In memory of

Demetre Chalkidis

June 20, 1967 -  January 11, 2023

Demetre passed away peacefully on January 11, 2023 with his devoted wife at his side.
Beloved husband to Artemis, proud and adoring father to Harry and JP.
Cherished youngest child of the late Charalambos and Ourania Chalkidis, and brother to Soraya (Efstathios), the late Dimitraki and Christine. Fun loving uncle to Savvas (Andrea), Efrosini, Ourania (Stavros) and Harry (Meaghan), and many great nieces and nephews. Doting Godfather to Elias, Larry, Emilia and Madelyn.
Demetre (lovingly known as “Big Jim”) was larger than life, always smiling, laughing and eager to help those around him in his kind and gentle manner. His early love of trains and mechanical things led him to a long and fulfilling career as a train engineer. Demetre loved spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing with his father and friends all over Ontario and the US, and more recently sharing his love of fishing with his boys who were the pride of his life. When he wasn’t spending time outdoors, he could be found tinkering around in his garage fixing things big and small, never sitting still and always looking for ways to improve things.
He was a devoted family man and loved spending time with his family. Weekends and holidays were spent travelling and taking road trips looking for adventure and making cherished memories along the way.
He will be missed dearly and deeply, his loving and caring ways will always be remembered by everyone who met this gentle giant. He will always be our number 1.
May his memory be eternal.

Friends may call at PINE HILLS CEMETERY & FUNERAL CENTRE, 625 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough (north of St. Clair Ave. E., 416-267-8229) for Visitation on Thursday January 19th, 2023 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday January 20th, 2023 at 11:00am with Visitation 1 hour prior. A burial will follow within Pine Hills Cemetery Section 7. In lieu of flowers, donations to Juvenile Diabetes Canada would be appreciated .


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Kwame Djan (Colleague)

Entered January 12, 2023 from Toronto

Condolences to you and your family in your time of need. May he rest in power!

The Karailiadis Family (Family Friends)

Entered January 12, 2023

Dear Chalkidis and Manoukas Families,

Words cannot describe the sadness we feel for your tragic loss. Demetre was a true family man - a loving husband and devoted father. May his legacy live on through his wonderful sons, Harry and J.P.

Our dear friend Artemis, we know how much you and D loved each other. We are so devasted that your life journey together ended so suddenly. The world has lost another beautiful soul.

May Demetre's memory be eternal.

With our deepest sympathy,

The Karailiadis Family

Jeanette Lang (Colleague)

Entered January 13, 2023 from McKee PS

Hello Artemis
I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. I am sending warm thoughts and wishes to you and your entire family as you cope during this very sad time.
Please know many people at McKee are thinking of you and sending love. This is heartbreaking news.
We will be in touch
Jeanette amd the staff at McKee

Angela Caccamo (work colleague)

Entered January 13, 2023

Artemis, please accept my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Angela

Ellie Bateman (Friend/Work Colleague)

Entered January 13, 2023


I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your dear Demetre. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys at this difficult time and may you feel the love that it is being your way.



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