Born on January 3rd, 1937 in Gavrolimni, Greece. After years of battling lung disease, Tina passed away surrounded by family on January 20th, 2023 at the age of 86. Tina is survived by her loving husband, Alex, of 67 years (on the day); along with her proud son Konstantine (Tak), wife Kathy; grandchildren Alex, Kristina and Christos; siblings Koula, Helen, Despo and George (predeceased). Tina was well known in the Cook street village having worked in the family business (Sunbrite Laundry) for 35 years, and being active in the Greek community. She will be remembered as a hardworking and loving woman who always put her family first.

Trisagion (Visitation) will be held from 7:00pm – 8:00pm on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria BC.
Funeral service will be held at 1:30pm on Thursday, January 26th at the YPAPANTI Greek Orthodox Church, 4648 Elk Lake Drive.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the BC Lung Foundation

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Ken Hansen

    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire family on the news of Tina’s passing. Your family has been part of the neighborhood for much of my life, a fixture, and both Alex and Tina have always shown me warmth. Thank you. Tina will be missed by many and thought of often with love.
    Love Ken and Mary

  • Toula Koutlas

    To Bob and Des Read and your family,
    How saddened I was to learn of your great loss.
    With love and sympathy,
    Toula Koutlas.

  • Dionisia Tsafos

    My deepest condolences to the family we are going to miss you Tina !! Eternal memory!! Ζωή σε εσάς !!

  • Rudi Ranogajec

    Dear Tak , Kathy and family our deepest condolences on the loss of your lovely Mother. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. May she rest in God’s peace

    Ranogajec Family

  • Arcely

    Alex and family
    My deepest sympathy with the loss of your love one
    May she rest in peace


  • Jane M Stewart

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. It’s very rare for me to not meet my patients, and I know it would’ve been my true pleasure.

  • Carolin Crawford

    All my love❤️to you Tak and your family. A beautiful angel is in heaven now. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Love Carolin & Kathy

  • Lucy Zeba

    Dear Kathy,Tak and Family
    Our deepest condolences to all of you
    She is free of all pain now
    May she Rest In Peace
    Hugs to you all❤️❤️

  • Niki Ross (Ntzoutis)

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Photonie’s passing. We will always remember her for her kind spirit and overwhelming thoughtfulness. Our deepest condolences go out to her family and all who knew her.

    Niki Ross, Vicky Sovenko and family

  • Panagiota Delimari and family

    Our deepest condolences to the family,with love. She will not be forgotten. She was good hearted …

  • The Very Rev. Fr George Tolias

    I could and cannot express my pain and hurt in my heart for the passing of our Beloved Rotini, I remember the precious times of her attending the Church Services, Sharing in the Lord and Visiting at the Home or Hospital. She had a most pious, loving and caring heart which reflected the Grace of God that dwelled in her heart, mind and soul. Her Faith, Love, Hope and Trust in the Lord were beyond words. She cared so much for Preservation and Prosperity of the YPAPANTI GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH & FOR THE VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER ISLAND GREEK ORTHODOX SOCIETY. Her whole personality together with Alexandros, her Beloved Husband and her precious Children and Grandchildren have touched my heart.

    I Thank God for all the members of her Family and Extending Family, Provided our Beloved Rotini with such an amazing Pure Love and Care until the end and I am happy now that she is happily resting in the Heavenly Bosom of of our Lord with all the Saints and Heavenly Hosts and pray for us as we pray for our Beloved and Ever Memorable TOTINI…


  • Ruth Wittenberg

    Alex, Tak, Kathy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Tina’s passing. I have great memories of Easter celebrations with Tina leading the dancing, and lots of laughter with her. My condolences to the family and also condolences from my dearly departed Paul, who would have been very sad to learn of this and who enjoyed her company very much.

  • Maria Weaver

    I can only imagine how much you all must be grieving right now. Loss is heartbreaking. Sending you all my best. Thia Foto will be missed <3

  • Christo Pandelidis

    Christo Pandelidis

    Our deepest condolences for your loss.

    Christo & Galina .

  • Rose Del Rosario

    Dear Alex and Tak and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Tina’s passing. She was a sweet and warm longtime friend of our family and will be sorely missed. We will always fondly remember you both visiting and enjoying life with our parents and the laughter you all shared. I know she reached out recently to ask about our mother and her thoughtfulness was always appreciated. Please take comfort in knowing that she was so well loved by so many.

