Maria Giannakos

Passed 04/28/2021


Obituary For Maria Giannakos

It is with heavy hearts and sadness we announce the sudden passing of Maria on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in her home in Halifax, NS at the age of 59.

Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Helen (Bravakis) Koutroulakis.

Maria was a beautiful soul and woman both on the inside and outside. She put a smile on everyone's face with her sense of humour and friendliness whether they were family, friends or strangers. She was kind, loyal, humble and very proud of her family roots.

An avid cook and gardener, she also had artistic talents such as drawing, writing, painting and wood carving. She also enjoyed travelling to many destinations with her husband John.

She attended Queen Elizabeth High School and after graduation she worked in the family business for a few years and later was employed in retail with The Hudson's Bay Company as a supervisor in various departments. Years later, she joined her husband in his family business in Lower Sackville until 2014. She also volunteered for many years at the annual Greek Fest assisting with the preparation up to and including the actual event.

Maria is survived by her husband John, her sister Anna, her niece Joanna, her nephew and Godson Zafiris, and her nephew and Godson Redmond, Godsons Stavros and Savas, Goddaughter Theodora and her fur baby Trinity. Also, many cousins and relatives both in Halifax and in Greece.

She will be missed and will always be loved. May your memory be eternal.

For those wishing to make a donation, they can make a donation to Saint George's Greek Orthodox Church, Halifax, NS or to a charity of their choice.

A private burial service will be held on Monday, May 10, 2021.

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  • 05/19/2021

    Dear John and Anna, my family and I were shocked and greatly saddened to hear of Maria's passing. You have our deepest sympathies and condolences for your loss. I shall always have fond memories of my Godmother. Stavros Tzeferakos

  • 05/16/2021

    Anna - I was shocked to hear of Maria's sudden passing. So sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family.

  • 05/13/2021

    John and Family, Thinking of you at this sad time. Maria was so friendly and always had time for a chat and a laugh. Sincerely sorry for your great loss. Ron & Maureen Fifield

  • 05/12/2021

    My sincere condolences to Maria's family on her sudden passing. While I had not seen her in many years, I remember her well as a young girl, accompanying her parents and other family members to get lamb at our farm. She was really lovely - friendly, polite and helpful! May God Bless her soul and all those who mourn her. sincerely, Margarete Zillig, Scotch Village, NS

  • 05/12/2021

    John &Family: Chris and I want to express our deepest condolences on the loss of your wife, Maria She was such a kind and gentle person. I hope that beautiful memories will bring you some comfort and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. With sincere sympathy, Kay/Chris Sperdakes.

  • 05/10/2021

    Words can't make your sorrow any easier, but they can show how deeply others care. Ron and Verna Anthony.

  • 05/10/2021

    John and Anna Our deepest condolences for the loss of your dear wife and sister. I remember Maria always with a smile on her face and taking time to catch up on the family....thoughtful and caring. Cherish her memory. Taki and Nina kostopoulos

  • 05/10/2021

    Our condolences and prayers are with you all at this time. May Maria rest in peace. Mary & Michael

  • 05/09/2021

    John and family, Deepest regrets at your tremendous loss. May God give you strength and comfort during this time of need. In sympathy, Ray & Diane Aubé

  • 05/09/2021

    John, our sympathy and caring thoughts are with you. ~ Charlotte & John Myers

  • 05/09/2021

    John, our deepest condolences on the loss of your wife Maria. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time...

  • 05/09/2021

    John So sad to hear of you Wife's passin. My Deepest Sympathies Barbara Murphy

  • 05/09/2021

    My deepest sympathies to the family. She will be missed.

  • 05/08/2021

    John and family our sincerest sympathy for your loss. We only met Maria a few times but her kindness always came through. Murdoch and Mona Buchanan

  • 05/08/2021

    I was so deeply saddened to hear of Maria's untimely passing. May you find light in your fond memories and stories about her.

  • 05/08/2021

    Thoughts and prayers are with you

  • 05/08/2021

    Dear John and Anna, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family on the passing of your dear wife and sister, Maria. May your beautiful memories of her bring you comfort and peace as you grieve her passing. Michele O'Neill and family.

  • 05/07/2021

    Our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Lesley and Pieter Vreugdenhil

  • 05/07/2021

    Rest Peacefully Maria

  • 05/07/2021

    John and family We were saddened to hear of your loss of Maria. Sincerely Gilbert and Louise (Cochrane)Wasson

  • 05/07/2021

    John, we were so sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Larry remembered Maria fondly from her days at The Bay. Larry and Marie Etta Farella

  • 05/07/2021

    Anna, I am so sorry to read about your sister's passing. Love and prayers, Sharon Cunningham

  • 05/07/2021

    So sorry for your loss, our sincere condolences and prayer. Herman and Rose Wills.

  • 05/07/2021

    Gone way too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • 05/05/2021

    My deepest sympathies and condolences on your huge loss of your wife, sister, aunt, godmother and family member. Maria had a great sense of humour and it and she will be sorely missed. May her memory be eternal.

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