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John Nicholas Economides


Lieutenant, O-21756, RCNVR


Born: 1919


Died: 19 Jan 2005, Montreal, Quebec


ECONOMIDES, John Nicholas - Died peacefully at home on January 19, 2005. John was a husband to Sophia Agetees for fifty-seven years. Father of Nicholas and Peter (Dina), proud grandfather of Sophie and Denise. Also survived by his sister Catherine and brother George (Helen). John graduated with a B.Comm. from Sir George Williams College (Concordia) in 1941. He had a long and accomplished career in various managerial positions at Imperial Tobacco and Imasco. On retirement he held the position of Corporate Officer and Chairman of Imasco's Corporate Donations. John served in the Royal Canadian Navy (1943-1945) in the North Atlantic and retired with rank of Lieutenant. On retirement John devoted his time to an impressive number of charitable and non-profit organizations. He worked determinedly for the betterment of society. John raised millions of dollars for health care, education and social services. He served on the Board of Directors of the Kidney Foundation of Canada for almost twenty years and held various offices on both the national and provincial level. He also served on the Board of Directors of the following organizations: Montreal Children's Hospital; Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation; Reddy Memorial Hospital Foundation; the Association D'Entraide Le Chainon, Hellenic Community of Montreal; YMCA Foundation; Vanier College Foundation; The Portage Foundation; The Montreal General Hospital Foundation; Alzheimer Society of Montreal. John was awarded Doctorate of Laws in 1998 from Concordia University and was designated Governor Emeritus of Concordia University in 1995. He received awards and special recognitions from the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Hellenic Ladies Benevolent Association, Quebec Society for Disabled Children, Hellenic Community of Montreal. John was invested in the Order of Canada in 1997. Resting at Urgel Bourgie, 1255 Beaumont Avenue, Town of Mount Royal. Visitation Saturday, January 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, January 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 24 at 11 a.m. at St. George Cathedral, 2455 Cote Ste Catherine Road and thence to Mount Royal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to any of the following would be much appreciated; The John N. & Sophia Economides Scholarship Endowment Fund, Att. M. Dupuis, Office of University Advancement Relations and Alumnae Relations, Suite FB 520 Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Mtl. H3C 1M8; The Kidney Foundation (Quebec Branch), 2300 Rene Levesque Blvd. West, Mtl. H3H 2R5; Alzheimer Society, 5165 Sherbrooke St. W., Suite 410, Mtl. H4A 1T6 or to a charity of your choice. (The Montreal Gazette 21 Jan 2005)


Ships served in:

HMCS TECUMSEH - Probationary SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Feb 1944)

HMCS SCOTIAN - Appointed to SCOTIAN 28 Aug 1944. Appointed SLt, RCNVR eff 08 Sep 1944

HMCS THORLOCK - Appointed to THORLOCK 20 Dec 1944 as a SLt, RCNVR






(JE01) John Economides - believed to be shortly after enlisting in the RCNVR  (JE02) Portrait of Lt Economides  (JE03) SLt John Economides on the bridge of HMCS Thorlock


Courtesy of Peter Economides



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