Ovannes Koundarjian passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday 24th May at the age of 85 at his home in West Acton where he lived with his ever-loving wife Rita.

Ovannes was an exceptionally wise and intelligent person able to converse on any subject. Kind and generous with friends and strangers alike.

A former journalist, he moved to London with Rita in the late 1970s where they started a family and took root in the Armenian Community in London. Ovannes was an avid supporter of CAIA’s aims and objectives and served as a Trustee from 1998, including as chairman for 4 years. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.

He leaves behind his wife Rita and their two son’s Arec and Hratch.