The family would like to announce the passing of Zila Kogan at the age of 95 at Mackenzie Health Hospital on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021.
Zila was born in Lithuanian on December 13, 1925. She was the middle child out of three children. She had two brothers, one older and one younger.
Zila was a holocaust survivor. When WWII began, Zila and her family were sent to Siauliai Ghetto, where they stayed they there until 1943. Then the family was separated. Both her brothers and father were sent to a Dachau Concentration camp and Zila and her mother to Stutthof Concentration camp. There she lost her mother. When the war ended Zila found her way back to her town and was able to reunite with her younger brother.
She later met her late husband, Nechemia Kogan (z”l) through one of his sisters. They married on February 8, 1947 and had 2 children, Rosa and Itzhak. Zila had 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
She was always a very hard worker, to whom family was very important. She always taught her children to study, work hard, to achieve and have a good occupation. She was a great support to her family and she liked to cook and bake for everyone.
Zila was loved by her family, friends and liked to help people. She had a big personality and loved to sing Yiddish, Russian and Hebrew songs, watch TV to know what was happening around the world. Zila was a good wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was loved greatly and will be missed a great deal. She will always be in our hearts.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario 416-967-5900