May 1, 2021
Edmond Y. Azadian
W. Bloomfield, MI
The Central Board of the Tekeyan Cultural Association of the United States and Canada learned with great sorrow of the loss of your life’s companion and great love, Nora Ipekian Azadian. We and the members of the Tekeyan Cultural Association in North America and throughout the world feel as if we too have lost a family member, one of great refinement who served as a shining example for several generations of true service to Armenian culture and the Armenian nation.
She passed down to us the spirit of her maternal grandfather Mihran Damadian, the great revolutionary and Armenian Democratic Liberal Party leader who strove all his life to fight for Armenia and our heritage. She transmitted to us what she learned at the hands of the great poet Vahan Tekeyan, and helped keep his legacy alive.
Nora Azadian was a talented artist who not only created her own art, but nurtured new generations of artists both in Egypt and in the United States. Chant Avedissian is but one example. She taught Armenian art and history for many years in Armenian schools. As a skilled pianist, her aesthetic skills extended to the realm of music, and even to her person, as she was a paradigm of elegance.
In short, she was someone unique who added much good to this world. Her optimism and passion coupled with an intellectual’s view of the world no doubt made life in the Armenian diaspora brighter and better, and we were lucky to benefit along with you. The great example of your mutual love and care stands as an inspiration to all couples.
Nora Azadian will be missed sorely. The Central Board of the Tekeyan Cultural Association expresses its profound condolences to you on behalf of its members and supporters. We wish you the consolation of her everlasting memory and strength through your sorrow. Nora’s shining star remains in all our hearts and souls as an inspiration and guiding light.
Hagop Vartivarian/ Secretary
Dr. Arshavir Gundjian/ Vice President