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CHRISTAKIS IACOVIDES (TAKIS)
Born: Dec 26, 1946
Date of Passing: May 31, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory
Christakis Iacovides, ('Takis' to his beloved friends and family), left this world on May 31, 2022.
He is remembered by his wife Stella; his sons, Harris (Murdoch) and Stavros (Kelly); his cousins, Katie Varsamis and Hans Veenhuyzen; nephew and niece Yorgo Veenhuyzen (Jan) and Carla van der Zweep (John); as well as family and friends from all over the world.
Takis was born in Larnaca, Cyprus on December 26, 1946. It was there that he met and married the love of his life Stella, and started his family with the birth of his sons. Takis and Stella moved their young family overseas on Christmas Eve 1974, due to political unrest in Cyprus. They crossed the globe to join family in Winnipeg and start a new life in Canada. Takis was supported by and became an influential member of the thriving Greek community in his new home. He became a teacher and eventually the Principal of the Greek School and the President of the Greek Community. He took joy in celebrating his Greek and Cypriot heritage, whether through volunteer work at Folklorama or manning the grill at a BBQ with family and friends.
Takis practiced as a City of Winnipeg Health Inspector for 30 years, a career that he loved and allowed him to support his beloved family. He loved Winnipeg and Canada and became a stalwart hockey fan.
Takis was loved and respected by all who met him. He risked much to start a new life in a foreign land with his family and not only survived, but thrived. We will miss him every day but keep him in our hearts forever.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2255 Grant Ave. Interment to follow at Chapel Lawn.
In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church or the Winnipeg Greek School.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 04, 2022
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
Takis was always so helpful and such a kind person. He was principal of Greek school when I attended many years ago. We remember his many years of service to the Greek community in many capacities. May his memory be eternal. Stasa Veroukis-Regina & Onofrio Regina. - Posted by: Stasa Veroukis-Regina (Friend) on: Jun 08, 2022
Our deepest condolences to Stella and all the family. May his memory be eternal. George and Dina Veroukis - Posted by: George Veroukis (Friend) on: Jun 08, 2022
We are extremely saddened by Chris' passing. We could not ask for better neighbors!! It is the time of year when we would see Chris the most as our gardens are back to back. Chris always planted beans along the fence so we both could pick. He was gracious and so kind. We had many conversations, shared memories and compared recipes all the time highlighting our common interests. He is surely missed and will never be forgotten!! Our condolences to Stella and family 💜. - Posted by: Warren, Juliet & Andre (Neighbors and Friends) on: Jun 07, 2022
Takis, was my Greek school teacher many moons ago. He and my father were good friends. He often visited my dad at his restaurant, the RedBoot Drive inn. Memory Eternal brother. - Posted by: Nicholas Karvelas (Friend/Student) on: Jun 05, 2022
Our deepest condolences. Takis was a true gentleman and good friend. May he rest in peace and his memory be eternal.-Marilyn Alexiou and family. - Posted by: Marilyn Alexiou (Friend) on: Jun 04, 2022
Takis was a good friend, advisor and colleague during my time as priest of the Winnipeg community. He served as my president of the parish council and would often help with a myriad of community needs like the monthly bulletin, Greek/English translations for community members and was always available to give advice from his extensive community experience. He will be missed. May his memory be eternal! - Posted by: Fr. Ted Paraskevopoulos (Family friend and former priest ) on: Jun 04, 2022
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