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Muriel Bedrosian


Muriel Bedrosian

BEDROSIAN, Muriel Annie

Muriel Annie (Cunningham) passed away on November 18, 2021, peacefully at her home. She was in the company of her only child, her daughter, Leanne. Muriel was a lover of country music, and that music filled the room and sent her off to her next journey.

She was born November 28, 1936, in Blacklands, Restigouche County, New Brunswick to the late Archie and Margaret (Nichol) Cunningham.  Muriel is predeceased by her husband, Albert Bedrosian (2002) and his parents, Humpartz and Hasmig Bedrosian.

Muriel leaves behind her brother John Cunningham (Willa), sisters Olive Sartor (Guido) of Guelph Lorraine Holmwood (the late Tom) of Calgary, Alberta and sister-in-law Elizabeth (Beth) Bedrosian (the late Dr. George) of Guelph. Others left to grieve are Uncle Donald Nichol (Maria) of Guelph and Aunt Viola "Nikki" Diodati of Niagara Falls, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews.

Predeceasing her are siblings; Catherine Turner (the late Bill), James (Cus) Cunningham (Sharon), William (Bill) Cunningham (Geraldine), her beloved twin sister, Marion Mahoney (the late Mike), Gilbert Cunningham all of Guelph and Jean Dehaan (the late Samuel) of Kitchener. She is also predeceased by brother-in-law Paul Bedrosian (the late Grace) of Guelph.

Muriel was involved in The Eastern Star, IODE and was a long-standing member of Knox Presbyterian Church. She was instrumental in the start-up of the Christmas wrapping for donations program at Stone Road Mall raising money for charities.

In her younger years, you could find her roller skating, playing hockey, running in the Thanksgiving Day road races and going to barn dances. She often said that they had the best times while growing up. Curling, playing cards and going to charitable fashion shows were special times with her group of friends. You could often find her helping her husband out at the shop – Bedrosian Brothers Rubber Stamps.

In her retirement years, she found great pleasure in hosting and opening her home up to many young men and women from across the world. Many of them remain in contact and have come back to Guelph, sometimes with their parents or spouses, to visit her. She is known as Mom to them and has extended family in China, France, Japan and Spain. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on  Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Proof of Covid 19 double vaccination and photo I.D. will need to be shown for admittance, as well as recording of your name and phone number for contact tracing – you do not need to phone in advance. 

Funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 20 Quebec Street, Guelph on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.  Due to parking constraints downtown, a shuttle service will be running from Gilchrist Chapel’s parking lot at 1 Delhi St. to Knox Church from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. and will return guests after the funeral service. Private family interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.   If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the The Shriner’s Hospital for Children 1.800.361.7256, Knox Presbyterian Church 519.821.0111 or "Operation Smile" 1.844.376.4530.    We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: and they will be forwarded to the family.

Service Date
Friday, November 26, 2021
Service Time
2:00 p.m.
Service Location
Knox Presbyterian Church

Thursday, November 25, 2021
Visitation Time
2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Visitation Location
Gilchrist Chapel

Burial Date
Burial Location
Woodlawn Memorial Park

Requested Charity
Shriner's Hospital for Children, Knox Presbyterian Church "Operation Smile"