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In Memory of George Varkanis

In Memory of George Varkanis

The adoring husband of Maria and the most loving, generous and inspirational dad to his three beautiful daughters, "GV" was a man who walked among the greats - a great leader, mentor and positive influence to everyone who knew him, George will be remembered for his selflessness, his strength and for the love he had for his family.

Eleven years ago George founded the Australia/New Zealand affiliate of the global pharmaceutical company Celgene. Dedicated to the development of innovative and life-changing cancer treatments, George's career was built on his passion for helping others and taking every opportunity that life threw at him, including living and working abroad and mentoring his staff to push boundaries and achieve incredible things.

George's passion for cancer research started five years when he and a friend established the annual "Ride as One" cycling event, which saw a team of forty people committing themselves to a week-long, thousand kilometre ride for blood cancer. Over five consecutive years George cycled around Australia, New Zealand and Japan, raising thousands of dollars for the Leukaemia Foundation.

In February 2018 George was suddenly and shockingly diagnosed with a rare Adrenocortical Carcinoma cancer, of which only 1 in 1 million people are diagnosed each year. His strength, bravery, and perseverance throughout his battle will be forever remembered and an inspiration to all. 

On behalf of George's family, we thank you kindly for your generous donation and support of research into this rare disease.

Sean Maenpaa
(32 days ago)
You will always be in my thoughts George. Great memories.
$100
Yefsi at Attika, Perth
(61 days ago)
On behalf of your family and friends in Perth <3 We miss you George.
$655
PERTH FEAST FOR GEORGE
(72 days ago)
Your Perth Family and Friends miss you dearly and we will never forget you George ❤️❤️
$604
Jimmy
(72 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(77 days ago)
$25
Anonymous
(88 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(118 days ago)
$250
Sathya Walisinghe
(120 days ago)
$100
Brian Loh
(125 days ago)
$100
Maria, Patrice, Deanna , Alexia
(132 days ago)
We miss you so so much , words cannot describe our pain and emptiness. Love you forever XXXXX
$250
Pat Vrinios
(137 days ago)
$100
Spiros Dimanopoulos
(138 days ago)
$50
Zoe McKay
(141 days ago)
$100
The Ibrahim Family
(141 days ago)
Everlasting memory our friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Maria, Patrice, Deanna & Alexia
$100
Mrs Photini Tsakalos
(142 days ago)
$100
Lucky & Helen Hagicostas
(143 days ago)
$50
Ada and Mike Nezgoda
(143 days ago)
$100
Vicky and Henry Gomez
(144 days ago)
$100
Despina Sikand
(145 days ago)
$50
George &Vena Kouzionis and family
(145 days ago)
To our lifelong dear friend who is sorely missed and will be in our hearts forever.
$430
Lucy Beveridge
(145 days ago)
We miss you George. x
$30
Anonymous
(146 days ago)
$40
Sarah Batty
(146 days ago)
Love to you all
$50
Sfondouris Family
(146 days ago)
We miss your smile George. Our love to Maria, Patrice, Deanna & Alexia. May your memory be eternal.
$200
Lucy Roberts
(146 days ago)
$20
Chris & Natasha Mavrangelos
(146 days ago)
$100
Mark Miocevich
(146 days ago)
$100
Con & Agapi Saris
(146 days ago)
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Sofia Screnci, Bronwyn Jennings, Max Marchesi
(146 days ago)
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Alex & Daniella Kalyvas
(146 days ago)
$100
Lois & George Kanellos
(146 days ago)
$70
Mata Kalyvas & Desina Kanellos
(146 days ago)
$70
Jim Fouyaxis & Family
(146 days ago)
$50
Christiana Loucas
(146 days ago)
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Adam & Christina Malerba
(146 days ago)
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Jim & Toulla Manavis
(146 days ago)
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Greek Women's Society
(146 days ago)
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Atha Limnios & Family
(146 days ago)
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Lilly Bourlotos & Vange Bourlotos
(146 days ago)
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Susan Kolovos
(146 days ago)
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George & Irene Mandakos
(146 days ago)
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Greg Kalyvas
(146 days ago)
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Fermanis Family
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Evan & Tina Zorba
(146 days ago)
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Ireene Sfynos & Eleni Mitkas
(146 days ago)
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Anna Azailis & David Family
(146 days ago)
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Sofia Constantino
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Sofia & George Fouyaxis
(146 days ago)
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(146 days ago)
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Dharini Fernando
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Skathsas Family
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George Kanellopoulos
(146 days ago)
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Maria & Peter Vlassis
(146 days ago)
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(146 days ago)
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Peggy & John Veloudos
(146 days ago)
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Maria Diamantis
(146 days ago)
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(146 days ago)
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(146 days ago)
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(146 days ago)
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Agapi
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Nicholas Koukouzelis
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(146 days ago)
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Stamatia Lisgos Ridleyton Greek Home
