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February 6, 1974 — December 17, 2023

On December 17, 2023, Alex Tsakumis passed away at the age of 49, at Kelowna General Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born in Vancouver, BC, and is survived by his parents, Nick and Anna Tsakumis, sister Katerina (Rob) Hay, and his beloved nieces Annika and Mikaela, whom he absolutely adored.

Being born to immigrant parents, Alex was very proud of his Greek heritage, which he truly embraced in the 20+ years he lived in Calgary, AB, where he made many Greek friends. Despite not having been to Greece as an adult, he honoured his culture. When visiting family in BC, he would seek out his friends and reconnect with the Greek communities in Kelowna, Prince George, and Vancouver.

Alex was an avid sports fan and a kid at heart. He passionately cheered on “his” teams (the Vancouver Canucks and Seattle Seahawks) in good seasons and bad. The wonder that many people lose in adulthood, Alex sustained. His carefree spirit, his ability to create quick connections and strengthen friendships, and his desire to live life to the fullest without drama were among his greatest characteristics. Above all, Alex was a kind, loyal, and genuine person who went the extra mile for his friends and was always looking out for others. He would give the shirt off his back if someone asked for it, regardless of his own need. His friends describe him as full of cheer, always positive, never complaining about his lot in life, and always laughing. He was there for and fiercely protected the people he loved. Alex will forever be missed by family and friends alike.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada or Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.

A Funeral Service will be held to say a meaningful goodbye to Alex on THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2024, at 10:00 AM (PST), at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2024, at 10:00 AM

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The service for TSAKUMIS, Alex is scheduled for THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2024, at 10:00 AM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna BC


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  • Kathy McGonigal says:

    Our deepest heartfelt condolences. May Alex’s memory be eternal. We hope you find some comfort knowing he was and will continue to be loved by many.
    Kelly, Kathy and Portiaa

    • Laura. Soles says:

      Alex was an Amazing kind hearted man always there for u when needed I known Alex since he lived In Prince George and his family owned mr Jake’s spent on phone for hours with him and visiting to cruising. Good times memories for ever miss u Alex thinking about all ur family today. Gone but. Never forgotten 😢😢😢😢😢

  • Maria Camara (Partsafas) and family says:

    Our deepest condolences to Alex’s entire family. May he rest in peace and his memory be eternal. May you find strength and peace throughout this difficult time. Hugs to you all
    From Maria Camara and family

  • Laura Soles says:

    I was friends with him since age 18 when he lived in Prince George and his parents owners Mr. Jake’s on third. Great memories forever rip Alex thinking about you all ❤️

  • Georgina Raikou says:

    My heart goes out to you Niko, Anna, Kathy and family for the loss of your beloved son, brother Alex. He was an extraordinary, amazing soul. His heart made out of gold. A genuine kind hearted caring Alex. He left too young, too soon. My heart aches for your tremendous loss and sorrow. May you be strong at this most difficult time of your lives. His memory will be eternal and he will never be forgotten. May God bless his beautiful soul. R.I.P my sweet friend. Always in my heart ❤️🙏🥲
    Georgina Raikou

  • Tessa Russell says:

    Dear Kat
    Sending sympathies on the passing of your beloved brother and to your parents on the tremendous loss of their son. No word’s suffice in times like these.

  • Deborah Pixley says:

    I was neighbours with and went to elementary school with Alex and Kat. A childhood memory that stands out to me is Alex playing (I think baseball) at lunch with his friends and him running over to me and Kat to show us that he’d tore open a bruise on his leg (sliding into home). It was bleeding and filled with rocks and we were mortified but Alex just flashed a huge smile, laughed and went right back out there to continue the game. I also have fond memories of learning Greek dancing and enjoying Greek food with them at the Hellenic Community Centre. We reconnected over Facebook, as adults, and Alex started his messages with ‘Hey Sweetie’ and always ended them by sending love to my whole family. Just a truly kind soul who was all-in and cared deeply..

