In memory of

Voula Michaelidis

May 6, 1970 -  November 16, 2023

Tribute to Mom

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our Mom on November 16, 2023. After a courageous battle with cancer, she passed away peacefully, with our loving family by her side.

It is almost impossible to put into words what Mom meant to us and so many others. She accomplished so much in her 53 beautiful years. Mom was a devoted wife to Sanford, loving mother to Us (Jason, Katherine, Hanna and Matthew), caring daughter to George and Irene, supportive sister to Bill, and an inspiration to family and friends.

We will remember Mom as a nurturing, optimistic, hard-working, and selfless role model. She gave us everything and asked for nothing in return. Her love and enthusiasm for us extended to everyone around her. Mom’s generosity and compassion for others inspired her to selflessly give back to her community through involvement with our schools, the National Ballet of Canada, and as a board member of the North Toronto Soccer Club.

We are so proud of Mom’s academic and professional accomplishments as a successful and respected lawyer. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and, while working as an Occupational Therapist, achieved her Masters in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Toronto. She then immediately attained her Bachelor of Laws from Western University. Her drive to excel was simply unmatched. Mom’s dedication to her education and career has taught us to set the highest standards in everything we do and to pursue our goals with passion.

We are grateful to have had such an inspiring Mom and will forever appreciate the sacrifices she made for us. Whether you know Mom through her personal or professional life, we know she will be missed dearly.

We miss you, Mom, and are so blessed to have had you for as long as we did. You will forever remain in our hearts.

In honour of Mom and the love for her pets, in lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be sent in her memory to the Toronto Humane Society.


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Nancy Sumaisar (Co-worker)

Entered November 18, 2023

I’ve worked with voila for years and my fondest memories of her is her love for her kids and family. My deepest condolences to the family at this sad time

Lisa Talbot (Friend and colleague at the Bar)

Entered November 18, 2023 from Toronto

Dear Sanford and family,
I knew Voula as a fellow lawyer at the employment law Bar, and through our mutual friend, Cheryl. Voula was a wonderful lawyer -- highly respected and well-liked by her colleagues at the Bar. Despite our close professional ties, what Voula and I talked about more than anything else over the years was family. It was very evident that she loved her family above all else. I don't need to tell you what a dedicated mom she was. To the kids: she loved you all very much and was extremely proud of you. She talked about you all of the time, each one of you. I am so very sorry for your loss.
My deepest sympathies,
Lisa Talbot

Mitch Frazer (Friend)

Entered November 18, 2023 from Toronto

Voula was an amazing friend who changed my life for the better. I will always be grateful that she came into my life.

Sanford, Jason, Katie, Hanna and Matthew. Your wife/mother impacted so many people and left a legacy that will last forever. I am so sorry for your loss.


Sue Young (Friend)

Entered November 18, 2023 from Toronto

Dear Sanford and family,

There are no words to express how deeply sorry we are to hear of Voula’s passing and for your loss.

We will remember her great big smile during pick up on campus, and how her eyes lit up whenever she spoke of Matthew and his siblings. Voula was proud of them and she loved them dearly. May she rest in peace.

Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Sue, Garlin and Langdon

Tina Michaelidis (Cousin)

Entered November 19, 2023 from Toronto

Dear Sanford, Jason, Katherine, Hanna and Matthew, Thea Irini and Bill,

I was devastated to learn of the passing of Voula. She was truly an extraordinary person. She was funny, smart, generous, kind and always supportive.
Her face lit up when she talked about her four awesome children. She was so proud of each one of you.

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I am keeping you in my thoughts always.

Tina Michaelidis


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