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George Sarkis Kurkjian was one of Britain's most respected [[Armenians]]. He was born in [[Cairo]] on July 30, [[1928]]. Their family moved to [[Britain]] when he was only 3.
  
The Times (London)<br>
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Kurkjian was educated at Oundle and took his BA and MA at Trinity College, [[Dublin]].
May 19, 2005, Thursday
 
  
George Sarkis Kurkjian, OBE, businessman, was born July 30, 1928. He
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He became, with his brother John, a partner in the family firm, S N Kurkjian, which trades in commodities.
died on April 21, 2005, aged 76.
 
  
George Kurkjian was one of Britain's most respected Armenians. A
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In [[1982]] Kurkjian inherited his father's responsibility for managing the external bank account of the Holy See of the [[Armenian Church]]. He also became president of the board of trustees of [[St Sarkis Church]], Kensington and a patron of the Armenian Institute in London.
businessman and the director of several charities, he was also the
 
senior layman of the [[Armenian Church]] in Great Britain, and in that
 
capacity he acted as adviser to several Archbishops of Canterbury.
 
  
George Sarkis Kurkjian was born in [[Cairo]] and moved to Britain when he
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A businessman and the director of several charities, he was also the senior layman of the [[Armenian Church]] in [[Great Britain]], and in that capacity he acted as adviser to several Archbishops of Canterbury.
was 3. He was educated at Oundle and took his BA and MA at Trinity
 
College, Dublin. He became, with his brother John, a partner in the
 
family firm, S N Kurkjian, which trades in commodities.
 
  
In 1982 he inherited his father's responsibility for managing the
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Kurkjian was appointed OBE in [[1986]] for services to the City of [[London]]. He set up Aid [[Armenia]], a relief organisation to help the victims of the earthquake in Armenia in 1988.
external bank account of the Holy See of the Armenian Church. He
 
also became president of the board of trustees of St Sarkis Church,
 
Kensington.
 
  
He was appointed OBE in 1986 for services to the City of London. He
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For his work in this and other charities concerned with Armenia he received numerous awards, including the Order of Saint Gregory the Illuminator, with diamonds (the highest order of the Armenian Church), the Cross of Saint Augustine, bestowed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, and an honorary doctorate
set up Aid Armenia, a relief organisation to help the victims of the
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from Trinity in [[1991]].
earthquake in Armenia in 1988. For his work in this and other charities
 
concerned with Armenia he received numerous awards, including the Order
 
of Saint Gregory the Illuminator, with diamonds (the highest order of
 
the Armenian Church), the Cross of Saint Augustine, bestowed by the
 
Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, and an honorary doctorate
 
from Trinity in 1991.
 
  
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==Sources==
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*The Times (London), [[CollegeSports.com]], May 19, 2005
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:50, 27 April 2008

George Sarkis Kurkjian was one of Britain's most respected Armenians. He was born in Cairo on July 30, 1928. Their family moved to Britain when he was only 3.

Kurkjian was educated at Oundle and took his BA and MA at Trinity College, Dublin.

He became, with his brother John, a partner in the family firm, S N Kurkjian, which trades in commodities.

In 1982 Kurkjian inherited his father's responsibility for managing the external bank account of the Holy See of the Armenian Church. He also became president of the board of trustees of St Sarkis Church, Kensington and a patron of the Armenian Institute in London.

A businessman and the director of several charities, he was also the senior layman of the Armenian Church in Great Britain, and in that capacity he acted as adviser to several Archbishops of Canterbury.

Kurkjian was appointed OBE in 1986 for services to the City of London. He set up Aid Armenia, a relief organisation to help the victims of the earthquake in Armenia in 1988.

For his work in this and other charities concerned with Armenia he received numerous awards, including the Order of Saint Gregory the Illuminator, with diamonds (the highest order of the Armenian Church), the Cross of Saint Augustine, bestowed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, and an honorary doctorate from Trinity in 1991.


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