Jimmy Sagiotis, popular community member, father of two and owner of Queenscliff restaurant Salty Rooster, died from natural causes this week.
Jimmy helped his two young boys through immense grief following the sudden loss of their mother in 2017; he was well loved by locals.
Our deepest condolences to his family, his two boys Harrison and Hudson as well as fiancé Claudine, and Eli and Amelie.
A statement from family explained, “Jimmy had a minor heart attack Wednesday night and by the time he got to the hospital in the ambulance, (with Claudine, his mum and sister, and his beautiful boys there at the hospital with him) he had additional heart attacks that required serious treatment. Ultimately, despite great care provided from the surgeons and nurses, he couldn’t survive these attacks. No one would ever imagine that the light of our lives would not make it. It’s just surreal. Complete and utter shock.”
A statement on his death read:
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the tragic passing of our much loved partner, father, son, brother and friend, Jimmy Sagiotis.
On behalf of his wonderful fiancé, Claudine, and their beautiful children, Harrison and Hudson, and Eli and Amelie, as well as Jimmy’s very close family and friends, we thank you for the enormous outpouring of love and support shown by our wonderful community since Jimmy’s unexpected death.
Jimmy was a larger than life man, whose incredible work ethic, charitable support to our community, and deep love for his family and friends can never be replaced.
His family has been incredibly touched by the flowers, messages of support and love shown during this unimaginable period of grief.
Jimmy lived an incredible life surrounded by love. He never did things by halves, and after losing his late-wife Renee in 2017, he dedicated himself to his boys, while managing his business, Salty Rooster. He then met and fell in love with Claudine, and together with her children, Eli and Amelie, they became the ultimate blended family.
Family was number one to Jimmy. Every spare minute in Jimmy’s life was spent taking the kids on trips, outings, or just fooling around, while remaining a supportive and loving partner to his twin flame, Claudine.
Claudine’s close friends are putting together this fundraiser to support the unexpected costs of arranging Jimmy’s funeral, as well as the ongoing and much-needed support for their four children.
Claudine has lost her soulmate and best friend, and the children have lost their incredible father. Life will never be the same for them, but with our support, we hope they will continue living the life Jimmy had dreamed of for them.”
In an interview with Pine Property once, he was asked how he would like to be remembered.
He had said:
“As a father who gave his children the gift of hope. As a partner who gave love everyday, as a respectful and caring son and brother and as a successful entrepreneur.”
The funeral has been arranged for Tuesday 17 October at 11am. The service will be held at st Catherine’s in Mascot, and Jimmy will be buried at the cemetery in Botany.
A paddle out has been organised for 14 October at 3.45pm. Meet at Queenscliff beachfront.