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MANOLAKOS, Peter

MANOLAKOS, Peter

Peter Manolakos Sr.
October 16, 1938 – December 24, 2017

We regret to announce the passing of our father, Peter (Petro) Manolakos Sr. on December 24, 2017.
Peter was known as the proprietor of Athens Pizza. Peter was born in Piereus, Greece and came to Canada to join his brothers Nikos and Elias. In Edmonton he met his wife, Stavroula (Voula). They had two boys, Pete Jr. (Takis), and Nick (Nikos). They moved to Vernon to run the restaurant for many years. Peter and Voula were married for 45 years before mom’s passing on December 6, 2010. He missed her dearly.
Peter was known for his vibrant smile. He never showed negative emotion.
He was an avid fan of Bruce Lee, and practiced some martial arts in his earlier years. He could be seen at Athens Pizza kicking above his head and hit the hanging lights over the tables. What was remarkable was that he could kick like this, occasionally, even up until recently. He was a regular in his prime at the rec center, where he enjoyed exercising. In the later years he could be seen walking at Polson Park. He didn’t show it much, but he loved nature. He loved seeing the “species” at the park. The ducks always brought a smile to his face.
He also enjoyed his coffee and political talks at A&W and McDonalds in the mornings.
He will be missed and is forever in our hearts. Peter is survived by his sons Pete Jr., Nick and Jennifer, Granddaughter Matina, her mom Codi, family members in Edmonton, extended family members Bill and Bev. He will be also missed by many friends in Vernon and around BC.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250-542-4333


Link: www.pleasantvalleyfh.com
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