Zivkovic, Robert

ZIVKOVIC, Robert

1934 - 2022

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Bob, at the Kirkland Lake District Hospital on Thursday, July 28, after a courageous battle with interstitial lung disease.

Bob is survived by his three children, Yvonne (Chris) Robson of Nottingham, England, Andy (Nina) Hoyt of Sudbury, David (Fiona) Zivkovic of Nepean and his five grandchildren, Chris, Ian, Sarah, Cameron and Jacob. He is also survived by his nephew Marian in Croatia. He is predeceased by his loving wife Trudy, and his mother Marija, his father Marko, and his siblings Marko and Anna.

Bob was born in Yugoslavia on May 27, 1934. He served time in the Yugoslavian militia as a youth, and then immigrated to Austria, until he received clearance to come to Canada in 1959. He was sponsored by his uncle Ivan from Larder Lake, and quickly made Northern Ontario his home. Always an adventurous soul, he would embark on a long mining career working in copper, silver, gold and iron ore mines in places such as Whitehorse, Batchewana Bay, Temagami, Virginiatown and Kirkland Lake. He would develop long lasting friendships with most of his colleagues and would often talk about his working escapades all across Canada. He spent 34 years in mining and eventually retired from Macassa Mine in 1995.

Bob was an incredible man, with a huge heart and a penchant for stories. He always had a smile for everyone and was always willing to help his neighbours and friends. Throughout his life, Bob faced countless physical, health and personal challenges; he overcame them all , with a resilience stronger than most of us could imagine. He loved watching wrestling and also "The Young and the Restless", partially to keep his wife happy. More than anything he loved to keep his house and backyard "shipshape" and his 1993 Buick Roadmaster in top notch condition. He was proud of his Croatian heritage, but even moreso of his newfound country. He considered himself a Canadian to the core. Bob will be sorely missed by the community of people he cared for and who loved him with the same dedication.

In keeping with Bob's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to give a sincere thank you to the LHIN team, and especially Timiskaming Home Support and Melanie Loach for allowing Bob to live independently, in his own home, for three comfortable years during difficult times. We would also like to give a sincere thank you to the nurse practitioners at the Kirkland Lake Family Health team, and all of the doctors and nurses at the Kirkland Lake and District Hospital. Lastly, we would like to thank the Kirkland Lake Palliative Care team for allowing Bob to live out his final days with dignity.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Palliative Care Unit at the Kirkland Lake District Hospital ( 145 Government Rd East, Suite 407, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3P4), or Timiskaming Home Support (P.O.Box 428, 367 Sutherland Way, Haileybury, ON P0J 1K0), would be appreciated.

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To The Family

My deepest sympathy to Bob’s family. A gentle man and a gentle soul. Such a pleasant man to talk with. May he RIP you will be missed Sir!
Sincerely Yours!
Ms. Michelle St. Georges and my wonderful fiancé John

Ms. Michelle St. Georges , July 29, 2022

Dave & Family

Ray and I were so sad to hear of Bob’s passing he was a good friend of Nevios. We hope they are sharing a glass of wine together. So sorry for your loss Dave. Jan & Ray xo

Ray and Jan Viskovich, July 29, 2022

Dave and family

Dave, I’m so very sorry to hear your Dad has passed. I hope you can take comfort in the knowledge that he has been reunited with his love. They will forever be watching over you. Thinking of you my friend. Xoxo

Marjorie Harvey, July 29, 2022

Dave

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your father.

Shane and Debra Allison, July 29, 2022

Dave and family

Our deepest sympathies go out to you and the family. Your dad had the sweetest smile. May he Rest In Peace and take comfort in knowing that he is reunited with his true love and becoming an angel to watch over you.

Chrissy & Mike Poulin, July 29, 2022

Yvonne, Andy, Dave and family

Sorry for your loss. Bob was such a good neighbour and friend. He and Trudy were always so helpful and kind—we have many fond memories that make us smile. Sad he's gone but happy they are reunited.

Marc & Lorrie, July 29, 2022

The Zivkovic Family

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was a good family friend and work with my father in the mines.
My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Tammy Mazsa

Tammy , July 29, 2022

Zivkovic Family

So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Our prayers are with all of you.

Stan Skalecki, July 29, 2022

Dave and family

Saddened to hear this news today. My condolences to you all. Mr. Z was always a kind man who always said hello and few words to me whenever we met up.

Darren Phillips, July 29, 2022

Yvonne, Dave, Andy and families

We are so saddened to hear of Bob's death. Our hugs and prayers to all his family who have lost a strong and wonderful man. Our families were lifelong friends. Many fond memories of my childhood included Christmases and Birthday celebrations together. Trudy and Bob were always there with their wonderful hospitality. He is now reunited with his friends and family. Gone but not forgotten. RIP Bob ❤️

Sue and Ric Campbell , July 29, 2022

The family

Bob was always such a wonderful neighbour to my father Tom Conrad. Dad enjoyed his company and appreciated his help around his home.
My sincere sympathy on the loss of such a wonderful person!

Chris (Conrad) Bigelow, July 29, 2022

Yvonne , Andy, Dave

Our sincere and deepest condolences on the passing of your Dad…I have great memories of your dad during his illustrious mining career as we both worked at the KerrAddison and Macassa. Mines together…His work ethic’s were second to none and yes he could tell some powerful stories….he was a true gentleman and friend with a kind soul…I will miss our talks we had whenever we saw each other
As difficult as this may be cherish all the wonderful memories you all have of your Dad knowing now he is with your mom Trudy…RIP Bob

Joe Wojtus and Tanja Cindric Lauzon, July 29, 2022

David & family

My heart and thoughts go out to you. Your dad sounded like a man among men. A donation has been made in your father's name to the Palliative Care Unit at the Kirkland Lake District Hospital. Love Heather Nimmo, Ryan, Garrett and Ethan Sherwood

Heather Nimmo, July 29, 2022

Živković Family

On behalf of the Spahić family we would like to express our sincere condolences. The Croatian community in Kirkland Lake has always been a proud cluster of families and as such our prayers are with you during this time of mourning.

Ivan Spahić, July 29, 2022

David and Family

Gale and I are very sorry to hear of the death of your father . He was a familiar person about town with his ever present smile and friendliness. A typical individual of that era who worked hard for his family and appreciated his community and friends !
Our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family — Brian and Gale

Brian and Gale Hamilton , July 29, 2022

The family

My sincere condolences at this difficult time…his was a life well spent..RIP

Bob Zidar, July 29, 2022

The Zivkovic Family

Our sincere sympathies to Bob’s family on the loss of a wonderful man. He was a fantastic neighbour to our parents on Taylor Avenue. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Claude and Anne (Conrad) Bougie, July 29, 2022

Andy ,Dave and Family

We were saddened to hear about Bobby`s (Bozo) passing.
It was always a pleasure to see Bob`s smile and his approach to life.
Bob was a kind hearted man who never questioned anyone`s lifestyle and or faults.
He always had time to share some of his thoughts about mining and enjoyed chatting every time we met.
He will be missed by all who knew him.

Blaine and Kathy

Blaine Vernon, July 30, 2022

The Family Of Bob Zivkovic

Saddened to hear of Bob's passing.
The Zivkovic and Hoyt Families have been our friends for many years and my sincere condolences go out Yvonne, Andy and Dave.
Your father was a very kind, caring and honest man who always made us feel welcome.
His smile and greetings will always be remembered by those who knew him.
Rest In Peace kind soul

RICK BARKER, July 30, 2022

Dave

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Jane Lauzon, July 30, 2022

The Zivkovic Family

Sincerest condolences to the family during this difficult time. Mr Zivkovic almost made a point to stop and chat and ask about the family whenever we saw him.

Lori(Czuba) and Daryl Brohm, July 30, 2022

Dave and all the family

Our deepest sympathy.

The Uhrayns, July 30, 2022

The Zivkovic family

I had the privilege to work with Bob,s wife Trudy at Northern College for many years and during that time my wife and I visited Bob and Trudy in their home. It was during those times that we got to know Bob.
Sincere condolences to the family.
Larry and Janie Pratt

Larry Pratt, July 30, 2022

Dave, Nina and families!

So so sorry to hear about your father. He was such a sweet man! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Our sincere condolences!

Mitch and Paul Guertin, July 30, 2022

Yvonne, Andy & Dave

Such a beautiful write up of “Bob”, as he would love to talk at our special get togethers, about his & Trudy’s family. “You all made him & Trudy so proud”

Josette Viskovich

Josette Viskovich , July 31, 2022

The Zivkovic Family

Sending Condolences to the Family at this very sad and difficult time...Will miss Mr. Zik's smile and his stories...at Peace now. So sorry for your loss.

Rick & Judy (Cale) Gervais, July 31, 2022

Andy and family

Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your Dad he will be greatly missed

Peter and Sue Mclean , July 31, 2022

Dave and Fiona

Bob was a great man and he will be missed by everyone that knew him. Rest easy Bob, it was a delight to have known you.
Sue

SUE CARREAU, August 1, 2022

Dave and family

We are truly saddened to hear about Bob and would like to send our deepest sympathy to the family. Bob was a wonderful man and we always enjoyed talking to him whenever we saw him. He will be missed by many people who know him xo

Nena and Shane Selbie & Rada and Tanya Mitic, August 2, 2022

Dave & Yvonne & families

Very sorry to hear about your dad and grandfather. Sending sincerest condolences for your loss

Rick & Charlene (Kilian)Owen, August 2, 2022

Yvonne, Andy & Dave

Our sincere condolences in the loss of a wonderful father and grandfather. Forever smiling, sharing his stories, caring for friends and neighbours. What ever needed doing, Bob was there. We will miss him so very much.
Smile with the angels forever Bob.

Jean Gavin & family

Jean Gavin, August 2, 2022

Dave and family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Losing a parent is never easy , your dad left you all a wonderful legacy.
Dave , he taught you to be kind and how to be a gentle soul which you are
as a teacher.
He will live on in your memories and in all the good things that you do.

Wendorf family , August 2, 2022

David

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult time.

Jack and Barb Lee, August 3, 2022

David Zivkovic

Zivy,

So sorry for your loss. Hang in there little buddy. I know what a dedicated and supportive son you were based on the number of miles you put between Ottawa and Kirkland Lake these past few years.

Hang in there.

The Amadio Family

Terry Michael Amadio, August 3, 2022

Condolences to BoB family

Sorry for your loss. He was a beautiful and wonderful friend to myself and husband eric. He had a smile everyday when I walked my dog babygirl. He will be missed.

JoanneKivimaki & Eric Smith(snuffy), August 3, 2022

Yvonne Andy Dave and families

I was so sorry to hear of Bob passing..will always renember how good he and Trudy were to my mom for the many years she lived upstairs..very kind and friendly landlords! Bob always had a story and loved his garden and his spotless car! He will be missed for sure!

Barb Dickinson, August 4, 2022

Dave & Family

Mr Zik was such a great father, husband and friend to my parents. A life well lived. So sorry for your loss.

Max viskovich , August 6, 2022

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