The November 28th Fundraising Event has been Cancelled Due to Death

VANCOUVER, BC – November 11, 2015 — Ethio Abay Development Association of British Columbia (EADABC) announces the cancellation of the November 28th, 2015 fundraising event due to the death of Elleni Gebremichael, a well loved and respected sister.

“Ellen was an angel”, said her uncle Mr. Mekonnen Tedla, Board Member at EADABC. “Her persona transcended many cultures, and had touched many lives. A multitude of friends are shocked by her sudden death, but she will continue to live through her family and friends. We will always keep her in our thoughts and prayers.”

“Elleni was a beautiful, hardworking, and respectful young woman who lived a great life,” said Mr. Kassa Seged Mengesha, PR Director of EADABC. “We have decided to cancel the November 28th, 2015 fundraising event in her honour. She was a passionate soul, who was admired by her family, friends and co-workers.

“Elleni was a respectful young woman, who made an indelible mark on the lives of many she knew”, added uncle Mr. Tedla. “She inspired and influenced family and friends whom she loved and enjoyed so much. She was not only fearless and dedicated, but also strong and fervent in what she believed in.”

“While we mourn the loss of a very good young woman, we also celebrate her remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to all of us, especially to the young people in our community, to work harder to make their dreams come true”, said Mr. Berhane Kahsay, Elleni’s another uncle. “We would like to thank everyone who attended the funeral services and all those who have comforted us during this difficult time”.

For those who may ask what they can do to honor Elleni, we have a simple request: Live your life to the fullest; Honour your parents; Love your family and friends; and Appreciate your life!

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Announcing the Death of Elleni Gebremichael

It is with deep sorrow that Ethio Abay Development Association of BC​ announces the untimely death of our beloved sister Elleni Gebremichael.

Elleni will be missed by her family and friends. May her soul rest in peace! May the Almighty God be with the bereaved.

Prayer services will take place on Sunday November 8, 2015 from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, located at 304 8th Street, New Westminster, BC.

The funeral will take place on Sunday November 8 from 1:30 PM to 3:45 PM at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home, located at 3879 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby, BC.

In her memory, starting at 4:30 PM on Sunday November 8, refreshments will be served at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, located at 5280 Kincaid Street, Burnaby, BC.

Eleni Gebremichael Passes Away in Vancouver BC Canada
Photo: Eleni Gebremichael

For more information, please contact Kassa Seged Mengesha at 604-721-7252.


Announcement in Amharic follows:


የ እህታችን እሌኒ ገብረሚካኤል የቀብር ሥነሥርዓት እሑድ November 8, 2015 ሲሆን

ፕሮግራሙም እንደሚከተለው ይሆናል።

7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

በኆህተ ሰማይ ቅድስተ ማርያም የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተክርስቲያን 304 8th Street, New Westminster የጸሎተ ፍትሃት ሥነ ሥርዓት ይከናወናል

130 PM – 2:30 PM

Forest Lawn Funeral Home 3789 Royal Oak Avenue Burnaby የስንብት ስነ ሥርዓት ከተከናወነ በኋላ

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM በዚያው በ Forest Lawn Funeral Home 3789 Royal Oak Avenue Burnaby የቀብሩሥነ ሥርዓት ይፈጸማል

4:30 PM ጀምሮ ፀበል ፀዲቅ

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 5280 Kincaid Street Burnaby