Jon Robert Kocsis
January 25, 1968 – September 30, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our father, Jon Robert “Jay” Kocsis, on Monday, September 30, 2019, at age 51, in Saanich, British Columbia. He was doing what he loved: riding his motorcycle through the beautiful backroads of Victoria.
Jon is survived by his mother, Beverly Jean (née Hall) Harris and her husband, Gord. Beloved father of Nikole (Anthony) Bak, Krystal Kocsis, Jayde Kocsis, and Brooklyn Kocsis, brother to Brett (Carly) Kocsis and Craig (Marina) Kocsis, loving uncle to nieces Ashley Kocsis, Tamara Young, Sienna Kocsis, and Hailey Kocsis.
Jon was born January 25, 1968, in Toronto to Robert Kocsis and Beverly Hall. Jon was a successful business owner of the companies Whatsewever and PSI Apparel for many years. He returned to college in 2017 to further his education as an AutoCAD Drafting and Design Specialist, and in 2018, graduated with honours from Brighton College in British Columbia. He was very passionate about his work and often loved talking to everyone about it. He excelled in just a short amount of time, prompting his employer to mention how impressive Jon was at his new job and that he was a great part of their team.
Jon enjoyed the outdoors, often seen hiking, camping, or mountain biking; he also had a passion for motorcycles. He would intentionally take the long way home from work just to ride through the beautiful scenery on his motorcycle and relax. He will now be reunited with his father Robert “Bob” Kocsis. Jon will be missed by many friends, family, and colleagues. He was always willing to help and encourage those around him, and we will all cherish those memories forever. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has already taken place.
There will be a celebration of life, and family and friends will be notified.
- To be announced
Jon Robert Kocsis
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October 17, 2019
Jay, you were always there for Krystal and I when stuff went south. Picked us up, fed us, always figured out a roof if one of us needed it. You were very caring for others even if you were going through a lot. Something I see in Krystal a LOT! You and Dorothy were great parents regardless of anything you both went through and I always admired your hearts.
You are greatly missed. I still spell out my name to people with “M as in Monkey”. I will always think of you while doing that. I promise to take care of Krystal xoxo
October 16, 2019
Jay - over the last 27 years we have had great memories, made beautiful children, befriended, married, divorced, alienated and reunited as friends. I have watched you succeed and know how brilliant you could be, watched you stumble and struggle with some pretty horrible stuff, and again watched you try hard to be who you wanted to become. You fought battles and made gains and passed at a time you were at peace and working on the good stuff in life and tried to make peace with those you loved. You are a dreamer and we all know you are in the heavens dreaming up something great. This is just who you are and will always be. You loved the girls Jayde Kocsis Brooklyn Kocsis Krystaal William Nikole Kocsis and we all worried about you for years - but now we know you are now safe in heaven. Ps Jay if your listening - I’m still waiting for you to mail that prototype :) and sharing the exiversery message so others can giggle the way it made us each year in good and bad times.
“Meet ya in the Santa line up in the next life”
October 11, 2019
Jon, I know we only recently met but I truly feel honored that I had that chance. In that short time you gave me hope and reassurance that things will work out when my world seemed to be falling apart. You told me to trust and believe that God will not give me more then I can handle and to stay positive and surround myself with positive people and things could only go one way if I took your advice, you were right. I'm so grateful that you took the time to help me, a perfect stranger who was told to call you because if anyone knew how to help me it was you. She was right you sure did. When I first called you, I was nervous and a bit embarrassed to seek help from someone that I didn't know but you made me feel as if you were wrapping a warm blanket around me on a cold day with your words and immediately made me feel like I could trust you with anything . "You will pull through this, believe me, you will" you said. I no longer felt like a perfect stranger, you soon became a friend, finding out more and more things we had in common each time we talked, it was so refreshing that I met you, its rare to find someone who really gets you because were we so much the same, I know you would have been a lifetime friend and I feel so terribly sad to know that we no longer can freely speak to each other. Jon, you have affected my life in such a brief time in such a positive way, just know that your friendship and advice will never be forgotten, I am truly grateful to have known such an amazing man. RIP Jon, it's now your time to ride with the angels, until we meet again, I will miss you..... Xo
October 10, 2019
Jon I am so proud of the changes you made in the last few years. You became an inspiration for many others to follow ,and you welcomed them with open arms to share your new experiences and encouraged them by continuing to being a positive role model. The positiveness you possessed will continue in these people. You gave hope where some believed there was none. Jon I truly believe in the kingdom of heaven and I believe you must be in awe right now. I know it will be everything you anticipated. xo