SAKELLAROPOULOS, (Lina) Garifalia
February 23, 1927 – September 23, 2013
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Garifalia (Lina) at Royal Victoria Hospital after a long, courageous fight against Parkinson's disease. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Michael, sister Irene and brothers Alexandros and Antonis. She leaves to mourn her loving children, Mike Spiro (Litsa), Nitsa (Foti) and Helen, her grandchildren Michael-John, Christina (Spiro), Lina-Garifalia, Anthony- Michael, Stephanie and Jennifer (Charles), great-grandchildren Bobby and Melina, her sister Adriana (Ioannis) and many other friends and family. A special thank you to all the doctors, nurses and supporting staff at the Royal Vic and Pierrefonds CLSC as well as all her wonderful and loving caregivers for their exceptional care over the years: Irene, Cristina, Ellen, Noneta, Prescilla and Joy. The visitation will be held at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, 514-279-6540 (www.mountroyalcem.com) on Sunday, September 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St Michael & Gabriel Archangels Church (11801 Elie Blanchard, Montréal) on Monday, September 30 at 10 a.m. Our mother was a generous, kind and gentle soul who touched many people with her love and generosity; we love and miss you dearly our sweet angel. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital or to the Parkinson's Society would be appreciated.
Published in The Gazette from Sept. 27 to Sept. 28, 2013