NERCESSIAN, Edward. December 15, 1937 –
October 7, 2011. Edward passed away peacefully surrounded by his children and friends at Laurel Place Hospice in Surrey after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his son Shane, daughter Kacie, brothers Shah, Kevork and his cousin Neal. Edward was born in Jerusalem, where he attended College Des Freres School. He graduated with distinction in five advanced level courses of the rigorous GCE matriculation. He headed to United Nations teams in Amman, Jordan and also in Jerusalem. Edward attended the University of Santa Rosa in California. He graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a BA degree in Political Science and Journalism. He completed his Master of Arts degree in Education at University of Oregon in Eugene. Edward dedicated his life to his students at McNally high school in Edmonton and more recently at Aldergrove Secondary School. Edward was a major contributor to the History 12 BC curriculum and the social studies instructional resources packages. He led several grade 12 marking committees in Victoria. More recently, he served on the Advisory Council for City University in Vancouver. Edward devoted his life to his family. He enjoyed traveling with Shane and Kacie especially to California, Nevada, and Oregon. He lived for his children and they will forever be great full and honor his life. Edward was blessed with the loving support of countless family, friends, students and colleagues – he will be deeply missed. A celebration of Edward’s life will be held at 12:30pm on Sunday, November 6, 2011, following the 11am mass at Saint Gregory Armenian church located at 13780 Westminster Highway in Richmond, BC. Father Housig Mardirossian will lead the service. Light refreshments will be served at the Lazarian Hall in the basement of the church. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation, or The Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.