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Armen Garo Gunjian

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Birthplace Alexandria
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Languages Armenian
Ethnicities Armenian
Dialects Western Armenian
Spouses Chake Benohanian
Children Nora Gunjian, Zaven Gunjian


GUNJIAN, Armen Garo January 5, 1936 - September 1, 2012

After a long battle with pancreatic cancer, Armen Garo Gunjian passed away on Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at the CVPH Hospital in Plattsburgh, NY. Armen Garo was born on January 5th, 1936 in Alexandria, Egypt. There he studied at the prominent school of Victoria College. In 1957, he immigrated to Canada where he began his life as an entrepreneur. In 1976, he founded Brushtech, a manufacturing company. His unique and unusual brush designs propelled him to success. Armen Garo was an active sportsman in his youth, competing in shot-put, high-jump, tennis, and skiing. He was also an avid reader, stamp and coin collector, and world traveller visiting over a hundred countries around the globe throughout his lifetime touching every single continent including Antarctica. Armen Garo married Chake Benohanian in 1980 and was blessed with two children, Nora and Zaven. Whether enjoying a fine cigar or spending an afternoon at the yacht club, he would assure you that "this, is the good life!". His charm was only surpassed by his knowledge of business, world affairs, history, and culture. His humble worldliness was subtle yet apparent. Armen Garo was one of the founding members of Sourp Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church of Montreal and he continually supported and enjoyed Armenian Arts and Culture. He touched the lives of everyone he met and treated everyone with dignity and respect. His family would like to thank Dr. Steven Ades and his Oncology Team at the Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington as well as Dr. Stephen Hausrath and the nurses at CVPH Hospital in Plattsburgh for taking excellent care of him. He will be greatly missed by his wife Chake, his daughter Nora, his son Zaven, his sister Nairy, his mother-in-law Rosa, his brothers-in-law Antranik & Family, Aram & Family, Vahe & Family, Armand & Family. Family will receive condolences on Tuesday, September 4, from 7:00- 9:00 p.m, and the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 5, from 11:00 a.m, both at the Sourp Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church, 3401 Olivar Asselin, Montreal, (514) 331-5445. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Armen Garo Gunjian's memory to L'Ecole Arménienne Sourp Hagop."

Published in The Gazette from September 3 to September 4, 2012

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