Thompson Funeral Home
530 Industrial Parkway South
Aurora, ON
KRANCZOCH, HELEN FRANCES (nee BAZOS) We are sad to announce the passing of Helen on November 26, 2021 at Margaret Bahen Hospice. Helen was the beloved daughter of Harry Bazos who came to Canada from Greece in 1929 and Irene Bazos (nee Adams) who came to Canada from Yugoslavia in 1917. Helen married Henry Kranczoch in 1969 and they enjoyed a long, loving and very devoted relationship. She was the dear mother of Alan Kranczoch (Debbie), Harry Kranczoch, Flora Mainolfi (Joe), and Jason Kranczoch (Tamara), and a proud and doting grandmother to 11 grandchildren: Heather, Jenny, Orie, Kayla, Adrian, Tyler, Chloe and Delilah, Lyah and Nathyn, and Lauryl. Helen was predeceased by her brother Tony Bazos and is mourned by her sister Fran Bazos, brother-in-law Bill Kranczoch, sister-in-law Vickie Bazos, her nephews and nieces, Chris Bazos (Melanie), Laurie Smith (Joe), Martha Bazos (Iain) and Irene Bazos and their children Tyler, Jessica and Hailey Smith, Brooke Bazos and Harry Bazos. Whiteway Industrial Linen Supply was a family business founded by Harry Bazos in 1934 and was a central part of the Bazos Family until its closing in 2001.It was also the place where Henry and Helen both met and fell in love. Helen lived a big and fun-filled life. She was deeply loved by many friends and extended family, including those from Tucson, which was a second home to us growing up. She was a generous and loving woman who will be remembered for her laughter and unfailing sense of humour. Helen was a force! There is no other way to describe her. When she walked into a room the energy ratcheted up. She always had this huge smile that radiated her sense of mischief. And energy, she had the energy of 20 people, always on the move. She was twice President of the Daughters of Penelope from 1988 to 1990, and again in 1997 to 1998. Helen organized many fund-raising events with the Daughters of Penelope to help build the first Hellenic Home for the Aged in Toronto, personally making clothes for fashion shows and going door-to-door to raise money even when 9 months pregnant. Nothing stopped her! Helen was a founding member of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and the first President of St. Nicholas Philoptohos. Helen will be sorely missed by her family and many friends and all who knew and loved her. We will be forever grateful for the wonderful care Helen received from the staff at Margaret Bahen Hospice and Southlake Hospital, including Dr. Mulhern and Dr. Zibdawi. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Margaret Bahen Hospice, 653 Queen Street, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 2J1. Online memorial donations may be made to the Margaret Bahen Hospice at: myhospice.ca Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, Ontario L4G 6W8. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2021, also at Thompson Funeral Home from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Proof of Vaccination and ID required for in-person attendance. Livestream option available at: www.thompsonfh-aurora.com
Published by Toronto Star on Dec. 2, 2021.
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530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, ON
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