| | |

James Kopinak

KOPINAK, James Michael
July 14, 1938 – February 1, 2024

Jim was born in Port Colborne, the only son of Michael Kopinak and Katharine Marie (Molnar) Kopinak. He attended Snider Public School in the village of Humberstone, Port Colborne High School, and obtained a BA at Western University in London, and a Bachelor of Law degree at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. Jim practiced law in the Preston/Cambridge area for twenty years before changing careers, becoming a materials manager, working primarily in the auto sector, until his retirement in his early seventies. He is survived by his sons, Chris (Micaela Levati), Jamie (Meghan Hall), his daughter Petra, his granddaughters Stella, Scarlett, and Alice, and grandsons, Gordon and Ethan, his sister Janice (Rick) and his loving partner, Colette Wilson. Throughout his life, Jim was an avid horseman, riding with the Wellington Waterloo Hunt, where he acted as Honorary Huntsman for twelve years, and later with the Hamilton Hunt. After retirement, he traded his horses for a bicycle, and rode the rail trails from Port Dover to Cambridge, and from the Dundas Valley to Brantford. He also became an enthusiastic golfer and shared both these activities with his best friend, Colette. Music and reading were Jim’s favourite pastimes. Though he loved most music, opera and classical music were his favourites. And, he read history all his life. Jim gave back to his communities by spending many hours as a volunteer at the Brantford Food Bank, by serving as the first male director of the 120-year-old Brantford Music Club, as secretary-treasurer of his condo board, secretary of Brantford Probus Club, Vice-President of the Brantford Numismatic Club, Past President of Preston Kinsmen Club and a Past President of the Preston Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to the many medical professionals who provided excellent, compassionate care for Jim throughout his illnesses. Special thanks to the wonderful staff and volunteers at Stedman Hospice. Jim requested that there be no service. A private interment of his ashes will take place in Port Colborne. Arrangements are entrusted to McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road N. Brantford. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Brantford Food Club would be welcomed.McCleister 519-758-1553

Similar Posts