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Kazimier (Kaz) Stanley Kojder

April 22, 1951 - July 26, 2019


KOJDER, KAZ (Kazimier Stanley), age 68, of Lake Cowichan, BC, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of July 26, 2019.

Born on April 22, 1951, raised in Victoria, BC, Kaz also spent many years living and working in Vancouver, Surrey, the Lower Mainland and parts of the BC Interior before retiring and settling in beautiful Lake Cowichan, which became his happy place – a perfect setting and new community to call home.

Ever the outdoorsman, Kaz loved taking long hikes with his beloved dogs over the years, skiing, camping, canoeing, and fishing, whether on his own, with friends or with his son Daniel. He was an avid reader, a history buff, loved to discuss and debate current events, and was incredibly proud of his Polish heritage. Winning at backgammon, cooking his legendary lamb dinners, tending to his garden, and enjoying the company of friends were a few of his favourite pastimes. An unassuming and kind man, Kaz was always there to lend a hand and provide support to those dearest to him.

Predeceased by his parents, Jan (Nov. 1999) and Pelagia (Apr. 2006), he is survived by his son Daniel (Samantha); partner Cindy Barber; sisters Teresa and Barb; nephews Jordan, Nick and Zach; extended family in BC and Poland; and many friends in Lake Cowichan, Victoria and the Lower Mainland.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lake Cowichan Royal Canadian Legion Branch 210
(15 N Shore Road) on Sunday, August 18th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Please come and celebrate Kaz’s life, share stories and memories, and raise a glass in his honour.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon.

Condolences may be offered to the family at:


Kaz, you left way too soon and will be incredibly missed by all who knew you. Happy trails.



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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Liliane Morgan (Blaszczyk)
Relation: Growing up with other Polish families in Victoria who were members of the Polish White Eagle Polish Association. My brother Johnny Blaszczyk was a friend of Kaz,

Dearest Barbara, Teresa and family, I was very saddened to hear of your brother’s untimely death. Kaz is now with your wonderful parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Lila

From: Anne Janeda
Relation: Family friend

Dear Teresa and Barbara, Very sorry to hear about the loss of your big brother. It’s wonderful to know that the Kaz I knew as a boy grew up to lead a full and vibrant life but terribly sad that it ended far too soon. My thoughts are with you.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
August 18, 2019
Beginning at 1:00pm

Lake Cowichan Royal Canadian Legion Branch 210
15 North Shore Road
Lake Cowichan, BC Canada

15 North Shore Road
Lake Cowichan, BC Canada

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The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

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