Peaceful 10

Music by the O'Neill Brothers


Napoleon Nicolaou

May 20, 1946 ~ September 7, 2018 (age 72)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Napoleon Nicolaou on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the age of 72 years, after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). He died peacefully, surrounded by family. Napoleon was born in Mesorahi, Greece and immigrated to Canada at the young age of 17 on January 1, 1964. He studied political science and economics at the University of Saskatchewan and lived in Saskatoon and Calgary for several years, working in the service industry. He often returned to Greece for holidays, and felt torn between his two beloved homes — Greece and Canada. He moved back to Greece in 1980 and for 15 years operated a successful tutoring school teaching English as a second language. He also hosted a weekly live television talk show in Athens called “The Front Line”, where he discussed and debated local politics for 5 years. Napoleon’s passion for democracy, politics, and justice was contagious. He was a humble, hard-working, courageous and incredibly bright man who always took time to listen to both sides of the debate. He felt the pull of the Canadian Rockies and moved back to Canada in 2002 where he resided in Calgary. Napoleon is survived by his siblings John, Zacharias, Ekaterini, Foteini, Areti, and Georgia; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews who loved and will miss him deeply. Napoleon will forever remain our beloved brother, theio (uncle) and friend. He will not be forgotten.  Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers, with tributes and fellowship to follow, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (1 Tamarac Crescent SW) Monday, September 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm. A private family graveside service will take place. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Napoleon’s family through In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the ALS Society of Alberta (7874-10 Street NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8W1; 403-228-3857; The family wishes to thank the Rev. Father Peter Rougas and all the staff at Carewest Garrison Green in Calgary for their tremendous support. Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES.  (403) 265-1199

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