July 22, 1920 – May 13, 2017
Peacefully at home on Saturday May 13, 2017 surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of the late Milka (2000). Loving father of Snjezana, Bozana (Bozidar Draskovic), Julka (Danilo Vlajic), Nikola and his dear nephew Rade Kontic (Mira). Cherished Deda of Aleksandra (Ian Fraser), Marija (Zeljko Milasinovic), Milena (Jimmy Michels), Jelena (Sean Riberdy), Marko Gacesa (Sally), Radmila (Warren Oughtred), and Vlado Kontic (Rista). Great-grandfather of Mateja & Stefan Milasinovic; Tejadora and Emilia Riberdy; Luka Michels; Gabriel Gacesa; and Danica and Dane Kontic. Milorad will be sadly missed by all of his relatives, kumovi and dear friends both here and in Serbia and Croatia. Milorad, a WWII veteran, was a pillar in the Serbian community, volunteering and leading numerous groups that supported both Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church and the Serbian community at large. He was still honourary president of the Serbian Shield Society. He retired as a manager of the N&D Eastown Supermarket. He also built the Pleasant Valley Golf Course (now Willow Creek).
The family would like to thank Dr. Harshad Joshi, for his many home visits over the years; Jenny, his personal support worker for all of her wonderful care; and the Palliative Care Team of C.C.A.C. for their support and guidance over the last few days. Donations to Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Please join us in remembering Milorad by visiting his memorial at andersonfuneralhomewindsor.com.
August 22, 1921 - April 20, 2016
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Milica Dragicevic on April 20, 2016 at the age of 94 years. Born in Ridjane - Knin, Srpska Krajina, August 22, 1921. Waiting to greet her in Heaven is her husband Petar Dragicevic (1973), parents Krste and Janja Trifunovic, sisters Todora, Boja, Stana, Sava, brothers Vaso, Luka, Mile, Spiro and Stojan and her grandson Nikola Dragicevic (2013). Beloved mother of Sava Dragicevic and wife Anica, Mara and husband Milan Cetnik, Lazo Dragicevic and wife Milica, and son Djuro Dragicevic. Baba is now watching over her 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren from up above. She will be greatly missed by all of her family, kumovi and friends in Windsor, Oakville, United States, Serbia and Srpska Krajina. Our Baba Milica will forever be remembered for her never ending kisses and love for her flowers and garden. Voljena Majko, Baba i Prambaba ♥ Neznost koju si sa nama djelila, nikad se nece izbrisati. Najljepsi poklon sto si nam ikad dala, je dio sebe. To sada zivi u nama svima. Zauvjek voljena, nikad ne zaboravljena. ♥ Pocivaj u miru Bozijem. ♥
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church would be appreciated by the family. Visitation will be at Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 895 Ouellette Avenue (519-254-3223) on Friday April 22, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be held Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church, 1960 Meldrum Road on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:30 p.m. Very Rev Milan Jovanovic officiating. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens to follow. Please join us in remembering Milica by visiting her memorial at www.andersonfuneralhomewindsor.com
DOBROTA, Veselin (Vic)
June1, 1918 - September 24, 2015
Our father died peacefully on September 24, 2015 at 97 years of age. He was born in Bratiskovci, Dalmatia, on June 1, 1918. Predeceased by his beloved wife Jane (nee Bull) (2003) and by his parents Damjan and Jelena, five brothers - Slobodan (1924), Velimir (1934), Raiko (1954), Radoslav (1980), Bogoljub (1983), and sister Bosiljka (1929). Dear father of Paul Corbett (Joy), Helen Bartram (Bill) and Elizabeth Dobrota (Wolf Ruck). Proud grandfather of Sarah and Andrew Bartram, Kieran, Trevor and Brendan Ruck. He leaves behind nieces and nephews in Serbia and France, as well as relatives in Dalmatia, the U.K. and California. After he graduated from Teachers College, his teaching career was interrupted by World War II which took him on an unforgettable journey through Yugoslavia, into Italy and then to Alberta, Canada, in 1948. Thanks to the encouragement of his Kums (Milan Dobrich and Nick Budimir), Dad moved to Windsor where he made his new home and became a proud Canadian citizen. He met and fell in love with Mum and they shared 50 devoted and loving years together. The family life they created brought him his greatest joy. He also found a new place for the heart and soul of his Serbian roots to thrive... his beloved Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church and community which became his second family where he developed many dear and lifelong friendships. His church support and involvement earned him much love and respect. He taught Serbian to countless children for over 40 years.
worked tirelessly developing his own insurance brokerage servicing friends,
business clients and newcomers. He retired at the age of 82 to help take care
of Mum. His passion was collecting and reading countless books on the history
of his Serbian culture and heritage. He was a kind and generous man, always
giving whatever time and energy he had to those around him, extending a helping
hand whenever/wherever needed. Our sincere gratitude goes out to CCAC for
providing tremendous support over the years, to those outstanding individuals
from Paramed who provided daily personal support, and wonderful nurses from St.
