Enfield remembers beloved chippy owner and Royal Free dialysis patient

Andreas Georgiou, also known as Koliandris, was a very popular figure much loved by the Enfield community, the staff and patrons of George’s Fish Bar and by all who were familiar with his infectious and warm personality. Andreas passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday 4 June 2021, two days shy of his 87th birthday.

Best known as George of George’s Fish Bar, the veteran chef has been a constant in the North London community for the past 40 years. His relentless work ethic – until he retired four years ago George would begin cutting the fish at 5am or 6am and would not stop working until 10pm, working 17 plus hours a day. This led to him being one of Enfield’s most recognisable figures.

“He was always loving life and was the soul of the party,” explains Michael Ioannou, George’s grandson. “He just loved having the family together. At the end he was just so happy seeing me and my cousins all around him. That really perked him up.”

For George, his family extended to his customers and he was often spotted sitting on one of the front tables of his fish and chip shop – he often still did the dishes even when he retired.

RFHKPA thanks George’s family and friends, his four daughters, Vasoulla, Vevi, Georgina and Julie; two sons-in-law, Andreas and Savva, seven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren, for the donations made to our charity at the funeral and via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/julie-ioannou

George’s fellow kidney patients will benefit from these much-appreciated donations.

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