(1941 – 2022)
Bolton – Penny Vlahos, 80, of Bolton went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, June 24, 2022, at Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, surrounded by her son and daughter. Penny was the loving mother of George and his wife Jenn, Ephie and her husband George Housh. Proud grandmother ‘Yia Yia’ of Dustin, Kristen (Matthew), Jacob, Andrew, and Eli. Born in Magoula, Sparta, Greece on July 28, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Leonidas and Barbara (Varvitsiotis) Vissas. Penny had two older brothers and four sisters. Penny was predeceased by her parents and all her siblings: Jimmy, Pete, Evgenia, Dina, Eleftheria, and Maria. Penny came to Canada in 1963, and married Peter Vlahos in 1967, raising two children in Bolton. Penny and Peter were owners of the Bolton Drive Inn Restaurant for several years until they retired in 2006. For those who knew Penny, she loved Jesus and she loved family. Penny always welcomed anyone with open arms and made them feel like one of her own grandchildren, she was Yia Yia to everyone. Penny always selflessly served her church family and those around her with unconditional love. You could always expect to be greeted with a hug and two kisses, one on each cheek. She will be remembered for her famous Greek cookies ‘Yia Yia Cookies’.
The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S., Bolton, on Thursday, June 30 from 1:30 until time of memorial service in the chapel at 3 o’clock. Reception to follow at the funeral home for those who wish to gather and visit with the family.
The family invites those who wish to view the service to do so through live streaming with the following link:
You can watch the service on Thursday at 3 o’clock or any time after at a more convenient time for yourself.
You will be required to register for the service and then they will immediately send you an email with the actual link to the service. Please check your junk or spam inbox if you don’t receive the email with the actual link. If you experience any issues or have questions in regards to the live streaming, please feel free to contact Forget Me Not Ceremonies at 1-877-895-2739. If you need to leave a message on their answering machine, they will return your call promptly.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following charities, The Compassion Fund at Bolton The Well Church by following the link:
or ALS Society of Canada in support of Collin McKenzie and the McKenzie family by following the link:
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com.