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Sylva Scourtis

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Birth name Sylva Kouyoumdjian
Birthplace Addis Ababa
Lived in Addis Ababa, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth
Death place Perth
Death year 2018
Profession Seamstress
Languages Armenian, English, Greek
Ethnicities Armenian
Dialects Western Armenian
Ancestral villages Marash, Gesaria
Spouses Aris Scourtis
Children 3

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.