OBITUARY

Athanasia Liapis

August 4, 1939November 3, 2018

Liapis, Athanasia (Soula), age 79 of Vancouver, BC, left us suddenly on the afternoon of Saturday, November 3, 2018, surrounded by her loving family and dearest friends. Soula was born in the village of Filipi, near Kavala, Greece to Stephanos and Helene Maroulis (nee Monachou) on August 4, 1939. Soula was a strong, intelligent woman who loved her family and friends deeply. She was a talented cook and gifted gardener. She often combined these skills and created memorable feasts while entertaining family at home or customers at her successful restaurants. She was an amazing mother, devoted wife, loving grandmother and a loyal and generous friend. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Nicholas; her sons, Constantine and Stephanos (Brigitte); grandchildren Magdalena, Niko, Dimitra and Stefano; siblings, Afentoula (Petros, decd.), Kiriaki (Filipas, decd.), Aglaitsa (Neofitos, decd.), Chrisoveris (Donna); and her sisters in-law, Anna (Michalis, decd.), Anastasia (Lazaros), and Evangelia (Yiannis, decd.); and thirty-two nieces and nephews. Soula was pre-deceased by her parents, and her dear brother Yiannis. Prayer service to be held at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver on Tuesday, November 13th at 5:30 pm. Funeral service will be held at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church on Wednesday, November 14th at 11:00 am. Father Timoleon Prattas officiating. Burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Burnaby. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may kindly be made to the Canadian Heart & Stroke foundation.

Services

13 November

Prayer Service

5:30 pm

St. George's Greek Orthodox Cathedral

4500 Arbutus Street
Vancouver, BC V6R1J9

14 November

Funeral Service

11:00 am

St. George's Greek Orthodox Cathedral

4500 Arbutus Street
Vancouver, BC V6R1J9

14 November

Committal Service

12:45 pm

Forest Lawn Memorial Park

3789 Royal Oak Ave.
Burnaby, BC V5G3M1

REMEMBERING

Athanasia Liapis

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Jeannie Shaw ( ne McRae0

November 9, 2018

Dear Nick and family
I was most saddened to read of Soula's passing. When I read her name out loud, I was reminded of the passage of time that has no end.
Thoughts of her beautiful face, smile and laughter filled my heart with an ache.
Soula's kindness to myself and my family knew no bounds.
The original White Tower Pizza , all the long hours working and memories of friendships made, that fulfill my life to this day have made me richer than any of you shall ever know. Your family and that of Nick Malamas's taught me about hard work and to always be honest, be loyal and kind to one another. To treat everyone like family.
Soula was so kind to my mother Grace and they enjoyed one another s company over a cup of coffee many times in the 70s.
In closing, please know I cannot attend the service as other commitments have preceded this news. For that I am dreadfully sorry. I shall light a candle for you Nick, Boys , family and for one who I still held dear in my heart after all these years,
Peace be with you all.
from Jeannie McRae and family.
Jeannie and Barry Shaw

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