Kolar, Jonathan James

Kolar, Jonathan James "Jim"

November 13th, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by his family, at University Hospital on Monday, November 13th, 2017, at the age of 48. Beloved husband of Moon Kolar. Loving Dad of Elizabeth Kolar, Emily Kolar, Harrison Kolar and Brandon Inthavong. Proud Grandpa of Saphira, Charlotte and Ellie. Predeceased by his parents Bette and Jan Kolar. Cherished brother of Sandra (Mike) Dakin. Treasured uncle of Bryce and Cole Dakin. Jim will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and colleagues of his military family, Pro Patria. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jim are asked to consider the London Military Family Resource Centre or the Veterans Care Program at Parkwood Institute.


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Dave Anna Huver Our deepest condolences and sympathies for your loss. I can’t believe your gone you were a rock to all of us in all our times of need to make us laugh when we needed to. We will miss you but you are in a better place and not suffering anymore ❤️
Gus MichalikOur deepest condolences from all of the members of the Black Arts family.
Viki SimHard to believe that Jim is gone. I will never forget how his passion for Martial Arts made learning so much fun. He will be greatly missed by all of his students past & present. I was happy to call you friend for all those years.
Jamie IbsonJim was my platoon warrant and my sensei for a time, and I am a better person today for having known him then. I'm sorry I won't be able to make the service as I'm living in BC, but I will be there in spirit. He taught me more about leadership and dedication than just about anyone I've served with, just by being himself and setting the example. My sincerest condolences, Jamie Ibson
Arjeh van der SluisRIP my friend and comrade in Arms and thank you for your service. My sincere condolences and sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues MWO Jim Kolar. "May His Memory Forever Be A Blessing"
Dave HenryRest easy Jim A friend, A comrade, A brother in arms, it's been an honour to spend time with you, in and out of uniform. Pro Patria
Justin And Lara CutlerA great friend and a true Royal. Our condolences to Moon and Jim's other family members. He is thought about very highly by both military and civilian alike and will be missed. Pro Patria
Carolyn Quinton SmithSo sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Condolences to his family and close friends from a former WESS classmate.
Sue Deakin (Lawrence Kinlin School of Business) On behalf of the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business, I express our most sincere sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Jim. We will miss Jim's quiet and gentle presence in our office. May you find comfort in loving memories. Sincerely, Sue
Lori McMillanMy condolences to Jim's family and friends, from another former Aldborough/WESES/WESS classmate.
Col (Retd) Rob FosterMy sincere condolences on your loss. Jim was a great comrade and friend. We served together in the Foot Guards and our paths have crossed many times since. Working with him was always a pleasure as he was always positive and upbeat. He will be missed. Stand Easy, RIP.
Ron PokrakaI went to school with him, Jim was always a great guy. My warmest thoughts go out to his family. He is missed.
FERNAN VARGASMy deepest condolences to Jim's family and friends.
Capt Robert WheelerVery sad news indeed. I did not know Jim for very long but like so many others he has graced with kindness all those whom he knew. My sincere condolences to the family and his large circle of friends.
Tracy, Michael, Aiden and Abby AlloyJim was a wonderful person and an amazing friend. He stood in our wedding and always had the best sense of humour. He will be missed greatly. Our sincere condolences.
Ryan BrookfieldA truly remarkable man who genuinely cared about the wellbeing of his friends and colleagues. An extremely fair and effective leader that was highly regarded. My condolences to Moon and family, he will be sorely missed. Pro Patria
Shaun O'NeillHard to believe Jim's gone. I only got to meet him for the first time during the summer of this year while visiting his daughter/my partner Elizabeth. He and the rest of the family were so welcoming to me. I'm just glad I got the chance to meet him before it was too late. The only real solace to be found in this is knowing that he no longer has to suffer with his illness. Rest in Peace, Jim.
Col Joseph Lorusso I had the pleasure with working with MWO Jim Kolar in 2014 and was one of best I was able to work with. He always made sure to support his subordinates and was always there with advice on being better soldiers. He also taught us his passion for martial arts and was great to be able to train with him. I wish I can be there on your journey jim but I know it's a path to a life without pain and you will always be watching us. RIP Jim
Marion RedingerMy deepest condolences. I have know Jim since he was very young and have always respected him for the things that he did in helping others. So sorry for your loss
Sandi Duwyn The world lost an amazing person, Jim will always be remembered for his hard work and dedication and his service that he always put into everything he did, but to me his kindness and patience he had in teaching others is what I will remember the most. Many memories and many laughs, his humour was large to say the least. RIP Jim from a friend and fellow classmate at W.E.S.S