Elizabeth, all of whom gave Dad exceptional care, which enabled him to stay in
the comfort of his home. Heartfelt thanks to Nurse Practitioner Ms. Rowley and
the palliative care individuals, including those from Bayshore, for their
special care in Dad's final weeks. Many thanks to Dr. Loebach, the late Dr.
Boyd, Dr. Goel, Dr. Morsi, and Dr. Pearce for their professional services and
support over the years.
Visitation will be held at Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre
895 Ouellette Avenue
on Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 7:30 p.m. Family and friends may gather for a service at Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church (1960 Meldrum Road) on Monday, September 28 at 11 a.m. with the Very Rev. Father Milan Jovanovic officiating. Interment at Windsor Memorial Gardens to follow. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Tributes to Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church (Education Fund) or charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
VESELIN DOBROTA, "CIKA UCO" AN HONOURED GUEST, AT THE GRACANICA CHURCH SCHOOL ST. SAVA CELEBRATION ON JANUARY 26, 2014 (ABOVE) AND ON FEBRUARY 2, 2015 (RIGHT)
February 18, 1926 - January 3, 2015
Born February 18, 1926 in Brlog, Serbia passed away peacefully January 3, 2015. Predeceased by his beloved wife Alexandra (Seka) in 2011. Also predeceased by his brother Dane and sisters Ankica, Bosa and Sofia. Treasured uncle of 15 nieces and nephews across Canada, United States, Serbia and Australia. Fun-loving “Deda Miso” to 18 grand (and great grand) nieces and nephews. Milan was also Kum (Godfather) to numerous individuals and families, all of whom now mourn his passing.
Together with his dynamic wife Alexandra, Milan owned and operated A & M Gallery Gifts and Picture Framing, one of Windsor’s first custom framing businesses. Extremely vibrant and active in all aspects of their lives, Milan and Alexandra were inseparable and enjoyed life to its fullest throughout their 60 years together. Milan was a member of Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church choir for over 50 years. He enjoyed nothing more than evenings filled with tambura music and singing traditional Serbian folk songs in his beautiful tenor voice. A consummate gentleman to his last days, Milan’s innate kindness will remain a beacon of remembrance to all who knew and loved him. Visitation at Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church, 1960 Meldrum Road from 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with the Very Rev. Fr. Milan Jovanovic officiating. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. In Milan’s memory, donations may be made to the Gracanica Church School - Tambura Group.
LALOVICH, Mirko "Mike"
April 15, 1923 - July 17, 2014
On April 16, 2014 at the age of 93 the beloved husband of Elizabeth and loving father to Mary and Tom and his wife Janet passed away. Proud 'Dedo' to Emily, Zachariah and Isaiah. Cherished son of the late Rosa and Spiro Dobrich. Beloved brother of Lubo, Sava, Sveto and the late Mara and Gnjatija. Fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bound with great affection to his Kumovi: Kuma Denna, Kuma Helen and Kum Vesilin and his family.
Born in Dobropoljci, Dalmatia, Yugoslavia, Milan left home at 18 to join the navy at the outbreak of World War II. After the war he helped the English with the refugees in Italy, then immigrated to Canada in 1948 for a better life. His destination was Windsor but he found work in Tilbury and Harrow before finally settling in this city where he joined Nick and Steve Budimir at N&D Supermarkets. For over 60 years he contributed to the running of N&D, still going to the office into his nineties. He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends. Visitation will be held at Anderson Funeral Home and Cremation Centre 895 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor(519) 254-3223 on Monday, April 21 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Grachanica Serbian Orthodox Church, 1960 Meldrum Rd, on Monday, April 22, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. The Very Rev. Fr. Milan Jovanovic officiating. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens. Donations to Grachanica Serbian Orthodox Church would be greatly appreciated.
