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