Maria Spyropoulos, 87, of Winnipeg Manitoba, passed away on March 24, 2023, surrounded by family and close friends.
Maria was wonderful soul who gave love to the world whenever she could. Born in the village of Spolaita, Greece. She was part of a large and loving family that farmed for their livelihood. Maria married George Spyropoulos in 1961 and like many immigrants before and after, they uprooted themselves from the Mediterranean and settled in Canada to secure a better future for their children and future generations.
Maria was a mother and homemaker, and she executed these roles in a fashion that could be the template for all to follow. She derived tremendous joy from nurturing her growing family. One of Maria’s great joys was to cook for and feed everyone. It was accepted that if you visited Maria’s house, you were going to be fed. Even if you weren’t hungry. Next to family, her passion was her garden. She poured love into her garden, and it grew strong and bountiful as a result. Fitting neatly into her strategy to feed everyone!
Maria had a great career as a caretaker at Dalhousie Elementary School in Fort Richmond. Pouring her heart into cleaning the school as if it were her own home and caring for the schoolchildren as if they were her own. In return the teachers, school board and students she worked with loved her and awarded her for her exceptional service to education.
Maria was predeceased by her loving husband George, her brother Kosta, and sister Litsa. Maria is survived by her siblings George, Nick and Panayiota, her children John, Yvonne, Amalia and Lucky, her son and daughters-in-law Dennis, Kim and Leslie, her grandchildren Christophoros, Alexandra, Aaron, Haley, Ezra, Eleni, Rhea and Chloe, her great grandchild Holden along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, numerous assorted brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, second cousins and so many caring friends.
We would like to thank all our family friends and relatives who provided companionship and care to Maria especially during the difficult years of her illness. In addition, we want to thank the wonderful people at Jocelyn house who always made Maria feel comfortable and cared for during these last few months.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 30, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2255 Grant Avenue in Winnipeg. The interment will follow at Waverley Memorial Gardens, 1501 Waverley St. After the interment, there will be a reception at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Jocelyn House or St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
12 thoughts on “Maria Spyropoulos nee Boukos”
Deepest sympathies to all if the family, I know she will be deeply missed
Memory eternal ουr beautiful sister in Christ!!
Forever with our wonderful Lord!!!❤️❤️❤️
Αιώνια η μνήμη!
Beautiful story about a lovely lady. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Maria in person, but her daughter Amalia always shared beautiful stories of her, so I felt like I had.. The apple does not fall far from the tree, your mother was a kind, loving soul – and Amalia has those same beautiful genes. Sending our deepest condolences in the loss of your mother.
I was saddened to hear of Maria’s passing. I have very fond memories of Maria and George growing up in Thompson’s small Greek community. And again in Winnipeg after many of us moved from Thompson.
Maria’s obituary was a beautiful tribute to her. It depicted her so accurately. My heartfelt condolences to all of you.
I met Maria sort of by accident. I was a Health Care Aide with home care and was assigned to visiting her on a fairly regular basis. When I met her and starting chatting with her I realized she was Amalia’s mother! It was so special having that connection. We instantly had lots to talk about. Her demeanor was so incredibly sweet and nurturing you just couldn’t help but to love her! I am so blessed to have met her and I will forever have a little spot in my heart just for her. She was literally one of a kind💕. Rest In Peace eternal Maria and thank you❤️
I had the blessing of meeting Mary years ago at my son’s betrothal. She immediately impressed me as a loving, warm woman who loved God. This positive impression has stayed with me to the point I feel I’ve lost a family member. May God give her peaceful repose and May her memory be eternal.
I was saddened to hear that Maria had passed away, but was always impressed by her love for her family, her home, and her friends. Her home was always immaculate and there was always food there for family and visitors. Her job at the school was the perfect match for her and I know she took great pride in her work. Yvonne was a great friend to my daughter Kerry and when they played soccer together, Yvonne’s shirt was always the cleanest!!! Likewise, John has been a lifelong friend of my son Mike and they have had many adventures together…..some of which, we cannot mention!!! She lived a long and healthy life with a loving and caring family and she will be greatly missed.
It was a pleasure taking care of Maria . She has a kind soul and she transmitted peace. You will be missed
I was saddened to hear of Maria’s passing. I have very fond memories of Maria and George growing up in Thompson’s small, close-knit Greek community.. And then again in Winnipeg after many of us moved from Thompson.
Maria’s obituary was a beautiful and accurate depiction of her. My heart-felt condolences to the family.
She was a beautiful human being and her family she raised is a true reflection of her love and care. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. ❤️
Our deepest condolences to the family our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.
May the wonderful memories of your mothers love being with you and comfort you at this time. Maria will be Missed .
With deepest sympathy.
My deepest condolences to the family. Mrs. Spyropoulos touched the soul of my sister Leslie Trafton. May you all find comfort in the memories you have of such a wonderful lady.