Stylianos (Steve) Alvanos

June 19, 2017 22 Condolences Print Obituary

On June 15, 2017, Steve Alvanos passed away at the age of 69 years at the Cross Cancer Institute, after a courageous, yet short battle with cancer.

Steve will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Katina, two daughters:  Despina and Zoe (George), grandson Dimitri as well as many loved nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Steve was born in Pireaus, Greece on June 23, 1947 to Konstantinos and Despina Alvanos.   He arrived in New York in the mid 1960’s as a young sailor and made his way to Montreal and eventually setting roots in Edmonton.  On June 28,1969, he married Katina and thereafter had two beautiful daughters.  Steve created a wonderful life for himself and his family.  He spent the last few years of his life doing what he loved best; gardening, hunting and spending time with loved ones.  His greatest passion was the apple of his eye, his grandson, Dimitri.  He was a giant of a man, with a heart of gold and limitless sense of humor.  Alongside his brother-in-law Jimmy, the jokes were many and pranks were endless.  He will live on in our hearts forever and will be deeply missed.

Trisagion Prayer Service
Thursday June 22, 2017 at 8:00 p.m
St. Georges Greek Orthodox Church
10831-124 Street, Edmonton

Funeral Services
Friday June 23, 2017 at 11:00 am
St. Georges Greek Orthodox Church
10831-124 Street, Edmonton

Interment
Westlawn Memorial Gardens
10132 163 Street, Edmonton AB.

 

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church

  1. Katina, Despina, Zoe, George

    It was with great sadness that I received the news of the death of Steve. I will always have fond memories of our times together as well as Steve’s warmth, humor, laughter and love of his family. May his memory be eternal.

    Demetri & Katerina Kutsogiannis
    Ioanna (Lola), Vasili (Bill) Kutsogiannis
    Effie & Randy Penner
    Christina and Konstantine Giannoutsos

    • Thank you very much Jim, your kind words and condolences are truly appreciated. May God bless your entire family always. Zoi se sas.

  2. My condolences to the family. Stelios will be missed very much from the Greek Community of Edmonton. His jokes and laugh , and some pranks we did after few Ouzo and Retsina.

    • Thank you very much for your condolences, I know some of his best memories were spent with you at Yianni’s taverna and I am sure he will take the memories with him in heaven. Zoi se sas.

  3. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family from all of us. He was one of a kind, always joking and smiling. Hugs to all of you.

    • Thank you kally, what he loves chef best was spending time with friends and laughing. Many wonderful memories. Zoi se sas

  4. Dear Katina and Family. My condolences on the loss of Steve. He was always a strong presence and so warm and friendly. He worked hard for his community and church for as long as I remember. May his memory be eternal.

    • Thank you very much, it truly means allot to know he left a mark with the community and that his efforts and hard work were remembered and appreciated. It warms our heart. Zoi se sas.

  5. Our condolences and may his memory be eternal. God rest his soul.
    With love in Christ,
    Fr. John Kaoukakis and family.

    • Thank you very Fr. John, for your condolences and for coming all the way from Saskatoon to participate in my father’s funeral. It truly meant allot to us all. May God bless your family always.

  6. Dear Katina, Despina, Zoe, George (and the entire family)

    Our sincerest condolences. May he rest in peace.

    “ those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard but always near still loved, still missed and very dear”

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Evangelia Karas and family

    • Thank you very much, your kind words and condolences are truly appreciated. Ζωή σε σας.

  7. Our condolences to your family.He will be missed very much from all his friends.

    • Thank you very much, he loved his friends very much. Ζωή σε σας.

  8. Our deepest sympathy to the Alvanos family. Although we only knew Steve for a short time, he was instantly our friend and we looked forward to his visits in Calgary to our neighbors George, Zoe and Dimitri. We got to know a friendly, generous, hard working man dedicated to his family and especially his grandson Dimitri. He will be remembered and missed.
    Thinking of you all,
    Love,
    Maureen and Bob Sumner

    • Thank you very much Maureen and Bob, my dad always looked forward to seeing you when in Calgary. Especially happy hour over the fence. Much love to you all.

  9. To The Alvanos Family,
    We were saddened to hear of the loss of Stelio. He was such a great man. Truly a heart of gold, a smile from ear to ear, and always full of jokes. May his memories remain eternal. And may you all find peace with these memories. Our thoughts and prayers to you all.

    Thinking of you all,
    Evaggelia, Olga and the Boys Michailides

    • Thank you very much, your kind words are truly appreciated. Wishing many blessings to you all.

  10. I was sad and saddened to hear Stelio’s passing. Truly, one of the most, genuine, sincere and sensitive people I have ever met. He will be remembered for many qualities, mainly though for his positive energy and strength for the others. Especially at difficult times he had a unique and discrete way of saying “you can count on me”. During my years in Canada, I was lucky enough to consider him family.
    To Katina, Despina, Zoe and the rest of his family my condolences, sympathy and love for the difficult days ahead. We all mourn his loss.
    Stelio, you’ll be greatly missed.
    Kalo Paradeiso file!

    • Σε ευχαριστούμε πολύ! Μας συγκινησες πολύ με τα όμορφα σου λογια. May you always have health and blessings in your life Panagiotti. We all considered you family also. We are very blessed to have had such wonderful people in our lives. Your words truly bring us comfort during this difficult time. Να εισε πάντα καλά. Much love, Alvanos Family.

  11. Alvanos Family – all of you are much loved and cherished – I have many memories of the vibrant warmth of all aspects of Mr. Alvanos, his eyes, voice, smile, jokes and his easy-natured friendship & hospitality. May his Memory Be Eternal. I have lit candles for dear Steve here in Ukraine too.

    • Thank you very much Timotheos. Your kind words and condolences mean allot. My father was very fond of you also. Thank you for lighting candles in his name, I am sure he is smiling from above. 🙂

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