Helen Tsambouropoulos

November 7, 1958 - April 25, 2020

Burial Date June 5, 2020

Funeral Home Euro Funeral Services

Committal Details Rookwood General Cemetery

Church St Euphemia

Helen Tsambouropoulos

Born in Wellington, New Zealand
On the 7th November, 1958
Antonis Tsambouropoulos and
Georgia Papadopoulos.

In 1978 she migrated to Australia.

Helen will be missed by her
Uncle, Aunt, Cousins,
Extended family and Friends.

Helen sadly passed away
On the 25th April, 2020
Aged 61 Years.

“She will be forever cherished in our Hearts”
-Her Family-


‘Keeping Quiet’ by Pablo Neruda
Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still
for once on the face of the earth,
let’s not speak in any language;
let’s stop for a second,
and not move our arms so much.
It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines;
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.
Fishermen in the cold sea
would not harm whales
and the man gathering salt
would not look at his hurt hands.
Those who prepare green wars,
wars with gas, wars with fire,
victories with no survivors,
would put on clean clothes
and walk about with their brothers
in the shade, doing nothing.
What I want should not be confused
with total inactivity.
Life is what it is about;
I want no truck with death.
If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with death.
Perhaps the earth can teach us
as when everything seems dead
and later proves to be alive.
Now I’ll count up to twelve
and you keep quiet and I will go.