Joseph John KOVACS

24 August , 192114 March , 2019

Joseph John Kovacs was a craftsman, a patriotic Canadian soldier and a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born August 24, 1921 in Brantford to Hungarian immigrants Joseph Kovacs and Julia Kayorie. He started work with Brantford Coach & Body, ( Jan 2, 1940 ) later Trailmobile Canada, prior to his service in World War II, becoming a skilled toolmaker. He retired from Trailmobile in 1986 with 46 years of service. Joseph joined the Canadian Army, and served overseas, in Belgium,The Netherlands and Germany in the Signal Corps from 1944 to 1946. He was a radio signaler with the Canadian Army 3rd Artillary Division. After returning home in 1946, he married Elizabeth Vigmond, also from Brantford. Joseph was a real handyman. Along with his brother Gene, he built homes for his brother and wife, his own family and also for his parents. Two children Gregory, born in 1951 and Loretta in 1955 grew up in the family home on Morrell Street. After retiring in 1986, he played shuffleboard with Brantford Seniors and also while he and Elizabeth enjoyed winters at their condo near West Palm Beach, until Elizabeth's death in 2011. Joseph moved to Mississauga in 2012 to be closer to his adult children. Joseph died March 14, 2019 at the Mississauga Hospital, aged 97. He leaves behind his son, Gregory (wife Valeria), his daughter Loretta (husband Denis O'Sullivan), grandchildren Alexander Kovacs, Monica Kovacs (Michel Audet), Christina Kovacs, Nicholas O’Sullivan, David O'Sullivan (Alena) and Jeanette O'Sullivan, and great-grandchildren Thomas and Dominic Audet His funeral will be held Wednesday, March 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Waverly Street, with internment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery on St Paul Ave.


  • Visitation Wednesday, 20 March , 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 20 March , 2019

Joseph John KOVACS

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Roberta Ann Morrison Tracanelli

17 March 2019

Well I met John for the first time, a few years ago, I asked if I can come meet your dad at the home, he was at. so I was there with Loretta his intelligent daughter. She introduced me, as Denis first cousin, & I replied, to Loretta your first cousin too.
I came in with a red and black laced hat! Matching gloves, matching shoes. & The most colourful cane, anyone has seen. I think Denis has it at his house, I gave it to him.
He replies you brought a woman to see me! He is a real gentleman. I wanted to thank him, for all what he did in the war, for us, the sacrifices he did, for his Country! These Veterans should be honoured more, this is my opinion!
He asked, would I like a cup of tea. Some biscuits. Loretta said she hasn’t seen this side of her dad before, he was excited to see a lady wearing the fancy hats, which they wore many years ago, We talked, it was a lovely afternoon. I won’t forget, that beautiful day!
Bringing back memories of long ago!
I will see you in Heaven with your lovely wife, and maybe we can all have Tea!
God Bless you John! You have no pain now,
Go have a beer 🍺 with your brother Soldiers! In Heaven,
and a Big Thank you again. We will remember them!
My prayers are with all of your family. Cousin Roberta Ann