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Dr. Pavlos Savas Kanaroglou
February 21, 1948 - May 13, 2016
KANAROGLOU, Dr. Pavlos Savas

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side, at the Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton on Friday, May 13, 2016, Dr. Pavlos Kanaroglou in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Vina Alexopoulou of 42 years. Loving father of Niki Kanaroglou and Savas Kanaroglou. Dear brother of Sophia Kotsafti of Greece. He will be sadly missed by his cousins, nieces, nephews and many loving friends, students and colleagues. Canada Research Chair in Spatial Analysis Tier 1 2002-2016 and past chair of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University, Pavlos was an expert in Transportation and predicting human behaviour; brought together industry, government and academia to address questions from childcare to housing, transportation to health care. A devoted citizen and advocate for the city of Hamilton and mentor for hundreds of Human Geography students. He was Professor Emeritus and the Director and founder of the McMaster Institute of Transportation and Logistics. A special thank you to the Gastroenterology doctors, doctors and nurses in the CICU and ICU at the Juravinski Hospital, the Nephrology consultants and dialysis nurses from St. Joseph's Hospital, Dr. G. Fraser, Dr. Miklea, Dr. Crowther and the countless health care workers who took care of him every step of his last journey through life. Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 1010 Botanical Drive, BURLINGTON (905.527.0405) on Tuesday, May 17th from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11 a.m. held in the funeral home chapel. Burial to follow at Woodland Cemetery, Burlington. Following the burial service, the family wishes to invite everyone back to Bay Gardens Funeral Home for a reception. In lieu of flowers and in honour of Pavlos' lifetime passion, donations to the McMaster Institute of Transportation and Logistics can be made at the funeral home. Please sign the online Book of Condolences at
Guestbook  (5 of 70)
Nicole and Eric Dockray and Family (Friend)
Entered from New Jersey
So very sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Alexander Penlidis (Friend)
Entered from Waterloo, ON, Canada
Dear Savas, Niki and Vina,
Our deepest condolences and sympathy for Pavlos' loss. It is difficult to express my feelings for the loss of a valuable friend of 36 years, but let me just say that good friends enrich one's life. Pavlos certainly enriched my life and the lives of his friends, students and colleagues. He was an internationally respected scientist with a passion for reasoning through complex situations, whether in urban geography, transportation, mathematical modelling and computer coding, politics, economics or film/book critiquing.
I will never forget our trip to New York circa 1985 and our experience at a Japanese restaurant. And more than three decades of Christmas and Easter celebrations.
He was a friend and mentor to me.
Our thoughts are with you,
Alex Penlidis/Caroline/Niki
Anna Floros (Other)
Entered from toronto
Dear Vina, Niki, and Sava, our deepest sympathies for your loss, Pavlo was a wonderful man, it was a pleasure and honor to have known him. "Zoi Se Sas"

Bill and Anna Floros
Panos Seferlis (Friend)
Entered from Thessaloniki, Greece
Pavle (as he would say) we will miss you greatly! Being far away, I just keep the image of the smiling, easy going, friendly, compassionate, “magkika” talking Pavlo. My sorrow increases that I could not stand by you and encourage you in the fight you gave the last few months.

Sharp thinker, direct in his thoughts and emotions, clear in his stance. Enjoying human relationships and cherishing friendships.

Vina, Niki and Savva remain strong to remember him.

With all my love!

Glen and Joanne MacDonald (Colleague)
Entered from California
Dear Vina - We were shocked and extremely distressed to hear of Pavlos' passing. Although it has been many years since Glen left McMaster, our memories of Pavilos - kind, thoughtful and personable - are as strong as ever. We extend our sympathy and prayers to you and your family. Glen and Joanne MacDonald
Photos  (5 of 19)
Teaching Kostas how to prepare the Easter Lamb Easter 2014, Pavlos' home Pavlos's SGES retirement Army Service in Greece 1972 Christmas 2014 at the Kanaroglou home