JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS


Bobby Demestihas

September 11, 1948September 10, 2019

Bobby (Charalambos) Demestihas September 11, 1948 – September 10, 2019 Bobby Demestihas – 70, passed away peacefully at home on September 10, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Born in Mavrovouni, Greece, he was the son of the late Vasilios Demestihas and Eleni (Georgakakos) Demestihas. He is survived by his wife Maria (Papaioannou) of almost 50 years. Bobby moved to Canada in 1966 and worked tirelessly to establish his name in the Halifax restaurant and bar industry. He was the proud owner of The Green Dory, Bogart’s, The Office, The Graduate, and The Argyle Bar & Grill. As a young man, Bobby was an avid boxer, and throughout the years continued to enjoy fishing and hunting with family and friends, who knew him affectionately as “Buckshot”.

He will be greatly missed by his children, Bill (Natalie Dupuis), John (Deanne Robinson), and Helen (Pascal) LaPorte. He will be a forever “pappou” to his five grandchildren – Dylan, Labi, Noah, Elena, and Nicholas. Bobby is also survived by his siblings, Maria (Bill) Zelios, Margareta (Lambros) Kontostergios, Lilian (Spiro) Karteroulis, and Georgia (Jimmy) Georgantas.

Visitation will be held Sunday, September 15, at JA Snow Funeral Home from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass will be held in St. George’s Greek Orthodox on Monday, September 16, at 1 PM, with Rev. Peter Panagiotis Marapoulos officiating. Burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society. A special thank you to all the doctors, nurses and staff at the Nova Scotia Cancer Center and much love to Nick Koskolos and Chris Tzaneteas for the countless coffees, drives, and time spent with Bobby.

“It’s all good” – Bobby Demestihas



  • Visitation Sunday, September 15, 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, September 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Burial Monday, September 16, 2019


  • Reception to follow


Bobby Demestihas

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Rob Copp

September 14, 2019

As a young man I worked for Bobby at the Graduate with Bill and John. We had a lot of great times! Always fair but new how to run a business. From all of the staff, it was a great time! Rest In Peace my friend and condolences to family.

Steven Meister

September 13, 2019

While attending St. Mary's in early 90's, I worked for Bobby at The Graduate and still remember some of his stories and sound business advise. When he found out that I also liked to hunt, plans were made immediately to go out for rabbits. Years later when passing through Halifax, I would stop in on the Argyle for lunch and when Bobby saw me, the first thing we would ask is about the hunting in the North.
My condolences to Billy, Johnny, their mom Maria and the rest of the Demestihas family. We will always have the memories.

Costa Apostolides

September 13, 2019

Sincerest condolences from myself and the entire team at the Geriatric Day Hospital/Falls Clinic.

Gerri (Geraldine) MacVicar

September 12, 2019

I first met the Demestihas family 32 years ago. We have been in and out of each others lives over the years but never lost friendship. I was shocked when I saw Bobby in April and devastated when I saw him last month. Maria, children and families, please accept my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy. Many hugs to all.

Aisha Kapsalis

September 11, 2019

Our hearts go out to you and your family; know that you are in our thoughts. Our “neighbour” will be missed.