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James Allen Kadonoff

December 19, 1964June 11, 2019

James Allen Kadonoff was born on December 19, 1964 and passed away on June 11, 2019.


  • A Celebration of Friendship and Love Friday, June 21, 2019


James Allen Kadonoff

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steve jones

July 3, 2019

I would like to offer my sympathies to James's friends and family. I worked with James on a TV shoot in Toronto and in just a few days felt like I had known him forever. What an incredible person and sense of humor. I hope that it is of some comfort to his family to know the kind of bright, sunny impact he had on people like me who only wandered into his orbit for a brief moment. I will not forget him.

Robbie Meckler

June 27, 2019

It was an incredible privilege to know and work with James. I am absolutely heartbroken to hear of his passing. I will fondly remember his beautiful spirit and energy. Rest In Peace James. My prayers are with you and your family. I will never forget your smiling face and your warm embrace.
Robbie Meckler

kristi bridges

June 21, 2019

To your beautiful family-i am so deeply sorry for your loss. I know you will find the strength to hold onto all of the incredibly wonderful, funny and brilliant parts of james

To James-I hope you somehow know how many people you touched with your amazing energy, your kindness and your incredible sense of humor. You magically turned what could have been endless boring shoot days and marathon travel into weeks of profound life discussions and belly laughing that most people never have the pleasure of experiencing. I will always carry that with me. I am eternally grateful for our friendship and the time I got to spend with you. I know I speak for many when i say our collective hearts are broken. I hope you are at peace. I know that this world is an infinitely less funny place without you. I love and miss you my friend

Ken Kadonoff

June 21, 2019

I became James’ uncle at 15 and began to learn more about his gentle, loving nature as we horse-played our way into adulthood. Living in Canada created a distance that made it difficult to stay connected but I know he had the most loving childhood with two wonderful parents. James and his brother Barry developed two different styles of humour that made it fun to be around. James had a personality that made me instantly want to spend more time with him being close and related. Even after so many years apart, I could instantly feel close to him just after a few minutes on the phone (which never happened often enough). He leaves a large legacy of children that I don’t know but welcome with open arms any time they visit Toronto. My deep condolences to them and his close and extended family and friends.

Simon Dragland

June 18, 2019

I worked with James on back-to-back projects in Toronto a little more than a year ago. We became fast friends and shared a lot of laughs over the month or so that I knew him. I don't think it's a stretch to say that he's one of the funniest people I've ever met. I wouldn't often keep in touch with someone I'd had a fleeting encounter with, nor would I choose to share a memory but James was special, interesting, unique, and of course, funny. A number of us up here in Toronto are deeply saddened by the news of his passing and though we're mainly strangers, we're wishing the best for his family and mourning their loss. -Simon Dragland