Armenian National Committee of Canada’s Statement of Condolence on the death of Nelson Mandela


Montreal — The Armenian National Committee of Canada was deeply saddened upon hearing of the death of Nelson Mandela, and conveys its sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to the South African Nation.

“We join the South African Nation in their sorrow and grieving,” stated ANCC president, Dr. Girair Basmadjian in a formal letter of condolence to the South African High Commissioner to Canada. “Yet as we reflect upon Mr. Mandela’s life and accomplishments, we are consoled by the fact that his life and his significant contribution to humanity will live on forever, never to be forgotten.”

Mr. Mandela was a true champion of human rights and of working toward the betterment of the human condition. He will forever serve as an inspiration to us all. He will continue to be a shining example of courage, wisdom, and humanity for generations to come.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela


For further information:

Mr. R. Robert Kouyoumdjian
Tel.: (514) 265-4602
Email: [email protected]



The ANCC is the largest and the most influential Armenian-Canadian grassroots human rights organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout Canada and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCC actively advances the concerns of the Armenian-Canadian community on a broad range of issues.


Le CNAC est l’organisation canado-arménienne des droits humains la plus large et influentielle. Collaborant avec une série de bureaux, chapitres et souteneurs à travers le Canada et des organisations affiliées à travers le monde, le CNAC s’occupe activement des inquiétudes de la communauté canadienne-arménienne.