Maria Kafenzakis (nee Papaconstantinou) (1918-2020),

It is with heavy a heart that we announce the passing of our beloved mother on June 22, 2020 at the age of 101. Maria Kafenzakis, the wife of the late Costas Kafenzakis, left to mourn her are her children: Dimitri (Amalia), Nick (Ginette), Micheal (Linda) and Katina (Mitch). She was known as Yiayia to her grandchildren:  Maria, Mackenzie (Kara), Kostas, Kristina (Thomas), Louka (Dimitra), Christopher (Amelie), Matthew (Gianna), Anna-Maria, Elizabeth, Alexandra (Micaël), Costa, they were her pride and joy. She also leaves behind her cherished 15 great-grandchildren, as well as her Godchildren Seva and Toula and her very special friends, Soteiria and Poppi.

Maria grew up in the beautiful village of Paradisi, Rhodes, Greece with her 6 siblings: the late Kiriakoula, Argyro, Lucas, and Ioannis. She is survived by her sisters Despina, Georgia, and her sister-in-law, Vasilia. In 1957, Maria traveled across the Atlantic with her four children to be reunited with her husband after 5 years of absence. This was the beginning of their life together in Canada. The family opened a restaurant called “Miss Verdun”, where Maria became better known as “Ma” to hundreds of teenage customers. Maria spent many years sharing her time between Greece and Canada. She was the matriarch of our family who taught us the value of hard work, sacrifice, love, and above all, family.

She will be greatly missed. "Mom, we can no longer see you with our eyes or touch you with our hands, but we will feel you in our hearts forever".

Είθε η ψυχή της να αναπαυθεί εν ειρήνει.


Due to governmental guidance and applicable measures, the ceremony will be held at the precedence of only a few close family members, and friends.  Your solidarity could be shown by praying at a distance.


Thursday June 25, 2020

6pm Welcome - 9pm Farewell

Aeterna Funeral Complex

55 Rue Gince, Saint-Laurent, QC H4N 1J7


Friday June 26, 2020


Evangelismos Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church

777 Rue Saint-Roch, Montréal, QC H3N 2X2

Followed by Private burial


11:30am / 11h30

Mount Royal Cemetery

1297 Foret Rd, Outremont, Quebec H2V 2P9


Envoyez vos messages de condoléances.

McCallum Natasha, Wes and Family

Our thoughts and live are with Nick, Costas and family. ❤️

Kosta Irene Ntalianis

Our deepest condolences to the family. May she Rest In Peace. Ζωή σε όλους. Αλησμόνητη 🙏☦️🙏

Janice and Guy Gauthier

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this sad time.

Celeste Grillo

From our family to yours... our heart-felt condolences ❤

Sandy & Glenn Smith

Our thoughts and prayers are with you today as you come together to remember this dear lady. Peace and consolation are yours in Him.

William Moran

Deepest sympathies to the families

Micheal Kafenzakis

Mom. We are going to miss you.

Pedro Julian

Our prayers and thoughts are with each and everyone of you👃🌹

geraldine di bernardo

my sympathy goes to the family.

diane leblanc

mes plus sinceres condoleances a kristina et toute la famille

Smith Bergrome

Mes condoléances à toute la famille. Je pense à vous dans ces moments difficiles. Les souvenirs et bons moments passés avec lui sont éternels. Smith

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Linda Cicciu

Dear Micheal and Linda and family, My sincere condolences to you on the passing of your Mother. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Linda Cicciu

Chelsea Moore

Sending our condolences and love in this difficult time. Aaron, Chelsea & Delaney

Adam and Justine Sirignano

We would like to extend our condolences to the family. We are very sorry for your loss. Wishing you courage during this difficult time. Love, Justine and Adam

Nicholas Spartalis

Our condolences to the whole family. Συλλυπητήριά μας.

Laura Carfagnini

My sincerest sympathies for your loss.

Luigi Iammatteo

My deepest condolences for your loss.

Heidi & Claude Richard

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. My your mom Rest In Peace 🕊

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