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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.

Maria, Patrice, Deanna , Alexia
(6 days ago)
We miss you so so much , words cannot describe our pain and emptiness. Love you forever XXXXX
$250
Pat Vrinios
(11 days ago)
$100
Spiros Dimanopoulos
(12 days ago)
$50
Zoe McKay
(15 days ago)
$100
The Ibrahim Family
(15 days ago)
Everlasting memory our friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Maria, Patrice, Deanna & Alexia
$100
Mrs Photini Tsakalos
(16 days ago)
$100
Lucky & Helen Hagicostas
(16 days ago)
$50
Ada and Mike Nezgoda
(17 days ago)
$100
Vicky and Henry Gomez
(17 days ago)
$100
Despina Sikand
(18 days ago)
$50
George &Vena Kouzionis and family
(19 days ago)
To our lifelong dear friend who is sorely missed and will be in our hearts forever.
$430
Lucy Beveridge
(19 days ago)
We miss you George. x
$30
Anonymous
(19 days ago)
$40
Sarah Batty
(19 days ago)
Love to you all
$50
Sfondouris Family
(19 days ago)
We miss your smile George. Our love to Maria, Patrice, Deanna & Alexia. May your memory be eternal.
$200
Lucy Roberts
(19 days ago)
$20
Chris & Natasha Mavrangelos
(20 days ago)
$100
Mark Miocevich
(20 days ago)
$100
Con & Agapi Saris
(20 days ago)
$100
Sofia Screnci, Bronwyn Jennings, Max Marchesi
(20 days ago)
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Alex & Daniella Kalyvas
(20 days ago)
$100
Lois & George Kanellos
(20 days ago)
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Mata Kalyvas & Desina Kanellos
(20 days ago)
$70
Jim Fouyaxis & Family
(20 days ago)
$50
Christiana Loucas
(20 days ago)
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Adam & Christina Malerba
(20 days ago)
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Jim & Toulla Manavis
(20 days ago)
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Greek Women's Society
(20 days ago)
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Atha Limnios & Family
(20 days ago)
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Lilly Bourlotos & Vange Bourlotos
(20 days ago)
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Susan Kolovos
(20 days ago)
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George & Irene Mandakos
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Greg Kalyvas
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Fermanis Family
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Evan & Tina Zorba
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Ireene Sfynos & Eleni Mitkas
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Anna Azailis & David Family
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Con Fiedis
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Sofia Constantino
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Maria Diamantis
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Stamatia Lisgos Ridleyton Greek Home
(20 days ago)
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(20 days ago)
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GI
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(20 days ago)
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(20 days ago)
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(20 days ago)
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(20 days ago)
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(20 days ago)
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(20 days ago)
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(20 days ago)
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(20 days ago)
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(20 days ago)
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Mr & Mrs Arthur Cherrie
(20 days ago)
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(20 days ago)
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(20 days ago)
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Maria Georgiou
(20 days ago)
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Sia Patsouris
(20 days ago)
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Soula Skliros & Sophia
(20 days ago)
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Steve Valcic
(20 days ago)
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The Xouris Family
(20 days ago)
May his memory be eternal, and may God give you all the strength to get through this time. xoxo
$100
Petroula Kolivos
(21 days ago)
$10
Kotatis
(21 days ago)
$10
Bazziud Gisvvo
(21 days ago)
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Joanna Nikitaras
(21 days ago)
$10
Elle Pazlo
(21 days ago)
$10
Loula & Nina Paleowofios
(21 days ago)
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Katie & Thanasi Milochis
(21 days ago)
$10
Ninos
(21 days ago)
$10
Mana Georgiou
(21 days ago)
$10
Peter Varkanis
(21 days ago)
$10
Sarah Crocker Ella Cousins Ola Wicik Elleni Penfold Liz Ward Nikki Met
(22 days ago)
Thinking of you and your family xxx
$130
Spiros & Christina Mavrangelos & Family
(23 days ago)
$200
Savia Haysman
(23 days ago)
Our deepest sympathy to you all at the passing of your beloved George. Thinking of you all.
$50
Sperou Family
(23 days ago)
$100
Fiona Stewart
(24 days ago)
My deepest condolences to your family, George, Your legacy lives on in them and those who knew you
$100
Amy Mueller
(24 days ago)
Your legacy lives on through your beautiful family and those blessed to work and know you.
$50
Martha Vasiliou
(24 days ago)
❤️
$50
Mark Bisset
(25 days ago)
As a colleague and friend of George for over 20 years his advice and friendship will be sadly missed
$200
Iliad
(25 days ago)
For George V
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Alexia Gatti
(26 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(26 days ago)
$50
Hannah Snelling
(26 days ago)
$50
Stefan
(26 days ago)
I miss you George
$100
Danielle Nittos
(26 days ago)
$50
Nicola Hristo
(26 days ago)
<3
$50
Anonymous
(27 days ago)
$50
Christine and Christopher Platis
(27 days ago)
Our sincerest condolences to Maria and the girls. May GEORGE Rest In Peace.
$50
Andrew Hristo
(27 days ago)
$50
jim and judy mitris
(27 days ago)
Our sincere condolences on the passing of george.Thinking of you Judy,Jim and family
$100
Mary Sagres
(27 days ago)
Let’s help find a cure ❤️
$50
Terry Koufos & Ella Moloney
(27 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(28 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(28 days ago)
$50
Theo & Desi Theodorou
(28 days ago)
$30
Peter & Caroline Nittos
(28 days ago)
$200
Michael and Mina Vlachos
(28 days ago)
$30
Nick Hristo
(28 days ago)
We miss you George
$500
Kleo Zafiropoulos
(30 days ago)
$100
Vaia, Theodora and Aspasia SARRIS
(30 days ago)
In Loving Memory of George VARKANIS
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Georfe Siapantas
(30 days ago)
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Debra Tregaskis
(30 days ago)
$100
Jenny Cook
(30 days ago)
$50
Despina Koutsoukos
(30 days ago)
$50
George & Kate Foundas
(30 days ago)
$50
Jim Kolovos
(31 days ago)
$50
Marina, Louis, Ross and Vicki, Christodoulou
(31 days ago)
Please accept our sincere condolences at the loss of George, a very much loved husband and father.
$100
Chrissie Diamantis
(31 days ago)
$50
Angie and Paulie
(31 days ago)
May you find peace and comfort in knowing that your grief is shared by so many of us.
$50
Anthony & Christina Foundas
(31 days ago)
$150
Mary Hrisafinas
(31 days ago)
Sincere sympathy and may God give you all courage during such a difficult time.
$30
Deb Zafiropoulos
(31 days ago)
$150
Steve Triantafilidis
(31 days ago)
$75
Tony & Angela Nikoloutsopoulos
(31 days ago)
$50
Lisa Wehr
(31 days ago)
$500
Bill Damachis
(32 days ago)
Perth, Milan, New York, Melbourne, Adelaide and everywhere in between we all miss George
$200
John Maratos
(32 days ago)
To Maria and Family, thinking of you at this difficult time.
$100
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