|Birth name||Sylva Kouyoumdjian|
|Lived in||Addis Ababa, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth|
|Languages||Armenian, English, Greek|
|Ancestral villages||Marash, Gesaria|
Sylva (Kouyoumdjian) Scourtis, 82, passed in Perth, Australia in May, 2018. She had been unwell during the past few years. Her husband of 54 years Aris predeceased her in July 2012, their son John Scourtis in February 2016 and her brother Manoug Kouyoumdjian in May 1986.
Sylva born and raised in Addis Ababa. She left Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with her family for Adelaide, Australia in February 1972. She was an accomplished seamstress with a sharp eye and an innate talent to create dresses and wedding gowns with personalized attention. The high quality of her work and her consistently upbeat personality attracted the loyalty of her customers and followers.