It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our father James (Dimitrios, Sotirios) Bazos, 94 years old ,who passed peacefully in his home amongst his immediate family loved ones on Wednesday May 15th, 2019.
He leaves behind his wife of 66 years marriage, Fay / Euphrosine (Lazopulos born Nemea, Greece) & 4 children Patricia (husband Gordon Martin), Sam ( wife Evangelia), Michael, and Tom; 10 Grandchildren & 10 Great-Grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his brother Tom, & his sister Stella / Styliani ( spouse Kostas Tsevas ( born Valerio, Greece ). He leaves behind his two sisters Bessie / Vasiliki (spouse Taso Viglas) & Christine / Christina ( spouse James Pappas).
James was born in 1925 in Kerastari, Arcadia, Greece to his parents Sotirios Bazos ( born Kerastari, Greece ) and Panagiota Melingoni ( born Koutroumbouhi, Greece ).
James came to Canada from Greece in 1953. He married his wife Fay & they built a life together raising a family, mindful of his Greek culture & leaving a legacy behind exemplified by example breathing Life & true meaning to the word "FILOTIMOS".
Being an active member of his local Greek Church Saint Nicholas & the Toronto Greek Community, he will always remain a pillar of strength to his family & friends.
James has left an indelible footprint with our family teaching us the importance of honesty, honor, respect, & integrity by passing these values on to us all.
His strong will, determination, fortitude, sense of humor & love of family were his greatest strengths. He will be immortalized, eternally passing these gifts on to his family & those who knew him.
Viewing & final respects will be Thursday May 16th from 6 to 9 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home on 50 Overlea Boulevard Toronto.
Funeral Church service to be held Friday May 17th at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at 3840 Finch Avenue East.