It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Jim Zoras on May 2, 2021 at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, aged 62 years. Jim was born on October 30, 1958, and resided mostly in Toronto and later retiring in beautiful Ashburn, Ontario.
Jim was married to the love of his life Kathy. Jim met Kathy on September 4, 1980 at the age of 18 and they were married 2 years later. They were best friends as well as enjoyed a life time of travel and interests. They have celebrated 38 years of a very happy marriage. They have two children, Daniel and Lauren, who were the light of Jim’s life. Jim was an exceptional and loving husband, father, son and brother. He was known for his pleasant and relaxed manner, big smile, integrity, generosity of spirit, and kindness.
Jim was a loving son and adored his mother, Sylvia with whom he had a very dear and special relationship. They similarly enjoyed Sudoku, reading novels, and completing 1000 piece puzzles. Jim was very close and dearly loved his brother, John and sister, Mary. He shared many special times with them and their spouses and children over the years.
Jim was a very gifted student, and received degrees from Ryerson University Computer Science (1980) and the University of Western Ontario – MBA (1995). Jim had a very successful career as senior executive leading information technology divisions amongst several large American and Canadian companies. He was regarded as an extraordinary and inspirational leader by many of his staff and colleagues. Jim retired in 2019, and celebrated with a trip of a lifetime with Kathy touring Italy.
Jim was passionate about; the Toronto Maple Leafs, Led Zeppelin and Rush bands, drumming, playing golf and hockey, enjoying time at the lake, spending time with his children, visiting family and friends, and traveling with Kathy.
Jim is survived by his loving spouse Kathy. Loving father to Daniel and Lauren. Beloved son of Sylvia Zoras and Michael Zoras (deceased 2001). Dear brother of John Zoras (Karen) and Mary Zoras Lepera (Mike). Uncle to Jessica and Andrew Lepera, and Crystal and Amber Zoras.
Loving brother-in-law to Vito Maida (Lina), Rose Bastien (Ted), Mary Falbo (Gino) and Terri Russo (Nino). Uncle to Paul and Laura Maida, Philip Bastien, Masson Falbo and Aiden Russo.
In memory of Jim and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation – Palliative Care Program Fund would be appreciated by the family.
The visitation and service will be private for immediate family members due to restrictions.
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Centres
Info: The visitation and service for Jim will be private for immediate family members due to restrictions. Please join us by livestreaming the service at 1:45 pm on Friday, May 7, 2021. A link to the livestream will be available at the top of this page on the day of, we hope to virtually see you all. My brother and I will be wearing a Leaf's jersey in honor of our late father, please feel free to wear one with us. With love, The Zoras Family