(7 October 1952 - 22 May 2018)
Marion Siranoosh Johannes born 7th October 1952 in Calcutta India to loving parents Eric Martin Johannes and Khatoonik Martirosian. Marion attended kindergarten at Davidian Girls School in Calcutta, where she was a border during her primary and secondary schooling years. She took part in all school activities including plays, musicals and especially excelled in athletics where she became a champion sprinter in the 100m, 200m and relay competitions.
Marion was also an accomplished pianist and undertook exams in Trinity College of Music London with excellent results. In addition, Marion was the Armenian Church organist and was an integral member of the church choir.
In 1975 Marion immigrated to Tehran Iran with her mother and worked as an executive secretary for various organisations including the Australian Embassy. Marion soon after met her loving husband Vahram Vartanian and they were married in the Armenian Church in Tehran in 1977. They welcomed their son Vigen Vartanian in 1980 followed by their daughter Volga Vartanian in 1983.
Marion and her family migrated to Australia in 2001 to start a new life. Marion began her work in Australia as an administrator at Royal North Shore Hospital Pathology and remained there for close to 18 years. Although busy with work and family she always had time for charitable work and was as an active supporter in raising funds for orphans in Armenia as part of the ex-students of the Armenian school in India.
In her later life Marion found the most joy in seeing her son Vigen marrying his soulmate Narine and have their beautiful daughter Adelia. While also continuing that joy by seeing her daughter Volga marry the love of her life Peter and have their adorable son Jacob. Both of her grandchildren were the lights of her life.
Marion was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend. She always made time for everyone in her life. She always had a strong sense of humour, was full of fun and always hospitable, she made sure that her home was open to everyone where they were welcomed warmly. Marion’s smile could light up a whole city. She was full of life and enjoyed all the simple joys that life

brought like a good cup of coffee and cake. Marion was and will forever be the heart of the family; she will be greatly missed by her dear family and friends.
On behalf of Vartanian and Johannes families I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone who is have and who have offered their support and well wishes to our family.
I will just leave you with this final message to live your lives as Marion would, with Kindness, Love, Respect and always have a smile on your face