Kocha, Gerald Andrew - - Passed away suddenly at home, at the age of 66. Predeceased by his parents Epifany and Elizabeth Kocha (nee. Lukij). He will be deeply missed by his brother Walter Kocha and sister-in-law Mary Packowski. Gerald had a tremendous love and affection for, and was adored by his three nieces: Christa, Katrinka and Ilyana Kocha. He graduated from Brock University and obtained an advanced degree in International Relations in Sweden. He had a wide range of experiences that included that of a junior officer in the Canadian Army, the military reserves subsequently and in immigration. He was a licenced private investigator a trained paralegal. He had a great love of learning most recently completing a chef’s course. He spent his latter years in security. He was a dedicated and unstinting care taker for both of his parents in the last years of their lives. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday October 13, 2015 at 10:30am at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Demetrius, 3338 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto. Interment to follow at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery, 1280 Dundas Street West, Oakville.



October 13, 2015
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Demetrius, 3338 Lakeshore Blvd West, Toronto
10:30 am

Burial / Entombment / Cremation

St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Cemetery, 1280 Dundas Street West, Oakville


March 18, 2016
Bohdan Klymkiw
You and your friendship is greatly missed by Francine Kieley and myself. Bohdan (Bo) Klymkiw
October 12, 2015
Timothy Ochitwa
It was a great shock to hear of my buddy's demise! I have had Jerry as an integral part of my life for the last 50 years! We had many adventures together including our visit to Kenya! He is a loving and caring individual, who was interested in our family in Vancouver! It was my privilege to have Jerry in my life! Til we meet again my friend, I love you! Tayko
October 10, 2015
Marianna Zaparyniuk
Dear Walter and family, Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your brother Gerry. As I'm sure many were and are, I was shocked to hear of Gerry's sudden passing. May the wonderful memories of good times spent help comfort you and your family during this difficult time and live in your hearts forever. Vichnaya Pamyat!