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MILAN GRIVICIC 1946 - 2015 After a brief battle with cancer, Milan Grivicic, beloved husband of Dragica, passed away at St. Boniface Hospital Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at the age of 69. He was predeceased by his brothers Ivan and Peter, and his sister Mare. Milan will be lovingly remembered by wife Dragica; son Peter (Lizette); daughters Diana (Jason), Marijana (James); grandchildren Danica, Brett, Nico, Wyatt, and Rocco. He will also be lovingly remembered by siblings Nina, Joe, Tom, and Stipe; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. Milan was a very proud Lican. He worked as a plumber by trade and had a very strong work ethic. He had a deep love for his grandchildren. He was always helping people, to the point where he brought in a homeless man and helped him for months. Milan had a unique passion for pigeons and animals often joking he liked them more than people. Milan had the "gift of gab". Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 31, 2015 at St. Nicholas Tavelich Roman Catholic Church, 2688 Main Street. Interment will follow at Glen Eden Memorial Gardens, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Milan's name to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9, or you can donate blood to Canadian Blood Services, 777 William Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 3R4. Glen Eden Funeral Home & Cemetery 204-338-7111

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 30, 2015

Condolences & Memories (18 entries)

  • Mike, its sad to hear that you are gone. I will miss seeing you riding around on your quad or helping out with spreading dirt around the neighborhood. I didnt know you long but in that short time i knew if i needed anything i could just come over and ask. I could tell you worked hard your whole life and where always doing something to stay busy. God only takes the best. Rest in peace my friend. - Posted by: Fabio Dilello (neighbor ) on: Feb 17, 2016

  • Primite nasu iskrenu sucut. We only learned this morning of Mico's passing and were so saddened. We have many happy memories of him. There are no words... Please accept our sincere condolences. Ivica & Jeni and family - Posted by: Ivica Crnkovic and family (Friend) on: Jan 02, 2016

  • We were very privileged to know such a kind and caring man. We share a grandson who will always be part of him. Deepest Sympathy to all of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. - Posted by: Russell and Lesley Hooey () on: Jan 01, 2016

  • condolences to all that loved mike. he will be missed as much as he was loved.. see you later mike... Gods in care now. - Posted by: larry young (friend / pigeon lover) on: Jan 01, 2016

  • Dearest Tetka Draga and our cousins Peter, Diana, Marijana & your families. Our deepest condolences to all of you. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers. Rest in peace Tetak Mico. You will be missed. With heavy hearts and our deepest sympathy. Love families Pero, Barbara & Richard Cindric with Peter, Cindy, Peter-Jakob & Marina Banicevic - Posted by: Pero, Barbara & Richard Cindric with Cindy, Husband Peter & Children; Peter-Jakob & Marina Banicevic (Family) on: Dec 31, 2015

  • to the Grivicic family We extend our sincere condolences in the loss of your loved one, Mico Lots of fond memories with the Croatian Soccer Club in Winnipeg Tomo Marusic Tomo - Posted by: Tomo and Connie Marusic and family from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island (friends & former soccer teammate) on: Dec 31, 2015

  • Mico was a wonderful person and very humourous! When we lived on Stella in the North end area of Winnipeg, his brothers and Mico lived down the street in an apartment! I am so sorry as I only found out that he died! My condolences go out to his whole family! I know that he will have a place in heaven as he was such a good man. I am sure that everyone who knew him has wonderful memories that they will treasure in their hearts! Pocivaj u Miru Bozjem Dragi Mico! Uvjek u Nasim Srcama ! - Posted by: Mira Popovic Perko (Friend) on: Dec 31, 2015

  • Dear Dragica: Please accept our sincere condolences. You and Mico were the first ones who helped us on our arrival. We will always remember Mico as a good and likable man. We know that your children and grandchildren are a great help in this difficult time. - Posted by: Dinko & Dinka Tuhtar (Frends) on: Dec 30, 2015

  • Draga Dragica I tvoja Familija, Primite od srca saucesce za gubitka tvoga muza,vasog Oca Micu. Pocivao u miru Bozjem Memories from the 70s Sending you Hugs God's speed, Dana iz Prince George,B.C. - Posted by: Danica ( Pavlicic ) Boric (Friend) on: Dec 30, 2015

