George Touhakis
George Touhakis

Celebration of George's Life

11:00 am
Friday, July 5, 2024
Brenan's Paradise Row Funeral Home Chapel
111 Paradise Row
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
(506) 634-7424

Celebrating George

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 6, 2024
Admiral Beatty (Community Room)
510 - 14 King SQ. S.
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of George Ottis Touhakis

It is with much love and sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved family member, George Ottis Touhakis of Saint John, which occurred on 02.03.24.

George was born on January 30th, 1967, to Alexander Stephen Wayne Touhakis and Sandra Josephine Straight and was the brother of Belinda Touhakis and Tammy (Chris) Robinson.  He was a very proud resident of Saint John, NB and no matter what country, city, or state he was in, George always sported a New Brunswick flag.

George is survived by his only son, Jonathan (Toni) Cassie and grandson, Ethan.  He is also survived by Austin Robinson, Justin (Chris) Robinson-DeGuire, Alexandria Touhakis and Robbie Robinson.

George also had several aunts, uncles and cousins in his life that he loved tremendously.  Family was EVERYTHING to George and he had countless friends that were like family to him.  George NEVER met a stranger.

George had the ability to make everyone laugh and was always the center of attention, to ensure that you could hear his raspy voice.  He truly was one of a kind.

During his lifetime he wore many hats.  He was a bricklayer, bar owner and believe it or not he was lastly a Safety Advisor in Prince Rupert.  George also lived in Nova Scotia, Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta but always he could not wait to get back home to the Maritimes his final resting place, Home.

George leaves behind a legacy of kindness, generosity and unwavering devotion and dedication to the city of Saint John.

George and his “Mama Bear” played Santa and Mrs. Claus for several years, making everyone smile.  He was a pillar of strength.

George was a sports fanatic and passionate about the Blue Jay’s and Boston Bruins.  He even made it on the jumbotrons sporting the New Brunswick flag.

Well, I can hear him now “SHORTEN IT UP.”

George you are MISSED and LOVED more than you will ever know!  And every time you hear “Only God Knows Why” think of him as that was one of his favourite songs.

We have one request for George’s friends and family, simply do something kind in his honour.  Be the light that someone needs.

Rest in peace, George.

#Mama Bear, #baby bear, #Bojeh, bojey.  Love N Miss you!  Shorten it Up xoxo

Although there will be no visitation, relatives and friends are welcome to attend the Celebration of George’s Life, which will be held at Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424) on Friday, July 5th, 2024 at 11:00 AM.  For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed and can be viewed by visiting George’s obituary on the Brenan’s website.  On Saturday, July 6th all are welcome to stop by the Admiral Beatty (Community Room) between 1:00 - 6:00 PM to continue celebrating George's life.  In honour of George, guests are asked to wear tie-dye or something red (George’s favourite colour) to the service. 

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Canadian Mental Health Association.




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