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GERALD ANDREW KOCHA 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 Licensed 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 caretaker for both of his parents in the last years of their lives. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Demetrius, 3338 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto. Interment to follow at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery, 1280 Dundas St. W., Oakville. Condolences may be made at

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Published in Toronto Star from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2015.