OBITUARY

Dimitrios (Jim) Kotronis

November 26, 1952November 4, 2020

The Family is saddened to announce the passing of Jim Kotronis on November 4, 2020 after a hard battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife Hilda, children Anna (Trevor) and Jennifer; grandchildren Kameo, Corbin, Elliot and Lincoln; sister Sula (Petar); brother Ted (Angie) as well as numerous family and friends.

Jim is predeceased by his parents George and Anna Kotronis

Jim was born in Kavala Greece on Nov 26, 1952 and immigrated to Canada with his family in July 1966. Jim got his start in welding from his brother-in-law Larry and began his apprenticeship and became a journeyman red seal welder, a career in which he excelled. Throughout his career Jim was often called upon to do the most challenging and meticulous of jobs. As Jim’s career continued in the oil patch his roles continuously changed as well until he found himself in the position of Project Manager.

He was actively involved with the Junior Forest Wardens youth group for many years and has always been super proud of “all his kids” and hoped he inspired them to be the best they could be. Also, during this time, he was a Hunter Education/Conservation Instructor and a lifetime Fish & Game member.

Jim was a very family and outdoor oriented person. He was close to his family and spent time with his children and grandchildren regularly. He was never as happy as when he was with his family and friends sharing his knowledge of the outdoors by way of camping, fishing, and hunting. Jim also loved having a fire, indoors or out it didn’t matter which was good as he had a quirky passion for splitting wood. Later in life he became an avid gardener and loved growing tomatoes.

He will be deeply missed and forever loved.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Here is a link to Jim Kotronis slideshow https://youtu.be/AzRovjW66W8 [youtu.be]

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Kathleen Pederson

November 14, 2020

Hilda, Anna and Jen, my deepest condolences to all of you. Jim was a wonderful man who shared so much of himself with everyone. I still remember all of our camping trips as kids - with Lady and Jumper - the blanket hammocks and the fun we all had. These are some of my favourite memories and they are so close to my heart. Jim is deeply missed but had left behind a legacy of which you all should be proud.

Bri-Anne Denis

November 11, 2020

Sending my sincere condolences to the Kotronis family. Jim was an amazing coworker one who was very genuine and jovial, with an overall amazing spirit. I always valued our conversations knowing I was going to learn something exceptional or just have a coffee and a laugh . Take comfort when reflecting back on a life well lived and all the cherished memories shared.

Sofia Oleksyn

November 10, 2020

Hilda, Anna, Jennifer, Sula, Ted and families, my deepest condolences on Jim's passing.
I remember so clearly the teenaged cousin that arrived from Greece. We were in awe of him and thought he was so very cool.....and he was!
It's very clear from the beautiful slideshow that he loved his family very deeply and his grandchildren had an extra special place in his heart.
May you take small comfort in knowing that he was loved by many and his memory will live on forever in all our hearts. ❤
Sofia Oleksyn

Mike Turco

November 10, 2020

I’ll always remember the camping trips, the stories and great friendships that were built growing up while camping with Jim and his family. His passion for the outdoors was evident whether he was in the city or deep in the woods. Jim was the first person to teach me to hold and fire gun, a skill that has continued with me and served me well in my career. You will never be forgotten Jim, the time my family spent with yours showed me what true friendships should be.

Enjoy some peace and well deserved rest.

Vangelis Xakoustos

November 10, 2020

Jim (Takis) Kotronis was my first and only friend until we went to Junior Public School in Kavala. We were born in the same year and grown up in the same neighborhood and only 2 other houses separate our homes! I will always remember Jim as a good and devoted friend, and a kind person!
Farewell my friend to your last journey!
Your friend Vangelis

Christine Mihailedes

November 9, 2020

Hilda, Anna, Jenny and families, our deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband, Dad and grandfather. Jim was my eldest cousin, and I when I saw that motorbike in the video tribute I recalled fondly how cool we all that he was. Now that's evident to all in the wedding photos! May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you, and find some peace in all of your wonderful memories. Every time you sit around the fire or enjoy the outdoors may you think of him and and feel him there with you.

Christine Mihailedes and Peter Ruptash

Sally and Joe Turco

November 9, 2020

Dear Hilda and family. After a 50 year friendship it is hard to say goodbye. Our memories are many, and always full of joy, love, and an enduring love for each other. Fond memories of family life, camping, fishing will be with all of us. One special memory of our first fishing trip...caught well, but had no fish whacker. Sally took off her shoe, and used it instead. If Sally said "don't make me take off my shoe!" Jim knew that she meant business! He will always be remembered for his love of family, the outdoors, and his zest for life. Our most sincere condolences to all of you.

Sherry & Ted Holmes

November 7, 2020

To: Hilda, Anna, Jennifer and all the Kotronis family. We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. After working with him for all those years I always felt as one of his girls. He was the best co worker and friend you could ever ask for! He was always the same way, same smile, same good nature everyday. Take comfort in all the good memories you have, and Im sure you have many!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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