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1926 – Klijevci, Croatia
2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Karlo, our beloved father, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2013 at the age of 86 years.

Born in Croatia, Karlo immigrated to Canada in 1960 where he worked as a mason and a carpenter. He enjoyed his work and was a master at his craft; working well into his early seventies. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Karlo is lovingly remembered and survived by the mother of his children, Katica Bakarich; daughters, Libuska (Stevo), Judith (James) and Anita; sons Darko and Gordon (Tina); grandchildren Johnny, Lindsay, Katelyn, Cody, Michelle, Scott, Megan, Kirsten, Kacey, Brayden, Nikolina and Zvjezdan,; and great grandchildren Enzo and Alexis.

Karlo was predeceased by his daughter Zeljka;

His family would especially like to thank the caregivers at The Beverly Centre Lake Midnapore. They were always patient, always kind and our hearts were touched by how much they cared.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 8-9 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (1705 Ranchlands Way N.W.) on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Karlo Bakarich, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. My love and prayers are with you Gord and Tina.

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  2. Nancy mckenzie :

    Anita and Family,

    Anita, I know how much you did for your Dad over the years. I hope that gives you peace. He must have been a great man to have raised a daughter like you.
    My thoughts are with you. Our loved ones who have passed live in our hearts forever.
    Nancy, Bruce, TJ and Tucker

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  3. We are saddened to hear of your loss and we express our sincere condolences to all of you. May he rest in peace.
    Libuska, Zvjedan, Nikolina & family

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  4. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Mike Kenyon

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  5. Gord and Tina and Family,
    Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your Dad was a great guy and we loved hearing (from Gord) about his adventures with the walking poles. He was one of a kind and his spirit will be missed.
    If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
    Doug and Heather Schepp

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