R.S. Kane Funeral Home

6150 Yonge St., North York, ON


Mr. Jozef Picko

6 March, 193713 May, 2020

Jozef Picko was born in Kapca, Slovenia on March 6, 1937 and passed peacefully on May 13, 2020, at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. The loving husband of 63 years to Maria, beloved father to Joseph Jr. and wife Cathy Zampino, Steve, Gabriella and husband Bill Keighley.

Cherished Grandfather of Daniel and Matthew Keighley.

Brother to Katerina, and Rose. Uncle and Godfather to many.

Jozef was a devout parishioner of St Elizabeth Church for decades always volunteering to help for church and social events. His skill and talent for laying hardwood floors was well known, and he took great pride in his craft. He loved watching the Maple Leafs and enjoyed the summers at his cottage north of the city and always looked forward to hunting season in November every year.

He was loved by all and leaves behind many friends who thought he was an amazing human being, possessing a quiet incredible strength. His love of his wife and family were always his priority. his grandsons were his pride and joy.

With consideration of the safety and well being for all, the family will celebrate the funeral service in private. A memorial service may follow in the future; when it is safe to gather in numbers. By clicking on "Receive Notifications" below you will be notified of any changes to the information regarding service as posted on this tribute page.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made to St Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, or Sunnybrook Hospital.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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David Gerencer and Family

May 22, 2020

Mrs Picko, Joe, Steve, Gabi & family,

We are all shocked, but we are taking this time to remember and cherish a wonderful life force Joe was to all of us. Our hearts are with yours.

Kyrsten, David, and Elowen.

Rosie Hegarty

May 18, 2020

Mrs. Picko, Joe, Steve, Gabi - We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We hope you will be able to lean on each other as you grieve and use the fond memories to heal your hearts. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Rosie, Jack and David

Helen Kirec

May 18, 2020

Our sincerest condolences. May you all take comfort in the beautiful memories you shared.

Margit Berden

May 17, 2020

Mrs. Picko and Family,
Please accept my most sincere condolences. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

Zsuzsa Dobos

May 17, 2020

Joska Bacsi’s gentle smile were always always present every Sunday at the Szt. Erzsebet church Since I can remember and, he always greeted everyone and was happy to see our little family. I remember Joska Bacsi from all the church dinners, lunches and dances growing up as him and his wife always helped with church events, and have been an integral part of our Hungarian community. Thank you Joska Bacsi for your Kapcai strength, kindness and smiles.

Daniel and Marianne Houghton and Lau

May 16, 2020

All our love and well wishes go out to the Picko family. He was a wonderful, caring, hard-working man and he will be missed.

Love always,

Daniel and Marianne

Bruno Iacovetta

May 16, 2020

Dear Joe, Steve and Gaby,

Fran and I want to express our deepest sympathies and condolences for your loss. Having experienced the loss of a father, we know how heartbreaking and painful this is for all of you, your mother and your families. As time passes, the heavy weight of his passing will subside and you will be left with all the beautiful memories of having such a wonderful father and grandfather in your lives. We were very fortunate to have known your father and he was truly a wonderful man.

God bless.

Bruno and Fran

Margaret Kovacs & Family

May 15, 2020

Dear Mrs. Picko and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Picko. Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel for the passing of Mr. Picko. Losing a parent is never easy! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Please accept our condolences.

Edward Willey

May 15, 2020

Mrs. Picko and family
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From Ed, Kim, Emily and Ben

Margrit Kuryluk

May 14, 2020

Mrs Picko, Joe, Steve, Gabi & family,

You have been in our thoughts every day through this journey.
We are so sorry for your loss & the heartache you are feeling right now.
Even though we can't be there with you, in person, to help support you through this, we are sending our deepest condolences and please know we are thinking of you all.
We wish you all peace.

With love,
Margrit, Susan & Rozalija Toth