportunity in their new homeland. She initiated Alireza's arrival to Canada and has been supporting him in his studies, and was working on assisting another nephew as well. From the outset, she has worked relentlessly to establish a happy and productive life for her family in Canada.


Pari's family would like to thank the first responders, doctors, nurses and all staff at St. Michael’s Hospital ICU trauma unit for their compassionate care of Pari, her family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Pari’s family plans to hold a celebration of Pari’s life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family asks that you consider a donation to a charity supporting persons in need, or to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence and reflections may be sent to the family via Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel Ltd. (www.humphreymiles.com).


© 2023 Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel Limited. All Rights Reserved

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Pari Nadimi hosted by Humphrey Funeral Home.

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