It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Emmanuel Magafourakis, on June 28, 2023, at the age of 86.  He was a caring husband, devoted father, proud and loving pappou, dear brother, uncle and friend who touched the lives of many with his kind soul and big heart.

Emmanuel was born in the village of Haraso, Pediados in the prefecture of Heraklion, Crete on October 11th 1936.  There he courted and married his beloved Pelagia, and soon after had their first daughter, Maria.  In 1968, Emmanuel immigrated to Montreal along with his wife and daughter and a few years later, they had their second daughter, Katerina.  Together in this new and foreign land, they worked extremely hard and bore many sacrifices to provide the best opportunities for their daughters. 

Emmanuel had a profound love for his homeland and preserved his Greek culture, customs and traditions, never forgetting his roots and passing on his love for Crete onto his children and grandchildren.  He was a passionate soccer fan, never missing the opportunity to talk about his favorite Greek teams, OFI and AEK, with his grandsons.  He also enjoyed spending time outdoors, tending to his garden or just sitting in his backyard and enjoying the sunshine.  Let us not forget the joy he found in cooking and baking, whether it was making pizza for the grandkids or baking his famous pies.

It is difficult to summarize 86 years of an amazing man’s life in a few lines; however, what shall be said is that Emmanuel leaves behind a legacy of love, strength, and compassion.  He dedicated his life to his family, and taught them the importance of cherishing, and loving one another.  Appreciated and loved by many, Emmanuel will always be remembered with fondness and love, as a wonderful man and a fine gentleman. 

Emmanuel will be forever remembered and adored by his devoted wife of 58 years, Pelagia (Bella) (Pachiadakis), his children Maria (Angelos Papadatos) and Katerina (Peter Kremmydiotis), as well as his grandchildren Peter-Alexander (Adriana), Emmanuel (Maria), Nikolas and Manoli.

He will be deeply missed by his siblings Konstantinos (Evangelia), George (Georgia) and Maria (Emmanuel), along with his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends here and in Greece.

May Emmanuel’s soul find eternal peace, and may his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Emmanuel’s memory to École Socrates-Démosthène.



Mercredi le 5 juillet, 2023 / Wednesday July 5, 2023

17h00 Accueil / 5:00 pm Welcome

21h00 Départ / 9:00 pm Departure



Jeudi le 6 juillet, 2023 / Thursday July 6, 2023

9h00 Accueil / 9:00 am Welcome

9h30 Départ / 9:30 am Departure

10h00 Église / 10:00 am Church

Église St. George Greek Orthodox Church

2455 Ch. de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC H3T 1A8



Followed by interment

Cimetière St-Laurent Cemetery


If you wish to send flowers, please advise the florist to deliver on Wednesday July 5, 2023. Before 1:00 pm.


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mercredi 5 juillet 2023
  • 17:00

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Ashraf Alam

Hello Maria, My sympathy and best wishes at this difficult time. Wishing you my sincere sympathies for the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you have the strength and courage to bear the loss of your beloved dad.

Panagiota Picoulis

Our sincere condolences. May his memory be eternal. Τα θερμά μας συλλυπητήρια. Η μνήμη του αιώνια.


Wednesday, July 5, 2023
  • 5:00 PM

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Sherif Mikhael

Our deepest condolences for your loss Maria to you and the whole family. Sherif Mikhael

Francine Adelson

Dear Bella, my children join me in offering condolences to you and your family on the loss of your husband. Although he had health issues over the years, we are never prepared to lose a dear one. I can only hope that your precious memories will help to comfort you. His legacy is his wonderful family.

Despina Katirtsoglou

Our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult and sad time. Although, we didn't know him, his hard work, love, and dedication is present through his family. May God bless you all and keep you healthy and strong. Marc and Despina ❤️

Lucy Brunetti

My deepest sympathies for your loss. I know that this is was a difficult journey for you all, but remember that those whom we keep in our hearts never die. Emmanuel, your husband, father, grandfather will live forever in our hearts.

Cynthia & Andrew Adelson

Our deepest condolences to Bella,Maria, Katerina and your entire family. There are never the right words at a time like this to help with this immense pain from losing your wonderful husband, Daddy, grandpa, man. We stand here shoulder to shoulder, always here to support you as you carry this loss. Standing with loving arms to embrace you in these hard times. We know you will carry your love for him always and that his memory will Always be a blessing for your life. We love you all, always

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