JUSDANIS, Evdoxia (née Hatzis) - Died in Hamilton on February 8, 2018.  

Born March 10, 1918 in Klidi, northern Greece, she lived through World War II and the Greek civil war, during which she was imprisoned on false charges.  She was brought up to weave, work the fields, cook and serve her family. 

A woman with an intrepid spirit, her life changed dramatically in 1965, when she emigrated with her family to Hamilton.  Adapting to the challenges of modern society, she retained her traditional customs, including her strong religious faith.   She remained active within her village community, was a strong member of the St. Demetrios Orthodox Church, and enjoyed reading and gardening into her 90’s.  For her family,  she represented a link to a way of life that has all but vanished. 

Predeceased by her husband Evangelos and son-in-law Angelo Giantsopoulos, she is survived by her son Steve(Joyce) Jusdanis,  Evangelia Giantsopoulos, and Gregory (Julian) Jusdanis, grandchildren Helen (Jay) Mitchell, Stephanie (Craig) Ferguson, Danny (Eva) Giantsopoulos and Tommy Giantsopoulos, and Adrian, Alexander and Clare Jusdanis, and great-grandchildren Angelo and Elaine Giantsopoulos, Sarah and Mackenzie Mitchell, and Matthew and Emily Ferguson.   

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Hamilton.