5 février 2023

On Sunday, February 5, 2023 the brave heart of Mr. Jaroslav Kokstain stopped beating. In 14 days he would be 91 years old. In spite of being paralyzed at the age of 21 after a motorcycle accident, he challenged his life with a very courageous spirit, mental force, an eternal optimism and a great sense of humor.

He was a professional photographer, passionate car lover and driver and an admirer of art and beauty. He graduated at the New York Institute of Photography, the school he could not contact in the past from his former communist home country of Czechoslovakia. He became a proud Canadian.

He was my example, my soul mate, a friend for life. He will be deeply missed and his memory treasured always.

A private remembrance will be held at the later date.

For all his grieving family abroad, all of his friends in Canada and Europe,

Ivana Stanova, friend

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