Dad's warm smile
Mehrdad Ardjomand
  • 70 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 29, 1944
  • Date of passing: Nov 9, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Springwood, NSW, Australia
"Verily, we are God's and to Him shall we return". -Baha'u'llah

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved Mehrdad, 70, a precious soul who came into this world on January 29, 1944 and passed away on November 9, 2014. 

We would love for you to share any tributes or stories of how he touched your life as a way we can celebrate his contributions and his exhuberant and loving spirit.

With much love and gratitude,

Diane, Roya and Sima 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Melanie Price on 10th November 2016

"Dear Mehrdad - please share a great joke with my Mom today, as you used to do together on this planet too.  Save it to share with me one day too.  Miss you and all our dear family and friends who beat us to the next world. Love abounds in extra measures when we remember you all."

This tribute was added by Bernard Chapman on 9th November 2016

"Always on my desk - always in my heart"

This tribute was added by Farid Shahidinejad on 9th November 2016

"Dear Mehrdad,

We will never forget your kind face and sweet smile. I wish I had the chance to get to know you better but I will have to wait to do so in the Abha Kingdom where you are continuing your service and brightening other's lives.

Much love to you and all of the family who misses you.

Farid"

This tribute was added by Roshen Behi on 9th November 2016

"Dear Mehrdad
You are missed but never forgotten
Hope your dear blessed soul is on its spiritual
Path and will guide and protect us down below"

This tribute was added by Sam Zein on 9th November 2016

"You will always be in our thought and prayers."

This tribute was added by Kourosh Farrokhzadi on 16th March 2016

"I was extremely saddedned to learn of the passing of Mr Ardjomand from a dear friend a few months ago. It is remarkable that on the anniversary of his passing without having any knowledge of it I kept thinking about Mr ardjomand and now that I have found this site dedicated to the memory of this great man I can see the connection!

I extend my sincere and heartfelt belated condolences to his dear wife Diana and dear daughters Roya and Seema in sharing admiration and tributes to the most valuable services, a dignified and delightful spirit and persona of this outstanding servant of Baha."

This tribute was added by Bill Thomas on 3rd February 2016

"Prayers and love to all the family"

This tribute was added by sorayya shadman on 31st January 2016

"Said prayer in his memory. May Baha'u'llah bless his soul."

This tribute was added by Bernard Chapman on 10th November 2015

"Mehrdad,

You remain in my heart and smile benevolently at me every day from the only photo on my desk.

I have not yet found anyone to replace the friendship we enjoyed together over all those years."

This tribute was added by Bill Thomas on 10th November 2015

"Mehrdad was an excellent role model, one with exemplary conduct which made him such a valuable leader. His keen interest in a wide range of topics enabled him to be both interesting as well as interested in your world.
For two new assistants I remember he displayed a beautiful serenity as he outlined the duties and responsibilities and was always neat and  well organised. His devotion to his role as Auxiliary Board member was uplifting as he often sacrificed evenings to carry out deepenings many hours away from his home. It was always a pleasure to listen to his answers to Baha’i questions and even if you knew the topic, delight in his clear, concise and orderly presentation.
I am very grateful to have been able to serve as an assistant under Mehrdad's guidance."

This tribute was added by Diana Threlfo on 10th November 2015

""I am so thankful I had the bounty of serving Mehrdad as an assistant during his role as Auxiliary Board Member.  How wonderful it was to benefit from his deep knowledge, wisdom and understanding and to be a recipient of his kindness and patience.""

This tribute was added by ross pascoe on 10th November 2015

"This man was lit from within.
Beyond all the reasons for us coming together, on a human to human level it was always a warm and comforting experience to be with him. He gave and never took from you. If you were down or jaded he fortified you. He smiled so easily and that smile remains as a permanent gift in one's memory."

This tribute was added by Nasser Sedghi on 9th November 2015

"Mehrdad's memory and his remarkable dedicated service to the community will remain for ever, remembering him and offered a prayer for the progress of his soul."

This tribute was added by Roya Baghai on 8th November 2015

"It's hard to believe it's one year since my beloved father passed away. I think of him all the time, and although I miss him terribly, I have had profound connections through my dreams and at the most unexpected moments. I feel so lucky to have had such a loving, supportive and patient father and grandfather to Naysan. Dad: you will always be with me and in my heart. I love you dearly."

