Soon after Suleiman Gardee’s mother died, as he and his relatives grieved, the family tried to arrange a burial for the 92-year-old. “In Muslim tradition, you bury within 24 hours max,” he said. “Otherwise, it’s not a good thing.”
There was already a plot arranged when the family doctor’s mother died in 2010, beside where his father was buried in a multi-faith Ottawa cemetery. But she died on the Saturday of Labour Day weekend, when the cemetery was closed.
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