It is with a great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister, daughter, and devoted wife, Helen (Eleni) Veikos born Kalogiros.

Helen left this world on November 13, 2023, just 2 days before the celebration of her 53rd birthday.

Her internal fire was a guiding light that burned short but hot. That fire forged the strength, wisdom, and courage that made her the exceptional teacher, mentor, and mother that she was.

Helen’s beauty, smile, and effortless charisma filled any room, and her presence commanded the attention of all those around her. Her passion for life and her drive to experience all it had to offer was an inspiration for those that knew her best.

Her innate desire to travel and to be outdoors brought her to some of the most exotic places in the world. She befriended anyone she met with kindness, compassion, and empathy. Helen created cherished friendships everywhere she went, a true testament to her lasting character.  

She had a passion for the arts as well as the written word. Helen immersed herself in classical music, the opera, and literature. She also wrote and created art herself. But Helen’s biggest love, greatest accomplishment, and proudest role was, and will always be, mother to her son Rio.

Without Helen’s light, the world has dimmed, changing it forever. Helen will be eternally missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Helen leaves behind her loving husband of 19 years, Foti Veikos; her son Rio Gregory Veikos; her mother Bessie Kalogiros; her brothers, Peter Kalogiros and Bill Kalogiros, her in-laws Gregory and Evdokia and many friends.

She will be greatly missed.



Lundi le 20 novembre 2023 / Monday November 20, 2023

16h00 Accueil / 4:00 pm Welcome

21h00 Départ / 9:00 pm Departure



Mardi le 21 novembre 2023 / Tuesday November 21, 2023

9h00 Accueil / 9:00 am Welcome

11h30 Départ / 11:30 am Departure

12h00 Église / 12:00 pm Church

Église Archangels Michael and Gabriel Greek Orthodox Church

11801 Av. Élie-Blanchard, Montréal, QC H4J 1R7



Followed by interment

Cimetière St-Laurent Cemetery


If you wish to send flowers, please advise the florist to deliver on Monday November 20, 2023. Before 12:00 pm.


Stefanos Svourenos

Un service accompagné par / A service accompanied by

Stefanos Steven Svourenos
Prendre contact avec Stefanos




lundi 20 novembre 2023
  • 16:00

Envoyez vos messages de condoléances.

Sudz Sutherland

I am so sorry to hear about Helen’s passing. She was such a good person and just so so sweet. I hope that her family pulls together and remembers her well.

Osvaldo Guzman

Sending out my deepest felt condolences.

Georgia Kalogirou

Black Monday left this world for a very long journey without return. We lost our flower, our Helen, my beloved niece. How did those blue eyes fade, my Helen, your laugh, the beauty of your soul. My soul, you did not enjoy your youth, your pride, your son, your husband. The disease withered you like the flowers you loved so much! Have a good trip my flower your aunt Georgia who loved you so much and you too.

Maria Baras

We are truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in cherished memories during this difficult time. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Maria Baras & Family

Dina Cossifas-Roussis

My sincere sympathies Foti, Rio and family! Helen was a beautiful woman inside and out! Funny, direct, wise, intelligent, humble, kind and sweet! Her smile was infectious and her spirit was pure and genuine! ❤️🙏✝️ She was so proud to be a mom and spoke so highly of her handsome Rio! Helen, I will miss our talks and walks in Outremont and our get togethers at Second Cup & Les Enfants Terribles! May u rest in eternal peace agapi mou! You were my source of inspiration and strength! Love you with my FULL heart my beloved Angel 👼 friend! Xoxo 🌹⭐️💖🦋

Helen Azevedo

My beautiful niece you were a guiding light to friends and family you touched so many of us that made us better people we will forever keep that special gift of light you gave us in our hearts and will think of you always rest in peace you will be missed so much but never forgotten

Susana Martinez

Our deepest condolences, to you and your family . So sorry for your loss. 💔you are in our thoughts and prayers. Susana and George,

Lolita Asseraf

My deepest condolences to the whole family. May you always cherish the time you had and keep her memory alive. May she RIP 💔

Christina Petrolekas-Kachulis

Our deepest sympathies to Foti, Rio, and family. May her memory be eternal and God rest her soul. We our thinking of you and and send you love and strength during this time. May her beauty live on in your hearts.


Monday, November 20, 2023
  • 4:00 PM

Send your condolences.