  • Our deepest sympathy to your family. Mike was one of a kind, he will be greatly missed - Posted by: Gary @ Karen Kehler (Friend ) on: Dec 30, 2015

  • Dear Dragica and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. You all were such wonderful neighbours and we missed you all when you moved. Mike was always smiling and happy and ready to help all.. OLD NEIGHBOURS ON HENDERSON, JAN & HARVE ROCHELLE - Posted by: JAN & HARVE ROCHELLE (OLD NEIGHBOURS ON HENDERSON ) on: Dec 30, 2015

  • Dear Peter, Diana, Mariana, Tetka Draga, and the entire Grivicic family, When we received the first news of our dear uncle's diagnoses, we prayed feverishly to God for his quick recovery, however unfortunately there appeared to be no medicine that could save him. We were then overwhelmed with grieving hearts when we received the sad news that our dear uncle had passed away. Tetak Mico always made us feel welcome and loved us as if we were his own children. He was undeniably the most eccentric, fun loving, kind and generous to each of us. He will be missed by all of us dearly. Many tears will be shed from his birthplace Perusic and all of Lika, as well as Kordun, Banija, many family members all over Croatia, Canada, America, Australia and around the whole world. Please accept our deepest sympathy from Slavy & family in Toronto, from Jackie’s family and Anita’s family from Vancouver, from your aunt and uncle Janjica and Mate in Vernon. May our dear Tetak Mico rest in eternal peace. - Posted by: families, Blazevic, Markac, Saponaro & Taylor-Lane (Siser and brother in law and nieces and their families) on: Dec 30, 2015

  • My brother and I worked with Milan (Mike), Tom and Pete at A-Active Plumbing. I was 17 years old. They called me Junior. I also worked for Mike at Standard Aero. He was a very good person. I remember playing soccer with him, he was very good at it, and then we would go have a BBQ at Tony Wellington in Anola. Marcel and I send our deepest sympathies. The world has lost a good man. Ray Zastre - Posted by: Ray Zastre, Marcel Zastre (Co-workers) on: Dec 30, 2015

  • Posebni ljudi žive u mom srcu i kad nisu pored mene. Sjećanje me tješi i hrabri nadu o postojanju nekog boljeg svijeta u vječnosti. U mislima sam, s Vama. - Posted by: Damir Kvestak (Friend) on: Dec 30, 2015

  • We are so saddened for Mico's sudden passing. Just a few short months he was driving his Quad, working on his Bobcat doing landscaping and giving my grandson a lift on his Quad. Anton loved it, and he loved cica Mico coming over & we were often discussing this, after we heard that he was hospitalized & to my surprise Anton even knew how old was cica Mico. Mico came to the rescue so many times for our family, from doing plumbing, landscaping on the house but also just helping to find reliable construction workers. Sometimes, he came for a few minutes said halo, I'd ask how are you, how is Draga but only sometimes did he complain about the pain. We sincerely hoped & we prayed that he would recover from this and that we would see him enjoy his life & family once more. As God did take a hardworking man from his family too soon, we only wish that God would grant him an eternal rest in heaven. Sincerely, Marica & Ive Zalac, with family: Tomislav & Karen Santek, Anton & Kaia. - Posted by: Marica Zalac (friend of the family) on: Dec 30, 2015

  • Mike and his family were the best possible neighbors for many years. Mike would help anyone, friend or stranger, day or night, always offering his friendship and a smile. His selfless kindness was an example for all. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing... he will be sadly missed by many, many people. - Posted by: Lane Tecter (Friend) on: Dec 30, 2015

  • Mike, to me, was a GREAT FRIEND; who gave of himself never expecting anything in return! Always positive, always happy, open to what he could do for his fellow man!!! He loved birds and animals ...... when my grandkids wanted a cat; Mike said .... better take 2, one is too lonely by himself. He will be sooooo missed not only by his wonderful Family, his fellow pigeon fanciers, but so many others who came to Mike for help or advice! Thanks Mike for your many years of FRIENDSHIP!!!! - Posted by: Peter Pauls (Friend) on: Dec 30, 2015

  • Dear Dragica and family, it is with great sadness that we hear of Micho's passing. May God guide you all through this very sad time. - Posted by: Kathy & Walter Kostycz (Friends) on: Dec 30, 2015

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