The Late Carey Green

01/03/2010 10:23


Dear Dr. Green: 

I am so very sorry to hear Carey passed away on Wednesday. On behalf of my family, OKC, ISKF Ontario and Canada, and ISKF International, I send you my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn your great loss. 

Although I knew she was ailing, when I saw her last December at the dojo Christmas party, she appeared to be fine and as beautiful as ever. 

Her passing has touched me because you have become part of our karate family. When you first came to the dojo, I was going through a period of karate loss, but nothing like you are experiencing at this time. You brought a ray of sunshine into the dojo with your presence and personality and when you grieve, we grieve and feel your loss. When one door closed, another opened and you walked in to our lives. You also brought Carey with you. 

The dojo will be closed on Friday and Saturday to allow our members and instructors to pay their respects to you and your family. 

I know that she is in the presence of God and may her soul rest in peace. 


Frank Woon-A-Tai 

From: Anthony Green []
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 9:27 PM
To: Frank Woon-A-Tai
Subject: Sad News 

Osu Sensei: 

It with great sadness that I inform you my wife Carey passed away on 24th February. 

I will not be attending training for a while and until I am ready. 

For those members of the Ontario Karate College who are interested I attach the following obituary for their information. 

Green, Carey Christine (nee Kotsovos), MusBach, B.Ed, M.Ed., beloved wife of Dr. Anthony Green, PhD, CD, P.Eng, born in Athens, Greece on 26th November 1950, peacefully passed away in God's love in the early hours of the 24th February, 2010 at age 59 after a six year fight with breast cancer. She leaves behind her husband Anthony, brothers Tasso Kotsovos, John and sister-in-law Anita Kotsovos, sister Cathy and brother-in-law Rick Bourdage, nieces Natasha & Stephanie and nephews Stephen, Alex & Zack. Carey taught music at junior high and high schools within the Toronto area of which the last 26 years were at Thistletown Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke, where she was loved and greatly respected by her students and colleagues. Carey will be terribly missed by her husband, family, relatives and friends and all whose lives she touched and inspired.

Friends may call at the & Porter, Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St W, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9A 1B6 (between Kipling & Islington Aves) on Friday 5th March 2010, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Requiem Mass will be held at St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday 6th March, 2010 followed by internment at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 7300 Highway #27, Woodbridge, Ontario, L4L 1A5.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be submitted to the Sunnybrook Foundation, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5.   

 Yours sincerely,



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