With profound sadness and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of a remarkable man who embraced life with an unwavering spirit. Alexandros Sarafidis departed this world at home, on Friday, November 3, 2023 at the age of 89.
He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his devoted children, Gina and Daniel, daughter-in-law Kimberly, his grandchildren, Julien, Kaily, Landon, Jennifer, Jordan and Shane, his nieces Katia, Vicky, Gina, and Pandora, as well as extended family and friends. Gently called home by the Creator, Alexandros is now reunited with his cherished wife, Asimenia (née Dimopoulou), as they rest together in the eternal embrace of God. He is also reunited with his parents, Iordanis Sarafidis and Ekaterina (née Maniatopoulou), and his brothers Mario and Dimitri.
A true gentleman in every sense, Alexandros lived a long and rewarding life, where his family was everything to him. His career in fine furniture showcased an appetite for elegance and craftsmanship. He embraced early retirement, to dedicate his time to the passions that brought him joy and fulfillment. An avid oil painter, his artistic expressions captured the beauty he saw in the world. His green thumb was evident in the garden he cultivated, a testament to his love for nature and the tranquility it brought him. He enjoyed meeting up regularly with his friends for his morning coffee at the Cote Vertu Plaza. Alexandros’s adventurous spirit led him to explore the world through travel with his family. His heart found its truest joy in returning to the embrace of his homeland, Greece - a place he believed was kissed by God. It was a spiritual homecoming that he made annually in his last years. He would come back with memories of time spent with his dearest cousins and wild stories of swimming with dolphins. He frequently reunited with his daughter in Paris, where as a culinary enthusiast he eagerly indulged in the delights of French cuisine, joined the crowds on the Champs-Élysées for the Tour de France finish, and watched the PSG play football at the Stade de France.
Let us celebrate the legacy of a man whose love knew no bounds, whose creativity knew no limits, and whose zest for life inspired all those who were fortunate enough to know him. May Alexandros find eternal peace, reunited with his loved ones who went before him, and may the memories of his extraordinary life continue to shine brightly in our hearts.
PRÉSENTATION / VISITATION
FUNÉRAILLES / FUNERAL
Mercredi le 15 novembre 2023 / Wednesday November 15, 2023
12h00 Accueil / 12:00 pm Welcome
13h30 Départ / 1:30 pm Departure
INHUMATION / INTERMENT
Followed by interment
Cimetière St-Laurent Cemetery
If you wish to send flowers, please advise the florist to deliver on Wednesday November 15, 2023. Before 10:00 am.
Un service accompagné par / A service accompanied by
Expositionmercredi 15 novembre 2023
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Mon bien aimé cousin Alexandre, Je me sens obligé envers toi, parce que tu as quitté la Grèce jeune homme et tu n'as jamais manqué à cette difficile époque de nous envoyer pour les fêtes des vêtements chauds, des chocolats, des biscuits, etc., tant de grande joie tu nous donnais.... De même, je n'oublierai pas non plus que lors de tes voyages en Grèce, on était assis au bord de mer l'un à côté de l'autre mangeant du poisson frais et buvant de l'ouzo, Combien tu appréciais ces moments-là!!! Je resterai avec ces belles images aussi longtemps que je vivrai. Alexandre, bon voyage.
Condolences! I am very sorry for the loss of our beloved Alexandros! This year has been devastating for our family. Life to you, our beloved cousins, and to your children. I remember all the good times with him, and I feel very sad. At least, he is in good company with his beloved Menia.
Συλλυπητήρια Τζίνα μου, να είστε όλοι πάντα καλά να τον θυμάστε.
Dear Gina and Daniel. I was very saddened by the loss of your father, which unfortunately completes the cycle of emigration of your parents. He was very dear to me, as was my cousin your mother. Always remember them because that way they are never lost. Life to you and your children.
Πολυ στεναχωρηθηκα πρωί πρωί που είδα την ανάρτησή σου Τζίνα μου!Έκανε τον κύκλο της ζωής του δυστυχώς.Τον αγαπήσαμε πολύ όπως τη μαμά σου.Ο θεός να τον δεχθη κοντά της... Πολλά συλλυπητήρια!Ευτυχώς υπάρχετε εσύ και ο Dany . Eυχομαι να έχετε υγεία και αγάπη. Πολλά φιλιά.Ο Θεός να τον ανάπαυση.
Ο κύκλος ζωής όταν τα παιδιά συνοδεύουν τούς γονείς είναι σωστός. Όμως οπότε και αν έρχεται αυτή η στιγμή είναι δύσκολη και στεναχωρεί πολύ, ίσως γιατί συνειδητοποίουμε ότι μεγαλώνουμε και παίρνουμε ... σειρά. Έχω τις καλύτερες αναμνήσεις και από τον Μπαμπά σου Τζίνα και από την Μαμά σου. Συλλυπητήρια...
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the Sarafidis family as they navigate this challenging period of grief. Alexi, a true gentleman, approached life with a contagious zest that touched everyone around him. As our cherished neighbor, he delighted us with the bountiful vegetables from his summer garden, creating a sense of warmth and community. May you draw strength from the cherished memories you shared and find solace in knowing that your father's and grandfather's spirit continues to live on in the hearts of those fortunate enough to have known him.
Chère Gina, cher Julien, Cette soudaine nouvelle m’a attristée alors que je le croisais encore dernièrement pour son rituel café . C’était un gentleman, un homme diplomate avec qui on se sentait à l’aise même sans discuter. Sachez que notre famille prie pour les Sarafidis et nous vous présentons nos sincères condoléances. Que dieu protège son âme. Chantal El -Roumy Nehmé et famille
ExpositionWednesday, November 15, 2023
- 12:00 PM
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Dear Gina and Daniel, We send you and your family our deepest condolences during this difficult time for the loss of your beloved father and grandfather. Your parents, Alexandros and Menia were amazing people full of love and life, and who are now together again. They will never be forgotten by those who knew and loved them. May he rest in peace and may you find comfort in remembering the beautiful times you shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gina, Daniel and family our deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved father. May he rest in peace Kollias Family
My family and I send our condolences and a lot of hugs to our cousins at this very difficult time. Uncle Alexandros will be missed dearly but he is now reunited with Aunt Menia. May he rest in peace and may his memory be eternal.
Our condolences go out to the family at this very difficult time, for the loss of a dad and grand-dad. He was always a gentleman and a good neighbour of ours for almost 45 years. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
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