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MATKOVIC, Ivica

September 8, 1951– Fericanci, Croatia
September 9, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Ivica Matkovic beloved husband of Djurdjica of Calgary, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013 at the age of 62 years.

Ivica immigrated to Calgary with his wife and daughter on March 1, 1976 and later welcomed their son on September 21, 1978. He was one of the founding members of the church committee that built Our Lady of Marija Bistrica.

He was a loyal fan of the Edmonton Oilers and Hajduk soccer team. He enjoyed his garden, bird watching, fishing, strolls around the pond, and just enjoying time with his family.

After suffering a work related head injury in 1986, Ivica continued to defy the odds by living his life to the fullest thanks to the love and devotion of his caring wife and family.

Besides his loving wife Djurdjica, Ivica is survived by son Robert Matkovic (Bettina) of Calgary; daughter Marijana Capo (Alen) of Calgary; four grandchildren, Daniel, Ethan, Carter and Kaylem; brothers, Mato Matkovic (Danica), Bozo Matkovic (Djurdjica) and Miso Matkovic (Marica); sister Jelica Kuncic (Frank); brother-in-law Slavko Spehar (Connie); as well many nephews, nieces and god-children; and extended family in Croatia, Australia and the United States. He was predeceased by his parents Ante and Jagica Matkovic.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Marija Bistrica Croatian Catholic Church (14680 Deer Ridge Drive S.E.) on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held. After the service, please join the family in the remembrance of Ivica’s life at McKenzie Towne Hall (40 McKenzie Towne Boulevard S.E.) from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. for refreshments. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Ivica Matkovic, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Much love and blessings to our dear family-cousins in Canada. May God’s peace and love comfort you and the entire family.
    Spehar Family in Ohio, United States

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  2. Rade i Ankica Serdarevic :

    Draga obitelji Matkovic
    Primite nasu duboku sucut povodom gubitka vaseg muza i oca
    Obitelj Rade I Ankice Serdarevic

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  3. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Matkovic family, Slavko and Connie. May Ivan rest in peace.

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  4. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Matkovic family, Slavko and Connie. May Ivan rest in peace.
    Love Linda Pfeiffer

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  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. I shall miss Ivan terribly.

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  6. Valentin i Ljiljana Malnar :

    Iskrena sucut povodom smrti Vasega supruga, oca i djeda.

    Sa postovanjem…Obitelj Malnar

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  7. Andrea and Martin Vukelic :

    Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Matkovic family… may Ivica rest in peace.

    Sincerely,
    Family Vukelic

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  8. Martina Bonjekovic :

    Draga nasa obitelj Matkovic,
    Tesko je prihvatiti tuznu vijest.
    Posebni ljudi zive u nasim srcima I kada nisu pokraj nas.
    Pogodjena tugom izrazavam duboku sucut zbog gubitka vaseg I naseg Ivice.
    Svjerom u vjecni zivot zelim Vam osnaziti nadu da odlazak nije kraj puta,nego ulazak u vjecnu svjetlost…neka te andjeli cuvaju

    Martina

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  9. Ružica Vengust :

    Iskrena sucut obitelji Matkovic od sestricne Ruzice sa sinovima Aleksandrom i Anteom. Pocivao u miru Bozijem…

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  10. Sincere condolences

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  11. To Marijana and all of your family,

    So sorry to hear about your father. May you have many happy memories of him to carry you through your loss.

    Aimee Kerr

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  12. Vukojevic, Hrgic, Tousignant Family :

    Our sincerest condolences to the Matkovic family in the loss of your loved one. May God bless and watch over him always.

    From Family Vukojevic, Hrgic and Tousignant

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  13. Dave and April MacDonald :

    So sorry to hear about your lose guys! Our thoughts and prayers are always with you in your trying times! Peace to you and your family.

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  14. My sincere condolences and prayers go to the Matkovic family, Slavko and Connie. Please take care and know that many people are thinking of you. I had only met Ivan and his family once, but Connie has often talked about you all.
    Sincerely Lois Knecht

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  15. Doris,Brian,Jamie Todd :

    We love you (your second Mom). God be with you all at this time. You will always be our Hero.

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  16. Obitelji Matković,
    divimo se istrajnosti i ljubavi koju ste pokazali u svom životu,
    naša iskrena sućut nakon gubitka Ivice.

    Danko Rendulić i obitelj

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  17. D & Z Kovacevic :

    Primite nasu iskrenu sucut povodom gubitka Vaseg supruga i oca

    Dubravka i Zeljko Kovacevic

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  18. Judie and Giles Parker :

    To Rob and all your family
    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. May the many happy memories help you through the sad times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love and prayers
    Giles and Judie Parker

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  19. Theresa & Anton Malnar :

    Dear Djurdjica, Marijana & Robert,
    Anton & I have been so blessed to have been a part of Ivica’s journey and continue to be blessed with the family he leaves behind. All that God has, he gives to us: his peace, his power and his goodness. Now, in this time of transition, he gives you his love, a love more powerful than anything that the world contains, to give all of you the strength and courage to endure and for Ivica…the way back home.
    With love & Open-hearted blessings,
    Theresa & Anton Malnar (Tanja & Natalie)

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  20. Joan and Stuart Brown :

    Fondly remembering Ivan at ARBI. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Joan and Stuart Brown (parents of Keith, who passed away Dec 2010)

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  21. Draga nasa obitelj Matkovic,

    primite nasu iskrenu sucut…

    Ana, Ivan i Toma Dzapo

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  22. Harvey Ferguson :

    Very sad to read this about Ivan

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  23. Djurdjica and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Ivan passing. I hope that your memories and the love of your family
    and friends will comfort you.
    Lesley
    (retired pharmacist)

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  24. Causevic Semira i Medo :

    Djurdjica i familija.
    Iskrena sucut pvodom smrti vaseg supruga, oca i djeda. Ivica je bio jedan divan covjek.
    S postovanjem.
    Medo i Semira

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