Elias Giannoulis

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On Saturday, June 3, 2017, Elias Anastasios Giannoulis passed away after a long but courageous battle with depression at the age of 22. Elias was predeceased by his grandmother, Doreen Mattison, his grandfathers, Frank Biro and Stavros Giannoulis, and his Golden Retriever friend, Jake. Elias will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Darla Giannoulis and her fiancé, Greg Ulmer; his father, Peter Giannoulis; his brothers, Zachary and Alexandros (Brooke) Giannoulis; his girlfriend, Dellyn Winterhalt; his four-legged friend, Asher; his grandmothers, Margaret Biro and Kalliopi Giannoulis; his uncles, Tracey Biro and Lambros Yannoulis; his aunties, Darlene Biro Pedersen and Della Yannoulis; and his cousins, Kelly, Steven, Michael, Jamie, Stavros, Poppy, Nathan and Caleb, as well as several cousins and family members. The Hull family was a second family to Elias, and he will be lovingly remembered by Carey, Cara, Jacey and Bretten Hull, and Russell "Papa" Holth. Elias' teammates, friends and coworkers will miss him dearly. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. A Celebration of Elias' Life will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Gallagher Centre Flexihall in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The Interment Service will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery. A donation in Elias' memory can be made to Wounded Warriors Canada which provides mental health programs and services to first responders and their families for those wishing to do so. The family would like to thank the Risling, Flett and WPD Ambulance families for their much needed support. Friends so wishing may forward their condolences to the family by visiting www.christiesfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Christie's Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

Shaping Our Industry

This section is designed to remember the individuals of the EMS family that have in some way been involved and/or shape the Emergency Medical Services industry. A memoriam is a special reflection and often a celebration of a loved one’s life, far more than a somber reflection on his or her death.

EMS is a small, but close family and we need to take the time to remember those that have impacted the profession, those that have dedicated the time and commitment it takes to put others first and help those in need. Operators, practitioners, volunteers, anyone involved in this industry deserves to be remembered as someone special.