Nikitas Nicolaou

Born on November 29th 1944, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 8th 2014 in Vancouver at the age of 69.

Nikitas was born in Agios Ioannis, Greece to Kosta and Haido Nicolaou. At the age of 25, he immigrated to Vancouver where soon after he met his loving wife and best friend, Irene. In addition to his wife, Nikitas is survived by his daughter Paulette, sons Costa and George, and his grandchildren Nicholas and Sophia-Irene.

Nikitas worked as a painter and general contractor. He was an active member of his community and church, which included serving on the Board of Directors for the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC, the Hellenic Community of Vancouver, and the Lacons Association of BC.

Nikitas is also survived by his sister Georgia, as well as his nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his brother Christos and his sister Anna, as well as his parents Kosta and Haido.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the doctors and nurses that provided quality care, help and support to Nikitas. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Nikitas’ memory to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
See more at www.canadianpulmonaryfibrosis.ca/donate

Prayer services will be held on Wednesday, March 12th at 5:00pm at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver.
Funeral Services to be held on Thursday, March 13th 2014 at 11:00am, also at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby BC.

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  1. Denise Kosturos Macris :

    When I was a little girl I had the honor of being the flower girl at Nikitas and Irene’s wedding. Little did I know then that the baby girl they would have (Paulette) would become my dearest friend in life. Paulette I love you so much.
    I spent many of my years as a child in the company of Nikitas. Whenever I walked in a room where he was I was greeted with the biggest smile and the warmest eyes you have ever seen. You knew that you mattered to Nikitas and he would never let you forget it. In his presence there was always so much laughter and love. He was funny and gentle and loving and kind.
    Nikitas ALWAYS had time for me and he truly cared how I was doing and how my family was doing. When Nikitas walked into a room it became alive because he was so full of life. He was a proud Greek man who take care of many people. I don’t think I ever told him how special he was to me, a regret I now have.
    So today I will tell his family: Your father, brother, friend, husband, was a dear and loving person who was special to everyone in our family. When Nikitas was around everyone in the room was happy. He radiated such a zest for life, something I always admired.
    And while my heart aches for his family and I feel so sad he is gone, his memory is so alive. He lived a life that mattered and he made others feel special, what a gift he gave so many.
    His memory will live on for me in his children, 3 of the MOST AMAZING people on this planet.
    Nikita I love you, I miss you, and you will always occupy a huge place in my heart. Paulette, Kosta, and George I know how very special your father was to you and I know you know how lucky you were to have such an amazing man as your father, but all of you have Nikitas in you so his memory will live on through each of you forever. I love you all, Love Denise and my family.

  2. Barry Kosturos :

    It is with a Very Sad heart that I am writing this letter. I am very sad to hear of the Passing of Nick, He was always a constant in my life he was always happy , never did i see him in with out a smile on his face and he always took time to talk to me always cared how I was and always asked about our family. I’m sure I could talk all day about my great memory’s of Nick but those who know Nick would I’m sure have the same thoughts. We have truly Lost a Very good Man but his memory will live on, Thank you Nick for your love and Kindness, And to the family as I am living up the coast in Powell river I May not be able to be at the services but I am trying to get away, But please remember that I may not be there in body but I am there in Heart. If not I will send my love with my Sister and I would hope to see you soon. Love Uncle Barry

  3. Family Karamouzos :

    To Our Dear Cousin, Nieces, Nephews,
    We are all deeply saddened by the loss of our nephew and cousin NIkita. We have lived with NIkita and the family and it is truly heartbreaking to hear of Nikita’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and our heart goes out to all of you at this very difficult time. To Irene, Paulette, Kosta and George and families, we send you our condolences during this difficult period of bereavement. We have lost a remarkable and truly good man and his memory will forever live on with all of us.
    All our love to all of you.
    Your [great] [grand] aunt & uncle [s] and cousins,
    Andrea, Voula, Nick, John, Angelo & Family Karamouzos
    Athens, Greece

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