James (Jim) Kokonis
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 86 years young. Beloved husband of Helen, devoted and caring father of John (Shanna), Rob (Tuija) and Andrea (Mike Russell). Predeceased by his wife Helen and daughter Jennifer. Proud and dear grandfather to Samantha, Julia, Kristina, Nikolas, Stefan, Henry, Will and Vivienne. Jim graduated from U of T Metallurgical Engineering in 1955 and attended Osgoode Hall Law School. A brilliant and highly respected intellectual property litigator, he was called to the bar in 1959 and spent his entire career with Smart & Biggar / Fetherstonhaugh & Co. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in the 1970s. He loved life, travelling the world with Helen and spending time with family and friends at Grand Lake. Visitation will be at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street North (Markham Road), Markham on Monday, February 25th from 5-8pm. Funeral Service to take place at Central United Church, 131 Main Street Unionville (Old Kennedy Road) on Tuesday, February 26th at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Canada or Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. Online condolences can be made at www.dixongarland.com.