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SOPHIA DAFNIS Obituary pic


Born: Sep 09, 1936

Date of Passing: Nov 21, 2020

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Sophia passed away on November 21, 2020, aged 84 years.

Arrangements entrusted to
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Publish Date: Dec 3, 2020

September 9, 1936 - November 20, 2020

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother on November 20, 2020 in Winnipeg.
Sophia was born on September 9, 1936 in Athikia, Korinthia, Greece. She was predeceased by her husband Michael; sisters, Marika, Venetia; and children, Kathy and John. Left to mourn her loss is her daughter Helen (Sotiris) and grandchildren, Spiro and Sophia, son Jim (Theofili) and grandchildren, Michael and Spiro; sister Dimitra (George), daughter-in-law Natalina, and extended family and friends in Canada and Greece.
Sophia immigrated to Canada in 1958 with her sister Marika. Sophia was trained as a seamstress and worked in the fur industry with Hurtig Furs and Eaton's. She returned to Greece then married her husband Michael in 1962. They both returned to Winnipeg to start their family and raise their children in the St. Demetrios Church and community.
Sophia loved spending time with her friends and being a part of many social and philanthropic groups. She was president of the Daughters of Penelope association, an active member of the Ladies of Philoptochos and Eaton's Retirement Club.
Although Sophia was faced with many hardships in life, she remained stoic no matter the challenge. She remained the rock in our family until it was our turn to care for her.
The family would like to thank all the staff on 2 East at Maples Personal Care Home, especially Carmelita who cared for our mother with the utmost love and compassion.
A private ceremony was held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church followed by interment at Brookside Cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.

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Publish Date: Nov 28, 2020

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 28, 2020, Dec 03, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Dear Dafnis family, our sincerest condolences on the passing of Sophia. She was a strong woman and a sweet friend. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Ursula vieira (Friend) on: Dec 03, 2020

  • Helen, I was so sorry to learn about your Mom's passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Joanne Craig (friend and former co-worker of Helen Dafnis) on: Nov 29, 2020

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