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Fiche créée le : 2004-03-25
Mère : Georgia SPYRIDIS
Décès le : 2004-03-25
Parution : 2004-03-27
Paru dans : The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, NB

CONSTAS, ALEX D The death of Alex D. Constas (Constantinidis) of Lincoln, NB, husband of Pauline Roop occurred unexpectedly at his home on Thursday March 25th, 2004. Born in Kavola, Greece, and raised in Athens he was the son of the late Athanas and Georgia (nee Spyridis) Constantinidis. Alex graduated as a marine engineer and worked with The Onassis Shipping Line prior to immigrating to Canada in 1954. He worked for the US Army in Goose Bay and Resolution Island. He later earned a degree from Sir George Williams University in Montreal after which he became affiliated with the John Deere Company prior to moving to Fredericton in 1967. Alex was a well known businessman and established the Prentice Loader Dealership in Fredericton and was involved in other entrepreneurial endeavors over the years. Alex was very civic minded having at one time served as an auxiliary member of both the RCMP and the NB Highway patrol. Alex recently received honorary mention for having made more then 100 blood donations. He was a proud 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Francis of Assisi Council 9496 and Sir Knight of the Rev. Dr. G. Everett Chalmers Assembly 0620. He was an avid athlete who enjoyed Greco Roman Wrestling and running. Alex also held a black belt in Judo and taught Judo to many Fredericton Youth. He enjoyed boating and resurrecting old cars. Alex was an avid historian and Patriotic Canadian who deeply loved his adopted country and cherished the Constitution of Canada. Alex is survived by his loving wife Pauline; one sister, Helen Tsaltas and her husband General Christopher Tsaltas of Athens, Greece; one niece, Dr. Lila Tsaltas of Athens, Greece; his step-children, Maria Montalvo-Vachon (Andre), Beatriz Montalvo - Holguin (Max), Juanita Montalvo (Magda) and Juan Carlos Montalvo (Stacey); his six step-grandchildren, Denis, Natasha, Stephanie, Andrea (Vachon), Maxito, Sofia (Holguin). He was predeceased by his parents, and by one niece, Dr. Zeta Tsaltas. The family will receive visitors at River Valley Funeral Services 50 Avonlea Court, Fredericton, NB (off Bishop Drive) 455-4267 on Sunday March 28th, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church on Monday, March 29th, 2004 at 12:00 noon with Rev. Ken Weir as celebrant. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the mass. Interment will take place at a later date in the Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal. For those who wish, and in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes made to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. [Daily Gleaner]


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