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George Christos MIGAS

February 10, 1940August 5, 2021
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of George Migas, 81, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family.

George’s life was a success story. Not for wealth amassed or possessions accumulated. George was rich in family. A tycoon in terms of friendships.His greatest treasures were his wife of 56 years, Tassia, son Christos and daughter Maria. “Pappou” called his grandsons, Jacob & Peter, “pieces of gold”.

George was born and raised in the mountainside village of Paparis, Greece, where, as a boy, he was a shepherd, then trained as a mechanic before leaving for Canada at age 19. Landing in Halifax’s Pier 21 with $17 in his pocket and no English, George would, within three years (and in partnership with his brother Louis), open a restaurant. The Tasty Food was, for 33 years, a Halifax institution where George and Tassia served delicious meals to appreciative customers. That those customers often became friends was a testament to the love that George sprinkled into every dish.

Extremely handsome, young George courted the beautiful Tassia (Mandrapilias) with flare and determination. The two were married in 1965. In 1966, they welcomed Christos. Maria arrived in 1971. That Christos became an engineer and Maria a doctor brought George tremendous pride. He also dearly loved watching his grandsons play sports.

A man of deep faith, George was a devoted and highly respected member of the Jehovah’s Witness community. His commitment to serving God by serving others was the stamp he placed on life, every day. A nature lover, beautiful singer, and a driver of immaculately kept cars, George’s passions were simple and sincere. He loved to listen to music of his homeland and instilled the love of Greek dancing in his children. He was a man of honor and faith, compassion and generosity. George will be forever remembered as a man who brought happiness to others, often in the form of his famous rice pudding and coconut cream pies.

George leaves behind Tassia; son Christos (Deborah) and daughter Maria (David) and grandsons Jacob and Peter. He was predeceased by his parents, Christos and Maria, and brothers Vasilios and Louis. The family would like to thank George’s long time family doctor and friend, Dr. Morris Trager, as well as the staff on 8.2 at the QEII for their care. A special thanks to Northwood Home Care and the community palliative care team for their compassionate care during the final weeks.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 13th, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 pm and a memorial service on Saturday August 14th at 2:00 pm - both at J.A. Snow Funeral Home 339 Lacewood Drive. Please call 902-455-0531 to pre register your attendance for the memorial service. For those unable to attend the service will be livestreamed on the funeral home website.

In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, www.llscanada.org.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 14, 2021

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Charlotte Connor

September 26, 2021

I remember sitting is George and Tassia’s restaurant downtown Halifax. Dad would always bring us to sit on the stools and spin around waiting for our delicious breakfast!
I was also struck by how friendly and lovely you both were, our family adored you both.
Sending you our love, we just found out. He was a great man, and we look forward to having a great backyard party with good food and lots of laughs. You are precious to our family and we will never forget your kindness and love!
I wish Christos and Maria and your families the very best and our deepest sympathies.
Love, Charlotte

Linda Berry

August 29, 2021

When I was doing street witnessing in Halifax, I met George and
he was very polite and a man who believed in God. Ishowed him
God's name in the Bible (Jehovah) and after he left he went home
and phoned some witnesses to come and teach him the Bible.
He and his dear wife Tassia became Jehovah's Witnesses and were
very special people.

They had a wonderful restaurant, and I ate there and enoyed the
tasty food with the kind smiles and association with George. He was a kind and loving person. So was Tassia. Soon, he will wake
up and we will celebrate his return. He died making a good name
with his God and with friends who know him.

Tassia, I mailed a card but it returned - I had the wrong address
but my thoughs and prayers are toward you dear. I hope when
I get down to Halifax, I would like to take you for lunch somewhere and I would love to see lots of pictures of the family
and share memories. Get rest dear, cry lots and keep close to
Jehovah, our greatest source of comfort.

Lots of sympathy and love,

Linda Berry

Fanouris Georgakakos

August 16, 2021

My deepest condolences on your loss

Peter Delefes

August 16, 2021

Dear Tassia, Christos, Maria and family,
I was deeply saddened to learn of George's passing. I hadn't seen him in recent years but remember him as warm and friendly and very family and community minded. I wish I had gotten to know him better. He would have been a wonderful friend. I am sure that your many years together must be a source of numerous happy memories which will, along with family and friends, sustain you at this time of loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts. With heartfelt sympathy, Peter Delefes

Wayne & Shelly Boutilier

August 16, 2021

Dear Tassia & Family,

We were deeply saddened to hear that our brother George Migas passed away. We certainly extend our deepest sympathies to Tassia, Christos and Maria. He will be missed very much. We look forward to the time when we will see him again as promised in the scriptures:

"Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice..." ~ John 5:28

Much love from Wayne & Shelly Boutilier and Alberta Rumbolt.

Maria Eleftheriou

August 15, 2021

Dear Thea Tassia, Christo and Maria,
We were all saddened to hear about Theo Giorgo. I think fondly of the times we all spent together in Halifax and in Saint John. Theo Giorgo was a kind man who was always cheerful and pleasant, the uncle who always had a smile for me. We are deeply sorry for your loss and hope your memories of Theo Giorgo give you peace and comfort.
With deepest sympathy,
Maria

David & Linda Glover

August 15, 2021

Dear Tassia, Christos and Maria

So sorry for your loss. George was so special and we have so many memories of being in the restaurant and your home. Linda and I send our love and condolences. We appreciated the privilege of sharing the bible truths with your family over 40 years ago. But we look forward to the resurrection to see George again (John 5:28,29) We have such a great hope to look forward to that helps us to cope now.

Warmest Love
David and Linda Glover

sharon kenny

August 15, 2021

Very fond memories of George and Tassie. Very kind heart and very generous.always there to lend a helping hand and I know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him and family

Beverley Wentzell

August 15, 2021

Been neighbours for few years, his smile, laughter, and the peace that both showed to everyone. George loved. to garden and their tomatoes were beautiful, and to look for the deer and blue jays were his part of nature.
Angels have you now sing and look down on us all.
Beverley Vincent and Jeffrey (our downs son)
May you rest in peace.

Maureen Gordon

August 14, 2021

Dear Tassie I hold the thoughts of You and George always a smile and a warm welcome you told me that you will miss him I can't tell you how much it must hurt.for the love between a husband and wife is very special a gift from Jehovah know that we hold you and the Family deep in our thoughts may Jehovah give you peace as he is with you till one day we will all be together




Much Love Maureen