Mr. Shimshon Merza has just passed away in Australia

With great sadness, and regret we inform our Assyrian community in Australia and abroad of the passing away of Shimshon Merza, A prominent Assyrian and one of the founders of the Assyrian Universal Alliance who attended the First AUA conference in Fao –France in 1968 . The late Merza passed away this evening, Friday 1st January 2010, at 6:00 pm .

On behalf of the Assyrian Universal Alliance in Australia, the Assyrian Australian National Federation, I convey to all AUA members, relatives and friends our sincere condolences for the tragic loss.

Shimshon was a loyal, active and committed member of the Assyrian community. I believe that all those who knew him will feel the pain of the loss of such a wonderful and inspirational person.

May God rest his soul in peace and reward him with eternal paradise.

Hermiz Shahen
Deputy Secretary General,
Regional Secretary of Australia & New Zealand
Assyrian Universal Alliance

1st January 2010