Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre on May 16, 2019 at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Anton Kovacko. In 1966, Maria emigrated to Canada with her husband and son to forge a better life and to offer her son more opportunities. Her brother Drago and son Vlado joined the family soon after. It was not easy for her as she left her aging parents and siblings, but her sacrifice created a better life for all extended family members. Devoted mother of Rudi (Peggy) and Vlado (Mira). Loving grandmother and great-grandmother, she was predeceased by her brothers and sisters. Maria will be fondly remembered by her many other relatives and friends. The family would like to thank the caring staff at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Runnymede Rehab for their care and compassion. There will be a private Service followed by Interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.