A tribute in honour of
the Late Dimitrios Kotsopoulos
🕯May his memory be eternal🕯
Posted by Divinity Funerals 06/08/2021
Τα συλλυπητήριά μας στην οικογένειά σου. Καλό παράδεισο να έχει και εσείς να είσθε πάντα καλά και να τον θυμάστε
Posted by Οικογένεια Βασιλικής Καπετανιου 07/08/2021
Dimitrios Kotsopoulos was born on the 10th of February 1936 in a small village outside of Karia, Argolidas, Greece; and was one of 6 children working on the farm.
In 1955, at the young age of 19, Dimitrios decided to leave Greece for Australia in order to start a new life. Never having been outside his hometown, he travelled to the other side of the world arriving in Melbourne on the 23rd of August 1955.
From Melbourne he was sent to Bonegilla Training Center, and with a number of other Greek migrants he met there, he was sent to work – clearing sugar cane to construct roads 30km outside of Blackall Queensland. After 6 months of living in tents, they decided to move to Sydney.
Dimitrios was a hard worker who worked a number of different jobs around Australia – picking various fruits at Orange, Mildura , Shepparton and Redcliffe; working with the Water Board in Sydney; steelworks and the railways.
After a time, he considered returning to Greece, but in 1963 he met his soon-to-be wife Adamantia – by chance as he was helping friends pick her up as she arrived in Australia. It was love at first sight.
He married Adamantia on the 25th of January 1964 at the Greek Orthodox Church in Redfern, and set up a home above the milk bar where they worked together at 533 King Street Newtown. They happily worked side by side 7 days a week from 7am to 11pm.
It was a busy home, as during that time they helped Dimitrios’ brothers John and Dimos, and Adamantia’s sisters Lela, Chrysoula and Georgia settle in Australia – helping them start a new life. They were all one family and everyone was there to support each other in Australia.
Their milk bar was a popular place for everyone to stop off. There were always people dropping in, and there were many happy memories in Newtown (as well as some challenges).
Aside from the shop, Dimitrios greatly enjoyed being involved with the Argolis Association and formed friendships with many people from this region of Greece.
In 1975, Dimitrios and Adamantia decided to leave the milk bar and settle in Bexley (just down the road from his brother Dimos and his family), and worked at the Railways at Chullora before he retired. He and Dimos would often come home together from Chullora, two brothers chatting like kids coming home from school.
During their long and loving marriage, they had a son Spyros and they were incredibly proud of him. Spyros went on to marry Angela and both Adamantia and Dimitrios were happy to see their family grow. They were both overjoyed to welcome their grandsons James and Stephen.
Dimitrios was a kind, hardworking and softly spoken man, who was very humble and always thought of family and friends, both here in Australia and Greece. He was a very proud father and grandfather who loved his family.
Dimitrios passed away on the 3rd of August 2021. He will be greatly missed by family and friends, but we are heartened by the fact that he is again together with his beloved wife Adamantia.
We feel very blessed that we had him in our lives for as long as we did.
Dimitrios is survived by his son Spyros, his daughter-in-law Angela, and his two grandsons James and Stephen.
May he rest in peace and his memory will live on with us forever.
Posted by Kotsopoulos Family 07/08/2021
Our sincere condolences Spiro Kotsopoulos and family. I'm sorry for your loss, and I hope you can find comfort in those around you.
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Posted by Our sincere condolences Spiro Kotsopoulos and family. I'm sorry for your loss, and I hope you can find comfort in those around you. Love the Raptis Family.... 07/08/2021
Τα συλλυπητήριά μου σε όλη την οικογένεια και ο Θεός να ξεκουράσει την ψυχή του.Οι προσευχές και οι σκέψεις μας είναι μαζί σας και την οικογένειά σας σε αυτές τις δύσκολες στιγμές. Οι λέξεις δεν αρκούν για να εκφράσουν τη θλίψη που αισθάνομαι για την απώλεια του αδελφού μου.
Posted by ΑΓΓΕΛΙΚΗ ΚΑΠΕΤΑΝΙΟΥ 07/08/2021
Our sincere and deepest condolences Spiro and family for the passing ofJimmy. We will always cherish the great memories we shared together with him and your mum. We are happy to know Diamando is waiting for her Jimmy and they will be finally reunited looking down on us and both smiling. May they Rest In Peace together and may Jimmy’s memory be eternal 🙏🕊❤️
Posted by Foti and Roula Dinis 🙏🕊❤️ 07/08/2021
I’ll always remember thio Jim as the humble, quiet, loving man with a big smile, I’m saddened to hear of his passing but am happy he is on his eternal journey to our gracious God waiting together with Thia Diamando with her loving arms open for her beloved Jimmy. May you Rest in Paradise and may thios memory be eternal. Our deepest condolences. Lots of love Jo Parmagos (Dinis) and family 🙏🕊❤️
Posted by Jo Parmagos (Dinis) 🕊❤️🙏 07/08/2021
We will always remember you as a kind, caring and humble man. We shared many wonderful memories together. We will miss you dearly but are comforted knowing you are with Thia again. May you rest in peace.
Love, Litsa, Jim and family
Posted by Litsa Karatasoulis 07/08/2021
Dearest Theio you were always smiling whenever we met, hard working and full of pride for your family! Rest In Peace now as it is.now time to reunite with your lovely wife and friends in heaven. To your son and everyone left behind our deepest condolences at the very difficult time. Lean on each other for support and remember the lovely times you had while all together. Xx
Posted by Georgea Theodoridis 07/08/2021
Our sincerest condolences . . . Thio Jim will always be remembered as the gentlest and kindest soul - a man of few words - May your memory be eternal 😢🙏 Chris & Maria Spiropoulos + family
Posted by Maria Spiropoulos 07/08/2021
Dearest Spiro, Angela, James and Steven our heartfelt condolences, may God give you strength in this time of sorrow. Our love
Posted by Maria Chronis 07/08/2021
Our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers with you all during this difficult time.
Posted by Dimitrios Margaris 07/08/2021
Our heartfelt condolences to you all. May God grant you all strength to help you through this difficult time and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are watching the beautiful service, thank you for sharing it with us so as we can be a part of this day.
Lots of love, from your old friend always, George Papanicolaou, wife Voula and children Anastasia and Alexandra and their families.
Posted by George Papanicolaou and family 07/08/2021
Theio may you rest in peace. You will never be forgotten as you were part of our lives in some way. You can be with Theia once again. Rest in peace. Love Toula x
Posted by Toula Vais 07/08/2021
Rest In Peace Nouno. Go to Nouna. Always in my thoughts. Love your godson, Michael
Posted by Michael Papanikolaou 06/08/2021
For many, a funeral is a ritual of loss and connection where we remember our loved ones who have passed and comfort the living. The coronavirus outbreak has altered that ritual and changed the way we say goodbye: the loss remains, the connections change.
The family has the difficult decision of which ten people will attend the funeral. They are aware that many of you would like to attend but unfortunately, due to the restrictions in place, it is not possible.
Following the service, a replay of the service, as well as a video presentation of Dimitrios' life in pictures, will be available for viewing.
Posted by Denne Cruz 05/08/2021