It is with profound sadness that the family of Mary Karagianis announce her passing at 93 years of age after a long fight with Alzheimer’s. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband, Costas Karagianis and by her two brothers, Steven and Theodore Stoyanchin and by her grandson, Scott
Mary was born in Perikopi Greece to Dimitri and Despina Stoyanchin on May 27, 1929. The family emigrated to Toronto, Ontario on December 2, 1949. She met her beloved husband, Costas
in 1951 and they married October 5, 1952. Together, they began their lives on Ryding Ave in Toronto where they raised their two children, Bill and Tina. They worked hard to make a good life for themselves and their children. Mary enjoyed preparing Greek meals for her family and friends, and baking bread, cakes, and cookies, most especially over the holidays. She also loved working in her large vegetable garden, which was her pride and joy.
Mary was intensely devoted to her husband and children, and she showered oceans of love upon them. Mary was gentle, yet make no mistake, she could be fierce and formidable when it came to protecting her family. She loved her children, but when her grandchildren came along, it was a gamechanger. She and Costas
uprooted from the family home on Ryding Avenue and moved to Oakville to care for their grandchildren, whom they dearly loved.
Mary was one of the strongest and kindest humans to grace this Earth. Without her, we, her children, wouldn’t be here today, we wouldn’t be the people we are today, and we wouldn’t have the life we have. Mary was a caring wife, a great mom, and an even greater “Baba”. Mary is survived by her son, Bill Karagianis and his wife, Janet, her daughter, Tina Patterson and husband Chris. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Katie. She will be forever loved and remembered fondly by her family and friends.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke (between Kipling & Islington Aves.) on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service to follow at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel. For those who wish, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Society.