Petroulla Elias Mehmet

16 June 1939 - 8 January 2010

Petroulla was a remarkable woman, born in Kormakiti, Cyprus in 1939, as one of eleven siblings. She left her homeland in 1955 to pursue a career in midwifery in London where she met Rashit, her beloved husband. As a single mother for the majority of the time due to Rashit's early life difficulties, Petroulla worked hard to make ends meet alone and eventually became a successful businesswoman. Petroulla's story is a powerful lesson in the fight for survival against all odds. Her perseverance in the face of adversity is an inspiration to all, and her spirit will live on as a beacon of hope and courage for generations to come. Her loss is felt deeply by those who knew her, and her memory will forever be treasured as an ode to the human heart's indomitable spirit. She will be remembered as a true warrior who faced life's challenges with grit and grace, paving the way for a better tomorrow.

About Petroulla Elias Mehmet

birthLocation:Kormakiti, Cyprus

deathLocation:London, England

memorialLocation:New Southgate Cemetery, London

parents:Elia & Christina Kyriacou

spouse:Rashit Mehmet

children:Victor, Robert, and Sylvia



Petroulla Elias Mehmet's Memorial Stories

Early Life in Cyprus

Petroulla's childhood was marked by immense hardship and challenges, but her unrelenting spirit and determination propelled her forward. ...

Early Years in London

Petroulla's early life in England is a story of perseverance in the face of adversity. When she arrived in London, she was denied the opp...

Overcoming Adversity in 1960s London

Petroulla's life in 1960s London was marked by tremendous adversity. With a husband in prison and three young children to care for, she f...

Guiding the Way for Lighthouse Studios: Petroulla's Remarkable Entrepreneurial Journey

Petroulla's entrepreneurial journey began when her sister, Kika, opened up a dress factory in London and hired Petroulla to work there fo...

The Power of Forgiveness: Petroulla's Reconciliation with Her Family

Petroulla's marriage to Rashit was not well received by her family. Their disapproval stemmed from Rashit's Turkish-Cypriot background, w...

The Golden Balls Psychic

Written by Petroulla's grandson, Adam. The summer before she passed, my Yiayia, Petroulla, and I had a daily ritual - we'd sit down in f...