    Rose Del Rosario and family

  • Les Hirvath

    Our deepest condolences to this big loss. Tina , Alex and Tak will forever live in my memory as a child. We are deeply saddened and you will be in our thoughts.

    The Horvaths

  • Angela Karablakas

    Our heartfelt condolences for your loss . I am so fortunate to have many childhood memories of Foto.
    Forever in our hearts ♥️
    Angela & George Karablakas and Family

  • Mike & Marie Vasilakopoulos &family

    Our deepest condolences to your family in the recent passing of your loved one (Tina).

  • Martha

    Fotoula mou ! You were a mother a sister and a friend to us since we put a foot in Canada you were always there for us because we didn’t have Immediate family here but you were a family I will miss you and Love you forever ! Rest in peace !

  • Jane Brajkovic

    Dear Tak & Kathy,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of a dear and loving mother Tina.
    May she rest in peace and always be with you in spirit.

    Much love, Zoran & Jane Brajkovic

  • Del Rosario

    Alex and family, my deepest condolences. I will always remember Tina as a loving and caring lady. My heart goes out to you.

  • Niko and Wendy Smylitopoulos

    A beautiful lady released from her suffering. To the family our love and condolences

  • Ted Vassiliadis and family

    Our deepest condolences to all of the family.

  • Rhonda Hawthorne

    “My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time.

  • Andrew Weaver

    Dear Tak, Kathy, Alex Jr., Kristina, Chris and Alex Sr.,

    Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loving mother/yiayia/wife. Over the more than 40 years that I have known Thia Foto, she has always been there for her extended family, no matter what was needed. She will be forever remembered as the kind, empathetic and generous person that she was. Thia Foto was always so loving and caring and always put the needs of others, ahead of her own. She will be missed by so many. But her memory will live on in our thoughts and prayers.


  • Γιώργος Λεβέντης

    Τα συλλυπητήρια μου στην οικογένεια της, Λυπάμαι πάρα πολύ, την ήξερα τόσο καιρό και τώρα ακούω αυτά το λυπηρό νέο.

  • Andy & Sue abuleal

    Our deepest condolences to the whole family. May our lord be at your side during this difficult time . She is a very special lady with a warm heart and smile that is impossible to forget. May her memory be eternal

  • Joyce Brunwald

    We are sad to hear of Tina’s death. We remember her as a very kind a caring person. Always friendly toward us during the social hour after Divine Liturgy. We send our condolences to Alex whom my husband, Roman, enjoyed exchanging greetings with. May Tina rest in peace.

  • Anne Langdale

    Nicholas and I are so sad to hear of the passing of your dear Fotini, wife, mother and yiayia. Kalo

  • Jim Koutougos

    Thia Foto, you were a beautiful person inside and out. You always engaged with me when we met and asked me about my life. You were sincere and true. You and your husband were positive forces in my life growing up, always being so genuine, uplifting and congratulating me on the things that I had done in my life and our very close Greek Community. I heard that you were sick too late… as soon as I heard I tried to come see you, but it was too late. I wish I could have had a last goodbye, but life is fragile and unfair. Rest in peace Thia. I will never forget you and our interactions. You helped make me the man I am now and I will always appreciate that. With sadness and love, I wish you to rest in paradise. ❤️

  • Maria & Kosta Giannakopoulos & George Karabourniotis

    We you all our deepest condolences for the loss of your beautiful wife, mother & grandmother .
    Ο θεός να την ανάπαυση και αιώνια η μνήμη της αγαπημένης μας Θεία Φωτο .
    She was the most loving , kind & selflessly hardworking lady who always has the most infectious smile .
    I’m so glad we met her & spent quality time with her & Thio Alex in our beautiful village of Kato Vasiliki Greece . Rest In Peace θεία Φωτο και καλό παράδεισο ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  • Dave Potter

    Sorry to all of you for your but her legacy is strong with her family she leaves behind.

  • Eleftheria Proios

    Ourdeepest sympathy for Tina’s passing. Eternal be her memory and God grant you strength at this difficult time..Life unto us ♥️

  • Renata Giles

    Our deepest condolences to all of the family

    May she rest in eternal peace❤️

    Thinking of you all at this difficult time…

    Love Renata & Darcy Giles & family

  • Helen Raptis

    Dear Thia Foto

    I will always remember you for your kindness, your open heart and your beauty inside and out. I will miss you terribly Thia and will remember all the fun times: holidays in Penticton, parties, birthdays and more. I love you. Rest In Peace ❤️❤️

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