Evangelos Arvanitis passed away in his home from a heart attack on January 25, 2019 at the age of 82. He was born on February 18, 1936 in Psachna, Evia, Greece where he served in the Greek army and was an avid soccer player. Evangelos lived in Belgium and Germany, and in 1967, he immigrated to Canada. Here he married Dimitra Barlas on December 30, 1973 and the couple moved into their home of 29 years in April of 1979. Evangelos is survived by his daughters Sophia, Catherine (James) and Tina, siblings Thanassi, Paraskevi, Evaghelio, grandson Owen and numerous nieces and nephews. Evangelos is predeceased by his wife Dimitra, his parents Konstantinos and Sophia, and his sisters Maria and Katina.
May his memory be eternal. Our family kindly requests that you keep our father Evangelos in your prayers.
Family and friends are welcome to visit at Heritage Funeral Home, 50 Overlea Blvd., (416) 423-1000 on Monday January 28, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A funeral service in memory of Evangelos will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday January 29, 2019 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Thorncliffe Park Drive. Interment will immediately follow the service at York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road (Yonge and Sheppard). A Makaria luncheon will follow the interment at the Arkadia House Restaurant, 2007 Eglinton Ave. East.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate monetary contributions that will be donated to an organization helping people recover from alcoholism. A collection box will be available at both the visitation and the luncheon. Contributions are also being collected by Evangelos’ daughters.