Vale Alexandros

5 June, 2024

via The Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria

With the heaviest heart, the Greek Community of Melbourne farewells one of the most beloved members of our community, our dearest colleague and friend, Alexandros Giannadakis, who passed away unexpectedly.

Alexandros was born in Crete. He graduated with honors in Ancient, and Modern Greek language and pedagogics from the University of Crete. He worked for many years as a philologist in Greece and came to Melbourne in 2004 as a seconded teacher to contribute with his work to the enhancement of Greek language skills in the expatriate community.

In 2012 he worked as a lecturer at Monash University and since 2013 he has continued his educational work as an associate of the GCM, in the role of teacher and coordinator of the Ancient Greek and adult programmes. Deeply knowledgeable in Greek language and history, for 19 years he worked tirelessly, with dedication and passion, serving his great love, language, and culture. An excellent collaborator and teacher, he was distinguished for his ethos, his kindness and respect towards colleagues and students, his good humour, and the quality of his work.

Farewell, Alexandros, our sincere condolences to your family … You leave behind a legacy of great work and an unfulfilled void.

We thank you for all you have generously given us over the years. You will always be in our hearts and memories. Alexandros’s funeral will be held in Greece according to his and his family’s wishes.

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