Devoted family man, entrepreneur and pillar of the community, Emmanouel (Manolis) Anastasios Barlas leaves behind a grieving family and an eternal legacy. Manolis passed away peacefully on July 14, 2022 at the age of 70 at his home after courageously confronting an aggressive cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones who will honour his legacy by continuing to build on the foundation he left for his family.
Manolis will be lovingly remembered by his adoring wife Genevieve (Davio) Barlas; his children: Angela Barlas, Anastasios (Caitlin) Barlas, Emily Barlas and Mac (Jelena Mlinarevic) Barlas; his grandchildren: Emmanouel and Amelia; his siblings: Efstathia (Stavros) Arvanitis, Ilias (Sonya Jan) Barlas and Vasilis (Tasia) Barlas as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Manolis was predeceased by his father, Anastasios Emmanouel Barlas, his mother, Angeliki (Tsakalakis) Barlas, and his late wife and mother of Anastasios and Angela, Patti-Lynn (Rossmo) Barlas.
Manolis was born on February 12, 1952 in the village of Haradros, Kynourias, Greece and immigrated to Saskatoon at the age of 25 in 1977. Outside of his successful career in real-estate, community involvement and of course Manos Restaurant, Manolis was a devoted husband, father, Pappou, brother and Theio. Manolis took great pride in his Greek culture, his village spirit, his gift for entertaining guests in his own home and at Manos, his elegant style, his businesses, and most of all, his marriage and his family.
The loss of Manolis is profound, he will never be forgotten.
The Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at St. John’s Cathedral (816 Spadina Crescent) where Eulogies and personal anecdotes regarding Manolis’ life and achievements will be shared all followed by fellowship at the Sheraton Cavalier at the Top of the Inn. The Greek Orthodox Funeral Service officiated by Father John Kaoukakis and will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at St. John’s Cathedral immediately followed by internment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Both services will be live streamed, and can be accessed at the top of this notice.
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