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ANASTASIA NOTARIS

January 10, 1926November 13, 2020

NOTARIS, Anastasia (Koula) January 10, 1926 – November 13, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother. Anastasia Notaris of Greek descent was the daughter of Nikolas and Arhondoula Gogou. She was born in Braila, Romania on January 10, 1926. In 1949 after the communist takeover of Romania, she and her parents departed for Greece. First arriving on the island of Tinos, and nine months later to Athens. There she learned how to sew and became a seamstress. In 1951 she was introduced to Stavros, the man who would become her husband for 61 years. In 1954 they immigrated to Canada, settling in Regina, where they married on September 11th, that same year. A year later they moved to Kitimat B.C. In 1959 they moved to Vancouver where they opened their first restaurant, (St. Roche Café) and a little while later, (Steve’s Grill). After the birth of their son, Niko, they moved out of downtown into Kitsilano where they remained for the rest of their lives. She continued working as a seamstress, and in 1976 began working at Holt Renfrew and remained there until she retired. Anastasia loved to read, and cook for her family. It brought her so much joy to be with her grandchildren. She was a wonderful daughter who took great care of her parents. Although in her later years when her memory was affected by dementia, she was still as strong willed as she had always been. She is survived by her son Niko (Elli), her grandchildren Amelia, Keira, Stavroula and Spiro. We will all miss yiayia very much. Due to the health crisis there will not be a public funeral service. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

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    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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George Kouvousis

November 20, 2020

Niko, I was saddened to hear of your moms passing. I will always remember your mom as a strong, smart and opinionated lady that had a tremendous talent for putting crazy young men in their place when circumstances called for it. Our thoughts and prayers are with you brother.
Love,
George, Rena, Christina and Nicole Kouvousis

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