October 1, 1934 – Fanari-Kilkis, Greece
April 15, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
Maria beloved wife of Srboljub Gregovic of Calgary, AB passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the age 82 years.
Maria (Gavriilidou) Gregovic was born in Fanari-Kilkis, Greece and was raised by a loving family. She attended Aristotle University of Thessaloniki but due to illness and the Greek civil war took care of her family and her sister until 1947. She married her husband in 1964 after being introduced by both Greek grandmothers. She was selfless and fearless; she helped raise clothing and food send to the former Yugoslavia during the civil war in 1996. She helped with replacing the church holy relics in the St. Simeon church after a church fire. However, her greatest love was for her family especially her grandchildren and continued to lovingly guide and care for them.
Maria is survived by her sons, Konstantin and Nick; daughter, Marian (Agrapridis) Gregovic; grandson, George; granddaughters, Konstantina and Assimina; sister, Pelagia (Terry); niece, Anna (John); grandniece, Olymbia, Christina (David); grandnephews, Theodore; nephew, Marcus White; grandniece, Isabella, grandnephew, Zach and brother, Giannis in Greece. She is also survived by many cousins and nephews in Greece, United States and Australia.
Maria was predeceased by her father and mother, Konstantinos and Kyriaki Gavriidou and husband, Srboljub Gregovic.
We remember waking up and hearing your voice…
We remember walking to the steps of the schools and you held our hands…
We remember walking along the river and you sang like the birds in the sky…
We remember your last words, be together, MAZI!
We are all together and will not forget.
My son, observe the commandment of your father and do not forsake the teaching of your mother. Bind them continually on your heart; tie them around your neck. Proverbs 6:20-21 NASV
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Saint Demetrois Greek Orthodox Church (1 Tamarac Crescent S.W.) on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at Saint Demetrois Greek Orthodox Church (1 Tamarac Crescent S.W.) on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Maria Gregovic, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences