TRIANTAFYLLOU, Robert (Bob Triant)
November 4, 2021

Robert (Bob Triant) Triantafyllou

1930-2021

Montreal

 

Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality…Emily Dickinson

“Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise”   Luke 23:43

On November 4, 2021, at the age of 91 surrounded by his beloved family, cherished daughters Maria, Margaret, and devoted grandson Charlie, loving companion Hana, Shari and Jonathan…Robert shuffled off this mortal coil to the heavenly sound of composer Richard Strauss’s epic musical masterpiece Four Last Songs featuring the incomparable voice of Gundula Janowitz.  With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and saw you fade away. Although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the best. “He will wipe away tears from their eyes and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away”

Revelation 21:4

Robert was born on July 19, 1930 in Athens, Greece to cherished parents Maria and Charles. Robert was the youngest sibling among his sisters Eva(David) and Biby(Basil), he now joins them in divine residence, alongside his cherished, beloved wife Kay who passed away and left us far too soon before him.

Bob graduated from Manchester University, England earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon his arrival in Canada, he enjoyed a vibrant and dynamic career as an Industrial Marketing Management Specialist, that spanned decades across the globe. He was an eternal, die-hard Olympiacos and Manchester United Football FAN(!)and that ladies and gents, is the understatement of the century…Robert cultivated a life long passion for the fine arts. He was a bona fide connaisseur of encyclopedic proportions on the comprehensive history of classical music, ballet and opera. He enjoyed travelling the world to attend the live performances of numerous musical icons in the worlds grandest music and performance concert halls.

He was a voracious reader of far too numerous subjects to mention, including world history, politics and MUSIC! He walked bravely through the maze of life, guided by the light of wisdom, driven by passion and blessed by love and virtue.  A beloved, kind, generous soul whose bright warm light will never fade.

Until we meet again under generous skies of blue…our sweet precious darling; loyal and devoted husband, father, brother, uncle grandfather, companion, friend and gentleman. We love and adore you.  Beauty is as beauty does -Geoffrey Chaucer

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation at Voluntas Funeral Home, 4695 St-Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9H 2A7 (514-695-7979, voluntas.ca), on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 9:30-11 a.m. A service will be held at the same location at 11 a.m., followed by the burial at 12:30 at Rideau Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation

Voluntas Funeral Home

4695 St-Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Qc) H9H 2A7

Thursday, November 11, 2021, 9:30-11 a.m.

Funeral Service

Voluntas Funeral Home

4695 St-Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Qc) H9H 2A7

Thursday, November 11, 2021, 11 a.m.

22 responses

  1. hana hersey

    November 8, 2021 at 7:52 am

    Very moving and true testimony to ROBERT. He will be always remembered as great .compassionate loving person WILL NEVER FORGET YOU

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    • Maria

      November 10, 2021 at 12:07 am

      Dear Hana, you know well what a harrowing year it’s been. We must take some solace that he is finally at peace, and free from suffering. Take good care of yourself.

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  2. Phyllis Segal

    November 8, 2021 at 10:27 am

    Robert what’s a unique soul. He had compassion for others, intelligence, a zest for living and a drive to keep on learning. He was a man of character with a beautiful spirit. May he rest in peace take his place in the Kingdom of God.

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    • Maria

      November 10, 2021 at 12:17 am

      Such beautiful and moving words Phyllis, thank you for taking the time. Wishing you well.

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  3. Beata Grodkowska

    November 8, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Sincere condolences to Robert’s family and friends.
    Beautiful and true words that so accurately describe the person that Robert was.
    Although some of us met him on few occasions only, he left this undeniable aura of kindness, generosity and wit. And in my case the shared passion about the game of soccer.
    Robert effortlessly spoke the language of great compassion that translated to all, regardless of language they spoke.
    Rest In Peace

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    • Maria

      November 10, 2021 at 12:36 am

      Thank you for such well articulated and kind words Beata. I’m certain that he enjoyed your acquaintance as well. I wonder who YOUR team is?! Wishing you well.

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  4. Maureen Cohen

    November 8, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Robert will be sorely missed by all who knew him. My sympathies to Hana and his family.

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    • Maria

      November 10, 2021 at 12:39 am

      Thank you for your kind sentiments Maureen, and I have to agree with you. Take good care.

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  5. John Iwanic

    November 9, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    My sincerest condolences to all of Bob’s family, relatives and friends on his passing. He was a man of the world and will be sorely missed. and mourned. My apologies for not being able to attend his funeral as I am currently out of town on business.

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    • Maria

      November 10, 2021 at 12:48 am

      Thanks for dropping by with your kind words John, he spoke of you fondly over the years. We’re sorry you can’t join us also. Best wishes.

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  6. Teresa Costa

    November 10, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    It was truly heartwarming to see how Papu wouldn’t miss Charlie’s soccer games; having him there was a comfort for me as well: since my own father was across the pond, Papu was the sweet Grandpa figure for Roddy as well. Blessed is the family who can illicit such beautiful words from their children. May you rest in Peace, Papu. Rest assured you have already joined the list of cherished friends and relatives that I lift up to God. Till we meet again.

