Marina (Barla) Koumarelas Obituary

It is with profound sadness that the family of Marina Koumarelas (née Barla) announce her passing on Monday, May 4, 2020 at the age of 67. She peacefully passed away, due to complications from liver disease.

She was born to the late John and Maria (née Gardikiotis) Barla on July 16, 1952, in Astrous, Greece. She came to Canada in the late-1960s. On January 26, 1974, she married Michael Koumarelas and they lived together in Toronto, Ontario, and raised two sons. In 2004, she and her family relocated to Teviotdale, Ontario where they were the proud owners of the Teviotdale Truck Stop.

Marina will be lovingly remembered by her devoted husband of 46 years, Michael; adoring children, Demetrios (Jasmine), and John (Tiffany); her beloved grandson, Michael; faithful sisters, Vasiliki and Anastasia; and many nephews, nieces and their families, and friends who will miss her dearly.

Marina was preceded in death by her father, John, her mother, Maria, her sisters, Eleni and Marietta.

A funeral service honouring her life will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 10 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Thorncliffe Park Drive, Toronto. Due to the trying times of today, the service will be streamed online. Visit for more information.

She will be laid to rest at Pine Hills Cemetery, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Marina’s name to Scarborough Health Network.


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May 09

Funeral service

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
30 Thorncliffe Park Dr, East York, ON M4H1H8


May 09


Pine Hills Cemetery and Funeral Centre
625 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON M1K1R1


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May 9, 2020

Linke/Sourtzis Families lit a candle

“In loving memory of Marina (Barla) Koumarelas, May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, we loved Thea Marina very much and will always remember her kindness and loving soul.”

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May 16, 2020

Rothwell Family Farm wrote a sympathy message

“We were saddened and shocked to learn about Marina's passing. Every visit to Teviotdale would include a pleasant and sincere hello from Marina. I often was at the restaurant after working in the orchard. One day I took in a gift bag of apples for Marina. She immediately reached into a box of packages of feta cheese the restaurant had just received and reciprocated. I did not expect that. And that's the way I will remember the generous lady at the Truck Stop. Will miss her so much. Terry”

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