Andreas Gerolymatos Leaves a Great Void

The news of the death of Professor Andre Gerolymatos, 67, after a tough battle with cancer, hit the community like a bomb.

It was impressive that just a few minutes after the news of his death was posted on The National Herald’s websites, readers phoned us to express their grief.

That’s because Andre left his mark behind him as he passed from the Earth (his funeral will take place on Thursday, June 6, at St. George’s Church, 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, BC).

He accomplished much during his life as a professor and writer. His most important achievement, however, of which he was particularly proud of and grateful, was that with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and, personally, its Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos, he founded the best programs in Hellenic Studies in North America.

In particular, he was Director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

Andreas was a colleague of mine in our English edition. But above all, he was a dear friend – for decades.

He combined a sharp mind with an innate kindness and courtesy.

He was a member of a generation of greats, a towering, intellectual presence in our community who made significant contributions to the Greek Community in his native Canada, in the U.S.A and to Greece.

Unfortunately, he left life prematurely.

To his wife, Beverly, I express my most sincere condolences.

Will miss him.

Rest in peace.


The term ‘soccer’ is one that is met with ironic sneers and pointed jests around the world, outside the United States.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Mission…To Tunisia Part 2 – A TNH Documentary by Clelia Charissis (Video)

The coveted exotic beauty of Tunisia is revealed by the 2nd episode of our Mission…To Tunisia – A TNH Documentary.

AL WAKRAH — Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic saved three penalty kicks in his team's 3-1 win over Japan in a shootout at the World Cup on Monday, securing a return to the quarterfinals for the runner-up in the 2018 tournament.

NICE — French writer Dominique Lapierre, who was celebrated for his novels about the World War II struggle to liberate Paris and depicting a life of hardship in a Kolkata slum, has died.

MOMBASA — Scientists around the world are warning governments who will be gathering in Montreal this week for the United Nations biodiversity summit to not repeat past mistakes and are urging officials to “avoid trade-offs” between people and conservation needs in a report Monday.

TRIPOLIS - Over 200 projects are included in the Comprehensive Development Plan for the Region of the Peloponnese for 2030, totalling 5.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.