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Mount Pleasant Universal Funeral Home

306 East 11Th Ave, Vancouver, BC

OBITUARY

JOHN IOANNIS BALANTES

28 May , 19285 October , 2019

Balantes, John born May 28, 1928 in Amigdali, Greece and passed away peacefully in Vancouver surrounded by family. He touched the hearts of many with his courage, humor and family values. He is survived by his wife Efthymia. He had two children Tony and Eva (Bill). Grandchildren Vanessa, Joanna, Dio, Matt, Sophie and John. Also missed by his great grandchildren Amy, Andrew and Leonidas. Two sisters Tasia and Maria as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He will be remembered and in our hearts forever. A funeral service be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church, 4641 Boundary Rd. Vancouver. Father Timoleon Prattas officiating. Burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Burnaby.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, 15 October , 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, 15 October , 2019

Memories

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Sandra Skinner

16 October 2019

Dear Tony and family
So sorry to hear of your father's passing.
I hope the good memories keep your spirits high in this difficult time.
Sandra and Paul Skinner

Deepest sympathy to you and your family from Grace & Garth Hayes as well.

Julia Chartier

10 October 2019

I’m sad to hear news of Johns passing.

I have such good memories living in the basement of John and Effie; like all the times Effie would call me or my ex to come upstairs and fix their Greek TV because John had pressed something on the remote and it was no longer connected. Or all the times we’d hear John doing his laps around the house to stay active, and him saying hi to me before he headed out for his daily morning walks. The best memories of John though have to be hearing how excited he got about his Greek tv shows - you’d hear him clapping and yelling at the tv when things got good!

He was always such a happy person. My condolences.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY