Konstantinos "Gus" Tsihlias

16 September, 19299 May, 2021

Konstantinos passed away at the Hellenic Home of Scarborough on Sunday May 9, 2021, at the age of 91.

Beloved husband of Eleftheria (predeceased). Loving father of George (predeceased), Helen (Sam Lagis), John (Claudia) and Bessie/Elizabeth. Caring grandfather to Peter (Jennifer), Despina (Arthur), Dean, Nicholas, Stephanie and Olivia. Proud great grandfather of Sammy, Evelyn and Ella.

Beloved son of the late George and Eleni Tsihlias. Eldest brother of Giota, Peter, and Zoe, while predeceased by siblings Angelo and Irene.

Born in 1929 in the village of Divri in the Peloponnese, Greece, Konstantinos was a man of great passion and immense courage. He emigrated to Canada in 1956 with a plan to stay two years and return to Greece to start up a business. From the port of entry in Halifax, he first worked in Edmonton, and travelled the Canadian northwest as a chef on the rail lines. Pleased with the opportunity Canada afforded, plans changed and he settled in Toronto. He sponsored his entire immediate family to immigrate to Canada. This brave endeavor was the catalyst that would impact generations to come. In 1959, Eleftheria joined Konstantine in Canada and they began a family in Toronto, Ontario. Gus was known for his charity, sense of style, and his dedication to the Greek Orthodox faith and community. His legacy will be carried on in the hearts, stories, and memories of his family and friends.

The funeral is a private service, but you are invited to join us online Friday May 14th at 11 AM through the link provided.

Condolences and memories can be shared online at Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Hellenic Home for the Aged ( and/or St. George's Greek Orthodox Church of Toronto ( are appreciated by the family.



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Stephen, Cynthia, Taylor and Haley Balsky

12 May 2021

Our deepest condolences go out to you during these troubled times. Bessie has been a long time family friend to us and we share in her grief at this time. You are in our thoughts and hearts.

Eddie and Monica Ramdial

12 May 2021

Dear Bessie
So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear dad.
Our deepest condolences to you, Helen and Sam, John and Claudia and their families.
Our thoughts are with you and may the beautiful memories be of great comfort and peace to all of you.

Eddie and Monica Ramdial

Bernadette Sniatenchuk

11 May 2021

Dearest Bessie, we are thinking of you and sending you much love. May the wonderful memories of your Father bring you and your family strength, comfort and peace.
The Sniatenchuk Family

Jim Chronopoulos

11 May 2021

Dear Helen, John, and Bessie.

On behalf of my family we would like to express our condolences to all of your family’s with the passing of your father.
I from a young child always remembered your dads smile and how hospitable he always was with every one.
Your dad was a true (κύριος ) gentleman.
May his memory be eternal and everlasting.

Jim, Helen Chronopoulos and family.

Marjorie Khan

11 May 2021

My Dear Bess and the entire family, My deepest condolences to you all as you mourn the passing of your most beloved and cherished Dad. May sweet memories fill your hearts and minds and give you comfort always . My thoughts are with you all. Love. Joey

Michelle Giardino

11 May 2021

Dearest Bessie and the Entire Family,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your Dear Pa.
I will never forget the hug and kiss your Dad gave me as he was walking up the aisle at Despina and Arthur's wedding.
Whenever I visited the family home on Threadneedle Cres.
Mr. Tsihlias would have the Μεταξά ready in hand for me and I dare not leave without eating a delectable treat from Mrs. Tsihlias.
I will cherish all of the fond memories I have of both Mr. and Mrs. Tsihlias as they are now reunited again.
Michelle Giardino

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