OBITUARY

Toula Sperdakes

19 January , 193120 May , 2019

Toula Sperdakes passed away peacefully on May 20th, 2019. Born in Athens, Greece on January 19th, 1931; she was the daughter of the late Bill and Chrisoula Alexiou. She was predeceased by her loving husband Peter, and her grandson Peter Sperdakes.

She is survived by her sons John and Bill(Sue); and her sister Orsalia and her children. She is also survived by her grandchildren Sarah(Chris), Justin, and Angelica(Arthur) as well as her great grandson Malykai. She is also survived by members of her late husband’s family.

Toula spent many years working with her husband Peter at the Candy Bowl on Spring Garden Road. She volunteered at the IWK Gift Shop for 35 years and spent many hours knitting hats, scarves and blanket for the children. She interacted with many people at the IWK and never failed to mention the stories of her family.

She was an active member of the St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church in Halifax and volunteered tirelessly day and night at the Greek Festival. Toula loves to spend her summer months at her cottage tending to her garden. Toula was a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother(Yaya) and great grandmother. She was a kind soul to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Visitation will take place Wednesday May 22nd, 7-9pm at Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, Windsor Street. Funeral service will take place on Thursday May 23rd, 11am at St. George’s Orthodox Church on Purcell’s Cove Road; reception to follow. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church. The family would like to thank Dr. MacSwain, Dr. Ripley, and all the nurses on floor 8.1 at the QEII for all of the care they provided.

Mom/Yaya you will live in our hearts forever, we love you!

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, 22 May , 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, 23 May , 2019
  • Burial Thursday, 23 May , 2019

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Derek Atwater

8 June 2019

Bill,
Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Judi, Donna and Bill Shakespeare

26 May 2019

We are sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We could not have asked for a kinder neighbor.

Dianne and Peter White

24 May 2019

John, we were very saddened to read about your mom's passing. We think and speak of you and her every time we find ourselves in a Greek community or looking at a menu in a Greek restaurant- we remember her care packages of amazing desserts each Christmas season that you always generously shared with our family. So sorry for your loss.

Dianne and Peter

Linda Barnaby

22 May 2019

My condolences to Toula’s family. I had the pleasure of knowing Toula as a visiting neighbour at her summer cottage. We always had lovely conversations about her amazing garden. I learned a great deal from Toula. I will miss her and our wonderful chats. Rest In Peace Toula

Vicki Schaffer

22 May 2019

Dear Bill, Sue and family

I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You are all in my thoughts

Vicki

Jerry Spears

22 May 2019

Dear Billy. We are so sorry to read about your mother's death. We are unable to attend the funeral. You, Sue and all your family are in our prayers. May God bless you.

Jerry and Pat

Ken Mantin

22 May 2019

Dear John:
Please accept my sincerest sympathy on the passing of your Mother.
I remember her so well both from the store and neighbourhood as a very kind and dignified lady.
I am unable to attend her service but be assured you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Ken Mantin

Peggy Alexiadis Brown

22 May 2019

My deepest condolences to Mrs Sperdakes' family. Your mother was such a beautiful, dignified, warm, kind and giving person. She was also a very good friend of my mother Nancy (Antonia). I always admired your mother for being more contemporary than others of her time while maintaining her strong faith in greek orthodoxy. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I am sure you will miss her tremendously. I hope you are comforted knowing she will be watching over all of you.

Matthew Webber

22 May 2019

Truly a wonderful lady who was devoted to her family and community. She will be missed immensely by her friends and family.

Kelly Cameron

21 May 2019

One of the true angels has been called home . As a fellow IWK Auxiliary member I am saddened to learn of Toula’s death. Toula was kind and gentle always and she and I often shared stories of our children and their children. Such love and pride she showed as she spoke of her family, of her friends and her love of home. As she spoke of love for her husband, Peter she glowed. Such a peaceful loving lady, Toula touched many hearts and will be missed . My sincere sympathy to Toula’s family..