TSIHLIAS, Konstantinos 'Gus' - (September 16, 1929 – May 9, 2021)
Konstantinos passed away at the Hellenic Home of Scarborough, on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at the age of 91.
Beloved husband of Eleftheria (predeceased).
Loving father of George (predeceased), Helen (Sam Lagis), John (Claudia) and Bessie/Elizabeth.
Caring grandfather to Peter (Jennifer), Despina (Arthur), Dean, Nicholas, Stephanie and Olivia. Proud great-grandfather of Sammy, Evelyn and Ella.
Beloved son of the late George and Eleni Tsihlias. Eldest brother of Giota, Peter, Zoe, predeceased by siblings Angelo and Irene.
Born in 1929 in the village of Divri in the Peloponnese, Greece, Konstantinos was a man of great passion and immense courage.
He immigrated to Canada in 1956 with a plan to stay two years and return to Greece to start up a business. Arriving at the port of entry in Halifax, he first worked in Edmonton, and travelled the Canadian northwest as a chef on the rail lines.
Pleased with the opportunity Canada afforded, plans changed and he settled in Toronto. He sponsored his entire immediate family to immigrate to Canada. This brave endeavor was the catalyst that would impact generations to come. In 1959, Eleftheria joined Konstantinos in Canada and they began a family in Toronto, Ontario.
Gus was known for his charity, sense of style, and his dedication to the Greek Orthodox faith and community. His legacy will be carried on in the hearts, stories, and memories of his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations to The Hellenic Home for the Aged (www.Hellenichome.org) and/or St. George's Greek Orthodox Church of Toronto (www.stgeorgestoronto.org) are appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted with Kane-Jerrett funeral home.