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Mary Zvonkovich

Mary Theresa Zvonkovich (Smukavich)

Friday, December 24th, 1926 - Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
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With great sadness, her family announces the passing of Mary Zvonkovich (nee Smukavich) on November 17th, 2020 at the age of 93. Mary was born in Croatia on December 24th, 1926. At the age of 9, she and her mother (Teresa Katarincic) and brother (John) made the long journey to Sudbury and reunited with her father (Ignac Smukavich), who earned their passage by working in the mines. Mary grew up and fell in love with the boy next door, Peter Zvonkovich, whom she married in 1946. In 1960, they welcomed their son, Peter, who was her lifelong pride and joy. Mary worked hard her entire life, from her early days on the family farm, the hotel she and her husband bought in Caledonia and later the Penage hotel, and finally the bedding and towel department at Eaton’s, which she liked best of all. But Mary wasn’t all about work. She loved being outside and tending to her gardens. She transformed the blueberries she enjoyed picking for hours into the most mouth-watering pies. Her apple strudel and walnut povitica were legendary. Not to mention her cooking! Her cabbage rolls and pedaheh were the best. Mary also knew how to have fun. She played the card game 66 like a shark, gave the slots a run for their money and enjoyed the occasional Molson Ex. Mary believed in the importance of community. She was a lifelong member of the Croatian Peasant Society, a devoted parishioner of St. Patrick’s Parish, a 50-year member of the CWL and a dedicated volunteer of the Mended Hearts, which recognized her contributions in an award. She consistently demonstrated what it meant to be a committed individual and loyal friend, from picking up and driving her friends to church, to walking the family dogs, and ensuring that no one’s birthday or anniversary was forgotten. She believed that a good life was achieved through good habits, strong routines, and a determination to just keep going. She never gave up. Mary was humble, generous, and loving. Her lessons for living an authentic life live among her friends and those who were lucky enough to have her as family. She will be so deeply missed by her son Peter (Allyson Streich), her sister Millie (Rudy Podrebarac, predeceased), her sister-in-law Anne Bedek (Ronald), her nieces Theresa, Kathy (Cathy van Ingen) and Anna Podrebarac, Emily (Pat DiPietro) and Mary (Brendan Wall), nephew John Bedek (Maureen Moore), her great-nieces Emma, Olivia and Sofia Buckle, Christina and Lindsay DiPietro, and Rachel, Kelly and Taylor Bedek. Mary was predeceased by her parents, husband, and brother. In light of COVID-19, a private family funeral will be held. Messages of condolence may be left at In lieu of flowers, a donation to one of Mary’s favourite charities, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, would be greatly appreciated.
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Miriam McDonald

Posted at 02:34pm
Mary was the most kind,sincere, loving person - knew her all my life from the Donovan days to afterwards with Lohi Lake Croatia Park group. She was a dear friend of my parents - Maria and Marijan Nosich. Please accept our sincerest condolences - Miriam McDonald and Nosich family.

Melinda Ongaro

Posted at 04:12pm
Dear Peter and immediate family members, my sincerous condolences for your loss. She will be greatly missed. Sincerely Melinda

Patricia Montpetit

Posted at 06:16pm
Dear Peter and family,

Julian and I have fond memories of your mom when we first moved to Calford Street. She was a very kind, generous and welcoming neighbour .
Patricia Montpetit


Posted at 09:59pm
Our deepest condolances to Millie, Peter and family on the passing of Mary. I met the family when we tended bar for Rudy. Mary was such a caring person alway taking time to chat. Her gentle soul will be missed. R.I.P.

Frank Ongaro

Posted at 08:46pm
Dear Peter and Ally

There is no one in the world like your mother. Mary was such a kind, caring and selfless woman. She truly loved her family and friends and kept up with what was happening in their lives.

She was a true friend who always welcomed us and others into her home with open arms. I knew your mother for 50 years and she was always a good friend, at times even a mother figure. As Lila and I became a couple, she welcomed Lila into her circle. We remember how excited she was when Eric became part of our family and how she held us all close.

Our deepest condolences to you and your entire family during this difficult time. Mary was an amazing woman and she will be truly missed. We wish we could be there with you.

Frank, Lila and Eric Ongaro

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