Athanasios (Tom) Nezis
February 8th, 1943 - May 4th, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Athanasios (Tom) Nezis on May 4th, 2022 at the Carleton Place Hospital. He was at peace, surrounded by his loved ones. Devoted husband of 40 years to Stavroula (Roula). Beloved father of George. Cherished younger brother of Kyriakos (Katina), Eleni (Nikos) and Elisabeth. Predeceased by his brother Lyberis. Dear son-in-law to Dina (Antonios). Loyal brother-in-law to Kostas (Jenny), Apostolis and Vasiliky. Loving uncle to his many nieces and nephews in both Greece and Canada.
Tom was born to Athanasios and Kyriaki in Zerbisia, Greece during a turbulent time in the country’s history. Having lost his father before he was born, he grew up surrounded by the love of his siblings and his mother, and thanks to her, was instilled with a strong work ethic and remarkable resilience that he brought to everything he did. A cook for many years at various restaurants, he was never happier than when he could show off his skills at our many family gatherings. Cooking for his family was his way of showing love.
As with many immigrants, Tom came to Canada seeking a better life, but it was on a trip back to Greece in 1981 that he met and married the love of his life and, shortly after, welcomed his beloved son who became the most important part of his life. Tom experienced many tragedies and hardships in his life but always looked at each new day with positivity. A man of few words, he will be lovingly remembered for always saying things were, “The best,” a sentiment that embodies who he was and what he meant to everyone who knew him.
Tom’s family wish to thank all the amazing paramedics, nurses and doctors at the Carleton Place Hospital for the excellent treatment they provided for him. As Tom’s health declined in recent years, he was frequently placed under their incredible care. The compassion and support they gave not only to Tom but to his family will forever be remembered. Truly, they are heroes.
Family and friends wishing to pay their respects are invited to visit at The Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Friday, May 6th, 2022 from 11:00am-2:00pm. A small service led by Father Alex Michalopoulos will immediately follow in the chapel, (the service will be livestreamed on YouTube, to view the service please go to YouTube.com and search "Barkerfh Tom Nezis at 1:55pm),after which we will proceed to take him to his final resting place. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the Carleton Place Hospital or The Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church. (See donation links below)
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Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation
211 Lake Avenue East, Carleton Place ON K7C 1J4
The Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church.