We Remember


January 12, 1943 — August 6, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Pauline Archondous, on August 6, 2023.  We feel blessed with the knowledge that she is reunited with her eternal companion, our dad, Andrew.

Pauline was born in Uxbridge, England on January 12, 1943.  While living in London, she met and married her sweetheart, Andrew Archondous, on June 23, 1962. Pauline and Andrew were both hairdressers; they owned and ran hair salons as well as other businesses before they immigrated to Canada with their 4 oldest children, arriving in Calgary, AB in 1974.  Pauline’s life wasn’t easy, but she was strong, facing trials and standing by Dad for 60 years through sickness and health.

Our mom had a way of making everyone feel loved and special, and she won people over immediately with her playful sense of humour and kind heart.  She loved music, and dancing with our dad.  She loved to sing (she had such a beautiful voice) and sang to all of her children and grandchildren.  We all have memories of her singing “You Are My Sunshine”.  She was an amazing cook and very talented in floral design and needlework, and beautifully decorated for many weddings of friends and family. She served in many capacities at her church, and she always found time to listen and support anyone who needed her.

Through her example, she taught us to fight for what we believe in and to advocate for those who can’t speak for themselves.  She showed us that these things can all be done with kindness, love, and respect.  She taught us to be polite, and most importantly, she taught us to persevere through the hard times and to always find joy! We were truly blessed to have such a beautiful example of strength, kindness, and compassion.

Pauline is survived by her children, Phil (Linnea), Chris (Tracy), Julie, Jason (Jenny), and James (Adrienne); as well as by many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her loving husband, Andrew, who passed away on June 29, 2022; and their infant daughter, Nicola Louise, who passed away before they immigrated to Canada.

Dementia stole Mom’s thoughts and memories, but even with dementia, she never forgot to be the kind and wonderful woman she aways was.  Our family would like to thank the wonderful, caring staff at LAKEVIEW LODGE for taking such good care of our mom.  We are so grateful to them for treating her like their own family.

Mom, enjoy your time with baby Nicola, Dad, and all of our other loved ones up there.  God bless until we meet again.

In lieu of flowers, if you feel so inclined to do so, please donate to Alzheimer’s Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, so that maybe others may be blessed with a cure for these diseases.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 3:00 pm, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2170 McDougall Road, West Kelowna, BC.  A light lunch will be served. 

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Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 3:00 pm

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2170 McDougall Road, West Kelowna, BC

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The service for ARCHONDOUS, Pauline (née Ward-Jones) UPDATED SERVICE INFORMATION is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 3:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2170 McDougall Road, West Kelowna, BC

2170 McDougall Road, West Kelowna, BC


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  • Amy Makonin says:

    Such a beautiful soul, always making us laugh with her charismatic personality and unconditional love!, Pauline will always be remembered and missed! Xx

  • Jennifer French says:

    My condolences to you, Julie, and your entire family. She will be missed, but keep the faith that we will be together again with our loved ones. ❤️

  • Kristina Olson Brown says:

    I am very sad to hear of her passing. I have many fond memories with your mom and dad and siblings. Love prayers and hugs.

  • Sue Clark says:

    Pauline and my Mum (Madeline) were cousins and were always very close and always kept in touch. When I was young I loved visiting Aunty Pauline and Uncle Andrew, they were such a handsome couple I thought they looked like film stars! It also meant I would get a really good haircut! Both my parents were very sad when Pauline and Andrew moved to Canada, but in 1978 Mum, Dad, myself and my brother arranged to have a holiday in Calgary to see the Archondous family. I have such good memories of that holiday, Pauline and Andrew made sure we had such a good time, I particularly remember a picnic when Pauline brought out the most amazing homemade food, she had stayed up half the night preparing the picnic for us all, but that was the sort of person Pauline was. She was such a kind and beautiful person and I know both my parents loved her very much. They had several more holidays with Pauline and Andrew and had such good times, I have enclosed one picture of the four of them in Hawaii.
    Pauline was the most amazing, strong, caring, beautiful person and although everyone will miss her so much we will all have wonderful memories of her, myself and my husband Brian, in the UK will be remembering Pauline and all her family particularly on this day to celebrate Pauline’s very special life.

  • Denise Archondous says:

    Pauline will definitely be missed by so many people. She was the kind of person that left an impression not only in your mind, but also in your heart. She was sweet and caring. Compassionate and kind. There are so many other words that spring to mind, but none that quite do justice to the woman who was my mother in law. Even after our divorce, Pauline and Andrew treated me as part of the family. They were the best people I could have ever asked for to be my in laws. There are so many memories I could share about Pauline and her many, many talents and attributes, but honestly I think that would require a book, lol. The one memory that sticks out most is that every time we would visit, our kids would talk the entire way there about grandma’s cooking, and wonder what she would have made this time. Even her “throw together meals” were quite something special. She never thought so, but we sure did.

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