A beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend, Flora Babakhani left this world unexpectedly, on January 14, 2022.

She was born on March 14, 1977 in Montreal, Quebec, the daughter of Mario Babakhani and Adriana Valeri.


Flora’s life journey included living in Iran, Italy, Hungary, Scotland and Canada, gathering traditions and customs from each culture and forming the worldly person that she became.


Graduating from Western University with a BA and Wilfred Laurier with a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting she worked as a Financial Controller both in Canada and in Scotland, gaining invaluable experience along the way.


Not being the typical accountant, she was a dreamer who loved travel and adventure and most of all she was a people person. Her bubbly personality and compassion to both friends and strangers made her the fun-loving woman that she was. No dream was unattainable for Flora.


In the past few years her most important dream was to become a mother and, in her determination, she made it happen. Her beautiful baby girl was born on November 5, 2021.

She leaves behind her daughter, Amber, her mother Adriana, her father Mario (Kirstin), sister Mimi (Jonathan), brother’s Simon and Eric, Andrew and Christopher and so many family members and friends in Canada, Italy, Iran, UK, Sweden and elsewhere in the world.

When you think of Flora, celebrate the good memories and fun times that you had with her. Remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest.

Due to covid-19 restrictions, attendees must be pre-register and there are limitations on how many can attend. A private memorial service will be held for family members on Saturday Jan. 29, 2022 at Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the GoFundMe for Amber (see link below) or to a charity of your choice

Due to the current pandemic restrictions and direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective January 5, 2022 all guests attending funerals and visitations must pre schedule their attendance in order to prevent line ups or exceed current capacity limits. We encourage those that are unable to attend in person to express their sympathy by posting a message of condolence to our website, donating to the Charity of your choice or by sending flowers to the funeral home.

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February 15, 2023
Sergio Migotto
Hello, My name is Sergio Migotto. I met Flora a few years ago when she was looking to hire a personal trainer. At that time, she was living in Markham and eventually mid town Toronto. Her goal was to to get into better health to increase her chances of one day having a child. I admired her so much, and i encouraged Flora to stay strong and focused towards her goals. We trained quite often until she decided to pause for a while. We remained in contacted, and one day we exchanged messages, which i still have...she told me about the joy of her life Amber...i was so happy for her. Flora was looking forward to restarting her fitness journey. I recently messaged Flora, however no response. I am incredibly sad to learn that over a year ago she passed.I am so devasted. My sincere condolences to her family. I wish i had an oppurtunity to help her. My heart hurts for everyone. Serge
May 05, 2022
Jason Campbell
Dear Chris, Mimi and family, I just came across this as yesterday was the walk for Flora. Not a May the 4th goes by where I still don't think of Flora and her wonderful bubbly self and hear her voice "May the 4th be with you!" I'm sending prayers and condolences your way. With Love, Jason
February 04, 2022
Tamara Petrou Cormack
I met Flora in our 20s through mutual friends and I immediately adored her. Her sense of humour. Her compassion for others, and rock star way of making people believe the best in themselves - and others. She was not afraid to speak her mind. I still try to be that brave. Thanks for allowing me to be part of the service. It was beautiful. All of the speeches were so special. I'm so sorry for your loss.
January 31, 2022
Condolences from Glasgow, Scotland. Flora was our Financial Operations Manager, Hudson in 2012. This is far too young.
January 29, 2022
Marsena Sinjari
Sending my heartfelt condolences to Flora’s family. I will always remember her big smile and her personality full of life and positive energy. Rest in peace Flora!
January 29, 2022
Corinne & Tyrone Fonseca
Our heartfelt condolences to Mario, Kirstin and the entire family. Flora was such a beautiful vibrant person and will be missed dearly Rest in eternal peace Flora.
January 29, 2022
Tanya Di Gregorio
Flora was a great friend in high school. She was the life of the party and I never remember her without a smile on her face. I had the pleasure of seeing her and her new born baby girl Amber on November 5th. The last time we spoke was on November 30th. I wish it wasn’t the last. I’ll miss you my dear friend.
January 29, 2022
Callandra Dendias-Peter
Sending my love to all who will miss Flora's beautiful energy in their lives. While I do not have many personal memories of my time hanging out with Flora, I have an old cassette tape, where she took charge with me and Mimi, recording an entire radio show, complete with singing commercials, conducting interviews while playing various characters, and telling us younger girls to be quiet when we would get too 'unprofessional'. It makes me smile to think of how many times growing up I'd listen to that cassette. Love and prayers to all who love Flora. xo
January 29, 2022
Muna (SMC sister and friend)
Sending heartfelt condolences to Flora’s family. Sending light, strength and prayers to all who knew and loved Flora. May her little precious girl Amber be surrounded by love and the effervescent joy and positivity that was her mother. We will miss you dear Flora.
January 29, 2022
Theodore Van Wely & Kathrin Dettmann
Our hearts go out to Mario, Kirstin and all of the family and friends of Flora. May Amber be surrounded and protected by the love of all those whose care she is entrusted.
January 26, 2022
Deacon Nick
Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine on her. May she rest in peace. Amen. Flora, you were a bright guiding light and an inspiration for me and so many others. I am proud to say you were my friend and I will miss you. I will pray for you every day and for baby Amber and your family.
January 24, 2022
Maria and Nick Christopoulos
Our heartfelt condolences to Mario and the whole family. We are so sad about Flora’s passing. We remember her as a vibrant and engaging young woman. Her spirit lives on in Amber.
January 23, 2022
Pauline Seery
Many people walk in and out of your life... Only true friends leaves footprints in our hearts and we are never the same. Flora, you were amazing, beautiful and wonderful friend with a big personality and such kind heart. Thank you for the laughter you have shared. All those cherished memories will stay with me for ever. I will miss you so much my bella. X So sorry for your loss my condolences to Mimi, Flora's mum, baby Amber and the rest of your family.