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RUSHFORTH, Barbara “Barb” (nee Jurcic)

December 3, 1976 – March 17, 2012

Our beautiful Barb took the hand of God and crossed over peacefully with her husband and sisters by her side on Saturday, March 17, 2012.

Barb is survived by her husband Alexander; children, Dominik and Kristian; step-son Evan; parents Paul and Ana Jurcic; sisters, Kristina and Natascha Jurcic (Jeremiah); nephew and niece Julius and Sascha; mother-in-law Sheila Rushforth; father-in-law Paul Rushforth (Nancy); sister-in-law Amanda; and her Uncle and Godfather Tomo Jurcic and the rest of her family in Croatia.

Throughout Barb’s struggle with a brain tumor her faith, courage and laughter inspired us all. Barb’s primary focus was always on her family and keeping a positive outlook, encouraging everyone who knew her to do the same. Barb always strived to live in the present and make the most of every moment. She was passionate about traveling, especially to her native country of Croatia and loved the mountains and the sea and always celebrating life to the fullest.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Our Lady of Marija Bistrica Croatian Catholic Church (14680 Deer Ridge Drive S.E.) on Thursday, March 22, 2012 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 Friday, March 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Special thanks to the Tom Baker Intensive Care Unit and friends and family who believe. In honor of Barb’s wishes, we will continue the Light It Up Fundraiser on an annual basis with the proceeds going to others struggling with this disease.

In living memory of Barb Rushforth, 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. Matkovic Family :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jurcic/Rushforth families during this very difficult time. Barb made everyone believe that anything was possible with her spirit and courage during her illness! God bless!

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  2. Ana-Stef Klaric :

    Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this time of grieving.

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  3. Miroslav Dervisic :

    My sincere condolences to family and friends of this great young lady. Very sad to hear about her passing.

    With you in prayers and thoughts,

    Miroslav Dervisic
    Croatian community Edmonton, AB

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  4. I wish to extend my condolences and let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Thomas Kuczaj :

    Hearing this hit hard. Barb was a spirit to be reconed with. I remember her smile and energy. I pray for you, her family, that you may find peace and strength to continue. Rest in peace Barb. You will be missed. Amen.

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  6. Our deepest condolences to the Jurcic family on the loss of your daughter. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time

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  7. Petar Susnjar :

    Iskrena sucut cijeloj obitelji od
    Petra i Kate Susnjar sa obitelji

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  8. Ankica Serdarevic :

    Draga obitelji Jurcic i Rushforth
    Primite nasu duboku sucut za vasu Barbaru vi ste u nasim molitvama i mislima obitelj Rade i Ankice Serdarevic

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  9. Cathy Erickson :

    Dear Family of Barb,

    I am so very sorry for all of you. I never met Barb, but our daughter Kelly Bruce worked with Barb and said what a lovely woman she was. She was just SO young. Kelly said how pretty she was, and I can certainly see that from her picture. My deepest sympathy to all of you at this very sad time. Sincerely, Cathy Erickson

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  10. I am saddened by the news of such a wonderful and beautiful young women. Barb we had some good times back in the day, I’ll cherish them for the remainder of my life, I feel a closeness to you in your passing, and for that I thank you for being in touch. I will always remember you as you were one of the great ones, always smiling, laughing and looking for the next good time and adventures in life. I wish I could be there to pay my respects to you girlfriend, I send my thoughts and prayers along with warm strong hugs to your family. This is one of those times I wonder why life isn’t fair at times, You are in my heart forever and you will be dearly missed! Rest in Peace Barbie you were always an angel to all of us now your the prettiest one up there along with my baby sis, I sent her a prayer to welcome you, I told her your the pretty one you can’t miss her. Much love and Respect

    Chad Harris

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  11. Marija Bosnjak :

    Dear Ana, Paul and family,

    Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bear, may it be comforting to you to know, that our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always.
    With kindest thoughts and deepest sympathy

    Ivan & Marija Bosnjak

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  12. Beverly Townsend :

    Alex,
    Bobbi was kind enough to let us all know of your loss so that we could send you our support. Although I’m never sure what to say, I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you, and saying extra prayers.
    Bev

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  13. My prayers and condolences to friends and family……Sending love and light…..

