Reklitis, George - Avis de décès | Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa Inc.

Reklitis, George


1974 - 2023

George Reklitis

1974 - 2023

George Reklitis passed away on December 13, 2023 at the age of 49 from medical complications. The last year especially presented many challenges related to George’s affliction with Huntington Disease.

George is predeceased by his father Nikolas Reklitis and is survived by his devoted mother Gisele (nee Bertrand) and sister Clea.

On his mother’s side, George leaves behind his uncles Guy, Paul (Ginette), Serge (Cecile) and numerous cousins.  In Ontario his cousins Demetrios (Penny), Menas, Danielle and their children Loucas (Jessie), Yanni (Kristin), Marianna, Nicholas and Ioanna (Nick). In Greece Leonidas (Nadina), Yianni and their children. 

George dearly loved his 3 Godchildren Loucas, Marianna and Panagiota. His good high school friends Munish and Angelis visited George frequently and Dean Theo texted him daily. George treasured all of his family and friends and truly appreciated those who stayed in touch and supported him and his family throughout his illness.

George earned his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree at Carleton University and Master degree in Political Science at Dalhousie University. He enjoyed his work in the Government of Canada with the Canada School of Public Service and retired in 2022 due to medical disability.

An avid soccer and hockey player until he could no longer participate, George then followed these sports daily on the television along with Formula 1 car races.  George was a regular jogger and could often be seen running on the streets and pathways in Nepean/Ottawa. This was one of the activities that George missed the most during the last few years.

George loved to travel; he backpacked through Europe with his friend Dean Theo, travelled twice to Guatemala to study Spanish, once to Costa Rica and often to his father’s beloved homeland Greece.  George’s last trip abroad was with his Godson Loucas, to visit his cousins in Greece in 2017.

George was “mister personality” warm, inclusive and charismatic, a GREAT friend to everyone who knew him. His smile truly lit up the world.

Friends can pay their respects on Monday, December 18, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church (1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa), with funeral service to follow at 11:00 am. Interment at Beechwood Cemetery. Immediately following the interment, friends and family will gather for a makaria reception to celebrate George’s life, at the Hellenic Event Centre beside the Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of George to the Huntington Society of Canada and the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church.

17 messages reçus

Gisèle and family

My sincere condoleances. Je garde un très beau souvenir de George. Mes pensées vous accompagnent.


Lina Charbonneau, le 17 décembre 2023

Gisèle et la famille

Mes condoléances à vous tous. J’ai travaillé avec George à l’EFPC et je garde un bon souvenir de lui. Il était toujours prêt à aider ses collègues avec le sourire. On discutait de la Grèce, de ses cousins, de sa famille et de ses exploits à la course à pied.

Julie Levac, le 17 décembre 2023

Gisele Reklitis

Friend, there are no words for something as heartbreaking as this, our thoughts and prays are with you and your family. May he rest in peace.

Tina Marins and family, le 17 décembre 2023

Gisele and Clea

Sending you our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May George rest in peace.
Effie Vassilas and family

Effie Vassilas, le 17 décembre 2023

Thea Gisele

Georgie will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. My heart goes out to Thea Gisele and Clea. I have many memories of our youth at Debra Street and i will cherish them.

Penny Fraser(Halciopoulos), le 17 décembre 2023

à la famille

Repose en paix Georgie. Je garderai toujours de bons souvenirs de toi, de ta passion pour Paris Saint-Germain, de tes recettes secrètes grecques... Repose-toi mon ami xx

Mélanie Guay, le 18 décembre 2023

à la famille

C'est avec beaucoup de tristesse que j'ai appris le décès de mon ancien de voisin de bureau George! Nous avons été collègues sur une période de six. J'ai collaboré sur plusieurs dossiers avec George. Il était un être humain doux, empathique et travaillant. C'était un plaisir de travailler avec lui et je garde de beaux souvenirs. Bon courage à toute la famille dans cette épreuve,

Cindy Côté, le 18 décembre 2023

Gisele Reklitis

My condolences to George's family and friends, particularly to his very devoted mother, Gisele Reklitis. Gisele was always there for him and helped George in so any ways - even to put his work station equipment at home in good shape. May the peace of our Lord dwell in you richly, Gisele and in your daughter Clea.

George was very devoted to his work and I worked with him for some time. His eagerness to get things done was never in doubt and he was a very determined guy. May the Lord strengthen the family and reassure them. It is well with you all.

Babatunde Ajayi, le 18 décembre 2023

La famille

George était un humain extraordinaire. Un être gentil et généreux. J’ai eu la chance de le connaître en travaillant avec lui. C’est une grande perte .

Sonia Drapeau, le 18 décembre 2023

Ms. Reklitis and family

Georges was an fabulous colleague and human being. I will always remember his big smile and his eyes like nobody else. He made everybody happy and also when he was bringing his special home-made deserts from his mother. An extraordinary heart and soul. Will love you and miss you forever.

Linda, le 19 décembre 2023

La famille

Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille. J'ai eu le privilège de travailler aux côtés de George pendant de nombreuses années au sein de la même grande équipe. Toujours souriant et amical, sa disparition laisse un grand vide. Je vous adresse tout mon courage en ces moments difficiles.

Brigitte Ethier, le 19 décembre 2023

Toute la famille

Toutes mes condoléances à la famille et une pensée toute particulière pour sa maman. George était mon voisin de bureau à l'École de la fonction publique et nous partagions la même date d'anniversaire - je l'appelais mon Taureau préféré :) Si gentil, d'un sourire touchant. Bon courage xx

Émilie Langlois, le 19 décembre 2023

Mrs. Reklitis and family

Please accept my deepest sympathies. I had the privilege of working with George several years ago. He was also a running partner for lunchtime runs around Asticou. As a work colleague I always appreciated his positive energy and kindness to others around him. He was highly respected by his colleagues and will be missed.

Leszek Nowosielski, le 19 décembre 2023

Reklitis Family

Our deepest condolences, will be missed.

Spiro Egarhos, le 19 décembre 2023

Reklitis family and friends.

I’m am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace and comfort among family and friends at this difficult time.

Stephen Page, le 22 décembre 2023

Gisele and Clea

Our hearts are broken for you and the family. Due to medical reasons in our family, we weren't able to attend George's funeral, but know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and the during the holiday season. Sending you our deepest condolences. He will be greatly missed. May his memory be eternal.

Penny, Irene and Suzanne Damianakos

Penny Damianakos, le 1 janvier 2024


I am saddened to hear about George's passing and express my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Monique Leblanc, le 24 janvier 2024

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