OBITUARY EDOUARD AHMARANI In Montreal on February 9, 2011, at the age of eighty years, peacefully, courageously and with dignity, with his family by his side. He was born in Tanta, Egypt on June 15, 1930, son of the late Gebran Ahmarani and the late Malaka (Bagdian) Ahmarani. He married Laila Karaziwan on April 17, 1955 in Cairo, Egypt, and they began a new life in Canada in 1960 where they raised their family. Loving father of Christine (Regis), Gabriel (Linda), Joseph, Robert (Tracy), Ronald (Tracey) and Caroline. Beloved grandfather of Maryse, Michael, Martine, Daniel, Patrick, Jennifer and Maxime. He also leaves behind many relatives and friends. Edouard was an exceptional man who was strong, intelligent, witty, loving and charming. He will be missed and lovingly remembered by the many people whose lives he touched. The family will receive condolences at Centre Funeraire Cote Des Neiges, 4525, chemin de la Cote Des Neiges, Montreal, Quebec, H3V 1E7 on Saturday , February 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. and on Sunday, February 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. A service to celebrate his life will be held at Notre Dame de Nareg Armenian Catholic Church, 858, Boulevard de la Cote-Vertu, St-Laurent, Quebec, H4L 1Y4 on February 14 at 11 a.m. "Dear Dad / Grandpa, there will always be a void in our hearts for you. We miss you greatly. Thank you for everything that you did for us and for the wisdom that you conveyed onto us. Always in our hearts, never forgotten." In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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Published in The Gazette on Feb. 12, 2011