Obituaries

Maria Nodilo
B: 1921-06-05
D: 2018-08-17
View Details
Nodilo, Maria
Erminia Mignone
B: 1929-08-02
D: 2018-08-14
View Details
Mignone, Erminia
Parish Parent
B: 1966-07-15
D: 2018-08-14
View Details
Parent, Parish
Daniel Burns
B: 1966-12-22
D: 2018-08-10
View Details
Burns, Daniel
William Chalmers Turriff
B: 1930-02-03
D: 2018-08-10
View Details
Turriff, William Chalmers
Silvio Saravo
B: 1939-05-27
D: 2018-08-06
View Details
Saravo, Silvio
Douglas Leggitt
B: 1964-04-05
D: 2018-08-06
View Details
Leggitt, Douglas
Joan Marie Allan
B: 1930-09-03
D: 2018-08-06
View Details
Allan, Joan Marie
Anna Maria Stivaletti
B: 1934-05-28
D: 2018-08-05
View Details
Stivaletti, Anna Maria
John Patrick Ziraldo
B: 1954-08-05
D: 2018-08-05
View Details
Ziraldo, John Patrick
Elizabeth Malone
B: 1938-12-24
D: 2018-08-04
View Details
Malone, Elizabeth
Leopoldine Wancar
B: 1920-10-01
D: 2018-08-02
View Details
Wancar, Leopoldine
Pasquale De Pippo
B: 1923-09-25
D: 2018-08-02
View Details
De Pippo, Pasquale
Milton Williams
B: 1940-08-04
D: 2018-07-22
View Details
Williams, Milton
Dawn Ena Shea
B: 1961-10-13
D: 2018-07-20
View Details
Shea, Dawn Ena
Rosa Carone
B: 1924-09-05
D: 2018-07-18
View Details
Carone, Rosa
Gregory Wyndham Warren
B: 1946-05-04
D: 2018-07-14
View Details
Warren, Gregory Wyndham
Wendy Ann Clancy
B: 1961-10-15
D: 2018-07-14
View Details
Clancy, Wendy Ann
Maria Teresa Pelaia
B: 1927-03-04
D: 2018-07-09
View Details
Pelaia, Maria Teresa
Audrey Verna Waites
B: 1928-06-21
D: 2018-07-02
View Details
Waites, Audrey Verna
Patricia Parkinson
B: 1916-01-01
D: 2018-07-01
View Details
Parkinson, Patricia

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
63 Mimico Ave
Toronto, ON M8V 1R2
Phone: 416-251-7531
Fax: 416-251-5236

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Angeliki Kourkoulakou can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Cancel
Select Candle
Leave a condolence

Condolences

Condolence From: Paul and Bozena Strzelec
Condolence: We express our sincere condolences to family, we keep you in our prayers, ....and for
Angeliki R.I.P.
Thursday June 07, 2018
Condolence From: Adrina and Mike
Condolence: To our Beautiful “Onies”,

We extend our most profound, heart-felt condolences and prayers during this difficult time.
But Mamma would want us to look at the silver lining in every challenge that presented itself; so instead of loss, let’s think of you gaining a Beautiful & Protective Angel. She will continue to guide, to teach, to direct, to scold (Hehe!) and to share in all of your comings and goings, but in a transformed and powerful state, of one who knows the Truth that “God and I are One”.
The example of how she has lived her Life is a difficult one to follow: Pure Love, Forgiveness, Devotion, Loyalty, Humour, and the list goes on…. but a path that we can all, nonetheless, try to emulate. Her boisterous laughter was infectious and something I will always remember with deep fondness, and was a lesson in itself, as she always looked at the bright side of things!!
We consider ourselves so fortunate to have experienced her Love and will try to honour her memory by living the loving kindness for which she was so beloved.
With all our Love and Affection,
The “Onies
Thursday June 07, 2018
Condolence From: Stefanos Kourkoulakos
Condolence: I would like to share a few personal words about my mother.

She was not from here. Youngest child of elementary school teachers, Christos Tsamis and Paraskevi Spiliotopoulou, she was born and raised in the clean mountain air of the northern Peloponnese.

She knew what cold and hunger are. In the middle of a cold winter night in December 1943, she watched German soldiers break into her house, kick her mother (literally) out on the ground and burn it down to ashes. They were left with no beds, shelter and food and were not allowed to keep any blankets. Yet, she never had hatred in her heart.

She went to Athens for the first time when she was 16 years old to find work, soon after WWII ended (1946). She worked hard at a notary public’s office and gave all of her earnings to support her poor mother.

Never liked friction or felt jealousy and resentment for anyone or actually argued with anyone (except for my dad, who left her with no choice sometimes). She could be very stubborn, but she was also very cheerful and deeply enjoyed being sociable in the most routine everyday human interactions, greeting people, neighbours, friends, and family and laughingly (not just smilingly) exchanging queries and information.

She loved people and she was loved by people. In her name day (in Greece this occasion is more important than a person's birthday) she would receive between 60 and 70 well-wishing phone calls (representing 60 to 70 households). Neighbours used to joke that she could handily win a local election with her popularity.

She would read me stories to eat or put me to bed or cheer me up in the morning, as I would wake up quite grumpy (or so the story goes). She loved going to church and chanting Byzantine hymns and was a real thesaurus of Greek countryside poems, superstitions, and proverbs.

She had lived here in the 1980s, when my father's work posted him to the Greek Consulate General in Toronto, liked the place, and made many friends. But her home was Athens and she returned with my father in 1992. She visited my sister and I here a few times afterwards, but despite our pleadings for her to stay here for good, she preferred to live in the old country. Until 2013, that is, when her health started declining and we brought her over to live with my sister's family. My sister, Daisy, and her family took complete care for her with the utmost devotion until the end.

Although, she smoked like a chimney (from 16 till a few weeks ago), her passing was unrelated to smoking.

A very dear friend of mine is Muslim. When I was in devastating pain because of my father’s passing on September 4, 2010, he told me that it was Ramadan and when people pass in Ramadan, it’s because God wants them near Him.

It’s still Ramadan today…


Tuesday June 05, 2018
Condolence From: Nick Polsoni
Condolence: Dear Daisy. My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nick
Tuesday June 05, 2018
Condolence From: Jordan Brennan
Condolence: Although I never met Ms. Kourkoulakou, her son, Stefanos, is a dear friend of mine and I am saddened to learn of her passing.

Stefanos would often speak of his Mother and the pivotal role she played in his family. She sounded like an extraordinary person--someone who was loved by those around her and will be deeply missed.

Sending my condolences to family and friends.

Jordan Brennan
Monday June 04, 2018
Recently Lit Memorial Candles
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos