Tonkovic, Zdravko “Wally”

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Zdravko “Wally” Tonkovic on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Health Sciences North. Beloved husband and best friend for 40 years of Tanja Tonkovic (nee Ugrin). Loving father of Margaret Tonkovic (Clifford and Piper) of Sudbury. Dear brother of Josip (predeceased) (Ane), Mladen “Mica” (predeceased), Ivan (Milica), Milan (predeceased) (Andela), Mata (Erna), Durda (Mario). Cherished uncle of Adrian, Catherine, Aiden and Ariana. He will be sadly missed by his sister-in-law Nela (Frane), mother-in-law Marija Ugrin as well as many friends and extended family members in Croatia, Germany, Slovenia and Canada.  Born on October 18, 1954 in Rijeka, Croatia (the former Yugoslavia), he was the son of the late Lovro and Margareta Tonkovic (nee Stanic). Zdravko immigrated to Canada in 1977, he worked for Falconbridge as a Smelter worker for over 30 years. He was a life-long member of the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 793, a member of the Croatian Hall and a dedicated member of Mine Mill Union. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling every year with his wife Tanja to Croatia. Zdravko will be lovingly remembered as a caring father and husband as well as for his love of spending time at the Croatian Club with his friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or SPCA and would be greatly appreciated. In keeping with Zdravko’s wishes, there will be no service or visitation, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

5 Condolences

  1. Tanja & Family: Our Deepest sympathies to you and your family. We were very surprised to hear of Zdravko’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP.

    By: Anna Despot & Family
    November 15, 2020
  2. Iskrena sucut Tanji i obitelji a Zdravku neka mu bude laka kanadska zemlja. Počivao u miru.

    Ivan Beljo i obitelj

    By: Ivan Beljo
    November 9, 2020
  3. My deepest sympathy to Tanya and family.
    Always enjoyed Zdravko’s sense of humor at our Croatian Centre Meetings.
    May he rest in peace,

    By: ANNE Bedek
    November 8, 2020
  4. Always like to chat with Wally at the Croatian Centre. He was a nice man and he will be sadly missed. Have a good journey Wally my friend, condolences to his family.

    By: Gary Fitzpatrick
    November 7, 2020
  5. Nasa iskrena sucut Tanji i cijeloj obiteljiod fam.
    Johnny de Groot iz Nizozemske

    By: johnny&snjezana
    November 7, 2020

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