Tribute to Nikos S. Yiannoukas

Nikos S. Yiannoukas was born on Saturday, April 12, 1941, in Rizokarpaso. Offspring of Stavros and Kiriaki Yiannouka.

He was the second of 3 children in the family. He left Rizokarpaso for Manchester city at the age of just 17 for a better academic future.

A methodical, hard-working man who managed to complete his initial GCE (required English language examinations) and enter Salford University where he obtained his BSc in Clinical Biochemistry in 1967. A year later he obtained his MSc in Medical Virology and Bacteriology from the University of Manchester where he received his PhD in 1970.

Between 1967- 1970 he was chief clinical laboratory assistant at Manchester University Hospital and Salford Royal Infirmary.

In 1975 he returned in Cyprus where he founded the Yiannoukas Medical Laboratories.

He was known as the man who revolutionized the clinical laboratory sector in Cyprus, always seeking the best for his clients/patients, offering quality laboratory results in the shortest possible time.

His greatest passion was his work and he sought “perfection” as he was always mentioned. With rare integrity of character, he built bridges between people and inspired with his ethos and vision. In 1969 he married Stefi Enotiadou with whom he had 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

His life motto was “Health is man’s highest good and the basic means of protecting our lives and our aspirations”.

Rest in peace dear Nikos.

The funeral will be held tomorrow 13 May at 11:00 at the Ayia Sofia Church in Strovolos. The family will receive condolences at the church from 10.30 - 11.00.