Jerrett Funeral Homes - Scarborough Chapel

660 Kennedy Road, Toronto, ON


John Courmanos

February 23, 1928September 2, 2019

John was born in 1928 in Thessaloniki, Greece. As a young man he emigrated to Canada to start a new life. John eventually settled in as a restauranteur in Toronto. During his working years John owned several restaurants and was featured in the news as an up and coming Chef, and was honoured to host a former prime minster at one of his restaurants.

John Married Irene Border and they had 3 children. Sophie, Johanne and Irene. He is survived by Johanne and Irene.

Opinionated, charming and lively, John was a force to be reckoned with, and loved a good conversation about current affairs. He had a true passion for the stock market and gardening. John died peacefully on Sept 2nd 2019, surrounded by his family after a long fight with Alzheimer’s.

He will always be remembered by all who knew him.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Burial at Pine Hills Cemetery Friday, September 6, 2019


John Courmanos

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Jamal Parham

September 4, 2019

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. May the God of all comfort be with your family during this difficult time.