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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
(32 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
(95 days ago)
You will always be in my thoughts George. Great memories.
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Yefsi at Attika, Perth
(124 days ago)
On behalf of your family and friends in Perth <3 We miss you George.
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PERTH FEAST FOR GEORGE
(135 days ago)
Your Perth Family and Friends miss you dearly and we will never forget you George ❤️❤️
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Jimmy
(135 days ago)
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Anonymous
(140 days ago)
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Anonymous
(151 days ago)
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Anonymous
(181 days ago)
$250
Sathya Walisinghe
(183 days ago)
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Brian Loh
(188 days ago)
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Maria, Patrice, Deanna , Alexia
(195 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
(200 days ago)
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Spiros Dimanopoulos
(201 days ago)
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Zoe McKay
(204 days ago)
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The Ibrahim Family
(204 days ago)
Everlasting memory our friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Maria, Patrice, Deanna & Alexia
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Mrs Photini Tsakalos
(205 days ago)
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Lucky & Helen Hagicostas
(206 days ago)
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Ada and Mike Nezgoda
(206 days ago)
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Vicky and Henry Gomez
(207 days ago)
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Despina Sikand
(208 days ago)
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George &Vena Kouzionis and family
(208 days ago)
To our lifelong dear friend who is sorely missed and will be in our hearts forever.
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Lucy Beveridge
(208 days ago)
We miss you George. x
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Anonymous
(209 days ago)
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Sarah Batty
(209 days ago)
Love to you all
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Sfondouris Family
(209 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
(209 days ago)
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Chris & Natasha Mavrangelos
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Mark Miocevich
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Lois & George Kanellos
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Mata Kalyvas & Desina Kanellos
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Christiana Loucas
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Adam & Christina Malerba
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Jim & Toulla Manavis
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Greek Women's Society
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Lilly Bourlotos & Vange Bourlotos
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George & Irene Mandakos
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Greg Kalyvas
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Fermanis Family
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(209 days ago)
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(209 days ago)
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(209 days ago)
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Steve Valcic
(209 days ago)
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The Xouris Family
(209 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
(210 days ago)
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Kotatis
(210 days ago)
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Bazziud Gisvvo
(210 days ago)
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Joanna Nikitaras
(210 days ago)
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Elle Pazlo
(210 days ago)
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Loula & Nina Paleowofios
(210 days ago)
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Katie & Thanasi Milochis
(210 days ago)
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Ninos
(210 days ago)
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Mana Georgiou
(210 days ago)
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Peter Varkanis
(210 days ago)
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Sarah Crocker Ella Cousins Ola Wicik Elleni Penfold Liz Ward Nikki Met
(211 days ago)
Thinking of you and your family xxx
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Spiros & Christina Mavrangelos & Family
(212 days ago)
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Savia Haysman
(212 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
(213 days ago)
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Fiona Stewart
(213 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
(214 days ago)
Your legacy lives on through your beautiful family and those blessed to work and know you.
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Martha Vasiliou
(214 days ago)
❤️
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Mark Bisset
(214 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
(215 days ago)
For George V
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Alexia Gatti
(215 days ago)
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Anonymous
(215 days ago)
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Hannah Snelling
(215 days ago)
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Stefan
(215 days ago)
I miss you George
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Danielle Nittos
(215 days ago)
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Nicola Hristo
(215 days ago)
<3
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Anonymous
(216 days ago)
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Christine and Christopher Platis
(216 days ago)
Our sincerest condolences to Maria and the girls. May GEORGE Rest In Peace.
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Andrew Hristo
(217 days ago)
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jim and judy mitris
(217 days ago)
Our sincere condolences on the passing of george.Thinking of you Judy,Jim and family
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Mary Sagres
(217 days ago)
Let’s help find a cure ❤️
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Terry Koufos & Ella Moloney
(217 days ago)
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Anonymous
(217 days ago)
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Anonymous
(217 days ago)
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Theo & Desi Theodorou
(217 days ago)
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Peter & Caroline Nittos
(217 days ago)
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Michael and Mina Vlachos
(217 days ago)
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Nick Hristo
(217 days ago)
We miss you George
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Kleo Zafiropoulos
(220 days ago)
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Vaia, Theodora and Aspasia SARRIS
(220 days ago)
In Loving Memory of George VARKANIS
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Georfe Siapantas
(220 days ago)
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Debra Tregaskis
(220 days ago)
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Jenny Cook
(220 days ago)
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Despina Koutsoukos
(220 days ago)
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George & Kate Foundas
(220 days ago)
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Jim Kolovos
(221 days ago)
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Marina, Louis, Ross and Vicki, Christodoulou
(221 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
(221 days ago)
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Angie and Paulie
(221 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
(221 days ago)
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Mary Hrisafinas
(221 days ago)
Sincere sympathy and may God give you all courage during such a difficult time.
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Deb Zafiropoulos
(221 days ago)
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Steve Triantafilidis
(221 days ago)
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Tony & Angela Nikoloutsopoulos
(221 days ago)
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Lisa Wehr
(221 days ago)
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Bill Damachis
(222 days ago)
Perth, Milan, New York, Melbourne, Adelaide and everywhere in between we all miss George
$200
John Maratos
(222 days ago)
To Maria and Family, thinking of you at this difficult time.
$100
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