SKIADAS, Aristidis ‘Harry’
Surrounded by his loving family, Harry passed away peacefully at Princes Court Homes on July 26, 2021, aged 93 years. Loved husband of Lily for 66 years. Adored father and father-in-law of George and Lina (dec) and his partner Adeline, Costa and Christine, and Maria and Scott. Much-loved Pappous of Leeya and Oscar, Toula, Alex, Nick and much-loved great Pappous of Grace (in Heaven) and Austin. Adored brother of Toula.
‘Will be sadly missed and forever in our hearts’
Due to the current imposed Victoria COVID restrictions a Private Service for Harry will now be held. Family and friends are welcome to watch the livestream of Harry’s service from 10:00 am on Monday August 9, 2021.Watch Harry's funeral service here.
My beautiful dad,
I am who I am today partly because of you and will always be who I am partly because of you. Thank You.
How lucky I am to have had someone like you to instil all the values and morals I have. Thank You.
You were loving, kind, jovial, warm, wonderful and very generous in spirit and hospitality. Such a good and honest person. I always said you were a classic, so unique with a fantastic personality who welcomed family and friends with open arms. I loved your laugh. You were smart and well read and always enjoyed sharing the world news usually straight from the Neos Kosmos.
Your courage and strength to leave Greece and arrive into a new country to start a new life is to be applauded and I am so grateful you did.
You were such a good husband to mum, loving, helpful and supportive, Thank You.
You were such a great father who taught me the importance of working hard and smart. Thank You.
I loved your zest for life and love of socialising to think you were still leading a Greek dance at the age of 91, maybe I got my Greek dance moves from you. You were a natural in the garden, producing such delicious fruit and vegetables and I admired how you loved to share your produce with family and friends and the joy it gave you.
Even in your last few years living with dementia your eyes were always smiling and the essence of you still shined through. I am fortunate and privileged to have had a beautiful role model, your generous spirit will continue to live on within the wonderful legacy you have left behind.
I feel blessed I got to say goodbye to you in your final moments.
Rest in peace.
I will miss dearly you and always love you.
Maria xoAugust 7, 2021
To my dear loving husband Aresto, “Harry”.
Thank you for a good life together of 66 years. We had great times with happiness and lots of laughter, we also had hard times which we worked through together. You were always with me in sickness and in good health. We worked very hard together to build a good life for our family, as they say “they were the good old days”.
You were a loving husband and I’m grateful of the life we built. I’m so proud of our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
You were respectful of me and others, generous, dedicated, loyal, funny, smart, well-groomed, a true gentleman and at sometimes stubborn. A man of routine who liked the home, yard and garden to always be well kept and I liked that to. You always loved my cooking which made it easy for me and I was happy with that.
We worked hard in our younger years and still were able to enjoy our life, socialising with our friends and family; going to Greek dances, the pictures & drive in, going to and having name day celebrations visiting, going on trips and much more. We have always been lucky and surrounded by great neighbours. You loved to catch up with your friends at the Greek club playing cards and having a laugh over a coffee. I am proud that we helped set up the Greek Seniors club which us local Greek Seniors can go and enjoy today. You were well respected and had a great relationships’ with your family and friends. With your family in Greece you enjoyed going back there and seeing everyone. I enjoyed our later years when we lived in Mildura
In the past few years while you had dementia you still knew me and would always look me in the eyes lovingly and give me a kiss, that meant a lot.
You passed away peacefully and quickly, I’m so grateful I was by your side.
Rest in Peace
Love always Lily. xoAugust 7, 2021
To my dearest uncle harry I will miss you so much I have had you on my thoughts both in good times and during your sicknessAugust 8, 2021
Nick and teresa
To my gorgeous Nono you were the best I couldn’t have asked for a better Godfather every time I visited you always had the biggest smile l always loved the time we had together.August 8, 2021
Nono you made the best olives you always gave mea bag when I visited
Nono you will always be with me
My deepest condolences to all the family my thoughts will be with you all on the day
Love your Goddaughter Hazel ❤️😘💕🌹🙏
May you Rest In Peace, our lovely neighbour.
Your warmth will be missed.
Helen & Joseph Sarrou xAugust 8, 2021
Dear Uncle Harry,August 8, 2021
Your home, alongside with aunt Lily, was always open to receive visitors from Melbourne. The memories of staying at your home for the Christmas holidays will always remain with me. The days of running through the grape vines at Morpung Ave, Irymple, dealing with an aggressive goat (or two) and the 2/3/4 mean looking German Shepard dogs that always stayed with you will be my memories of you and your farming life. Thank you for all your hospitality, conversations (which felt at times like lectures) and thoughtful kindness. May you RIP.
Condolences to aunt Lily and family.
With love from your niece & nephew, Margaret Papalois & Jasminder Singh, and from your loving sister-in-law, Heather Papalois. xxx
My family and l had the wonderful privilege of being great friends with you and your family for 56 plus years. l always remember being at your home, growing up with Maria, Costa and George, and Maria and l have been life long friends ever since. We also became Koumabri which was very special.
You welcomed us with your hospitality and big smile and our families have shared a lifetime of memories together. Your dance moves were the best at a regular greek dances.
You were a strong man and worked very hard, and you were always generous and of a kind nature. You made me laugh with your stories, your great advise on growing up and your wisdom on life.
Goodbye Harry, we love you and you will be greatly missed.
With loveAugust 8, 2021
Angela and Zitis Family
Dear Theo Aristo You achieved so much in your 93 years a beautiful family lovely grandchildren a great outlook to life a warm house full of visitors always welcoming everyone with coffee and a great storyteller to boot . I’ll miss seeing you at PRinces Court keeping my mum company. Gone but not forgotten Helen & Peter Kamvissis RIPAugust 8, 2021
To our dear Buppoo,
Words could never truly describe how much we loved and adored you Buppoo.
