Radmila Gonzalez was known as Rene.
Born on June 13, 1949, in the town of Nish, Yugoslavia, now Serbia.
Passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday, October 30, 2023, at St. Joseph’s
Hospital in Hamilton at the age of 74 years.
Beloved wife of José Gonzalez, whom she married on June 12, 2000, sharing 23 years of
joyous memories together. Cherished mother of Boban and wife Jacqueline Zikic, Lidija Zikic
(Michael Smith), Amelija Zikic, Robert Zikic, Attila Gonzalez Stewart and wife Camilla
Amundsen, Csilla and husband Eric Goldsmith, along with her German sons Bjorn and husband
Conrad. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Jessica, Kayla (David),
Danielle (Kyle), Lindsay (James), Cody, Sabrina, Ally (Spencer), Britney (Ethan), Alanna
(Javan), Hannah, Autumn, Mattias, Sander and Lilla. Forever in the hearts of great-
grandchildren Darren, Noah, Liam, Benjamin, Vincent, Mila, Theo, Malina and Vivian.
Survived by her brother Slavoljub Zivkovic. Predeceased by her brother Sibine, mother Ruzica
and father Miodrag Zivkovic. Dearly missed by her mother-in-law Rosa Inocencio, her sisters-in-
law Norma Gonzalez, Margarita Gonzalez, and Connie Michael Flanegan, along with their
Friends, since we moved to St. George, Rene met many people and kept many friends like
Christine, Smiljka and family, Marri, Sandra, Gerry and many more.
Rene is remembered as a caring woman with a zest for life. Her notoriously warm smile and
contagious laugh will be missed by many. Alongside her husband, she proudly ran the Two
Roses Bed &; Breakfast in St. George, Ontario for more than 10 years. It was during this time
that she was able to share her beautiful home, as well as her passion for cooking, baking and
storytelling with guests from all over the world. She was the ultimate hostess, ensuring her
home was always welcoming to friends, family, and strangers.
Rene looked forward to the spring and summer months, where she loved to be outside. An avid
gardener, her beautiful gardens were continuously recognized community wide. She thoroughly
enjoyed traveling, interior design, music, watching tennis (specifically her favorite player,
Novak Djokovic) and hunting for unique treasures at local garage sales. Above all else, Rene
put her family first. She loved to bring her family together for occasions big and small, though
she especially excelled at making Christmas the most magical time of year for her loved ones.
She will forever remain in the hearts of all who loved her.
Celebrations of Rene’s life will take place at a later date, in both the United States and Canada.
Details to follow.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Diabetes Canada or the Heart and Stroke
Foundation would be appreciated.