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Born: Sep 04, 1945

Date of Passing: May 22, 2019

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Peacefully, with family by his side, Vlado passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Health Sciences Centre.
Vlado was predeceased by his wife Ivanka (Benes), parents, Nikola and Ana, brothers, Djuro (Ivka) and Tona.
Left to cherish his memories are his two sons, Mario (Melody) and Rob (Joanne). He will also be remembered by his grandchildren, Brenden, Matthieu and Danica.
He is also survived by his partner Barbara Paulic, sister-in-law Maria from Croatia, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Vlado was born in Virovitica, Croatia on September 4, 1945. He married Ivanka on January 6, 1968 and together they immigrated to Canada in 1970. They worked hard to adapt to their new life and raise their two sons in Winnipeg. He spent many years playing and coaching soccer. Although soccer was his first passion, he enjoyed watching hockey and football as well. Vlado loved his family and was very proud of all their accomplishments. His favourite pastime was watching his grandchildren play in their various sports. He always made time for his family.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the first responders and to the ER doctors and nurses for their care and compassion.
Prayers will be held on Wednesday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Tavelich Roman Catholic Church, 2688 Main Street. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. following prayers.
If friends so desire, donations may be made in Vlado's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 25, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Rob, Joanne & Family...our most sincere condolences! Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! Thinking of you...Aline & Claude Boisjoli 🙏🙏 - Posted by: Aline Boisjoli (Friend) on: May 28, 2019

  • To Robert & Mario and all your family, our deep condolences in death of your father and grandfather, Vlado. May God help you to stay strong in this difficult time. Joe & Maria Zizic - Posted by: Joso & Marija Zizic (Friends) on: May 25, 2019

  • I send my deepest condolences to Rob and Mario along with their respective families. I have known your dad for a long time and he was a wonderful person. We played soccer together and he worked for me for a number of years. He truly loved his work and was a stickler to have it right. We always spoke whenever we saw each other even two weeks ago at the Mother’s Day celebration, we spoke for at least 1/2 hour. He was well respected in the home construction industry and will be missed by all. Truly a great person with a smile on his face all the time. Once again Rob and Mario I send my deepest sympathy to you. - Posted by: Zeljko Brnjas (Good friend) on: May 25, 2019

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