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    • Maria

      November 11, 2021 at 1:29 am

      Oh my dear Teresa, thank you for the beautiful tribute to Papou, , and those precious and comforting memories. You pulled a real heart tugging gem out of the memory vault. Roddy and Charlie had such a beautiful simpatico together. So many fascinating and diverse activities and fun filled adventures. It doesn’t get any better. We were all so blessed from it.Big hugs from me and Papou. Let’s see if the golden boys chime in here?

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  7. Roderick Mackinnon

    November 11, 2021 at 10:13 am

    My sincerest condolences to the entire family. I don’t think there’s a friend’s grand-parent who I grew up seeing as much as Papou. This is a strong testament to how actively involved he was in Charlie’s life and something we can all learn from. He would always take the time to ask me about how my sports endeavours were going and that made me felt seen at such a young age. He was a great man who cared for others and showed me how one should invest the time to be with their family. Rest in peace Papou.

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    • Maria

      November 12, 2021 at 8:15 pm

      Hey Rod, there seems to have been a systems glitch. My reply is somewhere(?)…..down below. Thanks, ciao.

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    • Maria

      November 12, 2021 at 8:56 pm

      Just wow…Deepest heartfelt thanks Roderick, for sharing your unique and personal memories with us. Your profound insights on your special connection with Papou is indeed a gift to cherish by us all. To this very day(evidenced by the slide show)the adorable comedic improvisations caught on camera between you and charlie are still cracking us up with delight. Witnessing the warm, thoughtful, and articulate adult you’ve become, I look forward to hearing about the exciting adventures unfolding in your life and career. Best wishes all the way…for a successful Beijing 2022!

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  8. Teresa Costa

    November 11, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Thank you Roddy for sharing your memories with us. I had not heard this one yet . Thank you Papou for the attention and care you showed my boy.

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    • Maria

      November 12, 2021 at 8:25 pm

      Deepest gratitude for these divine reciprical blessings all the way to the top.

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  9. MARA AND FREDHERSCOVITZ

    November 12, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    ROBERT WAS TRULLY ONE OF THE MOST GENEROUS PEOPLE. WE ALWAYS ENJOYED GOING FOR GREEK FOOD ON THE DANFORTH WHENEVER ROBERT AND HANA CAMEV TO TORONTO.HE WOULD GENEROUSLY NEVER LET US PICK UP THE BILL. WE HAD GREAT FUN IN HUNGARY WHEN THEFOURV OF US TOOK THE A TRIP TOGETHER AND ROBERT PEDALED THE BICYCLE MADE FOR FOUR AND WE ALL WE HAD TO PEDALEDV AS QUICKKLY AS POSSIBLE TO KEEP FROM CAREENING INTO THE RIVER DANUBE .THAT WAS THE LAST TIME MARA EVER LAUGHED SO HARD AFTER WARDS ROBERT KINDLY BOUGHT ICE CREAM FOR US. HE ENJOYED HIS GREAT TRIPS ALL OVER THE WORD AND ESPECIALLY TO HIS HOMELAND GREECE

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    • Maria

      November 12, 2021 at 8:12 pm

      It seems as though the system glitched and replies got mixed up. Apologies for that. Thank you very kindly Fred for sharing your unique and personal insights with us about Robert. We briefly met at dinner many years ago during one of your Montreal visits, at Vivaldi, hosted by guess who?! Your adventures in Hungary with Robert, Hana, and Mara sound terrific. He sure loved travelling and dinning abroad. Thanks so much for sharing these fond memories with us! Best Wishes.

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  10. Maria

    November 12, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Just wow…Deep heartfelt thanks Roderick, for sharing your unique, and personal memories with us. Your profound insights on your special connection with Papou, is indeed a gift to cherish by us all! To this very day(as evidenced during the slideshow)the adorable comedic improvisations caught on camera between you and charlie are still cracking us up with delight. Witnessing the warm, thoughtful, and articulate, adult you’ve become, I look forward to hearing about the exciting adventures unfolding in your life and career. Best wishes all the way… for a successful Beijing 2022!!

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  11. Rachelle

    November 18, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    A soul full of joie de vivre, love and grace. Robert was always a beautiful ray of energy every time you were with him; kind, generous, good humored, always willing to help, fun and thoughtful with an authentic listening ear. He had the gift of making you feel important and uplifted with his way of being present with you. He certainly was a one of a kind soul who will be greatly missed. His unique and beautiful nature is not one you find everyday. May he rest in peace and be an inspiration to everyone who knew him to embody some of his divine traits. Condolences to everyone morning this loss.

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    • Maria

      November 21, 2021 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you kindly Rachelle for your condolences, and for sharing your deeply moving and eloquent personal testimony and tribute to Robert. Not having had the pleasure of meeting you, I can’t help but wonder what decade you knew him. Best wishes and thanks to you.

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