My great grandmother, Najlah Zakaib, was born in 1869 in Damascus, Syria. Moved to Montreal in 1889 with her new hushband, Aboosamra Kouri. They had 17 children, my grandmother waddai the second, and never returned to her homeland. My MOTHER, Evelyn Zakaib, was born in Aug.1919 in Montreal. Her eledest son BOBBY Genest, was born Apr.1951 in Plateau Montreal as it is called today.