Retired Captain RCAF 411 Squadron
Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on March 9, 2020 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Marina(nee Silokou) for over 60 years. Loving father of Vana. Cherished grandfather of Jacob. George was a brother of Nikita, Diamanto, Kostas and late Adonis and also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Those who knew George will remember his love and devotion to his family, his passion for the military, engineering, flying and his great determination, in fact he became a double black belt in Karate, while in his 80’s.
George of 400 Squadron was also a long standing member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, COPA, Oshawa Flying Club, Airforce Association of Canada, a designated Aerospace Engineer, a commercial pilot, member Professional Engineers of Ontario, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, and the Royal Hellenic Airforce. A very accomplished man, George added to the skyline of Toronto and other international cities throughout the 70's, 80's and beyond.
Friends may call at THORNTON CEMETERY & FUNERAL CENTRE, 1200 Thornton Road North, Oshawa, (South of Taunton Road and off of Dryden Blvd, 905-579-6787) on Thursday March 12, 2020 from 6-8 pm. Funeral will be held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 3840 Finch Avenue, East, Scarborough(416-291-4367) on Friday March 13, 2020 at 10 am. Interment will follow.