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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
(180 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
(243 days ago)
You will always be in my thoughts George. Great memories.
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Yefsi at Attika, Perth
(272 days ago)
On behalf of your family and friends in Perth <3 We miss you George.
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PERTH FEAST FOR GEORGE
(283 days ago)
Your Perth Family and Friends miss you dearly and we will never forget you George ❤️❤️
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Jimmy
(283 days ago)
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Anonymous
(288 days ago)
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Anonymous
(299 days ago)
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Anonymous
(329 days ago)
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Sathya Walisinghe
(331 days ago)
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Brian Loh
(336 days ago)
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Maria, Patrice, Deanna , Alexia
(343 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
(348 days ago)
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Spiros Dimanopoulos
(349 days ago)
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Zoe McKay
(352 days ago)
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The Ibrahim Family
(352 days ago)
Everlasting memory our friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Maria, Patrice, Deanna & Alexia
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Mrs Photini Tsakalos
(353 days ago)
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Lucky & Helen Hagicostas
(353 days ago)
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Ada and Mike Nezgoda
(354 days ago)
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Vicky and Henry Gomez
(354 days ago)
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Despina Sikand
(356 days ago)
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George &Vena Kouzionis and family
(356 days ago)
To our lifelong dear friend who is sorely missed and will be in our hearts forever.
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Lucy Beveridge
(356 days ago)
We miss you George. x
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Anonymous
(356 days ago)
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Sarah Batty
(356 days ago)
Love to you all
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Sfondouris Family
(356 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
(356 days ago)
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(357 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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George & Irene Mandakos
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Fermanis Family
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(357 days ago)
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(357 days ago)
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(357 days ago)
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Steve Valcic
(357 days ago)
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The Xouris Family
(357 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
(358 days ago)
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Kotatis
(358 days ago)
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Bazziud Gisvvo
(358 days ago)
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Joanna Nikitaras
(358 days ago)
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Elle Pazlo
(358 days ago)
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Loula & Nina Paleowofios
(358 days ago)
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Katie & Thanasi Milochis
(358 days ago)
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Ninos
(358 days ago)
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Mana Georgiou
(358 days ago)
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Peter Varkanis
(358 days ago)
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Sarah Crocker Ella Cousins Ola Wicik Elleni Penfold Liz Ward Nikki Met
(359 days ago)
Thinking of you and your family xxx
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Spiros & Christina Mavrangelos & Family
(360 days ago)
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Savia Haysman
(360 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
(360 days ago)
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Fiona Stewart
(361 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
(361 days ago)
Your legacy lives on through your beautiful family and those blessed to work and know you.
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Martha Vasiliou
(361 days ago)
❤️
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Mark Bisset
(362 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
(362 days ago)
For George V
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Alexia Gatti
(363 days ago)
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Anonymous
(363 days ago)
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Hannah Snelling
(363 days ago)
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Stefan
(363 days ago)
I miss you George
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Danielle Nittos
(363 days ago)
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Nicola Hristo
(363 days ago)
<3
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Anonymous
(364 days ago)
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Christine and Christopher Platis
(364 days ago)
Our sincerest condolences to Maria and the girls. May GEORGE Rest In Peace.
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Andrew Hristo
(364 days ago)
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jim and judy mitris
(365 days ago)
Our sincere condolences on the passing of george.Thinking of you Judy,Jim and family
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Mary Sagres
(365 days ago)
Let’s help find a cure ❤️
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Terry Koufos & Ella Moloney
(365 days ago)
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Anonymous
(365 days ago)
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Anonymous
(365 days ago)
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Theo & Desi Theodorou
(365 days ago)
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Peter & Caroline Nittos
(365 days ago)
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Michael and Mina Vlachos
(365 days ago)
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Nick Hristo
(365 days ago)
We miss you George
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Kleo Zafiropoulos
(367 days ago)
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Vaia, Theodora and Aspasia SARRIS
(367 days ago)
In Loving Memory of George VARKANIS
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Georfe Siapantas
(367 days ago)
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Debra Tregaskis
(367 days ago)
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Jenny Cook
(367 days ago)
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Despina Koutsoukos
(367 days ago)
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George & Kate Foundas
(367 days ago)
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Jim Kolovos
(368 days ago)
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Marina, Louis, Ross and Vicki, Christodoulou
(368 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
(368 days ago)
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Angie and Paulie
(368 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
(368 days ago)
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Mary Hrisafinas
(368 days ago)
Sincere sympathy and may God give you all courage during such a difficult time.
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Deb Zafiropoulos
(368 days ago)
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Steve Triantafilidis
(368 days ago)
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Tony & Angela Nikoloutsopoulos
(368 days ago)
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Lisa Wehr
(368 days ago)
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Bill Damachis
(369 days ago)
Perth, Milan, New York, Melbourne, Adelaide and everywhere in between we all miss George
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John Maratos
(369 days ago)
To Maria and Family, thinking of you at this difficult time.
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