In Celebration of

Jean Constance Zimnicki

August 11, 1936 -  December 31, 2023

ZIMNICKI, JEAN CONSTANCE, 87, of Toronto, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. She was born in Woodstock, Ontario, on August 11, 1936 to Anna (nee Witkowski) and Andrew Jablonski (both deceased). She was a good-hearted person, loving wife to Ted Zimnicki (deceased), caring mother and friend to everyone. Jean was a hard-working business owner who opened her home to many family feasts and enjoyed her gardening.

Jean is survived by her brother, Bob (Wendy) Jablonski; her sons Mike (Diana), Steve (Bev), Greg (Laura) and Tom; her four grandchildren - John (Samantha), Natalie, Priscilla, Steven; her step-grandson – Andrew (Karen); and her step-great-grandson – Logan. She was predeceased by her sisters Lucy Nagel, Stella Wrona and Wanda Munro. Jean will continue to be loved and dearly missed by her family, including her many nieces and nephews, her friends and neighbours.

A Celebration of Life will take place at Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 3 p.m., with visitation an hour before. Interment of her ashes will take place at a later date.

We would like to thank the health care teams at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital. In lieu of flowers, we encourage you to donate to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or St. Joseph’s Health Centre in her name.


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Kleban family (Friend and neighbour)

Entered January 14, 2024 from Toronto

Our deepest condolences to the Zimnicki family during this incredibly sad time. Jean was a beautiful soul who was a dear friend of my mother, Doreen. She was loving, kind, sweet and had a great sense of humour. Jean's love of animals was a beautiful trait and one that we truly bonded over. Jean had a heart of gold.

We will all miss hearing her cheerful voice on the phone. Jean was a true "people person" and could carry a meaningful conversation with just about anyone.

Our family will definitely feel her absence and miss her dearly but take comfort in knowing that she is not suffering. Fly high with the angels, sweet Jean, and rest in peace.

Doreen, Gerry and Irene Kleban

Bev Ward (daughter-in-law)

Entered January 16, 2024 from Oshawa, ON

I will remember my mother-in-law, Jean Zimnicki, for her unwavering devotion to family and friends. Jean was a very kind person with a warm smile who welcomed everyone into her home. Jean loved to host large family gatherings when she was still able to do so. She would prepare meals for days in advance, and even after everything we would always leave with a big goodie bag. The only person I know who could grow peonies and roses in full shade is Jean, who had a passion for gardening. She made sure we were informed about the newest gadgets on the shopping channel and if we expressed any interest at all, we would receive one.

She liked having her four-legged pal cuddled up at her feet till a few years ago. I know of two dogs that she saved from the shelter.
I will never forget my first encounter with Jean, nor when I last saw her. I spent a long time sitting by her bed and holding her hand. Jean you will be missed. Godspeed, dear friend.

My sincere sympathies go out to my spouse Steve Zimnicki, the Zimnicki family and their friends.


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