Federal Liberal Candidate, Max Khan dies suddenly at OTMH

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Federal Liberal Candidate, Max Khan dies suddenly at OTMH
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Max Khan the councillor for Ward 6 in Oakville and the nominated Federal Liberal candidate for North Oakville/Burlington has passed away. He was a resident of Oakville for the past 25 years, and served as a town councillor since 2006. 

Aside from sitting on City Council, Max was very active within his community. He previously sat on the Board of Directors for Oakville Hydro, and is currently the Legal Advisor for the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton. He was supported in his bid to become the Liberal candidate by Oakville Mayor Rob Burton along with five councillors.

Mayor Rob Burton issued the following statement at approximately 3:00 AM, March 29, 2015.

“It is with extreme sadness that I must inform you that our friend and colleague Max Khan passed away Saturday night shortly after midnight. I understand he went to the hospital around 7pm with a variety of pneumonia-like symptoms. He had told several of us that he had been suffering with what he believed to be a flu for several days.”

“Words cannot express my profound sadness and grief as I personally try to process how this 46 year old, three time cancer survivor can be taken from us so quickly and unexpectedly. Max was simply a great guy and I am going to miss him dearly,” stated Jeff Knoll, Town & Regional Councillor Ward 5.

Max was planning to open up his campaign office on April 18th, and a large function was planned, which was his last Facebook post on March 24, 2015.  His last twitter post was on March 26th.

“Max loved people; always the first to say “What can I do to help?” Max loved serving the public and helping the most vulnerable – especially our seniors, whom he felt we all owed a debt of gratitude. But most of all, Max loved his family and friends, always being the strong shoulder to lean on,” posted Pam Damoff on her facebook page. 

Sean O’Meara, Town & Regional Councillor posted on Facebook, “My great friend and supporter ‪#‎maxkhan‬ passed away last night. Words cannot describe the loss to our community to his family and to me. God bless my friend. I miss you already.”

Max Khan leaves behind his beloved father, mother, three sisters, brother and a son. He survived three fights with Cancer. He passed away shortly after midnight at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 46. The funeral is expected to be held on Monday, March 30, 2015.

 

 

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Readers Comments (18)

  1. Shashi Panarker says:

    Max was ground to earth type man who always liked to help others no matter who you are. It saddening to hear losing great man. he was very warm hearted man and it is huge loss to community, town of Oakville, His family and friend. We pray to God to have heavenly peace to his soul.

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  2. Qayyum Khosa says:

    Lost a good friend and a good community worker…May God bless him rest with peace. I am currently in Pakistan and will miss his funeral . Sending condolences here from Pakistan to his family and friends.

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  3. Norman Ouston in Armstrong BC says:

    From a BC Conservative I am so sad for the family of the person taken so early in life. The pain is surely difficult for the son, as I, knowing my father was taken so young.

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  4. John McLaughlin says:

    An enormous loss. Our family had tremendous respect, love and admiration for Max – who cared deeply for all people. His generosity, eloquence and compassion showed how deeply he cared about others – and how others cared just as deeply about him.

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  5. A special thought to his father as well

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  6. A man of principle and full of passion, who is always in a constant ready mode to serve the community. A visionary with a heart full of kindness, whom I have personally known over the years. Maqsood (Max), the Muslim community of Oakville, mostly the congregation of Masjid Noor-ul-Haram will miss your frequent visits & smile.
    May you be blessed with the highest place in Heavens.
    Abdul Ahad Ruhomaun
    Secretary General of WIM Canada

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  7. Bhajan Shoan. Oakville says:

    A great man, very helpful to our community and always cheerful. We will miss him.

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  8. Sandy Smeenk says:

    Always a gentleman with great compassion and willingness to get involved. Max you will be so missed. Rest in peace until we meet again.

    Sandy Smeenk

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  9. Noorhassen Kausim says:

    Words cannot express the shock of the sudden loss of such a down to earth person always willing to help. As the saying goes ” The best always go first to God”.

    On behalf of the community and especially the community at Masjid Noorul Haram, our sincere condolences to all, especially the family and his colleagues on the Town of Oakville Council. May God help us cope with this great loss and may his soul rest in peace.

    Noorhassen Kausim.
    President, WIM Canada.

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  10. MOHAMED FAROUK says:

    Thank you, Maqsood for all that you did for your community especially the people of WIM Canada. You will not be forgotten. May ALLAH grant you all the blessings you deserve and may he grant mercy on your soul with the highest place in heaven.

    Mohamed Farouk
    WIM Canada

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  11. Anindya Sen says:

    An extremely energetic individual with a deep love for Oakville and fueled by a desire to make a change. A terrible loss not only for his family, but to the community as well. I thought he would go far in federal politics. A skilled orator with a lot of sincerity.

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  12. Rita Hanoun says:

    Will miss him. God speed

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  13. I was shell-shocked when I learnt about the passing away of our brother, councillor and Federal Liberal candidate Max.
    Max always had a smile on his face. His energy, passion and care for others will always be remembered.
    May God bless him and give patience to all his whole family members.
    Max will be sorely missed.

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  14. Mohammad Ruhomaun says:

    Our condolences and prayers for Max Khan and his family. A great and down to earth man who did a lot for the community.

    Mohammad
    Volunteer at Masjid Noor Ul Haram, Oakville

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  15. Fareed Khan says:

    I didn’t know Max Khan. But all those who share the name “Khan” are distantly related in some way and so I feel saddened at the loss of a distant cousin. From everything I have read about him and the comments of those who knew him I believe he would have made an excellent MP the same way he was an excellent Oakville councillor. It is a shame he will never get to demonstrate his abilities and compassion on the national stage of the House of Commons. My sincerest condolences to his immediate family and friends for the painful loss you are all suffering. May the example of compassion and thoughtfulness for others be one that is followed by those who knew him.

    – Fareed Khan, Ottawa

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  16. raja ijaz says:

    May Allah will give you highest place at the jannet ul firdos ameen.

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