It is with extreme sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Alex Aspiotis after a two year battle with laryngeal cancer on Saturday May 21, 2022 at the age of 81.
The youngest son of the late Dimitrios and Ourania Aspiotis, Alex was born in 1940 in Xino Nero Greece where he met and married the love of his life, Giannoula, in 1966. He was an amazing husband and loving father to Jim (Mary) and Renee (John) and his four grandchildren Alyssa, Gabby, Sophia and Mateo. He was also the loving brother to the late George (Efrosini) and Poulheria (Kosta).
If you knew Alex, you knew him as the loudest man in the room with the biggest heart. Two years ago, while cancer devastatingly took away that boisterous voice, it could never break his heart. In fact, Alex’s heart continued to beat for almost two weeks after his spirit left for Heaven, when his life unexpectedly took a turn while recovering from life-altering cancer surgery. During that time, his unbroken heart continued to beat and touched countless of care givers at Sunnybrook Hospital, who treated him with respect and dignity to the very end.
Alex passed away comfortably in his sleep at 2:45 am on May 21, after the family said their goodbyes together, as a unit, earlier in the day.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm and again on Thursday May 26 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm with funeral service immediately to follow. All services will be held at Pine Hills Cemetery & Funeral Centre (625 Birchmount Road Scarborough, ON). The family also invites you to join them for lunch immediately following the burial at The Arkadia House (2007 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough, ON).
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation. Sunnybrook provided excellent end-of-life care and we are very grateful.
Dad/Pappou, you are already sorely missed, and just know that you are forever loved and will never be forgotten. May God rest your soul.