This tribute was added by Sam Zein on 1st February 2015

"The memories will always be there. Pray for us as we have you in our thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Roshen Behi on 31st January 2015

"Mehrdad jan Hope  your spirit and love from above still guides and enlightens our soul Mehrdad jan is about 2 months older than Farid
Roohe Aziz e shun shad bashe"

This tribute was added by Thomas Jones on 29th January 2015

"The Abha Kingdom's gain is our loss. But only seemingly because Merhdad will serve in both. Kindest thoughts

Tom Jones Newcastle Community"

This tribute was added by Thomas Jones on 29th January 2015

"The Abha Kingdom's gain is our loss. But only seemingly because Mehrdad will serve in both. Kindest thoughts Tom Jones Newcastle Community"

This tribute was added by George Maroun on 29th January 2015

"Today I remember when you had your Company Taylor-Mand Pty Ltd.
You had to pronounce the name to me several times before I got it right. Thank you for our numerous discussions we had and the memories you shared"

This tribute was added by sorayya shadman on 29th January 2015

"I am sure he is missed every day, will say prayer for him on this special day."

This tribute was added by Arvid Yaganegi on 21st December 2014

"Dear Diane, Roya and Sima - Mehrdad was such an inspiration over the years. This dear man was indeed a champion in so many ways. Very saddened by the news. We grieve with you and send all our love.

Yaganegi family."

This tribute was added by Tony Thomson on 23rd November 2014

"Dear Diane, Roya and Sima,
Shocked to belatedly learn of your sad news and regretting that I have been out of touch for so long, I recall a few hectic years of close working with dear Mehrdad, especially in our Rotary "Mankind is One" year.  Being the theme chosen by the Japanese medical specialist, who was President of Rotary International for the year (about 1976, I think), with Reg ?? and Ken ??, we gained NSA permission to send introductory material to all Rotary Clubs in Australia and offer to supply speakers to their meetings.  Mehrdad addressed Orange North, my club. At least one District Governor objected to our 'introducing religion to Rotary'!
With cherished recollections and love to you all,
Tony"

This tribute was added by sahar Hosseinabadi on 22nd November 2014

"Dearest Roya,

Please accept my deepest sympathy in this difficult time.
I always remember Mr Ardjomand strong charismatic present and his kind and lovely face.
Thinking of you.

With Much Love,
Sahar"

This tribute was added by Thomas Jones on 20th November 2014

"Dear Diane, Roya and Sima.

Mehrdad was one of those  vibrant souls whose influence spreads far and wide even if they do not realise it.
With Sincere gratitude Gwenda and Tom Jones - Newcastle Community"

This tribute was added by Nahal Mavaddat on 18th November 2014

"We are very sorry to hear about the passing of dear Mehrdad. We send our love to all of the family and remember you in this difficult time.

Mavaddat Family"

This tribute was added by sorayya shadman on 15th November 2014

"I had meet Mr.Arjomand few times in Canada, and had hardly talked to him, but his kind lovely smile had touched my heart.
He will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by sorayya shadman on 15th November 2014

"I meet Mr.Arjomand only few times in Canada and hardly have talked to him, but his smile and kind face and eyes have touched my heart.
He will be missed greatly."

This tribute was added by Shiva Eshghi on 15th November 2014

"Roya Joon, We were so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Unfortunately I did not have the pleasure of knowing him very well, but throughout the years of his service and in gatherings I remember him as being radiant, intelligent, charming,and still humble. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Much love Shiva and Mark Daly"

This tribute was added by Michael Elliott on 14th November 2014

"Dear Diane, Roya, Sima, Mary, Shadi and all the family, our deepest sympathy and warmest wishes go to you all at this difficult time. Vivian, Tyson, Amilia and I have fond, strong  memories of our time together in the Mountains. Mehrdad's friendship during those years, his elegant presence, warmth and humour remain in our hearts and minds always. Our love to you all."

