Obituary of Basile Stathopulos
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1940 - 2022
Basile Stathopulos, of Waterloo, Ontario, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, May 2, 2022.
Basile is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Panagiota Stathopulos (nee Muratis), his loving children, Eugenia (Gerald) Schatz, Peter (Sue) Stathopulos, Margaret Stathopulos, Angela (Brian) Burton, son-in-law, Daniel Toogood. Predeceased by his daughter, Penelope Toogood (nee Stathopulos), son, Nikos Stathopulos. Very proud “pappouli” to his grandchildren Liam, Justin, Basile, Cora, Eve and Isabelle.
Basile was born to Panagiotis and Eugenia Stathopulos, in Tripyla, Messinia, Greece on February 10, 1940. He immigrated to Canada in 1965 with a dream to give his future family a better life. Basile was a man of many self-taught talents from tailor, gardener, mechanic, electrician, plumber, carpenter, engineer, stonemason, entrepreneur, painter, restaurateur, and rogue veterinarian to slingshot marksman.
Basile has been described by all who knew him as a tireless worker, a warm-hearted, loving and gentle human being, and a tremendous role model who quietly led by example. He found great joy in his work, but Basile’s greatest happiness came from spending time with his family, both immediate and extended. He wore the badge of “pappouli” so proudly.
Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday, May 5, at 2-4 and 7-9 pm with Trisagion prayers at 3:30 pm. Face coverings are requested by the family. The funeral service will be held at Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 527 Bridgeport Rd., Kitchener on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo.
Condolences for the family and donations to help fight Multiple System Atrophy (MSA - a division of Parkinson Canada) may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.
We will greatly miss our cherished husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather, Basile Stathopulos. May his memory be eternal.