This week as news of the tragic death of Juliana Keshishian began to circulate, many within the church circles still find the events painful news the bear.
Juliana aged 22, from Watford, had just graduated from the University of Leeds with a first-class degree and hoped to work for humanitarian causes before she was involved in a fatal crash as a rear seat passenger in Otley, Yorkshire shortly after 6pm on 18 June.
Her parents, Arto and Mirian, have paid tribute to their daughter saying she “had her whole life to look forward to” and have now been left with a “permanent hole” in their lives. She will always be remembered as the bubbly gregarious person she was. Always smiling, always willing to help in any way she could her fellow students and the wider community.”
Juliana was “an accomplished pianist and flutist” and used those talents on sabbaths at Stanborough Park church. Arto and Mirian added, “Juliana achieved more in her short life than many do in their whole lives. She was known for her larger than life laugh and would always bring joy and happiness whenever she entered a room. She also had a cheeky side and wanted to get the best of what life had to offer, often seeing the funnier side of things, even when nobody else around would get it. She will be sorely missed.”
Reflecting on the blessed hope that held a firm foundation in the family’s lives, her parents declared, “she is resting in peace now, asleep, not feeling or seeing anything. But we look forward to the day when we will see her once more, fully restored, rising to heaven on that glorious day of Jesus’s return. Rest in peace, beloved Juliana.”