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July 15, 2020
With sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Pantelis "Pud" Boutsarakis on July 15, 2020 at the age of 87.
Pud was born on the island of Crete off the coast of Greece on September 5, 1932, he moved to Canada in 1960 with his suit and $5.00 in his pocket. After spending some time in Montreal and Calgary he made his way to Cranbrook in the 1970's to help make the Apollo restaurant a success, and stayed on . His passions were working as a chef (until he was 82) gardening (he loved growing roses, beans tomatoes and cucumbers) and most importantly his daughter Androniki and his 1969 Firebird. He will be fondly remembered as a well-dressed, smiling generous man.
Pud was survived by his daughter Androniki Dickeson (Ian), grandchildren Connor and Chloe, stepdaughters Christine Tsamalidies and Dominique Schroeder (Michel), step-grandchildren Karlyna, Jonathan, Gabriella and Jason, step great grandchildren Chelsea and Sophia and his 1969 Firebird.
Service will be by invitation and is private family only.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to the F.W Green Home in Cranbrook, B.C.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services.
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