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Anthony Peter Kot

Posted By obits On December 5, 2011 @ 10:33 am In Obituaries | 13 Comments

In Memorial

October 7, 1966 –November 29, 2011 Age 45
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of this ‘magical’ man. Tony was an inspiration to everyone who met him and he inspired everyone to be their best and live each day to the fullest and always to believe in the positive. His incredible and unique life started in North Vancouver then to Victoria and his final resting place in Maple Ridge BC. Tony spent countless early summers in Buccaneer Bay with Bill Davidson and family and he always referred to Mr. and Mrs. ‘D’ as his second parents. Tony was an incredible athlete having played for the Argo’s, Victoria Payless, and the Grid Dogs football teams where he met lifelong friends York Furstenwald and Gord Rough. Tony was an accomplished martial artist having earned three black belts in Karate, Jujitsu, and Arnise and had a great love for Kung Fu and in the end referred to himself as a ‘Peaceful Warrior.’ It was on the mats of Jujitsu where he met his friend Jeff Snider and on his son’s baseball field where he met Pete Rackow and from there a great bond was formed. His love of business, marketing and sales led him to incredible accomplishments in his career of which he was one of the best and he was proud to work in the end for CIMS. His beginning years in sales led him to meet his lifelong friend Jason Lyne and many memories boating on Alouette or Osoyoos with their families together. Tony married his ‘soul mate’ Tanja in 1996 and went on to have two beautiful sons together, Emerson (14yrs) and Marcus (11yrs). He was a devoted father and his pride and love for his family was immeasurable and always his greatest accomplishment in life. He will be forever missed by all his friends and family and will be remembered for his Hawaiian shirts, singing Eagles and Neil Diamond Tunes to the wee hours, supporting the Dallas Cowboys year after year and standing on his ‘soap box’ getting his point across. Tony was predeceased by his mother Wilma Vanderleelie and his father Zdzislaw Kot. He leaves behind one sister, Leona Vanderleelie and he was a loving uncle to Michael Curtis and Stephanie Vanderleelie, and Lucas and Tina Doig. He will be greatly missed by the Doig, Sokolowski, and Cockett families and forever will be ‘Senochok’ to his mother in law, Sonia Loevenmark. A heart warming thanks to the Lions Gate oncology team and nurse Laura. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Relay for Life: http://www.relaybc.ca/coquitlam2012/marcuskot where his sons are raising funds in memory of their Dad and his courageous fight with cancer.
Please join us in celebrating his beautiful life on December 9, 2011 at the Maple Ridge Baptist Church located at 22155 Lougheed Hwy at 1:00 pm.

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Condolence from erin chadwick on December 6th, 2011 1:22 pm

Tanja, Emerson & Marcus, our thoughts and prayers are with you. I think of you often & look forward to seeing you even if just for a few moments when we cross paths. With deepest sympathy, our hearts go out to you;
Erin, Matt & Alexandra

◦May the blessings of love be upon you, May its peace abide with you, May its essence illuminate your heart, Now and forever more…. Sufi Blessing

Condolence from Kathleen on December 6th, 2011 6:14 pm

I was fortunate to have met Tony when we both sold Mutual Funds out of the same office space in Burnaby in the late 90’s. Tony always had a smile on his face and to every question his response was “Magical”…(even when I could tell it was a less than stellar moment). He was so proud when his son Emerson was born and brought the new baby to the office to meet everyone. While we didn’t know each other a long time he did definitely leave a positive mark in my life. I am so sorry to read that a shining light has gone out. My condolences are extended to all of Tony’s family and friends at this time…


Condolence from Dave Fairleigh on December 7th, 2011 2:15 am

I met Tony in the early 1990s at Progressive Martial arts in North Vancouver, this was my transition from sport Karate to self defense. Tony trained really hard and was a really great martial artist, he eventually became a student instructor and was very well respected for his terrific martial arts skill and physical ablilities. He kept us on our toes and was tough as nails but a good guy as well. Tony left me good memories of training, he helped me with weight training in the gym and I am very fortunate to have known him. Taken from us way too early! he will be in my prayers

Condolence from Parvinder on December 7th, 2011 11:23 am

Even though I didn’t get a chance to meet Tony I did hear fond stories of him from Tanya.It was clear that Tanya adored him and her face lit up when she spoke of him.I just wanted to let you know Tanya that my thought and prayers are with you and your boys.I know you have very good memories of him and are blessed for the time you spent together.Take care.Parvinder

Condolence from Kristina Murray on December 7th, 2011 1:20 pm

Tanya – I met you and Tony through Jason & Sue and it has been a few years since we have seen each other but I wanted to extend my condolences to you and your family -from what I knew of Tony, it was obvious that he was an amazing person – as are you. Our thoughts are with you and the boys.

Condolence from Lopez Family on December 8th, 2011 11:16 pm

We are all going sadly miss Tony,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love the Lopez Family

Condolence from Astrid and Family on December 9th, 2011 1:24 pm

Tanja, Emmerson and Marcus, just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you. Our condolences to you,your family and friends.

Condolence from Shannon Surbey on December 9th, 2011 4:08 pm

Although I did not really know Tony I recognize him from sports around Maple Ridge and this year our sons play hockey together. I feel sorry for him, may he rest in peace. As well, Tanja I am very sorry for your loss. However, my heart goes out to Tony’s young sons. I lost my wonderful mother two years ago and it still breaks my heart. For your children to be so young, may Tony and God shine down on them.

Condolence from steve barbour on December 11th, 2011 4:42 pm

dear tanja, it is with a heavy heart that i write to you today.it was the shock of my life to come across tonys obituary in the ns news.tony was the most vibrant,enthusiastic,positive fun loving guy i ever met.we shared many years of martial arts training together and you could always count on tony to show up and train and fight hard,and if i know tony he fought hard all the way to the end.He left an indelible footprint in my life and i will always remember his laugh his sence of humor and his zest for life that he shared with everone around him.i was proud to call him my friend.I am so very sorry for you and your boys for his loss.He was the essence of what a good man was and i will fondly remember him for the rest of my years.The world is a poorer place.
steve barbour and family.

Condolence from Mike lee on January 22nd, 2012 9:18 pm

My deepest belated condolences to Tony’s family. I knew Tony from Maple Ridge Jiu Jitsu and have many good memories of being trained by Tony.

I live on Quadra Island now and only now found out he has passed.

Condolence from Tony Chen on February 6th, 2012 7:35 pm

My condolences to Tony’s family. I worked with Tony years past and I just found out about his passing now… I will always remember him with his good sense of humor and his favorite frase around the office: “There is love” (When things are good) / “There is not love” (when things are bad).

Condolence from Eleanor Sayson on July 11th, 2012 8:45 pm

To Tania and sons, my deepest and sincerest condolences and prayers for you. Tony definitely loved you guys so much and was so very proud of you, always talking about you at work at NTS and Tranzeo. he was indeed “magical.” I just heard of his passing when I talked to Kevin M. And I was so shocked. Last time I saw him about 3 yrs ago, he was fighting it and was looking chipper as ever. Take care and be blessed by the legacy of his love for you all.

Condolence from Eleanor Sayson on July 11th, 2012 8:46 pm

To Tanja and sons, my deepest and sincerest condolences and prayers for you. Tony definitely loved you guys so much and was so very proud of you, always talking about you at work at NTS and Tranzeo. he was indeed “magical.” I just heard of his passing when I talked to Kevin M. And I was so shocked. Last time I saw him about 3 yrs ago, he was fighting it and was looking chipper as ever. Take care and be blessed by the legacy of his love for you all.

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