Joanne Alexopoulos

My deepest condolences for your loss. May Helen’s memory be eternal. I will cherish the memories from our childhood and the amazing spirit that she had to brighten any mood. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Christina Evangelinaras

Our deepest sympathies to you and your extended family. Dr Richard Rapoport and Staff🙏🏻

Nate Lynden

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Helen was a beautiful and kind soul. my deepest condolences.

Lucia Lorentzatos

No words can express the sorrow we feel for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. May your wife’s soul rest in peace and her spirit continue to guide you through life❣️🙏

Renee Phillips

My deepest condolences to her whole family. She was a treasure, an amazing wife and mother. She will be missed. Rest in peace, sweet friend. Love you xo

Melanie Cowie-Tsardicos

Our deepest sympathies to the whole family. May Helen's light continue to shine in all of your hearts and the memories made give you strength during this difficult time. Rest in peace Helen. With all our love, the Tsardicos family.

Kristian Petrakos

Dear Rio Veikos and family, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies as you grieve the loss of your beloved mother. While I never had the privilege of meeting Helen, it is obvious that she imparted all of her wonderful qualities to you, Rio. May she rest in peace and may you find comfort in your family and friends during this difficult time. Warmly, Ms.Kristian Petrakos (Teacher at Villa Maria High School)

Sebastian Jocaitis-Kalogiros

She was the most amazing aunt i could have asked for, its terrible what she had to go through but shes in a better place now. I miss her tons, love you lots Helen❤️

Theme Tony Bassels

Always in our hearts Eleni! You were so full of life and live! An inspiration and always a reminder to live life to the fullest. God bless you and may you be in eternal peace! 🙏😎☀️💕

Helen Mavrogeanis

My deepest condolences to the family's Velkos and Kalogiros loss of Helen she was a wife mother sister and daughter Rest In Peace Helen🌹🙏

Lili Marques

Our depest condolences in this time of need. Our prayers and our hearts go out to you all but most specifically to beautiful child that Helen left behind.

Family Asprovski

Our truly deepest condolences to the Kalogiros family. With very heavy hearts, we are saddened by this. Helen, you are a true Angel, your spirit, talent, humor and beautiful smile will be with us forever. We love you Helen God Bless

Ana Alexandra

My feelings, I wish I had met you.🕊️🤍

Leanna Bassels

My heartfelt condolences to her entire family, may you find comfort in your memories in the days to come. 🙏🏽

Rose & roger Anderson

My dear Bessie...I never got to meet your daughter ..I met your son and grandson...keep her in your heart for lasting memories....losing a daughter means do mush I didn't have mine for 53 years mine 3 weeks 44 years ago....she can help with her in heaven..I still wish I could take her place....lasting love hugs wish I could come up you bessie

Sophie Moumouris

Helen we haven’t seen each other in years sadly but when we were good we were solid! You were a sister to me and I will cherish the memories forever! Rest now Helen…you are my Shaggy always❤️ Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! With love Sophie Moumouris & Family

Thula Borovilos

To Helen’s family, I’m so very sorry. My heart breaks for all of you on the loss of this amazing woman. Although we haven’t seen each other in many years I will forever cherish the memories of her back when we were teenagers with our big hair and in more recent years through texts and FB and bonding over being boy Moms. She was a warrior and the ultimate cool chick. I will miss you Helen. May you be Rest in Peace. 🙏🏻❤️

Patricia Pace-Bonello

My deepest heartfelt condolences to the family, wish I could have met her, All our Love from my family to yours

Alysha Green

Helen was truly a beautiful, luminous soul. I feel lucky to have had the chance to know her and watch her be such loving aunt to my son Sebastian. She will be deeply missed. my sincere condolences to her family..

Rula Sotiropoulos

Dear Veikos & Kalogiros Family, We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Helen. The words that you have written about her truly capture the essence of the wonderful person she was. It is evident that she had a profound impact on the lives of those around her, and I feel incredibly blessed to have known her. Helen had a special way of making people feel valued and appreciated, and I was fortunate to have experienced that firsthand.. The world has indeed lost a shining light with Helen's passing. She will forever be missed, and her absence will be deeply felt. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. With heartfelt condolences, Rula Sotiropoulos & Family

Amr Soliman

I have not seen Helen in many years but she was an amazing soul when I knew her. My deepest condolences to the family. May she rest in peace.

Tina Sarantis

My heartfelt condolences. 🤍🕊️🌸

Espace commémoratif de Helen VEIKOS KALOGIROS

Aucune bougie allumée

Allumez la prochaine bougie

Chandelle / Candle

Allumez votre bougie commémorative

Light your memorial candle

En savoir plus