We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at South Location
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Antonia Tsakalakis. Antonia passed away peacefully on September 13, 2022, at the age of 89 at the Bow Crest Care Center in Calgary, Alberta.
Antonia will be lovingly remembered by her children Ilias (Eleni) Tsakalakis, Konstantinos (Katerina) Tsakalakis, Dimitra (Haralabos) Gavros; her grandchildren Adonia Tsakalakis, Dimitrios Tsakalakis, Katerina Tsakalakis (Tony Allocca), Panagiotis Tsakalakis (Joumana Haddad), Antonia Boutsikakis (Giorgos Boutsikakis), John Gavros (Kathi Gavros), Panagiota Gavros (Sig Topson); great-grandchildren Zoe and Arianna Allocca, Harre and Elliot Gavros, Petros and Katerina Boutsikakis, and Noah Tsakalakis.
Antonia was predeceased by her parents Georgios and Angeliki Charalambopoulos; her husband Dimitrios Tsakalakis; her brothers Konstantinos and Dimitrios Charalambopoulos; and her grandson Dimitrios Tsakalakis.
Antonia was born on August 23, 1933, in the village of Vourvoura, Kynourias Greece and immigrated to Canada with her husband and children in the late ’80s. Antonia was a strong resilient woman who fought many battles during her life here on earth. She proved over and over again that if you have the will to live, nothing can stop you. She was the best storyteller and through her stories, she always left us with very important messages and life lessons. Antonia passionately followed the path of God and invited her grandchildren to always have faith and walk in God's light. She took great pride in her family and Greek heritage. The excitement on her face when she was surrounded by her family is something that will live on in our memories forever.
The Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at Evan J Strong Funeral Home (5502 - 2nd Street SW) at 6:00 pm for family and close friends.
The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church at 11:00 am followed by a burial service at the Eden Brook Cemetery. The family invites you all to join them at the Greek community hall for lunch.
May Antonia’s memory be eternal. She will never be forgotten.