April 23, 1923 - April 11, 2014
Born April 23, 1923 - Ploca, Lika. Passed away April 11, 2014. Loving husband of Danica (Mitrovich). Dearest father of Nick and Alexandar and wife Nada. Predeceased by parents Milos and Roza Pavlica and one brother Nikola. Cherished Deda of Milan and Stefan. Dear brother-in-law of Lana and uncle to Dennis, Karen and Ron of New Jersey. Milan was retired from Chrysler Canada and a member of Unifor Local 444 and a long standing member of Grachanica Serbian Orthodox Church. Visiting at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234, 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 2 - 5 and 7 - 9 pm. Prayers Wednesday at 8:30 pm. Funeral Service on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 12 noon in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Donations to Hospice of Windsor or Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church would be appreciated. Special thanks to Dr. Patrick Smith, V.O.N., Red Cross and Malden Park. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com
December 30, 1935 - January 2, 2014
Peacefully with her loving family by her side on January 2, 2014 at 78 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Marinko (2009). Cherished mother of Nikola and wife Snezana. Loving Baka of Aleksa and Vuk. She will be missed by family in Serbia, Bosnia and U.S.A. also friends and Kumovi. Milica was a dedicated teacher for many years, she had a passion for educating young people. In lieu of flowers donations to the Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church (1990 Meldrum Rd) would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday 5-9pm. Prayers Thursday evening 7:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Funeral Service Friday 10:30am at Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church (1990 Meldrum Rd). Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens.
Posted January 5, 2014
November 16, 1935 - October 9, 2013
Dusan Krneta passed away Wednesday October 9, 2013 with his loving family by his side. Loving husband of 52 years to Ilinka (Backo) and proud Tata to Milorad (Anastazia) and Marija Krneta. Adoring Deda to Aleksandar and Daniel. Survived by brother Petar (Leicester England) and predeceased by his parents Dusan Sr and Marta, sister Mileva and brothers Lazar, Todor and Nikola. Dusan has extended family and Kumovi in Serbia, England, US and here in Canada.
Dusan was born in Strmica, Dalmatia in the former Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Later he moved to Leicester England where he became an active member of the church school congregation and The Movement of Serbian Chetniks Ravne Gore. In 1961 he married his beloved wife Ilinka and they were blessed with two children Milorad and Marija. In 1969 the family immigrated to Windsor, Ontario where Dusan became a devoted member of Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church and later retired from the Ford Motor Company. He will be fondly remembered and respected for his mild manner, kind heart and love for his Christian Orthodox faith. The family would like to thank Dr Ghafoor, Dr Khokhotva, Dr Luo, Dr Sorensen and from Hospice Dr Gall and Nurse Cathryn, CCAC, Bayshore Clinic, Nurse Nella and Nurse Ron Hood. Many thanks to family, Kumovi and friends for their continuous support. Visitation will be held at Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 895 Ouellette Avenue (519-254-3223) on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9.m. Prayers Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. Dusan will then rest at Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church, 1960 Meldrum Rd on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to the time of the Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. The Very Rev Fr Milan Jovanovic officiating. Donations may be made in memory of Dusan to Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church and the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County. Please join us in remembering Dusan by visiting his memorial at www.andersonfuneralhomewindsor.com
Ti si iznad greha I smrti, na visini, na kojoj I mi zelimo, u zajednici s Tobom ziveti!
Posted October 10, 2013
February 14, 1938 - October 6, 2013
Dusan is predeceased by his first loving wife Anne. He is survived by his loving wife Ljiljana. Cherished father of Yvonne Dobrich (Mike), Mike Iric (Lisa), Linda Dragicevic (George), Karen Girard (Glenn). Dear stepfather of George and Constnatine "Scooty" Ferguson. Adored Deda to 11 grandchildren.
Dusan, was the son of the late Dusan and the late Maria Iric. He is also the brother of the late Bogdan "Bob" Iric and is survived by Bobs wife Mary as well as his sister Helen Chonic (Milan). He is survived by many neices and nephews.
Dusan was retired from Chrysler Canada. He was an avid soccer player in his youth..and has shared many proud memories of his days in net for the Serbian Soccer team. He loved to golf and spent some his time travelling with his wife each year. His quick wit and ability to make anyone smile will be missed by many as they share their memories of him.
Funeral Home: Families First Funeral Home (3260 Dougall Ave.)
Visitation will begin Tuesday October 8 from 3 to 5 & 7 to 9
Funeral Servcie: Wednesday October 9 at 10:30a.m. at Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church (1960 Meldrum Rd). Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
Posted October 8, 2013
MILOYEVICH, John (Jovan)
February 1, 1926 - October 6, 2013
on Sunday October 6th in the early hours of the morning, died peacefully in his sleep. Born February 1st 1926 in Cemernica, Kordun region of the former Yugoslavia, John was the eldest child of Andjelija Puskar and Janko Milojevic. Predeceased by father Janko in Glina, Yugoslavia 1941, his mother Andjelija in Harrisburg Pennsylvania 2006, brother Ilija (Mike) in California 2009, brother Samuel Linta in Pennsylvania 1999, sister Anna (Baby) in California 1983. John leaves behind his sister Mary 'Mim' Johnson and
brother-in-law Sam of Pennsylvania. John was the devoted husband of Nada (Todorovich) for 63 years and 173 days. Father of Yvonne, Donald & wife Samantha (Augsburger), Buddy and wife Angela (D'Alessandro). Grandfather of Aleksandar and Maksim of Windsor, Steven, Chris and Aeden of California. Great-grandfather of Eli, Andrew and Emily of California. Uncle to Janko Milojevic of Hamilton, and Stevan (deceased), Jovan of Windsor and Petar (deceased), Cheryl, Debbie, Sue, Debbie, Mike, Michelle and Jody of Pennsylvania, Anna of Wisconsin, Cherie of California,. 'Cico' to Nada Zebic, Tone and family, and Nancy Pavlovich and daughter Tiffany all of Windsor.
