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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.

Jacky Walsh
(91 days ago)
I really enjoyed our early working life. Sympathy to George’s family at this difficult time of year
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Sean Maenpaa
(154 days ago)
You will always be in my thoughts George. Great memories.
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Yefsi at Attika, Perth
(182 days ago)
On behalf of your family and friends in Perth <3 We miss you George.
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PERTH FEAST FOR GEORGE
(194 days ago)
Your Perth Family and Friends miss you dearly and we will never forget you George ❤️❤️
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Jimmy
(194 days ago)
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Anonymous
(199 days ago)
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Anonymous
(209 days ago)
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Anonymous
(240 days ago)
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Sathya Walisinghe
(242 days ago)
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Brian Loh
(246 days ago)
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Maria, Patrice, Deanna , Alexia
(254 days ago)
We miss you so so much , words cannot describe our pain and emptiness. Love you forever XXXXX
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Pat Vrinios
(259 days ago)
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Spiros Dimanopoulos
(260 days ago)
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Zoe McKay
(262 days ago)
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The Ibrahim Family
(263 days ago)
Everlasting memory our friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Maria, Patrice, Deanna & Alexia
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Mrs Photini Tsakalos
(264 days ago)
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Lucky & Helen Hagicostas
(264 days ago)
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Ada and Mike Nezgoda
(265 days ago)
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Vicky and Henry Gomez
(265 days ago)
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Despina Sikand
(266 days ago)
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George &Vena Kouzionis and family
(266 days ago)
To our lifelong dear friend who is sorely missed and will be in our hearts forever.
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Lucy Beveridge
(267 days ago)
We miss you George. x
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Anonymous
(267 days ago)
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Sarah Batty
(267 days ago)
Love to you all
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Sfondouris Family
(267 days ago)
We miss your smile George. Our love to Maria, Patrice, Deanna & Alexia. May your memory be eternal.
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Lucy Roberts
(267 days ago)
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Chris & Natasha Mavrangelos
(268 days ago)
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Mata Kalyvas & Desina Kanellos
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Jim & Toulla Manavis
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Greek Women's Society
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Fermanis Family
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(268 days ago)
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(268 days ago)
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(268 days ago)
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The Xouris Family
(268 days ago)
May his memory be eternal, and may God give you all the strength to get through this time. xoxo
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Petroula Kolivos
(268 days ago)
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Kotatis
(268 days ago)
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Bazziud Gisvvo
(268 days ago)
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(269 days ago)
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(269 days ago)
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Loula & Nina Paleowofios
(269 days ago)
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Katie & Thanasi Milochis
(269 days ago)
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Ninos
(269 days ago)
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Mana Georgiou
(269 days ago)
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Peter Varkanis
(269 days ago)
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Sarah Crocker Ella Cousins Ola Wicik Elleni Penfold Liz Ward Nikki Met
(269 days ago)
Thinking of you and your family xxx
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Spiros & Christina Mavrangelos & Family
(270 days ago)
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Savia Haysman
(271 days ago)
Our deepest sympathy to you all at the passing of your beloved George. Thinking of you all.
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Sperou Family
(271 days ago)
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Fiona Stewart
(272 days ago)
My deepest condolences to your family, George, Your legacy lives on in them and those who knew you
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Amy Mueller
(272 days ago)
Your legacy lives on through your beautiful family and those blessed to work and know you.
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Martha Vasiliou
(272 days ago)
❤️
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Mark Bisset
(273 days ago)
As a colleague and friend of George for over 20 years his advice and friendship will be sadly missed
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Iliad
(273 days ago)
For George V
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Alexia Gatti
(273 days ago)
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Anonymous
(274 days ago)
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Hannah Snelling
(274 days ago)
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Stefan
(274 days ago)
I miss you George
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Danielle Nittos
(274 days ago)
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Nicola Hristo
(274 days ago)
<3
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Anonymous
(274 days ago)
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Christine and Christopher Platis
(275 days ago)
Our sincerest condolences to Maria and the girls. May GEORGE Rest In Peace.
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Andrew Hristo
(275 days ago)
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jim and judy mitris
(275 days ago)
Our sincere condolences on the passing of george.Thinking of you Judy,Jim and family
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Mary Sagres
(275 days ago)
Let’s help find a cure ❤️
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Terry Koufos & Ella Moloney
(275 days ago)
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Anonymous
(275 days ago)
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Anonymous
(275 days ago)
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Theo & Desi Theodorou
(275 days ago)
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Peter & Caroline Nittos
(276 days ago)
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Michael and Mina Vlachos
(276 days ago)
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Nick Hristo
(276 days ago)
We miss you George
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Kleo Zafiropoulos
(278 days ago)
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Vaia, Theodora and Aspasia SARRIS
(278 days ago)
In Loving Memory of George VARKANIS
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Georfe Siapantas
(278 days ago)
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Debra Tregaskis
(278 days ago)
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Jenny Cook
(278 days ago)
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Despina Koutsoukos
(278 days ago)
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George & Kate Foundas
(278 days ago)
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Jim Kolovos
(279 days ago)
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Marina, Louis, Ross and Vicki, Christodoulou
(279 days ago)
Please accept our sincere condolences at the loss of George, a very much loved husband and father.
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Chrissie Diamantis
(279 days ago)
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Angie and Paulie
(279 days ago)
May you find peace and comfort in knowing that your grief is shared by so many of us.
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Anthony & Christina Foundas
(279 days ago)
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Mary Hrisafinas
(279 days ago)
Sincere sympathy and may God give you all courage during such a difficult time.
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Deb Zafiropoulos
(279 days ago)
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Steve Triantafilidis
(279 days ago)
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Tony & Angela Nikoloutsopoulos
(279 days ago)
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Lisa Wehr
(279 days ago)
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Bill Damachis
(280 days ago)
Perth, Milan, New York, Melbourne, Adelaide and everywhere in between we all miss George
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John Maratos
(280 days ago)
To Maria and Family, thinking of you at this difficult time.
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