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  14. Marilyn Pearce :

    Alex and family I am sending you my thoughts and prayers . God bless you all .

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  15. Karolina Panic (Benic) :

    Dear Rushforth and Jurcic family,

    Our heartfelt condolences are with you and your family, at this time in one’s life it’s important to remain strong and to remember your family and friends are there with you through your tough time.

    Just know that you are in every thought and prayer.

    With love and comfort,

    Karolina Panic, Benic and Aleksandar Panic (from Switzerland)

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  16. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time-Dido Family

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  17. Jelena Hogan :

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences your loss. Barb was here for too short a time, so may you take some comfort in the wonderful memories you have of the amazing wife, mother, sister and daughter that she was. God bless you all…

    Jelena Hogan on behalf of the Hogan family.

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  18. Ed & Ivanka Voddopija :

    Dear Jurcic & Rushforth Families,
    Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of Barbara. May you have continued strength moving forward as you did during her battle. We will all miss her beautiful smile.

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  19. Marijana Pocrnic :

    Our condolences to the Jurcic and Rushforth Family. We are both very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Rest in Peace Barb!!

    Marijana and Peter Pocrnic
    Vancouver

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  20. Matovinovic family :

    To the family and friends of Barb, our condolences go out to you.
    May she rest in peace.

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  21. Grivicic Family :

    Our deepest condolences to the Jurcic and Rushforth family. Our thoughts and
    prayers are with you and your family.

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  22. Durdica Rajkovic Markus :

    Iskrena sucut. U mislima i molitvi s vama. Barbi ce zivjeti s nama u nasim mislima i lijepim sjecanjima. Rest in peace Barb. Andrej,Matea, Kreso&Durda

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  23. Maja Kirigin :

    Barbara you will always be in our hearts and prayers….
    Last time I was talking to you you promised to come to Mirca this summer.
    We love you all the way from your beloved Croatia….
    Our condolences to your family…
    Josko, Maja and kids

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  24. Marija Donaldson :

    Our deepest sympathies on the loss of a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt. I’ve known Barbara since she was a little girl and she was always kind and beautiful. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Love,

    Marija Donaldson & Family

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  25. Michael & Amy Eremita :

    Our deepest condolences and prayers to all families and friends of Barbara. She will truly be missed by so many.

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  26. Viki Mustapic :

    Words cannot express the feelings we endure at the loss of a loved one. May support from family and friends, faith in God and cherished memories sustain you all in the days ahead. We are thinking of you and praying for you all, as well as for the repose of the soul of dearly beloved Barb.

    Sincerely, Viki, Marin and Ivana Mustapic

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  27. Ivanka & Marko Gelo :

    Primite nasu iskrene sucut, obitelj Jurcic i Rushforth familija.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time, may her soul rest in peace. She will always be loved, and greatly missed. -Marko i Ivanka Gelo

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  28. Sandrina Obrdalj :

    Pleasae accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers go to family and friends of Barbara. May she rest in peace.

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  29. Tajana Urank :

    To all of Barb’s family and friends, please accept our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace and may you all find some solace and comfort in each other, in your shared memories and love for her.

    Sincerely,
    Tajana Urank & family

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  30. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. May Barb rest in peace

    Sincerely,

    Tomo, Finka, Ana, Marica and Josipa Ceko

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  31. Josip Susnjar :

    Please accept my deep condolences. Sad to hear about another loss in the Calgary Croatian Community, especially of one so young. God be with you.

    Josip Susnjar

    Vancouver

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  32. Dubravka i Zeljko Kovacevic :

    ISKRENA SUCUT
    TESKO JE RJECIMA OPISATI OSJECAJE KAD SE IZGUBE NASI NAJDRAZI
    U NASIM STE MISLIMA I MOLITVAMA
    DUBRAVKA I ZELJKO KOVACEVIC

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  33. Zarusky Family :

    Dear Alex and Family,

    We share in your grief, our thoughts are with you at this incredibly sad time. May you find comfort in the precious memories you have of Barb.

