CHRISTOPOULOS, Costa (Gus)
December 30, 2022

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.

Visitation

Voluntas Funeral Home

4695 St-Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9H 2A7

Thursday, January 26 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church

20 Brunswick, Dollard-des-Ormeaux (QC) H9B 2N8

Friday, January 27 at 11 a.m.

13 responses

  1. Audrey Kirstein

    January 20, 2023 at 10:54 am

    Please know that you are in my thoughts during this unimaginable time. May Gus’s memory be a source of love and strength.

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  2. Lynne and Sheldon Pronman

    January 20, 2023 at 11:03 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most difficult time. Gus’s warm smile and goodness will be your source of strength. One hour at a time!

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  3. Alapantas

    January 20, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    Anna, Peter and family. We are truly sorry for your loss. May his memory be eternal. May you always cherish the beautiful memories you have with your brother. I believe the people we lose will always watch over us. Our deepest condolences.

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  4. Alison , Jacob & Maddie Laekas

    January 22, 2023 at 10:08 pm

    Anna ,Peter , Nick , Thomas & family
    We are deeply sorry for your loss. May the memories of Gus give you strength in the days that lie ahead xox

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  5. Joey

    January 23, 2023 at 6:46 pm

    My sincerest condolences to all the family! Such a sad loss for all of us. He will be remembered!

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  6. Helen Honkakangas

    January 24, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    Dear Tina and family, so saddened to hear the news of your loss! From my family to yours, our deep sympathies. Sending you strength and courage during these difficult days. Take care!

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  7. Sophie Christopoulos/ Bougadis

    January 26, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to Sia Pano and all the family, may Costa Rest In Peace and his memory eternal! Strength to the family at this crucial moments! Sia Pano kourayio that is what my mother would have told you; you worked many years together!

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  8. Janet Spiegel

    January 26, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    Dearest Tina and Andriana and family, We are with you in spirit and love. Aunt Corinne, Janet, Samantha and Sue.

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  9. Corrie Sirota

    January 27, 2023 at 8:02 pm

    May his memo e like the sky – spread over everything

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  10. Tina Hausen

    January 28, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    From one Tina to another Tina, just know you are in my thoughts. I was so sorry to hear this. It brought back a lot of emotions I felt when my mother died. This was not supposed to happen, just when you were approaching a time when you could be less busy and do some nice things together. Please know it will get easier, but it takes time and comes and goes in waves. Just go where the waves take you, there is no other way.

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  11. Allessandra Sollazzo

    January 29, 2023 at 11:22 am

    My deepest condolences go out to Tina and Andriana. Gus was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.

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  12. David Whiteman

    February 1, 2023 at 8:29 am

    My sincere condolences to Tina and Andriana. I had the great pleasure of reconnecting with Gus on the bike this past summer after more than 25 years. He was my first boss (Fitness Depot), he was always kind, patient and encouraging. A great person, may he rest in peace.

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  13. Goedele

    February 2, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss.

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