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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
(121 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
(184 days ago)
You will always be in my thoughts George. Great memories.
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Yefsi at Attika, Perth
(213 days ago)
On behalf of your family and friends in Perth <3 We miss you George.
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PERTH FEAST FOR GEORGE
(224 days ago)
Your Perth Family and Friends miss you dearly and we will never forget you George ❤️❤️
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Jimmy
(224 days ago)
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Anonymous
(229 days ago)
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Anonymous
(240 days ago)
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Anonymous
(270 days ago)
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Sathya Walisinghe
(272 days ago)
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Brian Loh
(277 days ago)
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Maria, Patrice, Deanna , Alexia
(284 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
(289 days ago)
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Spiros Dimanopoulos
(290 days ago)
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Zoe McKay
(293 days ago)
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The Ibrahim Family
(293 days ago)
Everlasting memory our friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Maria, Patrice, Deanna & Alexia
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Mrs Photini Tsakalos
(294 days ago)
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Lucky & Helen Hagicostas
(294 days ago)
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Ada and Mike Nezgoda
(295 days ago)
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Vicky and Henry Gomez
(295 days ago)
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Despina Sikand
(296 days ago)
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George &Vena Kouzionis and family
(297 days ago)
To our lifelong dear friend who is sorely missed and will be in our hearts forever.
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Lucy Beveridge
(297 days ago)
We miss you George. x
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Anonymous
(297 days ago)
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Sarah Batty
(297 days ago)
Love to you all
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Sfondouris Family
(297 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
(297 days ago)
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Chris & Natasha Mavrangelos
(298 days ago)
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Greek Women's Society
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Fermanis Family
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(298 days ago)
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(298 days ago)
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(298 days ago)
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The Xouris Family
(298 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
(299 days ago)
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Kotatis
(299 days ago)
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Bazziud Gisvvo
(299 days ago)
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(299 days ago)
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(299 days ago)
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Loula & Nina Paleowofios
(299 days ago)
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Katie & Thanasi Milochis
(299 days ago)
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Ninos
(299 days ago)
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Mana Georgiou
(299 days ago)
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Peter Varkanis
(299 days ago)
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Sarah Crocker Ella Cousins Ola Wicik Elleni Penfold Liz Ward Nikki Met
(300 days ago)
Thinking of you and your family xxx
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Spiros & Christina Mavrangelos & Family
(301 days ago)
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Savia Haysman
(301 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
(301 days ago)
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Fiona Stewart
(302 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
(302 days ago)
Your legacy lives on through your beautiful family and those blessed to work and know you.
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Martha Vasiliou
(302 days ago)
❤️
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Mark Bisset
(303 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
(303 days ago)
For George V
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Alexia Gatti
(304 days ago)
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Anonymous
(304 days ago)
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Hannah Snelling
(304 days ago)
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Stefan
(304 days ago)
I miss you George
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Danielle Nittos
(304 days ago)
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Nicola Hristo
(304 days ago)
<3
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Anonymous
(305 days ago)
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Christine and Christopher Platis
(305 days ago)
Our sincerest condolences to Maria and the girls. May GEORGE Rest In Peace.
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Andrew Hristo
(305 days ago)
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jim and judy mitris
(305 days ago)
Our sincere condolences on the passing of george.Thinking of you Judy,Jim and family
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Mary Sagres
(306 days ago)
Let’s help find a cure ❤️
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Terry Koufos & Ella Moloney
(306 days ago)
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Anonymous
(306 days ago)
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Anonymous
(306 days ago)
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Theo & Desi Theodorou
(306 days ago)
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Peter & Caroline Nittos
(306 days ago)
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Michael and Mina Vlachos
(306 days ago)
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Nick Hristo
(306 days ago)
We miss you George
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Kleo Zafiropoulos
(308 days ago)
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Vaia, Theodora and Aspasia SARRIS
(308 days ago)
In Loving Memory of George VARKANIS
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Georfe Siapantas
(308 days ago)
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Debra Tregaskis
(308 days ago)
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Jenny Cook
(308 days ago)
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Despina Koutsoukos
(308 days ago)
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George & Kate Foundas
(308 days ago)
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Jim Kolovos
(309 days ago)
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Marina, Louis, Ross and Vicki, Christodoulou
(309 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
(309 days ago)
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Angie and Paulie
(309 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
(309 days ago)
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Mary Hrisafinas
(309 days ago)
Sincere sympathy and may God give you all courage during such a difficult time.
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Deb Zafiropoulos
(309 days ago)
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Steve Triantafilidis
(309 days ago)
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Tony & Angela Nikoloutsopoulos
(309 days ago)
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Lisa Wehr
(309 days ago)
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Bill Damachis
(310 days ago)
Perth, Milan, New York, Melbourne, Adelaide and everywhere in between we all miss George
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John Maratos
(310 days ago)
To Maria and Family, thinking of you at this difficult time.
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