Owen Sound restaurant owner dead after assault remembered as ‘gentle,’ family man

The owner of a restaurant in Owen Sound who died after being assaulted by three suspects is

being remembered as a gentle family man.

The city’s mayor, Ian Boddy, announced the death of 44-year-old Sharif Rahman on Friday.

Owen Sound police said on Aug. 17, just after 9:15 p.m., officers were called to the 9th Avenue East area.

Officers said the victim — a 44-year-old man and local business owner — was assaulted by three male suspects.

According to police, the suspects went to his business, The Curry House,  and “subsequently became involved in a dispute connected to the business.”

Police said the victim was assaulted on the sidewalk near the restaurant.