Betty Kossivas

Obituary of Betty Kossivas

Betty Kossivas passed away of natural causes on Sunday, March 24, 2024. She was
born in Greece on October 15, 1931 to parents John and Triandafili Tasoulis. She was
the second child after her older brother Mitsos, and Georgina was her younger sister.
Betty’s second sister, Dora, was born later to John and Nicoletta (John’s second wife).
Tragically, both Triandafili and Nicoletta died while giving birth.

Betty came to Canada when she was six years old, having been adopted by John’s
loving brother, George Tasoulis, and his wife, Voula, who lived in St. Catharines,
Ontario. She lived in St. Catharines all her life, marrying John Kossivas and raising their
only daughter, Georgina.  

Betty had a varied career, including teaching at a business college, working as a dental
assistant, and as an administrative assistant in a rehabilitation hospital. After a long life
of 92 years, she is at peace.

She was predeceased by her husband, John, and sister, Georgina. She is survived by
her brother Mitsos in Greece, sister Dora in Toronto, daughter Georgina (Ross
Stockwell), and granddaughters Morgan and Taylor. She also is survived by nieces and
nephews, including Robert (Bob) Lyberopoulos (Karen) in Arizona, and Tina (John)
Bargis in Richmond Hill.

We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the staff at The Loyalist Retirement
Residence, who supported Betty’s independence during her retirement years. Also
much appreciation to the many staff at the Isabel and Arthur Meighan Manor Long Term
Care Residence for the loving care and attention they provided in her declining years,
as well as Azieb Arefe.

Visitation will be held 11:00am-12:00pm on Saturday March 30 at Garden City Funerals
& Cremations, 39 Court Street, St Catharines. The First Thrice Holy Hymn Service/Trisagio will follow at 1:00pm at St.
Katharine Greek Orthodox Church followed by the funeral service, 585 Niagara Street, St. Catharines. Final Thrice Holy Hymn Service/Trisagio and burial will be at Victoria Lawn Cemetery.

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11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday, March 30, 2024
Garden City Funerals & Cremations
39 Court St.
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 30, 2024
St. Katharine Greek Orthodox Church
585 Niagara St
St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Victoria Lawn Cemetery

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 30, 2024
Victoria Lawn Cemetery
432 Queenston Street
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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