Apr 7, 2018
Our friend Victoria Chichmanian passed away peacefully on April 7, 2018 at Mountain Lakes Seniors Home.
Victoria lived at Mountain Lakes for 8 years prior to her death, where she received excellent and compassionate care. Her last years there were greatly enhanced by her caregiver and companion, Maria.
Victoria was predeceased by her son Rainbow who died tragically at age 3, and is survived by her brother Armand, sister in law Ursula, niece Amy, and nephew Gregory.
She was born in Alexandria, Egypt and immigrated to Canada in 1957, at age 12. Her family fled the persecution of Armenians in Egypt at that time. Victoria was an adventurous, self-reliant, and inspirational woman. She was exceptionally talented and gifted in many areas; a linguist, healer, athlete, businesswoman, carpenter, and above all friend.
She lived her life with passion and enthusiasm. She shared and inspired the virtues of love and forgiveness and will be remembered by her friends, family and community.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Queens Bay Church on May 1st, starting at 5 pm. Pot luck finger foods, libations, songs, dances and stories.