Demetre Buzanis

Obituary of Demetre Buzanis

BUZANIS, Demetre “Jim”


Passed peacefully on Saturday, December 29th, 2018, at Chelsey Park Long Term Care Home with his son Greg and daughter Sylvana at his side. Jim Buzanis, of London was in his 89th year. Beloved father to his children Sylvana (Kent Delancey) of London, Michael (Monika Buzanis) of Toronto, and Greg (Kim Frenette) of Dallas, Texas.  Dear grandfather of Christine, Michael, Nolan, Jeremy, Emily and Andie.  Survived by his siblings Alexandra Gkitzias and Noula Arvanitis. Predeceased by brothers Vasilis “Bill” Buzanis, Louie Buzanis Chris Buzanis and sister Georgina Kourvelos.  Jim was born in Greece and immigrated to Canada in 1956. Over four decades he opened and operated many restaurants in Waterloo, St. Thomas, and London including the Wellington Square Restaurant, the Terrace Café, and 111 Waterloo Restaurant. He lived in the present and loved to laugh, joke, tease and smoke a pipe.  He liked a good harness race, soccer and the Chicago Blackhawks. At Jim’s request, family will receive friends and relatives for a memorial service at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Chapel, 303 Riverside Drive, London, Ontario on Friday January 11th at 12:00 noon with Reverend Robert Smith.  A luncheon will follow. For those wishing to send flowers, we understand Daisy Flowers (888) 887-0743 is reasonable and reliable. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jim are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of Canada  Online condolences may be made at  Mount Pleasant Cemetery (London) Inc.

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