In memory of

Nick Rizos

July 26, 2020

Dr. Nick Rizos, age 65, passed away on July 26, 2020 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Dr. Rizos was a beloved OB/GYN physician, having practiced in Havasu since 1983 and delivering many of the town's babies over his long career. He also served in numerous leadership and committee roles at Havasu Regional Medical Center, including as past Chief of Medical Staff and was a founding member of the Havasu Surgery Center.

Beyond medicine, Nick had lifelong passions for photography, electronics, exotic cars, travel, music, and amateur radio, but always seemed to know something (or have a joke ready) about nearly any topic. He loved staying in touch with family and friends and was proud of his Macedonian heritage, growing up fluent in the language and culture.

Nick was born to parents Dono and Luba in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he attended Riverdale Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto, graduating as an M.D. in 1978.

Nick is survived by his son, Anthony (Yang), of Atlanta, Georgia; his fiancée, Lise Martin of Quebec, Canada; his sister, Evantia Schmid, nieces Diana Visconti, Cathy Tacoma, and Linda Bulmer, and nephew John Evanoff, all of Ontario, Canada; and many close cousins and friends across the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Kole; and his sister, Stella Evanoff. He will join his family in burial at Pine Hills Cemetery in Scarborough, Ontario.


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Howard Ovens (classmate from medical school)

Entered August 13, 2020 from Toronto

Nick kept in touch with his medical school classmates and attended reunions, and is remembered fondly as a friendly and supportive colleague. Condolences to his family from University of Toronto Class of '7T8.

Dr. Joseph Chu (Medical school Classmate)

Entered August 13, 2020 from Toronto

Our deepest condolence to the Rizos family and Ms. Lise Martin. Nick will sadly be missed but his spirit and beautiful memories will be with us always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dr. Joseph Chu and Mrs. Yolamda Yung-Chu

Peter Dodek (Medical school classmate)

Entered August 13, 2020 from Vancouver

My condolences to all of you. I remember Nick as a very positive and upbeat person, always seeing the bright side.

Dr Mary McBean (7T8 Classmate)

Entered August 13, 2020 from Thompsons Station, Tennessee

Please accept my condolences on the loss of Nick. As a member of the same med school class, I remember his energy, enthusiasm, distinctive smile and laugh and pride in his heritage.

'Peter Tsalis' (Cousin)

Entered August 14, 2020 from Perth Western Australia

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Uncle Nick. I first met Uncle Nick when I travelled to the USA in about 1987. He took me to a very nice restaurant in Lake Havasu. He was planning on building an Adobe home overlooking Lake Havasu City. Uncle Nick was working very hard at the Hospital his favourite car was his Ford Lotus. Uncle Nick had a need, a need for speed. It was a pleasure knowing you.


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