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IVANKOVIC – Vesna (nee Medic)

January 18, 1948 – August 19, 2010

Vesna Ivankovic passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at the age of 62 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born in the small village of Hamzici in Bosnia, Hercigovina on January 18, 1948. She immigrated to Canada in 1967 with her husband Victor, where they began a new chapter of their life and started a family. Vesna, in life as in death, was a fighter with an unbreakable spirit. She loved her family and her garden and tended to both with all tenderness and selflessness of a mother’s love. Apart from her love and devotion to her family, Vesna will be remembered for her dedication to the many patients she cared for during her long career as a Nurses Aide.

Vesna is survived by her loving son John, daughter Caroline and son-in-law Martin Maric; grandchildren Tea and Ievan. She is also survived by her brother Zarko Medic and sister-in-law her pillar of strength Branka, their children Sandra and Oliver Medic (and family), brother-in-law Bob Ivankovic and his wife Mariola, and their two children Sylvia and Mark; and by three brothers and sisters back home in Croatia. Vesna will be dearly missed by her best friend Alice Lietz and countless others. Vesna was predeceased by her infant son Robert Ivankovic; and nephews Dragan and Eddy Medic.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, August 23, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Marija Bistrica Croatian Catholic Church (14680 Deer Ridge Drive S.E.) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Stewart and Dr. Lupichuk and all the compassionate staff at the Foothills Hospital palliative Care Unit 47. A special acknowledgement is extended to Renee, Michelle, Dita, Mike, Jackie, and Meng, for their exceptional care and devotion to Mama during our most difficult time.

In living memory of Vesna Ivankovic, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Vesna rest in peace and know that she will be taken care of until you meet her again.

    All our love,
    Cesto family

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  2. Fernanda NERI :

    To my dear friend Caroline and her family , to Victor and John I want to exprss my deepest condolences for the lost of the loved mother and wife Vesna
    I am very far away and cannot be with you in this sad moment of your life, I know how difficult this must be for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God bless you and your family during this time and always,
    A big hug Fernanda

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  3. Betty Jean Berry :

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. When my mom, Audrey Hay, was a patient at Father Lacombe, Vesna was her nurse. She cared for mom so tenderly and would often tell her stories of the twins in Winnipeg. Vesna would stay late and do extras for mom and became her friend. I appreiated this so much and know you will miss her.

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  4. Rajo Vlahovic :

    Porodicama Ivankovic, Medic i Maric
    Saljemo iskreno saucesce u bolu za dragom Vesnom. Vesna ce ostati u nasim srcima kao jedna divna i plemenita osoba. Vecni mir i spokoj Vesninoj dusi!
    Porodica Vlahovic iz Toronta

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  5. Nada Vojvodic :

    Dragi nasi,
    Primite iskreno saucesce za dragom Teta Vesnom. Neka joj je vecna slava i hvala.
    Porodica Vojvodic iz Toronta

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  6. Radomir Mitrovic :

    Porodicama Ivankovic, Medic i Maric,
    U nemogucnosti da prisustvujemo Vesninom ispracaju do vecnog boravka, saljemo vam nase saucesce tuge i bola za Vesnom. Neka nasa draga Vesna pociva u vecnom miru i spokoju!
    Porodica Mitrovic iz Toronta

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  7. Sonya Ramgotra :

    Dear Caroline,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your mother rest in peace.

    Love
    Sonya

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  8. Cubela family :

    To our dear kumovi, Caroline, Martin, Ivan, Tea & family.
    Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most sad time. Your mom was a special woman and I know you will cherish memories of her until you meet again. May you feel some peace knowing that she is finally resting and will no longer endure suffering.
    Gods blessings be with you all, I wish we were with you.
    Love Mirko, Ana and kids.

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  9. michelle helm :

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful stories you shared with me about Vesna. To Caroline and John: you were always by her side until the end, you saw her through the last part of her journey, where she can live in your hearts for all eternity. The love and honor you have for her, there are no words to express. My thoughts are with you.

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