With loving friends and family beside him, Jonny left us far too soon on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Born January 16, 1990, Jonny leaves behind his heartbroken family: parents Lynda and Ian, sisters Katie and Emma, brother Nick, as well as grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Jonny loved every new and challenging experience that came his way and looked forward to the people and places that only awaited his discovery with joyful and excited anticipation. There was nothing that was out of the realm of the ''possible'' for him. Jonny was an avid outdoorsman, a talented tennis player and a hard working student. Through his kindness and generosity, Jonny always endeavoured to share what he cared about with others, starting a charity in Grade 3 to send underprivileged children to camp, and creating the first environmental stewardship at his high school. In university, Jonny helped found a Canadian Club at St. Andrews and brought competitive ice hockey to the school. He was a mentor and, above all, an open- hearted friend whose care and kindness towards others earned him the respect and love of his peers, teachers, family and friends. He will continue to hold a special place in the hearts of the many people who knew him. Jonny will be fondly remembered at Upper Canada College in Toronto, where he graduated in 2008 and was awarded the Herbert Mason Medal, UCC's highest honour for character, integrity and recognition of community leadership. He also leaves behind a large community of friends at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he was scheduled to graduate next week with an M.A. in International Relations. Jonny was laid to rest in a private family ceremony on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in Toronto. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Jonny's life on Thursday, June 21 at 4:30 p.m. at Laidlaw Hall, Upper Canada College, 200 Lonsdale Road, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Upper Canada College Foundation in the name of the Jonathan Wookey Memorial Scholarship would be appreciated. Donations may be made online at www.ucc.on.ca or by calling 416-488-1125 x2239. Online condolences may be made at www.etouch.ca.
Monday June 18, 2012
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