It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Nicolas Nicolau – a kind and gentle soul, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Born Sept 22, 1928 in the village of Devri, Macedonia in the northern Kozani region of Greece to George Nicolau and Glika Tzambasis. “Nick” followed in his father’s footsteps, emigrating to Canada in 1954 to help run the family business – The Senator, Toronto’s oldest restaurant – with his cousin Cecil and their wives. Cooking was Nick’s life-long passion and creative outlet. Predeceased by brother Danny Nicolau. Loving husband of Merelyn (Merope) Nicolau nee Emanoilidis for over 60 years; he loved her fiercely and was a devoted family man – always home, always present, always together. Caring father of George Nicolau, Gloria Nicolau-Belfry (Bill) and Darlene Nicolau-Elm (Tyler). Proud grandfather of Michael Bandura (Terrianne) and Nicholas Bandura (Cassandra Giamos) and overjoyed great-grandfather of Christian and Jordan Bandura. His is missed by all. Visitation will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL CENTRE, 50 Overlea Blvd. (416) 423-1000 on Monday, August 5th, 2019 from 2 until 7 pm. A funeral service will be held in St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral at 10 am on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation to The Sunnybrook Health Sciences Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.