In Celebration of

Iva Marie Kohoutek Broz

April 3, 1936 -  June 12, 2023

Iva passed away peacefully on June 12th 2023 in her 88th year. Born in Prague Czechoslovakia, she emigrated to Canada in 1949 with her family and settled in Montreal.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Vlada of 64 years in 2021. She will be missed by her sister Jaruna (Paul Beaudry), her two sons Ivan (LynnTwigger) and Michael (Isabelle Jodoin) and her adored grandchildren Nicolas, Laura, Xavier, Ariane, Katia, and her three great-grandchildren Harrison, Oliver and Arthur, as well as many friends all over the world.

Along with being a dedicated wife and mother, she worked in different fields that fulfilled her various passions and enjoyed her favorite hobbies which included skating, tennis, skiing, and travel in nature. She loved Quebec, Montreal, Rawdon, and was a proud Canadian who always had her homeland of Czechoslovakia in her heart. The celebration of her life will be held on July 15th 2023 at 3 pm at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont. The family will receive condolences starting at 2 pm. The ceremony is also available at the following link :

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a cancer society of your choice.


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Helen Sharon bridgman (Friends)

Entered June 23, 2023 from Rawdon, quebec

Our dear + gentle friend has left her multi ethnic centre friends, in rawdon .iva+ Joseph spent many happy times with us at dinners ,+ concerts. I always saved the table for them at the same spot, where they loved to sit with us. Sorry + will miss them both, but their spirits live with us+ in our hearts condolence to the family will miss visiting her at her home in rawdon .🙏

Alice Lukacs (acquainted at tennis club)

Entered July 14, 2023 from Montreal

I was so pleased to make the acquaintance of Iva and Joe at the Monkland :Tennis Club. It was always pleasant to spend time with them. So sorry that first Joe , now Iva have passed away. My sincere c condolences to the family.

Jena Hladik (A very long time friend)

Entered July 14, 2023 from Toronto ont.

I am so grateful for the long and true friendship we had together.
Iva and I met in 1951 living across the street from one another.
We had and enjoyed good times, and bad times . We laughed we cried we were the best of friends.
I miss you my dear Iva, may you rest in peace.

Justine Sentenne (friend)

Entered October 16, 2023 from Montreal

Dear Cherished members of Iva's family, please accept my sympathy.

Since we sat side-by-side at St-Augustine's High School over 70 years ago, I had the privilege and honour to be friends with Iva whom I will never cease to love and remember. Please accept these prayers which I have had the good fortune to arrange with Father Dariusz who officiated at your dear father Joe's funeral. Father Dariusz celebrated her life at our weekly service last Saturday, but the sympathy card I sent you was unfortunately returned in the mail. Also I was unable to attend the funeral.

My niece is reproducing the message I wrote to you in my card on this page, so that you will properly receive my condolences.

I have fond memories of a good time with Iva and Joe over the years.
Respectfully yours, Justine Sentenne