(146 days ago)
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Sandlupa Duggan
(146 days ago)
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(146 days ago)
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(146 days ago)
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(146 days ago)
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GI
(146 days ago)
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C Gihinis
(146 days ago)
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Koula Mazis
(146 days ago)
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Helen Manavis
(146 days ago)
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Eftihia Foryaxis
(146 days ago)
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Spyriou Kolovos
(146 days ago)
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George Gouzounis
(146 days ago)
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M Panagiotidis
(146 days ago)
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Dispira Livalitis
(146 days ago)
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George Angelaanemouni
(146 days ago)
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Peter Giannopoulos
(146 days ago)
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Harrison Hughes
(146 days ago)
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Emily Lorenzen
(146 days ago)
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Panagiota Tzaras
(146 days ago)
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Tasia Skarmoutra
(146 days ago)
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Peter Syrianos
(146 days ago)
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Stavroula Pantos
(146 days ago)
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Michelle Di Vitto-Smith
(146 days ago)
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Jacinta Lawson
(146 days ago)
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Nick Matsis
(146 days ago)
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Mr & Mrs Arthur Cherrie
(146 days ago)
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Panagiota Botsikou
(146 days ago)
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Bazz Giavvo P
(146 days ago)
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Maria Georgiou
(146 days ago)
$10
Sia Patsouris
(146 days ago)
$100
Soula Skliros & Sophia
(146 days ago)
$500
Steve Valcic
(146 days ago)
$50
The Xouris Family
(146 days ago)
May his memory be eternal, and may God give you all the strength to get through this time. xoxo
$100
Petroula Kolivos
(147 days ago)
$10
Kotatis
(147 days ago)
$10
Bazziud Gisvvo
(147 days ago)
$10
Joanna Nikitaras
(147 days ago)
$10
Elle Pazlo
(147 days ago)
$10
Loula & Nina Paleowofios
(147 days ago)
$10
Katie & Thanasi Milochis
(147 days ago)
$10
Ninos
(147 days ago)
$10
Mana Georgiou
(147 days ago)
$10
Peter Varkanis
(147 days ago)
$10
Sarah Crocker Ella Cousins Ola Wicik Elleni Penfold Liz Ward Nikki Met
(148 days ago)
Thinking of you and your family xxx
$130
Spiros & Christina Mavrangelos & Family
(149 days ago)
$200
Savia Haysman
(149 days ago)
Our deepest sympathy to you all at the passing of your beloved George. Thinking of you all.
$50
Sperou Family
(150 days ago)
$100
Fiona Stewart
(151 days ago)
My deepest condolences to your family, George, Your legacy lives on in them and those who knew you
$100
Amy Mueller
(151 days ago)
Your legacy lives on through your beautiful family and those blessed to work and know you.
$50
Martha Vasiliou
(151 days ago)
❤️
$50
Mark Bisset
(151 days ago)
As a colleague and friend of George for over 20 years his advice and friendship will be sadly missed
$200
Iliad
(152 days ago)
For George V
$100
Alexia Gatti
(152 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(152 days ago)
$50
Hannah Snelling
(152 days ago)
$50
Stefan
(152 days ago)
I miss you George
$100
Danielle Nittos
(152 days ago)
$50
Nicola Hristo
(152 days ago)
<3
$50
Anonymous
(153 days ago)
$50
Christine and Christopher Platis
(153 days ago)
Our sincerest condolences to Maria and the girls. May GEORGE Rest In Peace.
$50
Andrew Hristo
(154 days ago)
$50
jim and judy mitris
(154 days ago)
Our sincere condolences on the passing of george.Thinking of you Judy,Jim and family
$100
Mary Sagres
(154 days ago)
Let’s help find a cure ❤️
$50
Terry Koufos & Ella Moloney
(154 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(154 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(154 days ago)
$50
Theo & Desi Theodorou
(154 days ago)
$30
Peter & Caroline Nittos
(154 days ago)
$200
Michael and Mina Vlachos
(154 days ago)
$30
Nick Hristo
(154 days ago)
We miss you George
$500
Kleo Zafiropoulos
(157 days ago)
$100
Vaia, Theodora and Aspasia SARRIS
(157 days ago)
In Loving Memory of George VARKANIS
$95
Georfe Siapantas
(157 days ago)
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Debra Tregaskis
(157 days ago)
$100
Jenny Cook
(157 days ago)
$50
Despina Koutsoukos
(157 days ago)
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George & Kate Foundas
(157 days ago)
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Jim Kolovos
(158 days ago)
$50
Marina, Louis, Ross and Vicki, Christodoulou
(158 days ago)
Please accept our sincere condolences at the loss of George, a very much loved husband and father.
$100
Chrissie Diamantis
(158 days ago)
$50
Angie and Paulie
(158 days ago)
May you find peace and comfort in knowing that your grief is shared by so many of us.
$50
Anthony & Christina Foundas
(158 days ago)
$150
Mary Hrisafinas
(158 days ago)
Sincere sympathy and may God give you all courage during such a difficult time.
$30
Deb Zafiropoulos
(158 days ago)
$150
Steve Triantafilidis
(158 days ago)
$75
Tony & Angela Nikoloutsopoulos
(158 days ago)
$50
Lisa Wehr
(158 days ago)
$500
Bill Damachis
(159 days ago)
Perth, Milan, New York, Melbourne, Adelaide and everywhere in between we all miss George
$200
John Maratos
(159 days ago)
To Maria and Family, thinking of you at this difficult time.
$100
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