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Lucy (Sevatzian) Bogossian

Lucy (Sevatzian) Bogossian April 11, 1942 - January 14, 2021

Lucy (Sevatzian) Bogossian April 11, 1942 - January 14, 2021

Church Ceremony
Église Arménienne Apostolique Sourp Hagop

3401 Rue Olivar-Asselin
Montréal, QC H4J 1L5


Monday January 18, 2021
11:00 - 11:45

Burial Ceremony
Cimetière Mont-Royal

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, Lucy Sevatzian Bogossian, on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

She leaves behind her daughters, Aline (Vahan), Elize (Richard), her much beloved grandchildren, Cassandra, Alec, Aren and Tro, her brother Onik (Rosie), her cherished aunt Sona as well as members of her extended family and friends from Greece, Cyprus, France, Argentina, USA and Canada.

Lucy was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1942 to Mgrditch and Elize Sevatzian. Growing up in a multigenerational household with her parents, brother Onik and their grandparents provided fodder for the stories she would later recount to her daughters. Lucy grew up immersed in the close knit Armenian community of Thessaloniki, where she learned the language, traditions, and culture of her ethnic roots. She attended local Greek schools, including Thessaloniki’s Trito Gymnasio for Girls, and in 1962, met the love of her life, Movses Bogossian from Athens. A long distance courtship ensued over 4 years. Despite 500 km separating them, notes written on the backs of photographs offer a glimpse into a blossoming love, graciously facilitated by the Greek postal service. Lucy and Movses finally married in January 1966, there Lucy was welcomed by the large loving Bogossian family and settled in Athens where their daughter, Alina Haiganoush, was born. In 1968, with $200, 2 suitcases and a framed painting, the trio left Greece for Canada with hopes for a different future. They initially settled in Montreal’s Park Avenue district, a welcome neighbourhood for new immigrants from Greece, where new and old friends helped to soothe the heartache of leaving behind beloved family. Their daughter Elise Natalie bounded into their lives in 1969 and over the next 13 years, the family moved from an apartment in Park Extension to their own small home in Laval. Through these years, Lucy worked inside the home with passion and an energy that knew no bounds. In addition to her feisty personality and infectious laughter, she was an exceptional cook, knitting, and embroidery masterpieces and maintained a spotless home and spotless children.

Lucy sadly lost Movses in April 1983. Heartbroken but determined, she worked to recreate her world while raising their two teenaged daughters. One major challenge was to learn to drive her 1980 Pontiac Lemans out of her sloped driveway! When she did, she shifted into the role of sole provider, and carried on in her new job at Linda Lingerie where she worked until she retired. Soon after the loss of her husband, her father passed away. Lucy returned to Greece and moved her mother, who was beginning to show signs of dementia, to Canada in order to care for her until her death.

In the later part of her life, Lucy continued to work hard, nurturing friendships, supporting her daughters, and helping to care for her four grandchildren. Wishing to give back to the community after losing her mother to Alzheimer’s disease, she dedicated her spare time as a volunteer for the Montreal Sossé Chapter of the Armenian Relief Society on a program providing friendly visits and support to older adults living in long-term care.

Lucy was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Charismatic and elegant, proud and effervescent, she was loved by many, and will always be remembered for her nurturing ways, her hard work, her loyalty, and her generosity of spirit. We are convinced that a village of people are waiting for her and that she will be received in love.

In lieu of flowers, please forward donations “In memory of Lucy Sevatzian Bogossian” to the Armenian Relief Society, Montreal Sossé Chapter @ sosse.comptable@gmail.com (Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $20, make sure to provide your name and full mailing address and your email address to receive your receipt.)

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Bessy Kapantais

January 18, 2021

Kiria Lucy was always a 2nd mother to me . I had the honor of living next door to her. Admiring her happy go lucky attitude of life even after everything she had been through . She would always dress so fine and walk with such confidence....

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Bessy Kapantais

January 18, 2021

Kiria Lucy was always a 2nd mother to me . I had the honor of living next door to her. Admiring her happy go lucky attitude of life even after everything she had been through . She would always dress so fine and walk with such confidence. Her beautiful smile was so contagious and her laughter…. oh how I admired her! She was the finest cook and baked the best sweets ( tsourekia, koulouria) 🙂 She adored her daughters and her grandchildren! Kiria Lucy thank you because I learned so much from you ❤️. To her family, my deepest condolences and may you remember all the good times you had with her. Rest in peace my kiria Lucy .

Helen V

January 18, 2021

I had the pleasure of knowing Lucy, or 'kiria Lucy' as we so affectionately called her, from the time I was a little kid, living next door to my dear friend, her granddaughter several years ago. I couldn't believe that she spoke such fluent Greek! I remember...

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Helen V

January 18, 2021

I had the pleasure of knowing Lucy, or ‘kiria Lucy’ as we so affectionately called her, from the time I was a little kid, living next door to my dear friend, her granddaughter several years ago. I couldn’t believe that she spoke such fluent Greek! I remember her infectious smile, and that no matter when or where she saw you, she would greet you with such warmth in her eyes. She truly had an energy that radiated to all those around her. Having read her life story, it further solidifies how amazing of a person she truly was. To Aline, Cassandra, her family, and everyone who had the honour of knowing her, I offer my sincere apologies for your loss. I can only hope that the memories you have of her and her rich life, will help you remember her forever. With love and gratitude for having had the pleasure of knowing her, Helen V

Isabelle-Araxi Boghossian

January 18, 2021

I had the honor and privilage to be her godchild and niece. She was always, sweet, tender and wise, with a smile and and playful look in her eyes. It was only distance that separated us as she was always in our thoughts. We will miss us...

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Isabelle-Araxi Boghossian

January 18, 2021

I had the honor and privilage to be her godchild and niece. She was always, sweet, tender and wise, with a smile and and playful look in her eyes. It was only distance that separated us as she was always in our thoughts. We will miss us deeply. Isabelle and Nikos. Krikor, Villy and baby Nikolakis

Philip Boghossian

January 18, 2021

My sweet aunt and godmother, rest in peace. I will always love you. Philip

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Philip Boghossian

January 18, 2021

My sweet aunt and godmother, rest in peace. I will always love you. Philip