Obituary of Charles Theodore Fouriezos
Charles Theodore Fouriezos Q.C.
May 21, 1930 to May 20, 2019
Passed away at St. Joseph’s Villa on Monday, May 20th, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Predeceased in February 2000 by his dear wife, Carolyn (McCallum) Fouriezos. Beloved and devoted father of Charlie, Wendy, Sylvia, Nicole and Barbara. Grandfather of Charles and Amara Hoppner; Samantha and John (Jack) Smith; Carolyn and William Parkes. Loved by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Brother of Kathleen Annas (late Steven) and Stella Sinclair (late Robert) brother-in-law of Bette Cohn. Predeceased by his parents Theodore Fouriezos and Mandy Fouriezos (Kostakos) siblings Nicholas, Homer and Angleine “Kiki” Grenier (late Norman).
Charlie had a love for Northern Ontario, growing up in Sturgeon Falls influenced by his parent’s business the Riviera Restaurant and the fishing camp that they owned on the Sturgeon River. Over the years “the camp” became a wonderful gathering place for all generations of his extended family where he spent many hours fishing.
Charlie attended Osgoode Law School where he met and then married his wife Carolyn. He was called to the bar in 1955 and began to practice in Toronto for the CBC but longed to be back in Northern Ontario. He moved to Sudbury where he had a distinguished career of 52 years as a Lawyer and Judge. He held the distinction of being one of the first Judges of Greek heritage in Ontario, appointed in 1969. He returned to private practice and was appointed to Queen’s Council in 1975.
He was a member of the Sudbury Urban Renewal executive and its vice-chairman for many years. He was past president of the Sudbury and District Law Association and past president of the Sudbury Greek Community. He also served the Sudbury Theatre Centre, and Cinefest.
Charlie was a wonderful and compassionate man. He gave so much to the people of Sudbury through his work as a judge and lawyer. He valued family, friendship and contributions to society. He was kind, loving, full of life, and family oriented. He lived life fully and had a profound and lasting impact on so many.
The family will receive friends at the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (468 Ester St.) from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Monday, May 27. A church service will follow from 11:00 -12:00 pm and then a reception from 12:00-2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Charlie’s memory to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church or Community Living Espanola for the incredible support they have given his dear daughter Wendy. Donations will be accepted at the Co-operative Funeral Home or at the Greek Church on May 27. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca Community Living Espanola link clespanola.ca/get-involved/donate/ St Nicholas Greek Community of Sudbury www.sudburygreekcommunity.ca
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Charles Fouriezos 2019..