submitted by Kalie Zervos on 01.05.2012
All who knew Jim "Tsigli" Cominos know he had a great zest for life.
He was born in Potamos Kythera in May 1923. When war came to Kythera he joined the partizans fighting against the enemies and even took part in capturing two German soldiers on Kythera.
In the late 1940s migrated to Sydney. He married Rothanthi ( Rosie) Maneas in the mid 1950's and had two daughters Poppy and Helen.
Jim and Rosie settled in Surry Hills before moving to Kingsford in the early 1970's, where he enjoyed many happy hours gardening.
He had a great gift for grafting trees and many friends and relatives have trees he has grafted for them. He was very handy with his hands, I always remember going to his place to find him in his garden or fixing something, especially in Kythera when he was always fixing his fishing boat.
His two passions however were the sea and Kythera. He was a strong swimmer and avid fisherman. He made numerous trips back to Greece ,some alone but most with his wife Rosie. His last trip in 2010 was also shared by his beloved grandchildren.
But it will be the image of Tsigli dancing the Zembekiko that will live on in the memories of all who knew him and how he gave great kefi to any party he attended.
His family Rosie, Poppy, Helen , sons in law Barry and Nick and grandchildren Alex and Christina along with relatives and friends will miss him dearly.
As will I.
Tsigli may you rest in peace!
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