    Most sincerely,
    Walter, Marisa, Michael, and Suzanne

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  34. John Stewart :

    Many Thoughts of love & support passed to Barbs family friends & community.
    deepest condolence.
    Love John

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  35. Sandra, Crisitan, Mateo and Olivia :

    Wishing we could be there with you to support your families! Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Barb will be forever loved and fondly remembered may she rest in peace.

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  36. Clair Rankin :

    Please accept my deepest condolences at this difficult time. Although I had not seen Barb in many years, I have very fond memories of her as a good friend in high school. I can only imagine what a wonderful wife and mother she became. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. May she rest in peace.
    In sympathy,
    Clair Rankin

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  37. Nives Fatovic & Family :

    Family Jurcic & Rushforth

    I was saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences. Death leaves a heartache No one can heal;
    but Love leaves a memory No one can steal.
    May Barb rest in eternal peace!

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  38. Dennis and Janet Mustapic :

    Please accept deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

    Sincerely,

    Dennis and Janet Mustapic

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  39. Christina Benic :

    To Rushforth and Jurcic Family,
    Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.
    Rest in Peace Barbara.
    Sincerely,
    Christina Benic

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  40. Nada Jenkins :

    Dear Family Jurcic
    My heart goes out to you all. I know the pain of losing a child. There is no greater pain and sorrow.
    May God bless you all at this time and give you strength to deal with the pain and titanic loss.
    Peace and love from the heart Nada Jenkins

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  41. Nada Jenkins :

    Dear Family Rushforth
    My heartfelt condolence to you and especially to the children. May they someday find peace in the memory of their beautiful and loving Mother
    May Gods blessings be with you all
    Nada Jenkins

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  42. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences and prayers. May you and yours have the power of Jesus by your side for strength and peace in this difficult hour.
    Family Marie, Josip, Nikolina and Tomislav Viskovic.

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  43. Feliks Corallini and Nadia Corallini :

    To Jurcic and Rushforth families
    Our deepest sympathy on a loss of your daughter,
    wife and a mother. Our thoughts and prayers are
    with you all. May she rest in peace
    Feliks and Nadia Corallini

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  44. Marija Glavica and family :

    Dear Family Jurcic and Rushforth

    Please accept our deepest condolences.
    May God bless you all and give you strength in this difficult time.

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  45. Dear Families,
    I was so sorry to just now learn of your sad news. There are no words one can say at a time like this but please know I am thinking of all of you and offer my support anyway I ever can. Barb was a beautiful person and will be truly missed. Gayle

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  46. Mary (Smith) d'Easum :

    Natascha (& family/friends of Barbara),

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Mary

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  47. Deepest sympathies and condolences to the Rushforth and Jurcic families, and all friends and families who’ve been hurt by this tragic loss of a true angel and friend to all.

    Michael Mont Redmon

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  48. Tomislav Damjanovic :

    In faith we are united, enforced by true friendsships. Your life was not in vain, as you certainly left a living memory that shall not be forgotten.
    Tomislav Damjanovic AKA Thomas Danson.
    Medaki, Istra.

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  49. Vance & Kathy Mackenzie :

    Alex & family – we are so sorry to hear about Barb. She was a beautiful person, with a beautiful family. Please know we are thinking of you at this sad time.

    Sincerely, Vance & Kathy

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  50. Dijana Miletic :

    Rushforth and Jurcic families,

    We are very sorry for the loss of your wife, daughter, and mother. Please accept our condolences.

    Niko, Dijana, Nina, and Ivana Miletic

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  51. Dear Ana, Paul, Kristina, Natascha and the Rushforth family, whom I have never met.
    My sincere condolences to you all. I have many fond memories of Barbie as a little girl, and I am so sorry that we were not closer and more connected as adults.
    She was in my thoughts last week…the ties of blood are strong. may you find peace, and treasure all the beautiful memories of her.
    Love,
    Vida Jurcic

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