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Sophie Dafnis

Sophie Dafnis

Wednesday, September 9th, 1936 - Friday, November 20th, 2020
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Sophie Dafnis
September 9, 1936 – November 20, 2020

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother Sophia Dafnis 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 emigrated to Canada in 1958 with her sister Marika. She was fiercely independent and determined as she navigated a new country as a single woman. She was trained as a seamstress and worked in the fur industry with Hurtig Furs and Eaton’s during Winnipeg’s heyday as a fur shopping destination until her retirement in 1997.
Sophia returned to Greece then married her husband Michael in 1962. They both returned to Winnipeg to start their family. She was proud to raise her children in the Greek Community and with her husband by her side, and ensured her children were actively engaged 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. She made deep rooted connections with many people throughout the years and she was blessed to have the ongoing support of her friends.
Although Sophia was faced with many hardships in life, she remained stoic no matter the challenge. She found joy in her children and grandchildren. 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.
Due to current public health restrictions, a private ceremony will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church followed by interment at Brookside Cemetery. The family requests that donations in lieu of flowers be made to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church.
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Manoli, Haroula, Spiro, Zabia & Johnny

Posted at 06:57pm
Dear Jim, Theofili, Michael and Spiro, with heartfelt condolences for the loss of your Mother / grandmother. May her memory be eternal.
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Pat Philopoulos

Posted at 11:05am
John and I send our deepest condolences to all the family of Sophie. May her memory be eternal.
John and Pat Philopoulos

Nicki Douklias

Posted at 09:35pm
On behalf of the Daughters of Penelope Chapter and the AHEPA Family, I express our deepest sympathy to the family of Sophia Dafnis and offer our prayers to you.
Sophia was a devoted member of our chapter for many years and was a past president. Her contribution to family and community through much kindness and generosity stood out as an example for us all and fulfilled our ideals and the objectives of Hellenism.

Eonia Eimnemi (May her memory be eternal).

Nicki Douklias
Daughters of Penelope
Elysia Chapter 124
Winnipeg, MB

Angie Devetzis (nee Andrews)

Posted at 06:46pm
My deepest sympathies to your family. My family was close friends with Sofie and Micheal and I grew up with them always at our many family celebrations or just socialising. I remember those days very fondly and your mother as a very loving lady. May her memory be eternal.

athena ginakes

Posted at 04:53pm
We have such fond memories of Sophia's lovely smile and strength over the years of growing up with her in the Winnipeg Greek Community. May you find peace and comfort during this time. She will be missed!
Athena Ginakes Karos and families

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