This tribute was added by robert haberman on 13th November 2014

"From the nursing staff of Buckland. It has been a great pleasure to have cared for Mehrdad and to have met his wonderful family. Mehrdad will be missed by all, especially his smile and sense of humour. Love always the staff of Buckland."

This tribute was added by Ellis van Saaze on 13th November 2014

"Dear family
From my father I got the message that "Sima's father" has sadly passed away. It is 33 years ago that we lived in Mollington and Sima was my "first best friend". I remember you all as a very loving family and I'm sure that in rememberance of Merhdad you ladies of the family will be able to get through these sad times. I wish you all lots of strength and hopefully the beautifull memories of your beloved father and husband will bring back a smile to your faces soon. Love Ellis (The Netherlands)"

This tribute was added by k podger on 13th November 2014

"It is many years since I have had the privilege to be in company with Mr. Ardjomand - he was the dear and devoted father of two wonderful daughters, dear friends - knowledge of their refined hearts, intelligent, vibrant approach to life, beauty of mind and warm spirits are a testament to his and Diane's parenting.  I have no doubt that Mr. Ardjomand will continue his influence from the heavenly realm, where his spirit is free to soar, knowing that as we pray for those who are departed, they pray for us.  My love and prayers to Diane, Roya and Sima, and all members of the families."

This tribute was added by Roshen Behi on 13th November 2014

"Dear Dianne, Roya& Sima joon With saddened hearts we heard the passing of dear Mehrdad
It was lovely to see his beautiful face on the website which I had not seen for years. We will never forget the lovely face, his gentle demure and his ever enlightening talks we had over the years especially when Farid served as his assistant.With his failing memory Farid still remembered him. Our prayers are with you for strength and courage .My sincere apologies for not being  able to attend .but be sure our hearts were with you."

This tribute was added by Johan Revalk on 13th November 2014

"I am blessed to have met Mr Ardjomand with his countless virtues, including dignity, courage, humility, strength and steadfastness. Mrs Ardjomand, your mutual love and respect is an example to all of us! God bless your beautiful family.  Much love, Johan Revalk"

This tribute was added by Jill McKenzie on 12th November 2014

"Dear Sima and family - We send our deepest sympathy about the passing of your father.  Although we met him only a few times, he was always so warm and funny - and nobody has loved Lemon Bomb cake like your dad! It was clear to us how much you all meant to him, and we know he lives on in you, Roya and his grandchildren.  Peter & Jill"

This tribute was added by Nasrin Adel on 12th November 2014

"Dear Mr. Ardjomand
your memory will always be with us and I will always remember your radiant and happy face so kind and loving.
It is such a pleasure to have known you and your beautiful family."

This tribute was added by nasrin delshad on 12th November 2014

""Dear Diane, Roya, and Sima, my deepest sympathy to you all . We all have lost a very special soul who was very dear and closed to our heart.  His spirit is soaring in release from the limitations of this world. His kindness, gentleness, and generosity of spirit will always be remembered by any one  who was lucky enough to know him.""

This tribute was added by Sean Hinton on 12th November 2014

"Dear Diane, Roya, and Sima, we send you all our fond love and deepest sympathy. No doubt dear Mehrdad's spirit is soaring in release from the limitations of this world. His kindness, gentleness, quick wit and generosity of spirit will always be remembered by those of us lucky enough to know him."

This tribute was added by Mohsen Zein on 12th November 2014

"We are so saddened to hear the news of the passing of beloved Mr Arjomand. our sincere condolences to Diane , Roya and Sima, and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time, he will be always in our prayers.
From Bahia & Mohsen"

This tribute was added by Bernard Chapman on 11th November 2014

"Goodbye dearest friend I shall miss you profoundly. You will be impossible to replace. Thank you especially for those many years of enthusiastic tennis companionship every Sunday morning and your gracious acceptance of others like me into your wonderful family life. A real gentleman whom my mother always referred to as ' That handsome man'."

This tribute was added by Virginia Field on 11th November 2014

"I have been saddened at the passing of Mehrdad and my prayers are with you, Diane, Roya, Sima, Mary and your families. Mehrdad was a truly gentle man – I remember the timbre of his voice, which was like velvet. It was easy to be in his company with his warmth, sense of fun, genuine interest in people and a certain lightness or perhaps simply light shining from within. His life has been a blessing."

