WILMINGTON — Krikor Gregory Djoboulian, passed away peacefully at New Hanover Regional Medical Center on September 24, 2021 at age 88.
Greg was born on the 28th of February 1933, in Ismailia – Suez Canal Zone to the late Edward and Miriam (Roupian) Djoboulian. He was predeceased by his wife Olga Marie, brothers Georges, Dick, sister Siranouche and sister in-law Phyllis of Montreal, Canada. Left with loving memories are: sons Gregory Richard (Sammie) and Mitchell (Andrea) and daughter Valda (Chris). Grandchildren Olivia, Adam and Brendan. Brother Haig of Montreal; sisters’ in-laws Patricia (Dr. Ted) of Toronto, and Valda (Joe) of Newfoundland, Nancy of Montreal and many nieces and nephews across North America.
Greg had an illustrious career that spanned numerous countries. His career included a number of years with the British Royal Air Force (MEAF 10), and the United Nations Emergency Forces in the Gaza Strip attached to the Royal Canadian Air Force. In addition, he worked for the US Airforce 4082nd combat support group Goose Air Base, Labrador Canada. It was there in Goose Bay that he married Olga and started their family.
After leaving Goose Bay, Greg and family moved to Montreal eventually settling down in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, where he pursued several business adventures. During this time Greg was often referred to as “patron” by many of the young people of Sainte-Agathe and he referred to them as ‘his kids”. It was the being of many lifelong friendships.
In 1973 he joined HALCO Mining in Kamsar, Guinee West Africa (a consortium of aluminum giant ALCOA -US, ALCAN-Canada and PICHNEY-France) until 1981.
In 1981 the company moved Greg and family to Wilmington NC in connection with Boke Trading. He was with Boke Trading until 1989, when he returned to Guinee until his retirement in 1997. He retired to the Eastern townships of Quebec and returned to Wilmington in 1999. Greg restarted his career in 2002 where he began consulting for L&T General Enterprises until his official retired in 2012.
After his 2012 retirement he enjoyed his family and grand kids, going to the family farm and traveling to Canada. He also loved having his morning coffee at the local McDonalds.
He leaves behind countless friends and colleagues around the globe with many humous and fond memories……Pop pops you will be missed.
Due to current circumstances a private service will be held for immediate family only. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.