We’ll always remember our trips to Mildura, staying with you and Yiayia during the school holidays.
We’ll miss your smile, your sense of humour, telling us that you read something in the newspaper.
Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean we’ll miss you, until we meet again.
Love always,August 8, 2021
Leeya & Toula
Irny & Erwin: Although we’d just seen you when we came to Australia, but your story had accompanied our life from before. Mom always thought the best of you and told us how you and the family been there for her.
Jinni : Poppous, you’re the only and best grandfather for me. I can still remember your open arms and welcoming smile when I first arrived in Mildura.You let me feel the happiness having a grandfather in the family. Thank you, poppous. I’m gonna miss you so much.
Rest In Peace, poppous.
Much love,August 8, 2021
Jinni, Irny & Erwin
To our beautiful friend Lily.August 9, 2021
Our thoughts and love are with you and Maria on the sad passing of Harry.
Our Neighbours are most important to us and Harry will be remembered always.
“Your Neighbour is your nearest family”
Barbara and John Fitzgibbon
Our thoughts are with Harry’s family and friends.
May you Rest In Peace HarryAugust 9, 2021
Goodbye Harry,its been a pleasure to know you. Know that your Lily will be ok. REST IN PEACE. from Maureen Yates.August 9, 2021
It’s been an absolute pleasure to know you and be your neighbour for all these years.
Know that Lily will be ok, we will all take care of her.
Rest In Peace
Love MaureenAugust 9, 2021
Dearest Uncle Harry,August 9, 2021
I hold fond memories of you close to my heart with times spent together on the farm. I will think of you when I have eggs for breakfast as you taught me early on in life to dip my bread. Your teachings and words of wisdom were inspiring and will not be forgotten. Kalo Taxithi.
Love Nephew Nick xo
Rest in peace HarryAugust 9, 2021
Love to all the family at this sad time
To Lily, George, Costa, Maria and families, thinking of you at this sad time and remembering Aristo. A kind and generous man always ready to lend his hand and his support to his community. We will remember his bright and happy smile.
Bill and Val StamationAugust 9, 2021
Dear Lily, thinking of you with love today.
Koula StamationAugust 9, 2021
To my beautiful Nono you were such a spiritual and
compassionate soul who had a smile and kind words for everyone
You will always be alive in my heart for ever.
Rest in peace
My love and gratitude to you and the rest of the family
Your God daughter RosieAugust 9, 2021
Our thoughts are with you Lily and your family, I remember many of the happy times at the Greek Seniors with you and the happy times dancing.
May your thoughts of these good times help you at this sad time.August 9, 2021
Happy memories of walking around the garden at Princes Court arm in arm with Harry, chatting away and enjoying the variety of flowers.August 9, 2021
Now at rest.
Loving thoughts to Lily and families.
From Maria Cangelis.
Sending Lots of Love, Strength and Peace to each and every one that was touched by this great man. Rest In Peace Harry xxxAugust 9, 2021
To a great family friend who we loved hanging out with … because of the person you were you always made us feel welcomed and at home. Will always remember your great humor and warmth. Our condolences to Lily, George, Maree and Kosta.xxxAugust 9, 2021
RIP Harry (Aristos)You were a much loved member in the Greek Community always the first to book a table at any function for your wonderful family. Proud as punch to fill the table with a big bunch of the Skiadas family. Always ready to have a good time. “Harry l oved his Greek dancing and was always polite and thanked all the volunteers for there efforts no matter what the occasion big or small”. You achieved a lot in your 93 years and you were a great family man opening your home to everyone. You will be missed but not forgotten from all your friends at the Greek CommunityAugust 10, 2021
Dear Lily, George, Costa, Maria and families, We send our sincerest sympathies to you all. Harry was a treasure. He had such a lovely sense of humour which of course rubbed off on you all. We feel honored and blessed to have known him. Our thoughts go out to you all at this time. Much love, Ian and MareeAugust 10, 2021
Dear Harry, Thankyou for always making me feel so special, whenever I would visit, like the Queen had just popped in! I have a feeling that’s how EVERYONE felt, because you were a man who thrived on good conversation, and a good laugh! What I will remember most, is how much you adored Lily! You gave her credit for everything that was good in your life, which I used to think was so beautiful! You were grateful for all your blessings, which made you so contagious to be around! I remember you were so proud of Maria and I, when we used to go picking grapes at Tankards. You loved that we were developing a great work ethic. Well, I will have to confess now, that we did spend most of our time laughing, rather than picking. Having said that, you must have gotten through, because I do see this attribute in all your children! Your zest for life, and your wonderful, positive attitude, is something I use too! As your ‘second daughter’, it was bound to rub of!! Harry, you have returned home now, to everlasting peace. God bless you, and thank you for being my ‘second dad’. Lots of love, Anna XXXXXXXXXAugust 10, 2021
Dearest Lilly, Mars, Costa and George, Our deepest condolences to you all at the passing of your beautiful Harry. What a beautiful legacy he has left in his children whilst enjoying a fulfilling life with his beloved Lilly by his side. He remains etched in our hearts and memories forever with his infectious smile and generous heart. Much love, deb, joe, Luke, and trixie xxAugust 10, 2021
To dear Lily,George,Costa, Maria and families, Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all today. Harry was such a beautiful, loving and kind family man. We have such beautiful memories to treasure forever. Lots of love The Smith and Valentine families ❤️❤️❤️❤️August 10, 2021
To dear Harry and all your loving family.August 13, 2021
Our thoughts are with you all.
We will always remember your beautiful smile Harry.
May you rest in peace – forever in our hearts.
Love from Mark and Marietta