Jonathan Edward Buckaway

August 6, 1966October 10, 2011

WINSTON SALEM- Jonathan Edward Buckaway, 45, passed away Monday, October 10, 2011 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2011 at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. He was born August 6, 1966 in Niagara Falls, Canada a son of Edwin and Tamara Clark Buckaway. He married Coriena Kievit on August 15, 1998. Jonathan was a Real Estate Broker employed by EXP Realty. He was very active in Calvary Baptist Church and Renaissance Road Church. He was a drummer in the band “Three Rusty Nails”, loved golfing at Tanglewood Golf Course, and was active in The First Tee of the Triad. Jonathan had a servant’s heart and lead people to Christ by example. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Coriena Buckaway of Winston-Salem; three children, Meagan, Annika, and Tanner all of Winston-Salem; and his mother, Tamara Buckaway of Winston-Salem. He is preceded in death by his father, Edwin, and one sister, Tanya. Memorials may be made to The First Tee of the Triad or Wycliffe Bible Translators. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Frank Vogler and Sons Clemmons Chapel in Clemmons. Burial will be in Westlawn Gardens of Memory. Online condolences and floral tributes may be made to the family at


  • Visitation Thursday, October 13, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 14, 2011

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Larry Herzog Butler

February 10, 2012

Jonathan helped my wife and I buy our first investment property...after closing the purchase, he took me as his guest to Tanglewood for a round of golf. My wife and I greatly valued his easy demeanor and infectious smile. Jon, you will be missed...

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Herzog Butler

Sharon (now Shay) Code (now Damato)

October 26, 2011

Tamara, Coriena, Meagan, Annika & Tanner... God bless you as you go through this loss... Tamara, I was your neighbour and friend back on Thorold Stone Road was back in 1977... I cannot believe that you have lost both of your children and reading through all of the beautiful tributes I realize how wonderfully you raised your son - you will all miss him terribly... be well...


October 21, 2011

I was completely saddened as I heard this news. Jonathan was a great role model and true friend especially during my younger years. We spent a great deal of time together growing up on birchwood court when he lived with his grandmother and spending endless hours playing hockey, golf and working out. Those moments I will cherish forever and the brief time spent with his father and a great deal of time with Tamara and Tanya. I was wishing to come out to carolina to see his beautiful family and children whom I never had the opportunity to see in person. I know I will never get that opportunity again but I will always be grateful that he was a part of my life. Friends Forever.

Deb Thompson (nee Jackson)

October 21, 2011

Our family is both shocked and saddened to learn of Jonathan's untimely passing. We have many memories of Jonathan and his enthusiastic, friendly and caring attitude to how he lived. He made an measurable impact in his short, but well lived life as he demonstrated his dedication to friends and family. We will miss him. We take comfort in the knowledge that he's joining his sister and his father to watch over all of us. Thoughts and prayers to Coriena, Tamara and his children. Godspeed from the Jackson family.

Ann Jarvie

October 20, 2011

As a longtime friend of the Buckaway family, I always remember how much energy, laughter and enthusiasm Jonathan had. His faith and his family were the centre of his world and he shared his feeling about them with others when ever he had a chance. Will miss you Jonathan.

Coriena Buckaway

October 20, 2011

Give thanksgiving and praise;
-for an awesome and loving and faithful husband and friend we had in Jonathan
-Give thanks that things weren't always perfect because through it we became more like Christ We grow spiritually if we are willing to submit our problems to Him.
-Give thanks for Jonathan's life
-I feel Jonathan whisper; Do not cry for me , cry only for yourselves. Grieve because it is healthy, good and healing, but do not grieve as those who have no hope"
Pray for those whose lives Jonathan touched, but do not have Christ as their Savior yet.

Live like Jonathan;
-Take time to enjoy God's creation - often
-Be a friend to all
-Forgive quickly
-Pray like crazy for your family
-Honor your parents
-Have fun with your kids
-Develop your God given talents
-Love your spouse with all that is in you
-Go on lots of little dates; coffee, running silly errands
-Hold hands
-kiss passionately, and often
-Never leave each other without saying "I love you, I'm praying for you." (I heard those words everyday, and will into eternity)

Christ has welcomed His good friend and buddy home, and said "Well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord."

October 18, 2011

So many good memories. We were sad to hear of Jonathan's passing. But we know that we will see him again. We will continue to pray for all who were touched by his gentle spirit and huge life We are asking God to keep his family in the palm of His hand. Roy & Beth MacGregor

Roy & Beth MacGregor

October 18, 2011

So many good memories. We were sad to hear of Jonathan's passing. But we know that we will see him again. We will continue to pray for all who were touched by his gentle spirit and huge life We are asking God to keep his family in the palm of His hand. Roy & Beth MacGregor

Anne Marie Goslak

October 18, 2011

On behalf of The First Tee of the Triad, I want to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of "Coach Buckaway". He made such an impression on not only the children in our organization, but on the other volunteers as well.

Jonathan showed the love of Christ not by talking, but by quietly doing. He helped in more ways than can be listed here. He was always the first to show up, the last to leave, and the one who gave his all.

Jonathan will be missed by many. His children, friends and family will be in my prayers.

Anne Marie

Norbert King

October 17, 2011

Jonathan stopped me in my tracks playing drums for a charity event in which bikers and homeless gave themselves to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Like Christ; Jonathan did not pursue the rich and famous, those who feel they have enough worldly possessions to get them through life. He hung out with those of us concerned with the afterlife. I look forward to serving with him again. WOW! Norbert King