January 30th, 1923 - November 16th, 2012
A cherished member of the Canadian Armenian community passed away peacefully surrounded by all her love ones. Elise Dervishian (nee Melikian) was predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Jirair Boghos Dervishian, and wil be sadly missed by her daughter Rita Dervishian and son Arden Dervishian (Christine Kaprielian). Proud and devoted 'Medzmama' to her adoring grandchildren and great- grandchildren who will always remember her with the warmest of memories: Talar Chichmanian (Emil Hakobyan, Areni, Noyemi), Azad Chichmanian (Karine Philippon Raymond), Saro Chichmanian (Sabrina Baronian), Dorine Dervishian (Hratch Chitilian, Karl, Chloe, Amelie), Gerard Dervishian (Aline Ohanian, Angelina), Mark Dervishian. Visitation will be held at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral - 615 Stuart Avenue (Outremont) on Monday, November 19 at 12:30pm with funeral service to follow at 1:30pm. Following the interment a luncheon reception in her memory will be held at the Armenian General Benevolent Union of Montreal (AGBU) - 805, rue Manoogian, St- Laurent. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Renovation Fund of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral of Montreal. Mrs. Dervishian will be deeply missed by her family, her church and the many friends whose lives she has touched over the years.

Published in The Gazette on Nov. 17, 2012