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Christos Papachristou
September 19, 1931 - September 3, 2021
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<div itemprop="description">With heavy hearts, the Papachristou Family announces the passing of its patriarch and beloved Papou Chris, who, despite many odds, lived well into his 90th year. <br> <br>He leaves to grieve his loving wife of 72 years Therese, who always stood by her man, his children Sylvia (Glenn), Helen (John deceased), John (Stavroula) and as well his grandchildren Karine, Trysa (Thomas), Athyna (Eric), Chris (Annie), and his 5 great-grandchildren Savanah, Zachary, Alexander, Winston, and Katia. He was predeceased by his parents Sevasti Mastori and Dimitri Papachristou, son Jimmy, and brother John (Lola). <br> <br>Chris was born in Cairo to Greek parents - he was always so proud of his Greek heritage. While working in the merchant marine, he emigrated to Canada in 1947. Shortly after, he met the love of his life Therese and settled down in Montreal to live and raise a Family. He was the consummate entrepreneur and often held several jobs to support them. Trained as an accountant, he went to several successful careers in accountancy, carpentry and as a restauranteur. On the community side, he was an early President of the Greek Egyptian Association of Montreal. His dream was always to move to the West Island, and eventually, he did so some 45 years ago. At the Family home, he and Therese hosted many Family Christmas and other gatherings and always included their many friends, old and new alike. They were both generous and, on many occasions, invited little-known acquaintances to partake in the friendly atmosphere. Over his lifetime Chris overcame some serious health issues including quadruple bypass surgery and an aortic aneurism to live as he often said for many years on borrowed time. In the end, recurring cancer got the upper hand. He always persevered and had a happy disposition being the constant jokester. Therese says that he sang to her practically every morning despite how he might have been feeling. He will be sorely missed by his Family and many friends he made in business and socially over the years. Chris never complained and was stoic to the end. His Family is reminded that “Even giants fall.” <br> <br>The Family extends its appreciation to all the caring Staff at the MUHC Glen Site Emergency Room and on C09. It also wishes to acknowledge Dr. Chantal Seguin of the MUHC Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, for her care and compassion towards Chris during his oncology battle. In consequence and in lieu of flowers, it requests a donation be made in recognition of Dr. Seguin c/o the MUHC Foundation - Fund 62418 at 700 – 5100 de Maisonneuve O., Montreal H4A 3T2 (514-843-1543.) <br> <br>Funeral arrangements entrusted to Rideau Funeral Home & Cemetery 4239 Boul. des Sources, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc H9B 2A6, (514-685-3344.) Visitation Sunday, September 12th, 2 - 5 PM and 7 - 9 PM. <br> <br>A private funeral service will be held on Monday due to pandemic restrictions. <br> <br> <br></div>