This tribute was added by Ho-San Leong on 11th November 2014

"We are saddened to learn of the passing of dear Mehrdad, and wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to his much loved family.

It was in the mid 1960s in London when I had the good fortune to meet and get to know him and his wife Diane. In him I found a gentle, loving and warm hearted person, always doing good for others and serving the community selflessly. He always had a lovely smile on him, and his radiance and joy attracted many friends, an example to one and all.

We were pleased to meet up with Mehrdad and Diane and their two beautiful girls in the 1980's.

We will remember him affectionately in our thoughts and prayers for his beautiful soul, and we will miss him always.

Warmest Love from us all,
Ho-San & Mariette Leong"

This tribute was added by Rex Ogden on 11th November 2014

"Merdad is sorely missed, I loved to visit Merdad when in The Blue Mountains. It was disappointing to know of his serious illness, I have known Merdad since the family first came to the Mountains even though it was only often passing by. There was always a warm welcome. Even though i no longer pass through the Blue Mountains the companionship is ever remembered. I give my heartfelt sympathy to Diane, Roya and Sima. Merdad will live on for ever in your hearts as it does in mine. I regret not being able to say goodbye at Mona Vale but my heart will be him and all the friends."

This tribute was added by Diana Threlfo on 11th November 2014

""I am so deeply saddened to learn of Mr Ardjomand's passing to the Abha Kingdom and so grateful that my life was touched by him.  I was privileged to serve as his assistant during his role as an Auxiliary Board Member. His knowledge, wisdom, integrity and deep faith stand out in my memory together with his guidance, kindness and patience. I hope that my prayers for the progress of his soul will be deemed acceptable and also those I shall offer for his dear family.""

This tribute was added by Siva Peri on 11th November 2014

"Dear Diana,Roya & Sima and the relatives of Mr Mehrdad Ardjomand.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. He was a faithful servant of Bahá'u'lláh and I was honoured to serve the Cause of God under his leadership as an Auxiliary Board Member. My steep learning curve as servant was immensely influenced by his qualities of firmness in the Covenant, loving-kindness, knowledge, eloquence of speech  and systematic and meticulous handling of affairs.
Please be assured of our prayers for the progress of his soul and for the strength, comfort and consolation of the hearts of grieved friends.
Siva Peri on behalf of Peri family"

This tribute was added by Farideh Derakhshan on 11th November 2014

"Dear Diana, Roya & Sima: I just heard the saddest news. My deepest heartfelt sympathy are with you all.  I deeply feel your loss!  Mr Arjomand was a brilliant Baha'i with great love for all.  I pray for the progress of his soul in the worlds of light.  Please convey my condolence to Koochzadeh's family too.  I will never forget his warm heart, voice and mesmerising smile.  I am sure his soul is now in the company of the Concourse on High! You all are in our prayers and thoughts."

This tribute was added by Sam Zein on 11th November 2014

"We are saddened by the news of the passing of dear Mehrdad.
I have lots of good memories from the time I was honoured to work with him in Baha'i activities for many years, during which I found him to be kind,considerate,gracious,intelligent and always happy with a beautiful smile.
Our sincere condolences to the family during this difficult time.
Praying for the progress of his soul in the Abha Kingdom."

This tribute was added by Mavis Nissirios on 11th November 2014

"I am so saddened to hear the news of the passing of beloved Mr Arjomand. My sincere condolences to Diane joon, Roya and Sima, and the rest of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I have many fond memories but most of all remember his class, his smile and his dignified manner. Forever in our heart. Xo"

This tribute was added by Jan van Saaze on 11th November 2014

"Dear Diana, Roya and Sima,
How sad to learn that Mehrdad passed away.
I have such a lot of good memories from the time (end 70's) we lived with our families in Mollington, the little girls playing together and we did play quite a bit of tennis.
I did learn a lot of Mehrdad, although we were of the same age he looked and behaved so much more experienced than I was. Me, being quite direct (Dutch can be blunt) and Mehrdad always nice, friendly, polite and  with his famous smile, made it much easier to contact with people.
I wish you a lot of strength for the coming days."

