It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather (Papou) and brother, Phillip Karas. Phillip was born in Stefaniada Greece in 1938 and passed away peacefully from Cancer March 9, 2021.
Phillip is survived by his wife Elli Karas, his six daughters Perry Orford (Mike); Kalithea Kyriazis (The late Danny); Penny Hartley (Randell); Eleni Karavidas (Kosta); Virginia Karas (George); Martha Karas Vassos. Grandchildren, Nicole, Taylan, Mikaela, Spyro, Bronson, Anastasia, Panagiota, Vasili, Elena and Athan. He will lovingly be remembered by his surviving siblings; Nick, Peter, Noula and Chris. Preceded in death by Pavlo, Louis, Paraskevi and Kalithea.
Phillip enjoyed his time with his family and friends and splitting his time between Canada and Greece. No matter where he was, he was always planning the next event. Whether it was roasting a lamb on a spit for all family and friends on Easter, or opening his home to all visitors and showcasing his homemade outdoor oven in Greece. In the end, Phillip spoke a lot about Stefaniada and how much he wanted all of us to be there together and to host a big party. We look forward to making this happen one day soon in his honour.
The family is grateful to all the health care workers who helped Phillip, including the doctors, nurses, and staff at Royal Columbia Hospital.
Due to public health orders a private funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Friday March 19, 2021 at Sts. Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church, 4541 Boundary Rd, Vancouver. Followed by a private burial at Robinson Memorial Park Cemetery, 621 Robinson St, Coquitlam. Family and friends are encouraged to leave a memory or message of condolences. Please keep Phillip in your hearts and say a prayer for him.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to BC Cancer or Red Cross .
May his memory be eternal...
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