"Gracanica" Serbian Orthodox Church

1960 Meldrum Road ~  Windsor  Ontario 

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KECA, Milan

February 23, 1926 - October 7, 2020


Passed away after a long and hard fight on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare at the age of 94.
Beloved husband for over 46 years to Koviljka (nee Popovic).
Loving father of Jovan (Patricia).
Cherished Deda Of Luka and Sofia.
Dear brother of the late: Milica Basara Ciganovic (the late Boro Basara and the late Milos Ciganovic) and their children Djordje (Mara) Ciganovic, their children Milan Ciganovic, Marko Ciganovic and Ilinka Ciganovic-Smith, Cedomir (Lily) Ciganovic and their son Stevan Ciganovic and Radmila (Raffaele) Barone and their children Angela Barone, Milica Barone and Cedomir Barone; the late Dusanka Keca; the late Darinka Colovic (the late Petar) and their children the late Ned, late Janey, Erica Colovic and Christina Colovic; Andjelka Stipic (the late Mihailo) and their children Dr. Desanka (Bozidar) Petrovic their daughter Larissa Petrovic and Milan Stipic (Kim Ryan) and their children Marko Stipic and Julie Stipic.
Sadly missed by many kumovi, his extended family in Canada, USA, Lika and Serbia along with many friends.

Milan was born in the village of Srb, Lika in the former country of Yugoslavia. A veteran of WWII he fought for his freedom against The Axis and Communism. In 1945 he was exiled from his beloved country and left on foot landing in a DP camp in Eboli, Italy. His journey then took him through Europe, stopping in England in 1948, returning to a more normal life. In 1952 he immigrated to Canada, eventually meeting his true love Koviljka. Together they lovingly raised their son Jovan. As a proud Canadian he was able to embellish his Serbian roots and faith in the Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church and community; which he loved and supported. He worked for Chrysler Canada and retired in 1991. He gained a daughter when Jovan married Patricia. Milan’s greatest joy came from his grandchildren, Luka and Sofia. A loving and adoring Deda, he was their biggest fan at their sporting events and enjoyed spoiling them every chance he had. He could be found 5 days a week at 6 am in the gym up until he was 90; only to continue his workouts from home the following years and eventually to his last days. For him excuses just didn’t exist. A true testament of a generation that is to be admired and learned from, not to be lost or forgotten. His last years were spent under the adoring care of his wife. Only love and the lord gave her the strength to ensure he would be able to enjoy his remaining years at home. Vjecnaja Pamjat, memory eternal. A special thanks to Father Vladimir Vranic for his spiritual guidance and support. Thank you to CCAC and all the amazing caregivers at ParaMed for their help. Milan’s last days were greatly eased by the attention and excellent care he received from the 3 South Palliative Care Unit at the Dr. Y. Emara Center. Thank you to Dr Freeman, Dr.Meloche, Dr. Aoun, Dr Barisic, and Dr Drkulec and all the nurses for their dedication.

SEVO, Danica

September 7, 2020


Passed away surrounded by the love of her family, on September 7, 2020. Born in Zemunik Gornji, Dalmatia. Beloved wife to Nikola with whom she shared 52 years of marriage. Cherished mother to Sophia, Draga, Alexander, and Sasha (Karrie) Sevo. Treasured Baba to Alexander and Nicklas. Much-loved sister to Ilija (Pera) Javor, and the late Zivko (Anica) Javor. Sister-in-law to Petar, Mile (2018), Stephanie, Dusan, George and their families. Reunited with her loving parents, Mile and Draginja (nee: Gagic) Javor, and nephew Dragan. She will be remembered by her nieces and nephews, Zoran (Nikolina) and their children Dragoslav and Danijela. Javor, Predrag Javor, Dragica, Dusanka, and Dana and their families, as well as Kum Sava and Anica Dragicevic and their families and her family in Serbia, the USA and Australia. Danica was devoted to her family and worked at Essex Linen Supply and the Serbian Centre. Thank you to all the doctors and nurses for the care and compassion you provided to Danica over the years.

KOLJIVRAT, Zora

November 18, 1926 – July 4, 2020


93 years. Passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020, peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Jovan Koljivrat (1984). Loving mother of Roy and wife Aleksandra of Tecumseh, Anne Stevanovich of Washington, MI. Dear Baba of Natasha, Mira and Marko. Will also be missed by her brother Ilija Tarailo and wife Desa, her niece Anna of Toronto, and her many remaining extended family members in Hercegovina. She also leaves behind Prijatelji, Boro and Ljilja Vudrag, many Kumovi and friends. 
Special thanks to Fr. Vladimir Vranic, Drs. Sijan, Ruisi and Meloche, Amanda from CCAC, Suzanne from Hospice, Datza and all the PSWs and staff at ParaMed and Jordyn and the staff of 6 North at Windsor Regional Hospital for your compassion, care and support. Memorial donations made to Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church, The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County or The Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Please join us in remembering Zora by visiting her memorial at andersonfuneralhomewindsor.com
 

VASILIC, Constatina

December 1, 1926 – June 29, 2020


VASILIC, Constantina “Denna” 93 and a half years. Passed away peacefully on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus, with her loving daughter Helen holding her hand. Beloved wife of the late Branko Vasilic (1956). Loving sister of Anna Gertsakis & husband Kosta. Predeceased by her siblings Xariclia and Angelo, both from Greece. Dear aunt of the late Michael Gertsakis (1998), Larry Gertsakis & wife Joanne and their children Mark, Bobby and Stephanie as well as many nieces and nephews in Greece. Visitation will be held by scheduled appointment at the Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 895 Ouellette Avenue on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m., with prayers at 7 p.m. Funeral Service (by appt.) will be held at Serbian Orthodox Church “Gracanica”, 1960 Meldrum Rd. on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations made to Serbian Orthodox Church “Gracanica” or to the Emara Building at Hotel Dieu-Grace Healthcare would be appreciated by the family. *Please telephone (519) 254-3223 between 9 am and 4 pm to RSVP for both the visitation and Funeral Service.* Please join us in remembering Denna by visiting her memorial at andersonfuneralhomewindsor.com

VUCKOVIC, Jeka

September 16, 1923 – April 23, 2020


Jeka Vuckovic, age 96, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2020. Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Predeceased by her husband Djuro and daughter Smilja. She will be fondly remembered by her family and friends, son Savo, daughter Milica, grandchildren Radovan, Sinisa, Zeljka, Senka and Radovan. A special thanks to the wonderful staff at Heron Terrace for their care and compassion. A private service will be held on Monday, April 27, 2020, officiated by Father Vladimir Vranic of Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church. The Bereavement Authority of Ontario has instituted the following directive: “The new maximum number of people who can be at a funeral home at one time (not including staff) is 10 or fewer. This pertains to the entire funeral home.”