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JURKOVIC, Ana (Anuska) (nee Šalamon)

February 16, 1934 – Dragotin, Croatia
January 9, 2015 – Calgary, AB

It is with great sadness we mourn the passing of Ana (Anuska). After a lengthy illness, Ana passed away peacefully at her home, in her sleep in Calgary at the age of eighty.

She joins her loving husband Marko, her mother and father Marija and Luka Šalamon, sister Vera Belancic and brother Duro Šalamon.

She is survived by her beloved children Maria (Michael) Binnion, Martin Jurkovic, Johnny (Bozena) Jurkovic and Julia (Ivan) Dermanovic, grandchildren, who she cherished Marc, Julianna, Christina, Viktor, Ana, Katarina, Marko, Nikola and Marija, as well as numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Born in Croatia, she was the eldest of five children. She spent her youth caring for her siblings, whom she loved dearly. In 1958 she took a long journey to her new home and life in Canada. Here she married Marko and raised four children.

She was very active in the church and community. Whether it was helping new citizens of Canada adjust to Calgary, sewing folklore costumes, baking or volunteering at the nursing home or church. Everything she did was always with love and a smile. Her loving hand and smile was always present in raising her children, grandchildren, in worship and her everyday life. She will be sorely missed.

Please join her family in celebrating Ana’s life. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Our Lady of Marija Bistrica Croatian Catholic Church, (14680 Deer Ridge Drive SE, Calgary, AB) on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Marija Bistrica Croatian Catholic Church on Friday January 16, 2015 at 11:00 am. Graveside Service to follow at Rockyview Garden of Peace Cemetery (16 Ave NE at Garden Rd). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Ana Jurkovic, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Suzi Petrunic :

    My deepest condolences to the entire family, your mother was a very beautiful woman and I will always remember her genuine smile.

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  2. john and judith doyle :

    Dear Maria,

    John and I send our condolences to you upon the death of your mother. The name in the paper rang a bell, and I read down to find your name, and there it was. Then I remembered that you were a childhood friend of Margaret Anne Doyle and lived on 19th Avenue, so I’ve sent the news to Margaret, now Guay by marriage (Jacques/Jack). Margaret is now a grandmother of 3 little boys, sons of her children Robert and Shannon.

    I remember with fondness of our times together on the board of the CHS,

    Best wishes, from John and Judith

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  3. Joe Bagocki & Adela :

    Julia (Ivan), Maria & Family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. Your mother was a great lady and I have many fond memories of her during my growing up years.

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  4. Alexandra Fernandez :

    Heartfelt condolences Julia, to you and your entire family.

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  5. Mirjana Maric Viskovic :

    Our deepest condolences to the family. Ana was a wonderful lady and a gift to everyone who knew her

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  6. Terezia Farkas :

    Love and healing to you and your family Julia. I remember meeting your mom once in school. She was wonderful and the way she talked about her children, you knew she deeply loved her family. Hugs my friend from Joseph and me.

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  7. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Robert, Shelley and Emma Samec

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  8. Viki, Marin and Ivana Mustapic :

    Dearest Nevista Julia, Kuma Maria, Martin, Johnny and families,
    Our hearts are heavy with yet another loss of a family member. We will always remember Kuma Anuska with joy because that is the kind of woman she was…joyful. We will miss her one-of-a-kind kiflice and krempita, her stories of my omama, dedo and early days in Calgary, as well as her smile which could light up a room! May Christ wrap His loving arms around her and relieve her of her worldly woes. Sve nas manje ima tu, godinu po godinu…

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  9. Vucic and Barkovic Family :

    We are saddened to hear that another strong pillar of our community has left us, but take comfort in knowing that she is in pain no more and that another beautiful angel has joined God’s kingdom. May her beautiful smile and wonderful memories provide you with strength during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Vera Vucic, Marija Barkovic and families.

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  10. Michelle Bye (Seitz) and family :

    My dear Julia, our heartfelt, loving sympathy, is being sent to you and your family. We were so saddened to hear of your mum’s passing, please take some solace in knowing you are adored and loved beyond words, we share in your sorrow and pain, and we are never more than a heartbeat away should you need. Continue to be strong and live life the way your beautiful mum not only taught you to, but also demonstrated daily to you, rejoice for the life she lived, honour her memory for the integrity and love in which she lived it, and be sure to live up to the legacy she is leaving for all of you. Hugging hearts, and asking the angels to hold you all close. xox

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  11. Julia and Family
    I’m so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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