Zlata Novakov

Mrs. Zlata Novakov

1980 - 2017

The family will receive family and friends at:


Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The commemoration will take place:

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 2:45pm

Zlata Novakov-Kistler, at only 36 years old, passed away on Friday May 26 in Montreal at the McGill University Health Centre (The Glen).

She was born in Backa Topola near Novi Sad, Serbia on July 15, 1980 to proud parents Slavica Tomasevic and Jovan Novakov, and grew up with three adoring brothers, Marko, Milan, and Bogdan.

She married the love of her life, Nathan Kistler, in Taos, New Mexico on October 21, 2006.  Together they lived in and explored many countries.

They produced two beautiful girls, Mila on February 20, 2013 and Isabella on April 21, 2015.  Zlata and Nate were very proud that the girls were born in Serbia to reflect her heritage and also made them both US and Canadian citizens.

Zlata cherished motherhood, being a wife, and providing the sincerest of friendships. She inspired both her family and friends and gave them endless love. She exuded selflessness, authenticity, morals, and enjoyed everything life had to offer. She never stopped wanting to give and never gave up on anyone. She had an effortless style, the warmest of hearts, a brilliant mind, and will be forever and dearly missed.

A service is being held this Thursday June 1st from 2:45 – 3:30 with a reception to follow at the Alfred Dallaire Memoria (1120 rue Jean Talon Est, Montreal, QC, H2R 1V9, Canada). There will also be services in the US and Serbia at a later date. (Information to be provided if you subscribe to this website.)

Contributions towards assisting Zlata’s daughters with their future may be made to the Zlata Novakov Kistler Family Fund c/o Nathan Kistler at the Peoples Bank (via cheque to 7579 W 151st St, Overland Park, KS 66223, USA) or c/o Christina Reinards, godmother, at TD Canada Trust (Account # 6418359 / Transit # 40441).

A book to share memories of Zlata in will also be available at the service and given to her daughters to cherish. Thoughts and other gestures may also be brought to the service, provided to a family member, and shared in this online guestbook at http://zlata-novakov-kistler. 

For any questions or other messages for the family, you may contact Christina Reinards by email at [email protected] or mail: 695 Chemin du Lac Saint Louis, Lery, Quebec J6N 1A4 CANADA

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