Constantine Korolis

Obituary of Constantine Korolis

Korolis, Constantine George (Gus) It is with profound sadness that we announce Gus passed away peacefully in his home early Monday morning, on July 20, 2015. He passed at the age of 65 after a very courageous battle with ALS. He was predeceased by his parents George & Anastasia Korolis, many cousins, his niece Evangelia Lekatsas and nephew Anastasios Kouvertaris. He is survived by his beloved soulmate: Tina, whom he married in January of 1981, his adoring children: Stacey (Kenny), Angela (Chris), George (Jenna), grandchildren: Loukas, Mikaela, & Sophia, and his siblings in Greece: John (Matina), Areti (Aleco), Eleni (George). Gus is lovingly remembered by his many nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews, cousins, and friends. Born in Tripoli, Arcadia, Greece on May 15, 1950, he lived in both Eleohori & Kastri until 1967 when he set off at the age of 16 for a brighter future in Canada. He came to Saskatoon first, but went on to Montreal, Regina, Kindersley, then back to Saskatoon where he worked as either a dishwasher, waiter, or cook. In 1975, he opened Palermo Pizza with his brother John. In 2004, he ventured to Tisdale and opened a restaurant. With his family's support, partners Kenny and Stacey, hard work and perserverance, Gus' Greek Ribs has been a very successful business. Gus would tell you with utmost gratitude, the success of the restaurant is also due to the continued support of the entire community of Tisdale. Gus enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing just to name a few hobbies. One of his friends shared with us the day he passed, that everything Gus did, he did it well. He poured his heart and soul into everything, and it was evident in everything he did. When we remember Gus, we remember an amazing, one-of-a-kind man who would give the shirt off of his back to anyone, never saying no to anyone, no matter how busy he was. He excelled at everything he did; he was amazing husband, wonderful father & grandfather, and the best friend you could ever have. His devotion to God was something to be admired, even as he struggled until the end with the heavy battle was facing. His faith never wavered, only strengthened, and he encouraged his family to find comfort in God no matter what challenges came our way.


Please join the family in celebrating Gus at a special Prayers Service Friday July 24th, 7:00pm at the Saskatoon Funeral Home at 338 4th Ave N. The funeral will be held Saturday July 25th at 11:00am at the Koismisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church on 1020 Dufferin Ave in Saskatoon followed by the burial at Woodlawn Cemetery
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