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Alexander Kovachis

June 6, 1936 — August 24, 2021

Kovachis, Alexander

Alexander Kovachis, 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Sutton, Ontario on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Alexander was born in Vatohori, Greece in 1936 to Antony and Anna Kovachis. He had two loving siblings, Andy (Voula) and Freda (Mike). Predeceased by his first wife Koreen, and daughter Anna and brother Andy, he leaves behind his adoring wife of 45 years, Marie. Lovingly remembered by his children, John, Nick (Rachel), Anthony (Mario), Peter (Lenka) and Dimitri (Julien), his grandchildren, Christine, Nadia (Dave), Mark (Danielle), Julie and Jonathan (Catherine) and his great grandchildren Eve, Thomas, Lorie and Emma.



In 1951, at the age of 15, Alexander immigrated to Canada to join his father and grandfather. Later on, his mother, brother and sister joined the family. He was a driven man who always found love in building his family and legacy. He initially held various jobs in the restaurant industry, prior to moving to Thunder Bay where he worked as a pipefitter and superintendent through Local 628 for various pipeline contractors, building the TransCanada Pipelines and compressor stations in Northern Ontario and Western Canada. In 1972, Alexander moved back to Southern Ontario, settling in Sutton where he co-owned and operated the Granit Restaurant with his family until the mid-1980s. He continued to live in Sutton for the last 50 years with his beloved wife Marie.



Alexander was known for his infectious laugh, wit and charm. He never lost an opportunity to compliment and adore. He was always happiest reading, watching Jeopardy/Wheel of Fortune and when his house was full of family and friends.



Resting at the Forrest and Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, Monday, August 30, 2021 from 2:00–4:00pm & 6:30–8:30pm; and in Saints Panteleimon, Anna & Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church, 11323 Warden Ave, Markham, Tuesday, August 31, 2021, from 9:30–10:30am. Funeral Service in the Church commencing at 10:30am, with interment to follow at Briar Hill Cemetery, 5500 Black River Road, Sutton. Please confirm your attendance at the funeral service by calling Forrest & Taylor Funeral Home at 905-722-3274. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, Stronach Regional Cancer Centre, or the Terry Fox Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Memorial condolences may be made at www.forrestandtaylor.com.



The family would like to thank all of the healthcare providers and support that has been provided along his journey, especially to Dr. Tung, the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre (Dr. Anglin, Dr. A. Kassam, Karen), LHIN (Linda), Janet, his personal support provider for last several years, Irina, and the numerous others who supported him and his family.



The family requests those wishing to attend the visitation and funeral service who are not fully vaccinated to respect social distancing and COVID protocols. For those unable to attend in person, the Church Service will be live streamed on Tuesday August 31, 2021 at 10:30am. Please call the funeral home for the live stream information.

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Visitation at Funeral Home

Monday, August 30, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Forrest & Taylor Funeral Home

20846 Dalton Road, Georgina, ON L0E 1R0

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Visitation

Monday, August 30, 2021

6:30 - 8:30 pm (Eastern time)

Forrest & Taylor Funeral Home

20846 Dalton Road, Georgina, ON L0E 1R0

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Visitation at Main Service

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church

11323 Warden Avenue, Markham, ON L6C 1M9

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church

11323 Warden Avenue, Markham, ON L6C 1M9

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