It is with great sadness that the family of Argirios (Gerry) Efthimiou announce his passing, Argiri went peacefully in the arms of his lifelong love Rita and surrounded by his loving children on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 7:41pm. Argiri was born August 6, 1949 in Vellinis, Greece and grew up in the Korinthos area. In 1973 he joined his older sister Katina and moved to Canada, he met Rita, the love of his life, and they had three children together: Stella (John) McEwan, Frank (Sara) & Kosta (Samantha). Argiri had 8 grandchildren that he loved and adored with all his heart! Alexander, Jackson, Lucas Argiri, Leonidas, Isabelle, Read Argiri, Panagiotis & Randy Sarandis. Argiri is predeceased by his parents Theophanis and Kostadina; his sister Katerina Tourgelis; his brother Panagiotis; and his grandson Kostakis.
Argiri spent many years working as a brick layer and masonry, but by far the most enjoyment he had in his life was playing with his grandchildren. You would always find him singing to them or playing games with them. No matter where he went, he was always on the hunt for the new best little toy for his grandchildren or taking them for ice cream. Argiri loved Canada and his life here, but always loved returning to the mother land and his family there or working on the house. Another enjoyment he had was going to McDonald's twice a day for cafe with his friends.
That man is a success - who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children, who has filled his niche and accomplished his task. Who leaves the world better than he found it, who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it, who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
Due to COVID 19 and social distancing standards we will be having a private invitation only funeral.
May his memory be eternal.