elevated lXpjd June 27, 1943 – May 15, 2020
elevated lXpjd Visitation
elevated lXpjd Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated lXpjd Funeral Service
elevated lXpjd Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated lXpjd Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
elevated lXpjd Obituary
elevated lXpjd ZNIDAREC HELEN (nee McAteer) – After a long heroic journey, Helen peacefully passed away in the early morning of Friday May 15th 2020.
elevated lXpjd Helen, predeceased by her loving parents Bridget and Frank McAteer. Adored wife and best friend of husband Martin Znidarec, beloved Mother of Joan Znidarec, Marlo Znidarec-Lupis (Mother in law to Christian Lupis) Gramma to Marella Lupis and Mother to Christine Znidarec. Dear sister of the late Edward McAteer (friend to sister in law Marlene McAteer) and predeceased by brother Brian McAteer. Dear friend and cousin to Mary (Joe) Flanagan.
elevated lXpjd Remembered lovingly by her many brother and sister in laws ,God children, nieces, nephews and cousins. Helen had a large family in Canada, Ireland, Croatia and the United States. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends.
elevated lXpjd We take comfort in knowing that she will be met in Heaven by her predeceased family, friends and many pets.
elevated lXpjd Helen championed many charitable causes , sat on many boards and dedicated countless hours to volunteering. She was always a shoulder and ear for anyone in need. Fun loving , kind, compassionate she will always remain an inspiration and role model to her daughters, granddaughter , family and all who had the privilege to know her.
elevated lXpjd The world has lost some of its sparkle as we have lost our beautiful Irish Rose.
elevated lXpjd A special thank you to her long time care giver and friend Maidy Fuerte.
elevated lXpjd A private service and interment will be held with immediate family only during this global pandemic.
elevated lXpjd A mass and reception will be held at a later date once pandemic restrictions have been lifted. Helen was a founder and longtime supporter of The Community Meal Program (out of the cold) at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Port Credit, Mississauga. If desired in lieu of flowers donations may be made to this worthy cause . StMaryStaroftheSeaMI@archtoronto.org note: Community Meal Program.
Dear Martin, Joan, Marlo and Christine
I as so sorry about the lose of your dear wife and mother. I loved Helen like a sister and over the years we had some crazy adventures that remain dear to my heart. We sure laughed a lot.
I find comfort in knowing she has met up with Frank and they are watching over us.
Dear Uncle Martin, Joan, Marlo and Christine.
Auntie Helen was such an extraordinary lady. We are tremendously saddened for your loss and share in your sorrow.
Love Steven, Paula and Alexander Gilbert
Marlo and family, we are truly sorry for your loss.
Dear Martin and family~Thinking of you with deep sympathy in these difficult times and sending love. Helen was a dear friend to so many and will be remembered for her amazing sense of humor! Rest in peace sweet Helen.
Our condolences Joan to you and your family for your loss.
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time
Dear Marlo & Family ,
I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing ! My Condolences to you and your family In this very difficult time !!
May she Rest In Peace 🙏🏽🙏🏽
I am so very sorry for your loss. Hugs when we can.
I miss you so much Mom
There is no greater loss than that of a mother and wife. Especially when she touched the lives of so many people. My memories came from many years ago at family gatherings, weddings, and funerals. I can remember my mom always commenting on how pretty Auntie Joan was. I remember the laughter and smiles from the tables when the adults were talking. God bless all of you.
There is no greater loss than that of a mother and wife. Especially when she touched the lives of so many people. My memories came from many years ago at family gatherings, weddings, and funerals. I can remember my mom always commenting on how pretty Auntie Helen was. I remember the laughter and smiles from the tables when the adults were talking. God bless all of
With deepest sympathies to the family.
I will always remember Helen with a smile on her face , so much kindness in her heart. She was an elegant lady.
Extending my condolences from the Bernard family.🌹💕
I’m very sorry for your loss. She was such a kind and positive person. My condolences for your whole family during this difficult time.
I am so sorry to hear that Helen has passed. I know it was a very long and lonely path. She is now with some of the best ever who will have welcomed her with open arms and a song. Helen and your whole family were always so good and kind to our family and everyone else you connected with. The Reilly kids are all talking about Helen and mourning your loss.
Dear Marlo, Krissy, Joan and family,
Please accept my deepest and most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mom. May God rest her soul and may you find peace knowing she is in loving arms of God in Heaven.
Ivana Rakitic (Pezer) and family
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
I miss you everyday Mom.
Heartfelt condolences to the Znidarec family on the passing of your beautiful Helen. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Heather S-S
To the Znidarec Family, our deepest sympathy goes out to you all. We are tremendously saddened for your loss of Helen. We pray for you and the rest of your family. God bless her. Love Massimo, Luisa, Daniel, and Michael Lupis
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother.
May God Bless you and your family during this difficult time.
I was saddened to hear of Helen’s passing.
Helen was truly beautiful inside and out.
I was blessed to have known Helen and her family. I have many wonderful memories of Helen and have thought about her many times over these years.
Our loved ones may be no longer with us but they are never forgotten and live on in our hearts.
Rest in peace sweet Helen.
My sincere condolences to you and your family. Helen, was a loving neighbour and friend from my childhood, and like family to me. Loved her dearly, always remembered her beautiful smile, warm heart and the long chats. Xoxo
Dear Joan, Marlo, Christine and Mr. Znidarec. I send my deepest condolences to you all. I remember Mrs. Z well and have many fond memories with her at your home. She always welcomed me and had a great sense of humour and loving sparkle in her eye. My thoughts and love are with you all. Lots of Love, Melanie x
Sending you positive energy and thoughts, dearie
My deepest condolences to all. I have many fond memories of growing up beside the Znidarec family. They treated me like a son and were like family to us. Helen was such a wonderful loving mother and friend to our family. She will be missed dearly. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Love John and Kim Mendes
I miss my beautiful best friend
I was saddened to hear of Helen’s passing. Helen was a beautiful person inside and out. I was blessed to have known Helen and her family. I have thought about Helen many times over these years. Our loved ones may no longer be with us but they are never forgotten and live on in our hearts.
May you rest in peace sweet Helen.
My heartfelt condolences to Helen’s family
I miss you Mom
Both Helen and Marin were a big part of my pre-teens. Helen had been ill for so long. I know she is is a better place although it grieves all of those of us, left behind.
I miss you Mom xo
I miss you Mom
I miss you everyday Mom xo
I wish you were here Mom
I miss you Mom xo
I miss you all the time Mom xo
I miss you everyday Mom. Nothing is the same without you.
I think about you everyday. I miss you so much. I love you.
I miss you
I miss you every day
I miss you so much Mom
I am so sorry for your loss
I am sorry I just found out
Your mom was a lovely warm woman always to me and it sounds like to many more