The kaghakatsi Armenian community in Sydney has lost one of its most beautiful pillars of society: Angelle Benneian, a charming, sophisticated lady with the very loving nature. Angelle was born in Jerusalem in 1927, the seventh of nine children to Sahag and Nazouhie Nercessian. She was married, at the young age of only 14, to Kevork Benneian, and bore him 5 children. She leaves behind a dozen grandchildren. Ever graceful and self-possessed, Angelle exuded a lingering charm that touched people. Even in the face of terminal cancer she remained strong and positive, fighting against the creeping disease with every last breath. The eulogy read at her funeral ceremony by Australia's primate Archbishop Aghan Baliozian, noted that she will be remembered "for many things but mainly for her courage to confront all the challenges thrown at her, her strong faith in God which never wavered even at the worst moments of her life, her infectious positive attitude and most of all her loving nature. She loved her family and her friends, she loved joy, laughter, beauty and music but most of all she loved life."