At 81 years of age, our dear and beloved Constantine (Gus) Niarchos, was called to be with the Lord.
Beloved husband to Maria Niarchos. Devoted and loving father to his three daughters, Julie (Matthew), Dimitra (Andreas), Joanna (Athanasios). Proud and loving grandfather, who will be dearly missed by his grandchildren, Charalambos, AnnaMaria, Konstantina, Anastasia, Costa and Maria. Brother to the late Yianni (Voula). Survived by his brother Nicholas (Faye), and sisters Panayiota (George) and Antonia (Dimitri). He will also be dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews both here and in Greece.
Born in Dorio, Messenia, Greece, to Elias and Maria Niarchos, he came to Canada in 1959 with his family in search of greater opportunities. Constantine first settled in Stratford, Ontario where he and his family opened a local restaurant. Through correspondence and photos, he was introduced to his wonderful wife of 56 years, who came from Greece to join him. They were married in 1965 and were blessed with three daughters. Constantine relocated his family to Toronto, Ontario to more favourably prosper from the opportunities of a larger city. Constantine and his wife became successful entrepreneurs in the dry cleaning business for many years, often working long hours which reflected their very strong work ethic.
Constantine’s dedication to his family and unconditional love was guided by his strong devotion to his Orthodox faith. Constantine exemplified “philotimo”. He lived by example through his continuous involvement and generous support of countless Orthodox Churches, Monasteries and numerous charities. His door was always open, and his most cherished moments were when he was surrounded by family and friends. He will be fondly remembered for his kindness, humour and love of life.
Kalo paradiso. May your memory be eternal. You will be in our hearts forever.
In lieu of flowers, Constantine’s wishes were to support those in need. We are including two charities below which would welcome any assistance:
St. John The Compassionate Mission: https://www.stjohnsmission.org/
Orthodox Mission Kenya: https://orthodoxmissionkenya.org/
Info: Visitation is open to all friends and family who would like to pay their respects between 12 - 1:30 pm. Due to COVID, only a limited amount of people are allowed in the church at a given time. Condolence messages may be conveyed through Mr. Niarchos’ memorial page. Thank you for your understanding, kindness and support during this difficult time.
Info: The funeral will begin at 1:30 pm. Due to COVID, only a limited amount of people will be allowed in the church at this time. Condolence messages may be conveyed through Mr. Niarchos’ memorial page. Thank you for your understanding, kindness and support during this difficult time.
Elgin Mills Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Centres
1591 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, ON, CANADA, L4S 1M9
Tuesday, 15 Jun 2021 2:30 PM
Info: Internment will be immediately following the funeral. Due to COVID, only a limited amount of people will be able to join at this time. Condolence messages may be conveyed through Mr. Niarchos’ memorial page. Thank you for your understanding, kindness and support during this difficult time.