In Celebration of

Emmerich Zivko

May 17, 1925 -  May 6, 2021

Peacefully, at Trillium Health Partners – Mississauga on Thursday, May 6, 2021, Born May 17th 1925 in Croatia. Beloved husband of the late Anna for 55 years. Emmerich will be missed by his family and friends in Croatia, Austria, Switzerland and Canada. Due to Covid19 A private family service will be held on Tuesday May 11, 2021 at 11am. Interment to follow at Park Lawn Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to Our Lady Queen of Croatia Church.

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Sonya & Allen Andrews 

Entered May 9, 2021 from Mississauga ON Canada

Emmerich will be missed

Charlie Ozimac 

Entered May 9, 2021 from Georgetown, ON

Uncle Emmerich will be missed by Cathy, Cheri and Chris

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Allen & Sonya Andrews 

Entered May 9, 2021

Peacefully, at Trillium Hospital after a fall at his retirement residence, on Thursday May 6, 2021 in his 96th year. Emmerich was born on May 17, 1925 in Veliki Grdjevac, Croatia. He met the love of his life Anna in Austria, and they immigrated to Canada in 1961. Emmerich was a painter by trade, working in Germany and Austria before settling in Toronto and working at CityPark Apartments. An artist, he painted many folk art scenes, in his retirement. He was part of a large group of friends who made wine, and with Anna hosted many parties in their basement bar, and at their much loved cottage at Lake Simcoe.

Emmerich was, as were so many in those times, caught up in World War II, and has shrapnel in his arm to this day from a bomb blast.

He will be missed by friends and family in Canada, Croatia, Switzerland and Austria.

Heartfelt thanks to Constitution Place retirement residence and community for the compassionate care they provided Emmerich.

Due to covid19 a private ceremony will be held Tuesday May 11 at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel. Internment to follow at Park Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be make to Our Lady Queen of Croatia Catholic church, Toronto. Župa Naše Gospe Kraljice Hrvata (


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