This tribute was added by Bill Thomas on 11th November 2014

"Such sad news. Heart felt condolences to all the family. Mehrdad was a fine example to us all and exuded dedication, loyalty and love. I was blessed to have benefited from his keen mind and wise counsel.
He took us to  a higher level."

This tribute was added by George Maroun on 11th November 2014

"To all the family please accept my sincere condolences in in the passing of Mehrdad. We go back since 1986, he was a very sharp business man with the utmost integrity in all our dealings.
Above all he was always kind considerate and thoughtful of his family and others."

This tribute was added by Eshraghieh Ebrahimzadeh on 11th November 2014

"We are saddened by the news of the passing of dear Mehrdad khan. Our deepest condolences to all the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We have many good memory of him and he is always in our heart and our prayers!"

This tribute was added by Chris Tobin on 11th November 2014

"An absolute gentleman in whose presence one always felt the glow of a deep love he had burning within, Dignified, kind and gracious is how i will remember him. My heart and prayers go out to his family who adored him and will miss him terribly. God's peace upon us all..."

This tribute was added by ross pascoe on 11th November 2014

"A true gentleman. Always had a light upon his face and eyes that shone with the essence of a beautiful soul. Mr Ardjomand glowed from within. One felt a comforting warmth in his presence. It has been a great honour to share a few small flakes of life with this man.

Such a loss. My sincere condolences to his family, yet how fortunate for them to have shared in the life of this fine man."

This tribute was added by Nasser Sedghi on 10th November 2014

"The news of passing dear Mehrdad  to the Abha Kingdon was deeply saddened our hearts. I had the honour of knowing Mehrdad and working with him in relation to Baha’i activities for many years. He was a caring, dedicated, intelligent, self-disciplined and kind – hearted soul. He served the communities with such a dedication and selflessness that will be remembered by many people. Our heart-felt condolences to dear Diane, Roya, Sima and other family members. We surely offer prayers for the progress of dear Mehrdad’s precious soul.
Nasser and Farzaneh Sedghi"

This tribute was added by Melanie Price on 10th November 2014

"Such a sweet, kind man with a wonderful sense of humour.  He was unforgettable to anyone who came into contact with him.  I am so sorry Dear Arjomand, Baghai, Anvari and Kouchekzadeh families for your sad loss.xo"

This tribute was added by Dan Lim on 10th November 2014

"Dear Roya, Suzy and I are so saddened by the news of your Father's passing.  Our deepest condolences to you and your family.  I have had several opportunities to photograph you and your family over the years, on special family occasions.  I always remembered your father to be such a calm, statuesque and graceful man with the gentle eyes and the disarming smile.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do.  Love, Dan & Suzy"

This tribute was added by lisa white on 10th November 2014

"Dear Roya, whilst I did not know your father well, I do remember him as a most graceful, intelligent and sensitive gentleman. I am so sorry for your loss. Please pass on my love to your family. I am overseas until the 16th so I will not be there for the service. We will catch up soon - I promise. All my love and hugs . Lisa"

This tribute was added by Maha Shahidinejad on 10th November 2014

"Mehrdad joon was such a wonderful great uncle. I remember he used to tutor me maths as a child and also was my Baha'i teacher for awhile. I learned so much from him! I loved his witty sense of humor and ability to see the small, funny things in life, and will never forget his kindness and love he showed me through the highs and lows of life. I will greatly miss him!. Love you so much Mehrdad joon! Diane joon, Roya joon, Sima joon and families, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love you all!"

This tribute was added by Farid Shahidinejad on 10th November 2014

"I was deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Mehrdad jun.

It was always a delight to be around him. Even in his most difficult moments, he always had a smile on his face. He was such a kind soul and his good demeanor always touched my heart.

I wish I had more time to get to know him better but I am sure I will in the Abha Kingdom.

Please know that we will be praying for the progress of his soul and for your strenght."

This tribute was added by Roya Baghai on 10th November 2014

"My dear, sweet dad: you were the best father one could hope for. You always were there for me and encouraged me to strive for the very best I could achieve. Your deep faith, self discipline, patience, kindness, willingness to serve others, persistence, and acceptance of life will always be an inspiration to me."


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