John immigrated to Canada in 1948 from a Displaced Persons Camp in Austria with the help of his Uncle Jim in Pennsylvania who requested a letter from President Harry S. Truman in Washington, DC. Born in Yugoslavia, he spent his childhood years both in Pennsylvania, Weirton West Virginia and Yugoslavia. John was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Cetnik Freedom Fighters under Draza Mihailovic. Also a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, Major in the Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE), Windsor Regiment.
John retired as carpentry teacher at W.D. Lowe Secondary School 1966-88. A Jack-of-all-Trades, John was a master of carpentry and wood carving.
Faithful member of Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church in Windsor, where he was president and vice-president 1975, 1976, and Kum of the Church Slava 1999. Proud member of the Serbian community of Windsor and Hamilton, Ontario. President of the Serbian National Federation (SNF) Lodge 345 from 1983-2009, and five time delegate to the SNF convention. Member of the Glavna Uprava, SNF board for 4 years. President of the Serbian National Shield Society of Windsor Cetnik branch. Member of The Movement of Serbian Cetniks of Ravna Gora. Masonic member of Palace Lodge #604, and member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 594 of Windsor.
As President of the Multicultural Council Windsor-Essex, his term was highlighted by his attendance at the luncheon for HRH Queen Elizabeth II. John also accompanied HRH Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic during his visit to the Windsor Serbian Community.
John's many accomplishments are evidence of his multiple talents and skills. His winsome personality is evidenced by the many friends he leaves behind. 'Ace' John also was an avid golfer, a game he picked up in his retirement years. He cherished his time with his golfing buddies in the White Eagles League, with whom he achieved his first and only Hole in One most recently.
Yearly 'snowbirds', John insisted on driving himself and Nada to Hallendale Beach, Florida, next door to Miami where they first spent their honeymoon in 1950. They faithfully attended St. Simeon Serbian Orthodox Church in North Miami.
John was dedicated to his immediate and extended family, and his many kumovi and friends whom he leaves behind, as well as his beloved Serbian Orthodox Church Gracanica in Windsor where many of his wood carvings and furniture items remain as part of his legacy, most notably the Bishop's Pedestal Throne and the front balcony of the choir loft.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church are welcomed.
Visitation will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 895 Ouellette Avenue (519) 254-3223 on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held under the auspices of Trinity Lodge #521 A.F. & A.M. on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Veterans Service under the auspices of R.C.L. Br. #594 at 8:00 p.m. Prayers will be held Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. Family and friends are asked to gather at Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church, 1960 Meldrum Road, on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. The Very Rev. Fr. Milan Jovanov officiating. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens.
Please join us in remembering John by visiting his memorial at www.andersonfuneralhomewindsor.com
Posted October 8, 2013
93 years. Passed away peacefully on Friday, August 30, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Zarko Jovanov. Dear mother of Brana Drake & husband Howard of Newfoundland, Ljiljana Marriott & husband Ronald, Sandy Jovanov & wife Annette, all of Windsor. Dear grandmother of Mary Ann, Angela, Debbie, Kristin, Lyndi, Danny, Wendy, Michelle, Steve and great grandmother of Candace, Katherine, Elizabeth, Alyssa, Jacob, Andrew, Madison, Olivia, Abigail, Luca, Brayden, Adrian, Ethan, Cole and Will. Dear sister of Olga Perisic and Dobrila Maksimovic, both of Belgrade, Serbia. Predeceased by her brother Petar Gligorin. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Milka was a member of Grachanica Serbian Orthodox Church, a founding member of the Serbian Heritage Women's Society, and on the executive for many years of the Serbian Sisters of Grachanica Knjeginja Jelena, the Serbian Pensioner's Club and the Serbian Heritage Museum. Visitation will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 895 Ouellette Avenue 519-254-3223 on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., with Prayers Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. Family and friends are asked to gather at Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church, 1960 Meldrum Rd., on Friday, September 6, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. until the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. The very Rev. Fr. Milan Jovanovic officiating. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial donations made to the Grachanica Church Accessibility Fund would be appreciated by the family. Please join us in remembering Milka by visiting her memorial at www.andersonfuneralhomewindsor.com -
Posted September 3, 2013
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