Field Hockey Canada > Field Hockey Canada community mourns the loss of Ehsan Ali

Player, coach and mentor to many, passes away at 62

The family of Ehsan Ali of Toronto is saddened to announce his passing on September 30 at the age of 62 years. He will be dearly missed by his wife and best friend of 38 years, Beth; children Adam (Brittany), Sara (Michael) and grandson Ayden; mother Rafia, mother in-law Joyce; uncle Akhtar; siblings Intikhab (Ryan), Aftab (Henna), Sahaira (Talat), Akbar (Ambreen), Irshad (Seemi), his many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and numerous friends. He will also be remembered by his colleagues at M CAN Mortgage and was proud to be a member of that team.

He was predeceased by his father Khalifa.

Ehsan was born in Lahore, Pakistan and immigrated to Scarborough, Ontario with his family in 1974. An avid cricketer and star field hockey athlete, Ehsan represented Canada as both coach and player at numerous competitions. As a coach at all levels, Ehsan made a significant impact on innumerable young athletes. The Field Hockey Canada community mourns Ehsan’s loss and passes along our condolences to his family.

Ehsan had an incredible passion for life, adventure, and tea! His greatest joys were spending time with Beth, Adam and Sara, of whom he loved and was extremely proud, playing with his grandson, nieces, and nephews, running, coaching, photography, cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors and Varsity Blues, and travelling the world with the love of his life Beth and adventure partners Mary, Brad, Colette, and Leslie.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, October 13 at a location to be determined. In lieu of flowers, our family encourages donations to be made in the name of Ehsan to the Terry Fox Foundation at the link below. Ehsan admired Terry Fox’s courage and was an annual participant in the Terry Fox Run throughout his life.

We appreciate those who are contacting us. At this time, we are asking everyone to please share your memories of Ehsan on this site below, where family members are able to view it at anytime.

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