Farewell, Mr. Steve Kot

Mr. Steve Kot  of Cowley Ave. passed away on March 29 at age 93.

With his death, Champlain Park has lost a longtime resident who was a friend to many and a husband, father and grandfather well loved by a large family. His warm smile greeted all who knocked at the door of the lovely home he and his widow, Kay Kot, lived in since 1957.

The Champlain Oaks project has a lost a stalwart supporter, shown here (on the left) measuring a giant bur oak in the Kot’s front yard with Daniel Buckles in April 2013. That oak tree was one of four oaks listed as a heritage tree by Forests Ontario in September 2017. It was the source of many acorns that Steve helped  to collect several years ago when the tree had a mast year. Those acorns germinated and are now saplings growing in yards throughout Champlain Park. We thank Steve and Kay Kot for all their support, and for the love they have shown the big trees on their property.

Deep condolences to the family. 

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  1. Barbara Heidenreich
    Barbara Heidenreich April 6, 2018 at 9:26 am | | Reply

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Steve Kot. While I did not know him personally, a person who loves trees with his passion and works for their preservation is a very wonderful person indeed and a great loss to our community. My condolences to his family and friends and best wishes ~Barb

  2. Sylvia Smith
    Sylvia Smith April 6, 2018 at 11:08 am | | Reply

    So sad to hear of Steve Kot’s passing. What a loss to our community. My prayers go out to his family at this time.

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