PRESS RELEASE

Diocese of the Armenian Church of Australia & New Zealand
10 Macquarie Street
Chatswood NSW 2067
AUSTRALIA
Contact: Laura Artinian
Tel: (02) 9419-8056
Fax: (02) 9904-8446
Email: [email protected]

2 May 2006

REMEMBERANCE OF A BELOVED ARMENIAN SON

Sydney, Australia - His Eminence Archbishop Aghan Baliozian, Primate
of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Australia and New Zealand
returned from Bangkok this morning having presided over a church
service at Anglican Christ Church in Bangkok on Saturday, 29th April,
2006.

During the Divine Liturgy, Archbishop Baliozian reflected on
the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and the solemn
anniversary of the Armenian Genocide that was commemorated only a few
days earlier. In the requiem service, a special remembrance was held
for the late Dr Bob Der Kevorkian, a devoted family man, an admired
and highly regarded business pioneer of Thailand and a beloved son
of the Armenian nation, whose untimely death a year ago was grieved
and mourned by so many.

Dr Der Kevorkian was a dynamic force and patriotic Armenian. He left
behind a grand legacy having made his mark through philanthropic works,
but more importantly touching the souls of all who knew him with his
deep spirit of kindness.