Gord HammondDeepest sympathy to all of Jim's family. Loved talking with Jim. So many stories to share. A true warrior and martial artist, gone way before his time. RIP Jim
LCol Rob DudaIt was great sadness that I heard of Jim’s illness and death. I had the honour of serving with Sergeant-Major Kolar during his years as an Army Civil-Military Cooperation and Influence Activities specialist. Jim was respected by those he worked with in the IA community for his commitment and professionalism as a CIMIC operator and abilities as a leader and mentor of soldiers. His common sense, wit and gentle good humour will be deeply missed by those like me lucky enough to have known him as a comrade and friend. My deepest condolences to Moon and Jim’s family.
John ChampionAn inspiration and leader to the end. His legacy will live on through the troops he trained, the students he taught and his family. A large foot print on this earth.
C. WilsonFar too young for the life to end. My deepest condolences to the Kolar family during this most difficult time. Much respect,
R. WaiteOne of, if not the best, teachers I've ever had.. wow. Gonna miss coffee time :)
Redingers, Mulcasters We all rode on the same school bus as Jim and Sandra. We remember Jim as a really nice guy...he was always kind to us. Jennifer (Redinger)Fulmer, Jeff Redinger, Melanie Mulcaster, Lana Mulcaster -Kris Manz Monica and Jacqueline Manz He was a great guy and will be missed. We are sad to hear of his passing.
Tim McPheeJim was a great leader and a really decent human being. His loss is a tremendous loss for us all.
Felix RoaJim was a very professional worker and an excellent friend always ready to help and teach. My wife Desiree and myself are deeply touched by this loss. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences to his wife and family. Rest in peace our dear friend. We will remember you forever. God blessed your soul.
Dan BlackettWords fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. I knew Jim as my Instructor at Fanshawe College and in life. Jim's passion for inspiring people and driven inspiration is to be admired. I consider it to be privileged to have known him. My deepest condolences to the Kolar family.
Master Warrant Officer Dennis BarronThe Canadian Armed Forces lost one of their best leaders. Jim was one of the most knowledgeable, hard-working soldiers I have had the pleasure of working with who set the example for everyone to aspire to. My condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to Jim's family during this difficult time.
Stephen HuverJim, My best man, I can't comprehend yet that you are no longer with us. There was supposed to be more time...thanks for being a great friend. My condolences to Moon, Sandra and the kids. I am so so sorry and share in your sadness. Stephen and family...
Moontha Inthavong-NewhookMy bother-in-law...My deepest condolences go out to your family and my sister. My heart breaks to learn this news, I wish I was able to reconnect with you guys. You will be missed. Rest in sweetest peace Jim and say hi to Mom and Dad for us <3 xoxo Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
Madeline Newhook Roger HowsonMoon is my grandsons mother. Our condolences go out to Moon Brandon and family our thoughts and prayers are with you. During this difficult time
Malhica inthavong Moon is my aunt... I wish I could be there for you guys. I am deeply saddened to hear that my uncle had passed. My deepest condolences and I send love and prayers to my aunt moon and cousin brandon and family . I love you guys xoxo
John Kyriakou KolarA gentle soul ascended to heaven, leaving behind a lot of pain. Losing someone we love is nothing easy, but knowing that we have been able to be a part of the life of that person, we can realize that we are blessed to have been able to share and keep many, many memories. May you uncle Jim rest in peace. Our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones. From John Kyriakou Kolar and family
Gary BouchardMy condolences to Jim's family and friends.
Cameron McPhailI am still in shock and am so sorry that he's gone. My most sincere condolences to Sandra and Mike, and to Moon and to the rest of Jim's family, friends and colleagues. Jim was one if the most interesting people I ever met. Although we have not been in regular contact for a while, I would like to let his friends and family know that it was my privilege to be his friend. Rest in peace, buddy.
Tammy PageToo early for a man with a brilliant spirit and kind heart to leave this world. May his light continue to shine on those he loved and cherished. My deepest condolences, Tammy
Steven M.Dear Moon, I am truly sorry for your loss. I just heard about this this, and want to say that Jim will always live on in my heart, and mind. Not a single day has passed since I had seen him last that I do not reflect on the lessons I had learnt while under his instruction. I am super grateful to him for taking me on as a student in his programs. They were extremely useful, and helped me countless times along the way. He was an amazing person/teacher/friend who taught me so much. The influence his presence made upon my life was profound. I believe because of him, I am a better person. I had so many stories I wanted to share with him about how effective his programs truly were for me. I regret not reaching out sooner for advice, and guidance, because I have so many questions that I know he would have the answers for. My sincerest regret, and deepest sympathy to Jims family. God be with you, and thank you for everything Jim.
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