Farewell to pioneering GP who practised well into his 90s

DR ANDREW John Varigos, the Melbourne GP who cared for three generations of patients, has died aged 100, leaving a remarkable legacy within the Greek-Australian community in Victoria.

One of seven children born in South Melbourne, his parents John Varvarigos and Giannoula Lekatsas migrated from Ithaca in 1914 to St Kilda where horse-drawn vehicles and cable cars ran along St Kilda Road. Later his father ran a cafe and shop in Bourke Street. 

His parents instilled in their son the importance of learning, his father emphasising the importance of Latin for the only boy of Greek heritage at