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Born to Araxi and Hagop Kassardjian in Beirut, Lebanon, Alidz was the first of four children; her sister Houry, her brothers Shahé and Hrair. Alidz soon moved to Canada with her family at the age of 8. She grew to be an exceptional student, active in the community and loved and respected by her peers and elders alike. Towards the end of her high school years, she fell in love and married her one true love, Alex Mardirossian. Alidz lived a life devoted to her loving husband for nearly 35 years and they were blessed with two incredible children, Sevan and Varoujan. Alidz was the embodiment of patience, compassion and love. She lived in the service of others and always gave everything she had with authenticity, joy and a generous spirit like no other. She loved to listen and she made everyone feel welcome with her warmth, her contagious smile and her outgoing nature. She was slow to anger and quick to forgive. To her, each day was a new beginning full of new possibilities. She was a passionate Armenian and she possessed an unequalled faith in God. She enjoyed singing, dancing, playing the piano, swimming and spending time with her family. She was an avid reader, well travelled and spent countless hours discussing matters close to her heart, sharing insights and ideas, often long into the wee hours of the morning. Alidz had an incredible memory and an infallible ability to remember everyone’s birthday, anniversary, phone number, special events, family history and world events. She had a way of making everyone feel special. Alidz would have been 53 this year in May. She transitioned on the 16th of February, 2009, Family Day, surrounded by her loved ones and in a state of love and gratitude. Alidz’s strength, courage, faith, love and compassion continues to inspire us. She lives on in our hearts and she will be missed by all those whose lives she has touched!

19 May 1956 – 16 February 2009