It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Costa “Gus” Christopoulos on December 30, 2022 in a cycling accident in Florida. Beloved husband and life partner of Tina Ferstman. Proud father of Andriana, devoted son of Panagiotis “Peter” and Athanasia “Sia” Christopoulos, loving big brother and brother-in-law to Anna and Peter (Dimitrakopoulos), Angelo and Mary (Kolokotronis). Treasured uncle of Nicolas and Thomas “Thano” Dimitrakopoulos, Nancy and Paulina Christopoulos. Gus will be greatly missed by his family, friends, colleagues, clients, cycling cronies, golf, hiking and ski buddies, and all those whose lives he touched.
Gus and Tina met while studying Exercise Science at Concordia and created a life together centered on their many good friends, travel, and active outdoor adventures. They married in 1992, magically blending their different cultures and backgrounds, and were a formidable team for forty years at home and out in the world. Gus loved being a parent and Andriana’s presence in his life enriched him beyond words. Gus’s strong work ethic, his passion for health and fitness, and his genuine way with people, all came together to help build a successful business at Fitness Depot. After retiring a year and a half ago, he was delighted to spend more time with his family and friends, travelling, and pursuing his lifelong passions including fitness and cycling.
Gus was a quiet leader, generous mentor and loving son, brother, husband and father. We are heartbroken to lose him so soon, but grateful for the time we had with this warm, kind and special man.
Visitation will be held at Voluntas Funeral Home, 4695 Boul. St-Jean, D.D.O. on Thursday January 26 from 2 to 4 pm, and 6 to 9 pm, with prayers and eulogies held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service will be on Friday, January 27 at 11 am, at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 20 Brunswick Blvd, D.D.O., followed by burial at Mount Royal Cemetery. Eulogies on Thursday and funeral service on Friday can be viewed via Zoom, please contact the family for details. Shiva to follow the burial at Tina and Gus’ home on Friday by invitation only, for family and close friends. All are welcome to attend shiva on Saturday from 7 to 9 pm, Sunday 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm., and Monday at 7 to 9 pm at 1 rue Bluejay, D.D.O.
To honour Gus’ memory and an important influence in his life, the family will be setting up a special fund at Sun Youth Organization. In lieu of flowers, please consider making an in-memoriam donation to Sun Youth, at sunyouth.org/make-a-donation/# or call 514-842-6822.