I’m very saddened by this news… Dr. Javanmardi was a real inspiration to me and all the Baha’is of Quebec. His warmth, his all-embracing love, his passion and courage, and his capacity to encourage, inspire and rally the troops of the All-Beloved were unique and irreplaceable. He will truly be missed, and his memory will be cherished for a long time to come.
Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2005 12:57 AM
Subject: Shapoor Javanmardi
To all the friends of Shapoor Javanmardi,
The distinguished and beautiful soul of Shapoor Javanmardi, which has enriched our lives in Montreal and those of countless other Bahá’ís across Canada and elsewhere, whose home welcomed all for so many years with matchless hospitality, whose devotion to the Cause was a constant inspiration to greater action, and whose ceaseless encouragement has strengthened and uplifted so many of us in our paths of service to the Blessed Beauty, has concluded its work for the Faith in this life, and has taken its flight to the Abha Paradise yesterday morning.
While we grieve along with his family who enveloped him with love over the past weeks, we do so with hearts full of gratitude for knowing him, and having benefited so richly from his bright, restless and passionate spirit.
His funeral will be held at the Louis Bourgeois Centre on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. You are all lovingly invited to come and honour a life that has meant so much to us all.
With sadness and tenderness,
THE SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY OF THE
BAHA’IS OF MONTREAL
Stan Phillips, secretary