BOX - Jonathan Michael James suddenly lost his heroic and courageous battle with mental illness at the Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto, Ontario on Friday, September 20, 2019, at the age of 45. Jon is survived by the love of his life of 21 years, Heather Wright, and was the proud and devoted father of Amélie and Tallulah.
Jonathan was the dear son of Margaret Caveney, and Chuck & Janis Box.
He was the loved brother of Kristyn & Dan McCoy and affecting uncle to their daughter Alexandra.
Stepbrother of Stuart & Jen Clark, Jake & Myriam Clark, and to Robert, Michael, and Bradley Philpott.
Son in law of Bonnie & Kelly Smith, Rick Wright & Linda Butler, brother in law of Bob & Rosemary Wright and doting uncle to their son Colin. Jonathan is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends. Predeceased by grandparents Margaret and Laurence Box, and Margaret Purdy.
Jon was the Vice President of Label Partnerships and Business Development at Universal Music Canada and was fortunate enough to have pursued a 24-year career devoted to his immeasurable passion for music. Without the efficient and competent assistance of David Hopley and Paule Mercier, Heather, Amélie, and Tallulah would not have been afforded a peaceful closure. The family would also like to thank Adam Abbasakoor for his immeasurable support during this devastating time, and to recognize the exceptional care and grace demonstrated by the First Responders, Doctors, Nurses, and Therapists of the Michael Garron Hospital, and the Nurses at Trillium Gift of Life Network.
In keeping with Jonathan's loving and generous spirit, many lives will be transformed with the gift of his organs and tissues.
in lieu of flowers a trust fund has been set up for Amélie and Tallulah, cheques can be made payable to “Amelie and Tallulah’s Education Fund”.
Funeral arrangements have been made through M.Box & Son Funeral Home, established by Jonathan’s great grandfather Marshall in 1920, and carried on by grandfather Laurence, and Jonathan’s own father Charles Box.
A casual attire time of visiting and memories will take place at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Toronto, on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 3pm-7pm followed by a visitation at M.Box & Son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street in Parkhill on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 3pm-7pm. Family and friends are asked to share memories and special moments with Jonathan's family during the memorial visitation at this time.
Please share a memory or send a condolence online at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com
Go Fund Me Page: www.gofundme.com/f/AmlieandTallulahEducationFund