OBITUARY

Mr. George Georgie Porgie Pambakos

June 6, 1919December 29, 2012
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PAMBAKOS, George June 6,1919 - December 29, 2012 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Father and Grandfather George. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Georges Greek Orthodox Church 4500 Arbutus Street Vancouver, BC. Burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park 3789 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby, BC. In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to make a donation to the Children's Hospital or Cancer Foundation.

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Father and outsanding Grandfather George Pambakos on December 29, 2012 in Langley, B.C.

George was born on June 6,1919 in Piraeus, Greece. He is predeceased by his wife and the love of his life Margarita (nee Katotakis) in 1985. He is survived by his daughter Maria Ursu, (nee Pambakos), son in law Lee Ursu, grandchildren Margarita, Georgie and Lee Maria.

George lived a full life and dedicated his life to his family. In Greece he fought in World War 2 and managed to escape from captivity. In 1949 he married his soul mate Margarita. He became a police officer and was a dedicated and decorated hero in his country. He immigrated to Canada in 1954 and settled in Vancouver, B.C. He became a mechanic and was one that could detect a problem with his ear. He was a very successful entrepreneur and opened up his own business. 4th and Burrard Texaco in Vancouver in 1976. He was a member of St.George Greek Orthodox Church in Vancouver and was a devout follower.

George had a huge heart and an infectious smile. He loved people and he loved life. His heart was huge and he would help anyone in need without questions and without stipulations. He lived his life his way and without regrets. It will be hard to live a life without our Father and Grandfather but just knowing him and having him in our lives was a honor, gift and true blessing. We have the consolation that he has joined our Mother in eternal peace. We love you very much and there will not be one day that you will not be in our minds. The memories are sweet and they will comfort us throughout time. We love you Dad and Papou.

Services

  • Celebration Of Life Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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Mr. George Georgie Porgie Pambakos

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Dina Taddei

February 12, 2013

It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of your dear father. Our sincere condolences to Maria, Lee and the girls. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Sincerely ... Dina & David

Dina Taddei

February 12, 2013

It is with heartfelt sadness that I hear of the passing of your dear dad George. My sincere condolences to you dear Maria, to Lee and to your girls. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Sincerely ... Dina & David

Maria, Lee, Margarita, Georgie and Lee Maria Ursu

January 5, 2013

Dad and Papou, We will never forget you. We miss you so much and think of all the love you gave us. Your kind soul and infectious smile, your love of people and love of life. So proud of your heritage and so proud of us. You loved everyone who came into your life and offered so much. You are one of a kind. Not one day will go by that we will not think of you, love you and miss you. You made us who we are today and we are so proud of you. You were the best father and grandfather we could ever ask for. You loved us all and cherished your three grandchildren. A true gem and we will never forget all the memories we shared together. We know you are with Mom now and enjoying a glass of ouzo and smiling down at us. One day we will be together again. Until then we will do the best to pick up the pieces and go on with our lives as we know this is what you would of wanted us to do. We love you Dad and Papou with every breath we take, with every part of our soul. Maria, Lee, Margarita, Georgie and Lee Maria

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