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Date of Passing: May 19, 2019

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Funeral Mass for Vinko Basic will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 8, at St. Nicholas Tavelich Church, 2688 Main St., with Rev. Father Peter Nemcek presiding. Mass will be followed by a reception in the Rose Room, Cropo Funeral Chapel on Main Street. Private family inurnment will follow at a later date.
Publish Date: Jun 1, 2019


Surrounded by his family, Vinko Basic of Winnipeg, passed away May 19, 2019 at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 89.
Born in Sitnes, Croatia, and a skilled tool and die maker, Dad immigrated to Canada in 1956 and settled in Winnipeg where he met his wife of 59 years, Rose Marie.
Predeceased by his grandson Dylan, Vinko is survived by Rose Marie, his five children, Anthony (Merrilee), Cecilia (Michael), John (Wendy), Angie (Marvin) and Christina (Tony), along with his grandchildren, Alicia, Brandee, Christopher, Matthew, Brielle, Taylor and Danae, and great-grandchildren, Aspen and Jhene. He is also survived by two of his seven siblings, Milica (Vilko) of Switzerland and Tomislav (Dubravka) of Croatia, and numerous nieces and nephews in Europe, Australia and the United States.
Deeply committed to Croatia and Croatian culture, Dad was a very proud member of the Winnipeg Croatian community. He was involved in the building of St. Nicholas Tavelich Church, in the Croatian Folk Dance group, in the Folklorama Pavilion, and in the church's community pig roasts at the travnik.
Many thanks to Dr. M.B. Springman and the staff at St. Boniface Hospital for the exceptional care and comfort provided to Dad in his final hours.
Cremation has taken place at his request. Funeral arrangements are pending with Cropo Funeral Chapel on Main Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Boniface Hospital's Circle of Compassionate Care.
Publish Date: May 22, 2019

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 22, 2019, Jun 01, 2019

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  • My deepest condolences to you and your family Angie. Your Dad was a sweetheart, I’ll miss his smile and his greeting every time I saw him at Folklorama. Sending you a big hug - Posted by: Sanja Lulic (Friend) on: May 28, 2019

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