Constable John Zivcic

July 9, 1979December 2, 2013
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Suddenly in the line of duty on Monday December 2, 2013 at the age of 34. Beloved son of Vlatka and the late Zvonko Zivcic. Loving brother of Angie and her husband Chris Martin and Tom Zivcic and his wife Mira. Proud uncle to Lila. John will be sadly missed by his loving Baka, Marija. Dear nephew to Rev. Msgr. Vladimir Zivcic V.G., Zlatko Zivcic (Nada), Ivica Zivcic (Angie), Jure Zivcic (Marica), Mike Milinkovic (Anna) and their families. He will be fondly remembered by his many relatives and friends. There will be a public visitation at the Delmoro Funeral Home, 61 Beverly Hills Drive, Toronto (One block South of Wilson, West of Jane) on Sunday December 8, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Police Funeral Service with full honours will be held at the Toronto Congress Centre, North Building, 650 Dixon Rd. on Monday December 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. A visitation for friends and family will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Bocchinfuso Funeral Home, 2 Regent Street, in Thorold. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 2 p.m., at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Croatian Church, 360 River Road, in Welland. Cremation to follow.

Donations in memory of Constable John Zivcic may be sent to:

Make-A-Wish® Canada Foundation (please click on the link to be directed to their website to donate)

or the:

St. Michael's Hospital Foundation (please click on the link to be directed to their website to donate)



  • Visitation Sunday, December 8, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, December 8, 2013
  • Police Funeral Service (Full Honours) Monday, December 9, 2013
  • Additional Visitation Tuesday, December 10, 2013
  • Additional Visitation Tuesday, December 10, 2013
  • Additional Visitation Wednesday, December 11, 2013
  • Additional Visitation Wednesday, December 11, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, December 12, 2013


  • Cremation to Follow

Constable John Zivcic

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Trish Josi

December 13, 2013

we are saddened and our hearts are broken with the tragic loss of an amazing guy we came to know in Cuba almost one year ago. Const. John Zivcic (occifer) as we liked to call you, you made our vacation and it was a trip we will never forget. In one short week enjoying dinners, shopping, cappuccinos and a few drinks (which even got you dancing) we shared many laughs and stories. Your laugher was contagious and your smile was captivating. We know that Heaven has now gained a very special Angel. Some people come into our lives for such a short time but remain in our hearts forever. We will never forget you Buddy. Rest In Peace John. Until we meet again. Trish and Josi

Branko Katulic

December 12, 2013

Draga Obitelj Zivcic i Milinkovic

Primite svi nase duboko i iskreno saucesce prigodom smrti Vaseg dragog Ivice. Neka mu je pokoj vjecni.

U mislima s Vama Durda i Branko Katulic

Tanya Vilcu

December 12, 2013

My deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your son and brother. My husband worked with him in the same platoon and even though I have never met Johnny personally, he seemed like an amazing person and a great police officer based on what my husband told me about him. May he rest in peace...

December 11, 2013

Dear Zivcic family,
Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. Our son Rich worked with John in 22 Division and respected him as a friend and fellow Officer. May all your warm and happy memories bring you comfort and strength in the days ahead.
Mary Ann and Jim Diodati Sr...(Niagara Falls, On)

December 10, 2013

To the Zivcic family, I am truly sorry for your loss, he is truly a hero. As a citizen of Toronto we don't thank our officers enough, until it is too late... With regrets. So sorry for your loss, please know that some of our city care and wish you blessings in your time of sorrow. May your memories of John be beautiful and help you through this.

Lily Spelic

December 10, 2013

Dear Zivcic family,
Please accept my deepest condolence in the passing of a beautiful person, your son and brother John. As a Croatian, I am so proud that John was so well respected, not only in his profession but among his community. John made all Croatians proud of him, for what he believed in and what he stood for.
May God grant him eternal rest. May you find peace, with all the beautiful memories at this very difficult time.


December 10, 2013

R.I.P. Sincere condolences to your family. Thank you for keeping us safe. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO!!!!

Marija I Kate Milkovic

December 10, 2013

This is truly a huge loss to the Croatian community and the residence living here in Toronto. My deepest condolences go out to the Zivcic Family, Toronto Police 22 division, Friends and all who Loved Him. May you find strengh to get through this difficult time. Your a Hero John, RIP

December 9, 2013

We don't know you but want to send our deepest sympathy for your loss of John. The future will be wonderful after God's War of Armageddon, when our loved ones will live again on earth. Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.
Raymonde and Donat Bourgeois Swastika, ON

Leila Paugh

December 9, 2013

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. ~ Thucydides

NEMS sends their sympathies to our brother, his family and coworkers.