    Sending love and strength to his entire family; he’s physically gone too soon but I hope you find some comfort in sharing good memories. ❤️

  • Laura Cartwright says:

    I went to Jurior high with Alex. He was so kind , Iam truly sorry to have lost this kind soul. My heart goes put to his family .

  • Kathy Butler says:

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family .

  • Alex G. Tsakumis says:

    It seems trite to state how we are devastated by Alex’s passing–but it’s true. He was an extraordinary human being with a gentle soul and love for all those around him. His was one of the kindest souls ever, and I was blessed by our mutual love and respect. Gone far too soon, the memories we shared as members of this family will last a lifetime for me. To Uncle Nick, Aunt Anna, Katerina and Rob and the girls, stay strong and know he is in a better place where, long from now, may you meet again. My family and parents join me in sending our love and support from Vancouver.

  • Chris says:

    Alex was a great friend to me and all! In my experiences with him he lived life to the fullest and was so much fun to be around, and loved by all . My sincerest condolences to his family, friends and all who had the privilege of being around him! Wish I could have spent more time with him as do we all.

  • Gambouras Familt says:

    Very grateful to have been able to catch up with Alex. Myself and my family are very sorry for your loss. Adam and the Gambouras family

  • Erica Neumann says:

    Dear Mr. And Mrs. Tsakumis, Kat and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time. I remember Alex as a gentle, kind young man. I can only imagine the grief that you are experiencing. I hope you can take comfort in the many happy memories with Alex, and in the support of friends and family near and far.
    You’re in my prayers.
    With love, Erica and family.

  • Nick Alefantis says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Alex, he was one of a kind, heart of gold and one of the most genuine people I have ever met , and ’ he will be sadly missed ‘’’

  • Evan & Jimmy Kritikos says:

    Tsakumis Family,
    Our heart breaks for the loss of your beloved Alex at such a young age. We met Alex about 20 years ago when he first came to Calgary. I had a lot of good memories talking sports, hanging out over a beer and discussing our mutual love of Greece and Greek culture. Alex was so full of life and positivity that it was infectious. A genuine, hard working, positive and caring guy, a great chef in the kitchen too! All the attributes that have been described about Alex are a testament to his family and the wonderful job you all did in raising him. May God help provide the strength you all need to get through this incredibly tragic time as you mourn the loss of Alex. May his memory be forever eternal. Zoe sa sas. Alex: Until we meet again file.

  • Kara Kazimer says:

    We are so deeply sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. We send our love, strength and deepest condolences during this difficult time.

  • Kostaras Family says:

    Dearest Thea, Theo, Kathy and family,
    We are very sad to hear of Alex’s passing. It is never easy to lose such a light and love and he was full of both of these things. Our memories of our family times together in Kelowna are deeply ingrained; our holidays, our summers on Sarson’s beach, our neighborhood walks while our parents made sausage, and the cherished list goes on. Our love for you all is deep and we feel your pain and sorrow. Our prayers go out to you all and we will keep Alex in our prayers forever. May his memory be eternal.

  • Carrie O'Toole says:

    My sincere condolences to Alex’s family. I first met Alex 11 years ago. We worked together at a seniors home in Calgary. We remained close friends through the years. We often got together and went to the movies. He was so much fun to be around. His kindness, humour, and hugs is what I’m going to miss the most. He was truly one in a million. I will miss him dearly. Forever in my heart.

  • Jason Seitanidis says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Tsakumis family. Alex will be missed
    -The Seitanidis Family

  • Vasilios Kutsogiannis says:

    My condolences to the Tsakumis family. He was a genuine person. I always enjoyed meeting up with him when in Calgary. O Theos na ton Evlogeisi

  • Tom Ikonomou says:

    My heartfelt condolences to the family of Alex. May his memory be eternal.

  • Joshika Lata says:

    Unbelievable news I just found about the passing of Alex my hearts broke.n right now he was always so kind and caring to me even tho it was just through fb always so positive and sweet and a gentleman im so sorry that your life was cut so short Alex I hope wherever u are u are happy my friend heaven definitely gained an angle my sincerest condolences to your family and friends rest in peace friend

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