Nicolas Kraniou passed away peacefully on February 9, 2024 at the age of 89. Beloved husband to Dina Tsatas Kraniou for sixty-three years, loving father to his daughter Voula (Karen), he will also be cherished and missed by the rest of his family.
Nicolas was a kind and generous person and made himself available to his family and friends whenever they needed him. He could fix anything mechanical and build anything he set his mind to, and so, many called upon him for his skills and brilliant mind. And being around him and his amazing sense of humour, made everyone delight in his company. As a young man, his goal was to become a nautical engineer. Unfortunately, due to WWII, his dream became an impossibility. He then set his sights for Canada, coming here to marry his wife Dina and begin a family and a new life. He trained and worked as a mechanic, which he excelled at.
Nicolas loved road trips. He was so adventurous that in 1965, barely speaking any English, he took his wife and baby on a road trip from Montreal to Mississippi. This began his love of travelling and every year he would take his family on the road, heading for any place ocean side. He had that kind of wild, wonderful, adventurous spirit.
His desire for knowledge inspired him to learn about many different subjects. Beyond his knowledge of mechanics and engineering, he was interested in oceanography, astronomy and chess. Nicolas loved researching these subjects with his daughter, sitting playing chess together, and discussing these interests that they shared.
Now Nicolas is free to adventure the stars he so loved.
The funeral service will be held at St. Constantine & St. Helen’s Greek Orthodox Church, 20 boul. Brunswick, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc H9B 2N8, on Tuesday February 13, 2024 at 11 a.m. Visitation at the church from 10:15-11 a.m. The burial will take place at Rideau Memorial Gardens, 4239 Sources Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc H9B 2A6 at 12:15 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a donation made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas.