John Zadkovich

John Zadkovich

Wednesday, November 19th, 1924 Friday, August 2nd, 2019

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Obituary for John Zadkovich

ZADKOVICH- It is with profound sadness that the family of John Zadkovich announce his passing on August 2, 2019 at the age of 94.

John was born in Vele Mune, Croatia on November 19, 1924. He came to Canada (Port Arthur) in 1938 with his mother and two sisters to be reunited with his father. John held various jobs until his final employment with Simon Day Co., where he worked for over 30 years.

John married the love of his life, Irene, in December of 1956 and they had two children, a daughter and a son. John was a very kind, good natured, gentle man whose greatest love was for his family. He also had a love for music. John was known to many as the accordion player and singer in the band called “The Blue Notes”. He played for many weddings, banquets and dances in his lifetime and brought the joy of music to many people. John was also a member of the Croatian Home Society.

John will be dearly missed by his daughter Sonja (Michael) Nurse, his son Danny (Donna), step-son Austin as well as by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was predeceased by his wife Irene, parents Helen and Matt Zadkovich and sisters Helen Majetich and Doris Uremovich.

A special thank you to the staff at Bethammi Nursing home for caring so much for our father.

A service to celebrate the life of John Zadkovich will be held on Wednesday, August 7th at 11:30 a.m. in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court Street, with Rev. Ciaran Donnelly presiding. Visitation will be for 1 hour prior to service time. The interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorials to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel
    21 North Court Street
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    Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
    10:30am - 11:30am
  • Service

    Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel
    21 North Court Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
    Rev. Ciaran Donnelly
  • Interment

    Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunset Memorial Gardens
    3200 Oliver Road
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    Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

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Joe Gaudreau

Its terrible to hear about your loss and we express our sincere sympathy to you and your family. We will include your family and your dad in our thoughts and prayers.
Shelly, Joe, Sierra and McKayla
Comment | Posted at 09:33pm via Condolence

Mike Kopot

Dear Sonja & Danny,
Your Mom And Dad were very special people and good friends of my parents. I was honored that your Dad played at my wedding back in the day. He was truly a gentlemen's Gentleman. May he rest in eternal peace and please accept my deepest heartfelt condolences to both of you and your familys!

Mike Kopot
Comment | Posted at 10:23pm via Condolence

Katie Ostrom

Danny, we are so sorry for your loss. Hoping that happy memories of your father sustain you through this difficult time.
Nathaniel, Brian and Katie Ostrom
Comment | Posted at 05:23pm via Condolence

Tony Plesa

Sincere condolences to Sonja, Danny, Mike and families on the passing of Mr. Zadkovich. He has gone on to a better place. I can remember his band playing at many banquets at the Croatian Hall, his music brought joy to many people. Those times are gone but not forgotten.
Our thoughts are with you,
Tony and Sanja Plesa
Comment | Posted at 09:04am via Condolence

frank niccoli

My prayers and condolences go out to the entire family.
Comment | Posted at 08:34am via Condolence

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