Ivanka was born on May 16, 1926 in Gornji Grad Slovenia and passed away on May 9, 2019 in Toronto from sudden heart failure.
Beloved wife of the late Edward Pikovnik Sr. for 46 years, dear mother of the late Irene and Edward Pikovnik Jr., loving grandmother of Cristina and Michelle Stanescu and mother-in-law to Erika Larva and Bogdan Stanescu (Angela). She is survived by her sister Rezika Pecnik Debersek and many other relatives in Slovenia. The family
appreciates the care provided by the medical staff at Humber River Regional Hospital and to all family and friends who have provided support and prayers.
Ivanka immigrated to Canada in 1955 after escaping the communist purge in the former Yugoslavia. Her childhood experiences gave her a greater appreciation for the sanctity of life and to live a life full of love. After marrying Edward in Toronto, she started her family and became the Family Matriarch. Her decisions were always immediate and based on facts, not gossip. Her actions based on rational thought, not on opinions. She had the judgment of Solomon and we are all blessed by her actions.
Her mantra was “Family, Friends, and Food”, and she had a deep devotion to God. When asked what God means to her, she simply replied: “God is pure Love.”
She will be fondly remembered by all her family and friends within the Slovenian community and abroad. She will always be in our hearts.
Friends may call at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street W. on Monday, May 13 from 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, 739 Brown’s Line. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Turner & Porter - Yorke Chapel
2357 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M6S 1P4
Monday, 13 May 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, 13 May 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Slovenian Catholic)