Obituary of John Zouzoulas
John Zouzoulas at the age of 82 died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. John, a loving husband and father, is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Maria Zouzoulas (née Tsioulos) and their two daughters Athina and Demetra who will miss him so dearly. John, born in Zoni, Arkadia, Greece, was the loving son of late Athanasios and Athina (Anastopoulos) Zouzoulas and the youngest of eight children; Vassiliki (late John Merziotis), Stavroula (late Alex Nantsios), George (Anthoula), and the late Andreas (Panagiota), Christos (Anna), Dimitrios (Ekaterini), and Evaggelos (Despina). John is also survived by his three God-children and many nieces and nephews, all whom live throughout Canada, Greece and the United States.
John was well-respected, lived with deep faith, and had an unmatched vitality and a zest for life; a true inspiration for those who knew him. His positivity, generosity and gentle spirit will be cherished always. As one of the original owners of the Bella Vista Restaurant in Ottawa, John always proudly welcomed his patrons with his bright and warm smile.
Family will receive friends during the visitation hour on Friday, April 1st, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church located at 1315 Prince of Wales Drive. Funeral service will immediately follow, followed by entombment at Pinecrest Cemetery (Mausoleum).
In honor of his dedication to the Greek Orthodox faith and as a community member of the Greek Orthodox Church in Ottawa, John requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church