Members of Ottawa’s tight-knit Greek Orthodox community are mourning the loss of a popular chanter at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church.
Andreas Andreadis was just 39 years old when he passed away Wednesday from COVID-19 after flu-like symptoms that worsened.
“His lungs were getting bad and his heart couldn’t take it anymore. That’s how he left us,” said his brother Jimmy Andreadis in a television interview with CTV.
The parish priest, Fr. Alex Michalopulos, is also hospitalized with COVID-19.
Canada has more than 30,000 confirmed cases and more than 1,000 deaths from coronavirus at the time of this article’s publication.
The region of Ontario where the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church is located is one of the country’s hardest-hit regions with nearly 8,000 confirmed cases and close to 300 deaths.
Television coverage from CTV
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Mr. Pappas, read your editorial about ” shithole” countries and completely disagree! I too am of Greek decent and being a Canadian, stuck in this socialist country with NO constitutional rights and where immigrants from what I would characterize as truly “shithole” countries today are sucking the country dry. Are you comparing Greece and Italy to the countries from which Canada and America are receiving the vast majority of their “immigrants/refugees”? Seriously? My parents and most of the Greeks I know never once collected welfare or unemployment but the immigrants today…different story. Here in Canada they get extra “family allowance” the more kids they have and believe me, they don’t share our Canadian values. So, why shouldn’t the President and all Americans be choosy about who they let into the country? TRUMP 2020! If not America will become the next Canada or worst…Venezuela!
Oh Genny how low you have sunk