Charalambos Poursanidis

Obituary of Charalambos Poursanidis

Charalambos (Harry) Poursanidis born on March 3rd 1928 in Kalithea Greece and passed away at the St.Catharines General Hospital on Friday, March 23rd at the age of 96.


He was married to and survived by Maria (nee Kourpoutidou) for 70+ years.  Father to Steve (Karen) Poursanidis and the late Elpida Mavridis; Father in law to Bob Mavridis; Grandfather (Papou) to Stacie, Maria (Fraser) and Dina (Rob). Great grandfather (Papou Hambo) to Hope and Hayden. Brother to Niko, Eleni and the late Parthena and Vagios. 


He will be missed by many family members in Greece and in Canada.  Harry immigrated to Canada in 1955 and spent his early years on farms before running his own chicken farm in Vineland Station.  He was heavily involved in the Church and Greek Community in Hamilton and later in St. Catharines.


We would like to thank the amazing staff at the St. Catharines General Hospital and Father Stavros for his blessings.


Papou was always saying he was leaving to go to “Changoori” a made up town that only he could go to when he didn’t want to say where he was headed (basically none of your business).


Farewell and safe travels to Changoori Papou.


Visitation will be on  Monday, March 25th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at George Darte Funeral Home,  585 Carlton Street, St.Catharines. The First Thrice Holy Hymn Service/Trisagio will occur on Tuesday, March 26th at 12, noon at St. Katharine Greek Orthodox Church, 585 Niagara St., followed by the Funeral Service and Final Thrice Holy Hymn Service/Trisagio and burial at Victoria Lawn Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest next to his late daughter.



11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday, March 25, 2024
George Darte Funeral Home & Cremation Centre
585 Carlton Street
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

First Thrice Holy Hymn Service/Trisagio

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
St. Katharine Greek Orthodox Church
585 Niagara Street
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
First Thrice Holy Hymn Service/Trisagio
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