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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
(58 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
(121 days ago)
You will always be in my thoughts George. Great memories.
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Yefsi at Attika, Perth
(150 days ago)
On behalf of your family and friends in Perth <3 We miss you George.
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PERTH FEAST FOR GEORGE
(161 days ago)
Your Perth Family and Friends miss you dearly and we will never forget you George ❤️❤️
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Jimmy
(161 days ago)
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Anonymous
(166 days ago)
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Anonymous
(177 days ago)
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Anonymous
(207 days ago)
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Sathya Walisinghe
(209 days ago)
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Brian Loh
(214 days ago)
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Maria, Patrice, Deanna , Alexia
(221 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
(226 days ago)
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Spiros Dimanopoulos
(227 days ago)
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Zoe McKay
(230 days ago)
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The Ibrahim Family
(230 days ago)
Everlasting memory our friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Maria, Patrice, Deanna & Alexia
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Mrs Photini Tsakalos
(231 days ago)
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Lucky & Helen Hagicostas
(232 days ago)
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Ada and Mike Nezgoda
(232 days ago)
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Vicky and Henry Gomez
(233 days ago)
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Despina Sikand
(234 days ago)
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George &Vena Kouzionis and family
(234 days ago)
To our lifelong dear friend who is sorely missed and will be in our hearts forever.
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Lucy Beveridge
(234 days ago)
We miss you George. x
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Anonymous
(235 days ago)
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Sarah Batty
(235 days ago)
Love to you all
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Sfondouris Family
(235 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
(235 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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(235 days ago)
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(235 days ago)
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Steve Valcic
(235 days ago)
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The Xouris Family
(236 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
(236 days ago)
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Kotatis
(236 days ago)
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Bazziud Gisvvo
(236 days ago)
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(236 days ago)
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(236 days ago)
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Loula & Nina Paleowofios
(236 days ago)
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Katie & Thanasi Milochis
(236 days ago)
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Ninos
(236 days ago)
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Mana Georgiou
(236 days ago)
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Peter Varkanis
(236 days ago)
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Sarah Crocker Ella Cousins Ola Wicik Elleni Penfold Liz Ward Nikki Met
(237 days ago)
Thinking of you and your family xxx
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Spiros & Christina Mavrangelos & Family
(238 days ago)
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Savia Haysman
(238 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
(239 days ago)
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Fiona Stewart
(240 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
(240 days ago)
Your legacy lives on through your beautiful family and those blessed to work and know you.
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Martha Vasiliou
(240 days ago)
❤️
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Mark Bisset
(240 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
(241 days ago)
For George V
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Alexia Gatti
(241 days ago)
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Anonymous
(241 days ago)
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Hannah Snelling
(241 days ago)
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Stefan
(241 days ago)
I miss you George
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Danielle Nittos
(241 days ago)
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Nicola Hristo
(241 days ago)
<3
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Anonymous
(242 days ago)
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Christine and Christopher Platis
(242 days ago)
Our sincerest condolences to Maria and the girls. May GEORGE Rest In Peace.
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Andrew Hristo
(243 days ago)
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jim and judy mitris
(243 days ago)
Our sincere condolences on the passing of george.Thinking of you Judy,Jim and family
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Mary Sagres
(243 days ago)
Let’s help find a cure ❤️
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Terry Koufos & Ella Moloney
(243 days ago)
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Anonymous
(243 days ago)
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Anonymous
(243 days ago)
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Theo & Desi Theodorou
(243 days ago)
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Peter & Caroline Nittos
(243 days ago)
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Michael and Mina Vlachos
(243 days ago)
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Nick Hristo
(243 days ago)
We miss you George
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Kleo Zafiropoulos
(246 days ago)
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Vaia, Theodora and Aspasia SARRIS
(246 days ago)
In Loving Memory of George VARKANIS
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Georfe Siapantas
(246 days ago)
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Debra Tregaskis
(246 days ago)
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Jenny Cook
(246 days ago)
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Despina Koutsoukos
(246 days ago)
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George & Kate Foundas
(246 days ago)
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Jim Kolovos
(247 days ago)
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Marina, Louis, Ross and Vicki, Christodoulou
(247 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
(247 days ago)
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Angie and Paulie
(247 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
(247 days ago)
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Mary Hrisafinas
(247 days ago)
Sincere sympathy and may God give you all courage during such a difficult time.
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Deb Zafiropoulos
(247 days ago)
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Steve Triantafilidis
(247 days ago)
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Tony & Angela Nikoloutsopoulos
(247 days ago)
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Lisa Wehr
(247 days ago)
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Bill Damachis
(248 days ago)
Perth, Milan, New York, Melbourne, Adelaide and everywhere in between we all miss George
$200
John Maratos
(248 days ago)
To Maria and Family, thinking of you at this difficult time.
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