Stefanos Govas Obituary – Death

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Stefanos Govas Obituary – Death

Stefanos Govas Obituary – Death :  According to the Facebook post by the Hellenic Ball Hockey Association Stefanos Govas has died. He was well loved and appreciated by the family he left behind and his colleagues.  He passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

According to reports, 39 year old Govas had not been vaccinated prior to his death. He was reportedly the only member of is family that had not been vaccinated. Stefanos Govas had several COVID symptoms for about seven days. Although he had made an appointment for his vaccine on September 2, he had to cancel it because he had symptoms of COVID-19.

VAT News managed to talk to his brother who wanted to clarify that the victim was not an antivaccine. This is such a sad time for the family and loved ones Govas has left behind. He is survived by the beautiful family and friends he left behind.

Cause of death

He passed away from COVID-19 after showing up for the ER at Cité-de-la-Santé hospital in Laval on the night Saturday to Sunday.

Funeral arrangement

There is no news yet from the family concerning funeral arrangements or visitation time. Nothing prepares a person for the loss of a loved one and so at a dire time like this, we extend our warmest condolences to the family of the deceased.

Tributes and Condolences

Friends, loved ones and colleagues have taken to Facebook to pen down their heartfelt condolence :

Hellenic Ball Hockey Association
“Today it is with a heavy heart that the Hellenic Ball Hockey Association is deeply saddened to announce that one of our own Stefanos Govas passed away last night. We are all devastated with this news.
Since our inception, the HBHA has sent a team to represent Greece at the world ball Hockey Championships. It is a true honour and privilege to wear the blue and white jersey and represent your country and heritage. Stefanos did so six times ( 5x men’s: 2009.2011,2013,2015 ,2019 and 1x masters 2018) and he did it with pure class and with pride.
We have travelled the world competing in foreign nations, an amazing experience giving it your all win or lose.
The best part of it all is the friendships you make along the way the people you meet, the ones that last a lifetime.
Stefanos was loved both amongst his peers and his opponents. He touched anyone that had the pleasure of meeting him and brightened up their day. His ability to make you laugh no matter how up or down you were will truly be missed. I loved playing with or against him and the hours of discussions.
We lost a special member our Greek brotherhood. The world lost a bright light and a terrific human being with a huge heart.
The Hellenic Ball Hockey Association will like to express our most sincere condolences to his family , friends and teammates.
May you Rest In Peace my friend”.

Nicolas Rubbo
A very sad week for the ball hockey world. We lost one of our brothers. I hadn’t seen Steve in a few years but played with him for 6-7 years on different teams. His presence was felt in any locker room, he had a larger than life personality and a smile that lit up a room. Always happy and one of the funniest guys around. He was also a fierce competitor and always one the most fit players on the field blazing through defenders with his speed and tenacity. You will be deeply missed Steve by the whole ball hockey community and your brothers from team Greece. RIP STEVE. Still can’t believe it. #stefanosgovas #ballhockey

Peter Karigiannis
This morning I heard terrible news. Stefanos Govas, a friend and ball hockey teammate for the last 15 years has passed away. He was a fantastic human being, funny, supportive and a genuinely nice person. I am certainly going to miss him. The most important thing right now is to think of his family and his close friends as they go through this difficult time. My sincerest and most heartfelt condolences.. Rest in peace Steve
Sad news came from the Greek Hockeyball Federation. A long-standing representative of Greece Stefanos Govas, who represented the country in the 2009, 2011, and also in the past 2019 World Championship in Košice, died. Honor his memory.