Etc. -- James Athas' 1944 obituary
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A lightly edited transcript of a page 16 article from the 7 Dec 1944 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.


The funeral of James Athas of Simcoe, father of Mrs. George Gettas, whose death occurred in Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, in his 81st year, was conducted from the H. R. MacGregor Funeral Home on Monday at three o'clock.

Rev. Father N. Salamis of St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, Toronto, was in charge of the service.

Many neighbors and friends were present to pay their respects, as well as numerous friends and relatives from distant points. The large number of beautiful floral tributes evidenced the high esteem in which deceased was held by relatives and a large circle of friends.

The flower bearers were Cecicl Yeager, Charles Martin and Leslie Haynes. The pallbearers were T. Athas, 
J. Gettas, P. Norvis, G. Gettas, L. Hagis and G. Gavotts. Interment was made in Oakwood Cemetery.

Among the many floral tributes were tokens from London Cafe Employees and King Edward Restaurant, Guelph.

Among those present from a distance were: 
Mr. C. Scopis and Mrs. Dalrympie of Port Colborne, 
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Campbell and daughter Miss Marion Campbell of London, 
Lieut. Irene Gettas of Windsor, 
Mr. Paul Vorvas of Guelph, 
Mr. George Gettas of St. Thomas, 
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gettas of Tillsonburg, 
Mr. N. Poulos and sons Paul and Peter, 
Mr. George Gavaris, 
Mr. and Mrs. James Valachos, 
Miss Kay Valachos, 
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Adonis and 
Mrs. James Varon, all of Brantford, 
Mrs. N. Steures and Miss B. [St.....] of Kitchener, 
Mrs. Peter [Tat.....] of Ingersoll and
Mr. Ted [Att.....] of Listowel.


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