It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend Savvas Antonas.
To know Savvas was to love him. He was a kind, charming, honest, hardworking, reliable, loyal man whose sweet smile warmed the heart of everyone he met.
Savvas was a loveably stubborn perfectionist with a keen eye for detail. Among his many jobs, he worked in construction and even helped build the Olympic stadium (which, as his wife lovingly joked, is why its roof eventually collapsed). Savvas had the best sense of humor and an ability for storytelling that always made you want to pull up a chair to stay and laugh a little while longer.
Perseverant and curious, he taught himself to use the internet. He would spend hours reading all the Greek newspapers he could find and browsing cooking sites for recipe inspiration. One of his great passions was spending time in the kitchen creating his own special delights for his family to enjoy.
A longtime taxi driver, he could give turn-by-turn directions and never confuse a street name. He was our guiding light whenever we were lost, in every sense of the word. He always knew just what to say to help us find our way. He always did the right thing and did it with so much heart and so much pride that it was impossible not to feel inspired to do the same.
For him, the sun rose and set with his family. Every day and every action were humbly devoted to benefitting his loved ones in some way, big or small. His kids and grandkids lit up his life, and his wife, Maria, was his sun. Wherever life led them, whether they reveled in the happy times or weathered the difficult ones, they braved the journey together. Always together.
Now, although he has embarked on a faraway journey, we will keep him forever close in our hearts.
We love you always.
PRÉSENTATION / VIEWING
Dimanche le 24 Juillet, 2022 / Sunday July 24, 2022
13h00 Accueil / 1:00 pm Welcome
20h00 Départ / 8:00 pm Departure
FUNÉRAILLES / FUNERAL
Lundi le 25 Juillet, 2022 / Monday July 25, 2022
9h30 Accueil / 9:30 am Welcome
10h30 Départ / 10:30 am Departure
11h00 Église / 11:00 am Church
Église Saints Constantine & Hellen Greek Orthodox Church
20 Brunswick Blvd, Dollard-Des Ormeaux, Quebec H9B 2N8
INHUMATION / INTERMENT
Followed by interment
Cimetière Notre Dame de L’Esperance Cemetery
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate Donations in memory of the late Mr. Savvas to the St-Mary's hospital Dialysis Fund. Follow link below.
If you wish to send flowers, please advise the florist to deliver on Sunday July 24, 2022 Before 11:00 am.
Un service accompagné par / A service accompanied by
Expositiondimanche 24 juillet 2022
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Please accept our sincere condolences. Τα συλλυπητήρια μας, aιώνια του η μνήμη.
Dear Maria and Family, Our hearts go out to you and your family on the loss of dear Savvas. May the memories of Savvas sustain you through the pain of this loss. Please accept our condolences. Savvas was a thoughtful man with a wonderful spirit. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Alky George and Anna
ExpositionSunday, July 24, 2022
- 1:00 PM
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I have known Mr. Savvas Antonas daughter Despina (Debbie) for well over 20 years and she would often talk very highly of her father. Reading the words on his life on this page was a wonderful tribute to him and exactly how she described him throughout the years. Truly a great family man who came to Canada and built a wonderful life for him and his family. Our sincere condolences to the entire family. May he rest in peace and may god help you through these difficult times. Paul Vieira (and family)
My sincere sympathies for you and your family. May he rest in peace and may God be with you through these difficult times. My prayers are with you.
We are saddened to hear the passing of Savvas. He will always be remembered as a nice and kind man who was a friend of our family. Our sincere condoleces to Maria, Stamatia and all the family during this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathies for your loss. May his memory be eternal and know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Θα θυμόμαστε πάντα την καλοσύνη σου και το χαμόγελο που μας ζέστανε την καρδιά μας. 💜
Our deepest condolences. Mr. Antonas was a very kind and pleasant man. A man I greatly appreciated and respected over the decades of knowing him. Rest In Peace
Our condolences. My mom remembers him as a kind man, a patriot (of Greece & Rhodes) who loved everyone.
Our deepest condolences, kalo paradiso🙏🙏 He was a wonderful man. May his memory be internal!
I m so sorry for your loss.
From me and my family we send you our deepest sympathies for Michael and the whole family. One of the hardest experience is to the father and the support .
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