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John der Parthog

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John der Parthog

In Memory & Celebration of John der Parthog

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Centre for Armenian Information & Advice

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John der Parthog was a much loved and respected man who made friends with everyone who crossed his path. He was born in Ethiopia in 1927 and then moved to Cyprus with his parents and brother Georges, where he grew up and later met Gwynneth before relocating to the UK and getting married in 1956. John and Gwynneth went on to have a son, Dudley, a daughter, Judith and later a granddaughter, Suzanne. John achieved much in his rich and varied life but he was proudest of co-founding Sunvil Travel with his business partner Noel Josephides in 1970. John continued to be involved with Sunvil until shortly before his passing on the 19th May 2018, ten days before his 91st Birthday, following a short battle with Lymphoma.

Event details

John's Memorial Service

We will be remembering and celebrating John's interesting and inspirational life with a funeral service on the 6th June at the St Sarkis Armenian Church, Iverna Gardens, Kensington, London W8 6TP at 12pm followed by refreshments at the Centre for Armenian Information and Advice (CAIA), Hayashen, 105a Mill Hill Road, Acton, W3 8JF.

John will be laid to rest the following week (date TBC) in Cyprus to be with his parents and brother.

Instead of flowers we would ask that anyone who wishes to make a donation would do so on here, which will go directly to CAIA, a charity very close to John's heart where he was a trustee for five years. More details on the charity can be found at

Event date

06-June-2018 12:00  - 
06-June-2018 17:00

Event type

donations in memory

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The lovely Mr John. On my first visit to Maltas in Corfu, I arrived in what I thought was incognito but I was chased along the road by the hotel and supermarket owners wanting to give their best wishes to ‘Mr John’.
Donation by Tracey Howard
on 13-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
on 07-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Our deepest condolences to all the family, our thoughts are with you. May he rest in peace now.
Donation by George Michalias
on 07-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
In memory of John and in acknowledgement and celebration of his life
Donation by Paul and Liz Velluet
on 07-06-2018
My deepest condolences to the family, may he Rest In Peace
on 06-06-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Mathilde & Harry
on 06-06-2018
Donation by graeme neill
on 06-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid
One of a kind - and a very kind man. x
Donation by Gillian
on 05-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Rest in peace, dear John! Love Noel & Sue xx
Donation by Noel & Sue Josephides
on 05-06-2018
£25.00 gift aid
A real character. Condolences to Gwyneth, Dudley and family. Rest in Peace.
Donation by Lloyd Boutcher
on 05-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £780.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £780.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £916.25

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