HORTIS – Ioannis (John)

Born on February 16, 1938. Passed away August 17, 2020.

From Moe.

Passed away peacefully at LRH on the 17th of August 2020 aged 82.

Loved and loving husband of Markella.

Much loved father and father in law of Hrisoula and Christopher, Stathoula (Dec), Peri and Evvy.

Loved Papou of Nikala, Yanni, Rafael and Alexander.

To many John would have been known from the Moe Cafe in Moore St Moe between 1970 to 1983

Trafalgar fish and chip shop in Contingent St Trafalgar between 1987-1996 and lastly, Savige’s Road service station in Moe from 1997 till he retired quite a few years ago from after developing dementia.

He was a hardworking family gentleman that respected everyone and his generosity was second to none. He will be sadly missed by many to those who knew him with a lifetime of memories




Funeral Notice
Due to the COVID19 restrictions the Funeral Service for Mr Ioannis (John) Hortis will be a private funeral, by invitation only.

A Service to celebrate John’s life will be live streamed from the Greek Orthodox Church Morwell, on Monday (24th August 2020) commencing at 11:00am.

To view the live streaming, click here.
  1. Condolences to all Family members John was always a very kind and helpful person to myself and Friends during cafe and service station days Rest In Peace Johnny

    Kerry Edwards August 18, 2020
  2. Condolences to Johns family remember the espresso cafe in Moore st ,wonderful memories of a wise man , he loved gardening would share seeds ,Trafalgar fish n chips his many trips to Greece , memories of Peri as a young teenager harping on about getting a drum set and his poor mum ,a man who Iwas and is a big part of Moe ,will be sadly missed

    Kerri Morello August 18, 2020
  3. Our Heartfelt Condolences to all of Johns Family, we have great memories of John going back to Hollywood Cafe days, through to Saviges Road Servo. He was an icon of the town, always up for a chat, loved listening to his stories and always a gentleman. He will be greatly missed, May He Rest in Peace.
    Kathy & Greg Kelly

    Kathleen Kelly August 19, 2020
  4. It saddens me to see the news of John’s passing as John was a big part of Moe for such a long time and a true gentleman who provided work for many a young person at the service station. My sincere condolences to his wife, Peri and all the family.

    Lorraine Thatcher

    Lorraine Thatcher August 19, 2020
  5. Just a lovely man, remembered from my teenage days after school, later as a valued client at LHS, and through Perry and family RIP.
    Love to all the family,
    Christine and Mark Cattanach

    Christine Cattanach August 19, 2020
  6. Memories of delivering Potatoes to the fish n chip shop in Trafalgar
    John was a hard working honest man condolences to all his family

    Tom and Sharon Hardman August 19, 2020
  7. John was truly a gentleman and a very kind and generous person. He was always ready for a chat and was keen to offer gardening advice and share seeds and plants. Fondly remembered. Our sincere condolences to Markella and all of John’s family.
    May John rest in peace.
    Lou and Barbara Furnell

    Barbara and Lou Furnell August 20, 2020
  8. A very friendly caring man who made the best fish & Chips in Trafalgar. RIP Johnny and condolences to his family

    Lisa Wallace August 20, 2020
  9. John You were are big part off Moe , and as all have said a lovely man how , once he new your name never for got you , always a hello ..Moe Legend RIP John .. condolence to your family

    Lynne August 20, 2020
  10. Our sincere condolences to Chris, Peri and their families , also to Mrs Hortis..
    Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

    Ian & Shirl McGillivray August 21, 2020
  11. Sorry to hear . All our love to Markella and family. Great memories of you all from the cafe in Moore st, then Traffic fish and chip shop , then back to Moe at Servo .Love from Helen ,Tess , Ella and Jack .

    Helen Fisher August 21, 2020
  12. Sorry to hear . All our love to Markella and family. Great memories of you all from the cafe in Moore st, then Traff fish and chip shop , then back to Moe at Servo .Love from Helen ,Tess , Ella and Jack .

    Helen Fisher August 21, 2020
  13. So sorry on the loss of a beautiful man. It was an absolute pleasure to have been able to help with John’s care every Tuesday morning. Going to miss your cheeky grin….

    Donna Phyland August 21, 2020
  14. Sorry for the loss of your beloved husband Markella, also Chris and Peri s loss of their beautiful dad, thinking of you all at this terribly hard time, thanks for letting me help care for John over the last year, he was a true gentleman till the end, Love Karen and mark dyer.

    Karen dyer August 23, 2020
  15. Thinking of you all.

    Gail Hinds August 24, 2020
  16. Our deepest heartfelt condolences for the loss of your Husband Father and Grandfather. Sending you all our love and prayers during this difficult time. Wishing you strength, peace and comfort for today. God bless. All of our love Hristos Katopodis, Kon, Phyllis, Christopher and Michael Katopodis.

    Phyllis Sistanis August 24, 2020
  17. Heart felt condolences from a friend to a friend., was priveliged to know so patient a man to so many. Rest well old friend.

    Hank Clerks and family August 24, 2020
  18. Sincere and heartfelt condolences to you all. A lovely kind and gentle man, may he rest in peace.
    Makella, Peri, Evvy, Chris ,Chris and you families
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time ✝️

    Androula Charalambous August 24, 2020