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VUKOJEVIC, Josip

April 28, 1949 – Nustar, Slavonija, Croatia
October 3, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Josip Vukojevic, beloved husband of Jelica of Calgary, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the age of 69 years.

Besides his loving wife, Jelica, Josip is survived by children and their spouses, Ruzica and Blasko, Miroslav and Alison and Marijana and Kyle. He is also survived by his five grandchildren, Maya, Tayven, Sabrina, Ayla and Mieka.

On March 5, 1968, Josip emigrated from Croatia to Toronto, ON, for a better life and to be close to his brothers Zarko, Ante, and Ivan.  Two short years later, Josip and Jelica met, and were married on March 6, 1971, in Toronto, where they had their three lovely children, Ruzica, Miroslav and Marijana.  In November 1980, Josip and Jelica moved their family to Calgary, AB, where they enjoyed living and were blessed with five precious grandchildren.

Josip was a long-time member of the Croatian Roman Catholic Church Marija Bistrica, the Church choir, and the folklore dancing group Kardinal Stepinac.  Throughout his career he learned many skills, and spent the majority as a welder up until his retirement.  Josip’s legacy is bringing joy to countless family, friends and community members through his singing and harmonica (accordion), jovial playful spirit, and kind heart.

Family and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 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., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Josip Vukojevic, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Family Vlado i Milka Perkovic :

    Strina, Rozi, Braco and Seka, primite nase iskrene saucesce vama i vasim obitelji.
    Neka Striko pocivaj u miru Bozjem.

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  2. Lorrie Grieve :

    My dear friend Jelica. I am so sorry to hear that Joe has passed away. I used to have some great laughs with him while you were doing my hair. May God Bless you and your family at this difficult time.

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  3. vicki peterson :

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope your good memories of joe
    help you through this difficult time . thoughts and prayers for you and your family jelica

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  4. Dear Jelica and family,
    We were saddened to hear the news of Josip’s passing. We will always remember how kind he was to us, especially during our early years in Canada. We are grateful for the happy times we shared together. We will miss him and are thoughts are with the family.
    – Ankica, Ivo, Maria and Barbara

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  5. Dear Kuma and family,
    We will remember you from singing and most of all playing the accordion. We have fond memories of many weekends of eating, drinking wine, singing and the young kids all at our side. We hope that this difficult journey will find you peace. May kum R.I.P.

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  6. Draga Jelice i Familija!
    Primite nase iskreno saucesce.
    Jako nam je zao cuti tu zalosnu vijest.
    Sjecat cemo se Josipa kao veseljaka, svirajuci harmoniku
    I pjevajuci i sve nas povuci u pjesmu.
    Neka mu dragi Bog udjeli vjecni pocinak, a Vama snagu
    Da idete dalje sa lijepim uspomenama.
    Boziji blavoslov svima Vama.
    Ruzica i Ivan Kulas

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  7. You are all in our thoughts in prayers at this difficult time.
    Belinda &Dale

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  8. Dear Mrs. Vukojevic, Rozi, Marijana, Miro,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies to you and your families during this sad and difficult time.
    Gigi, Daniel and family

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  9. Marija I Stipo Buconjic :

    Draga Jelice I Familija,
    Primate nase iskreno saucesce.
    Tesko,tesko je izgubiti najdrazega ali uspomene su ostale I one nam pomazu u najtezim trenutcima .
    Neka dragi Bog udjeli Josipu vjecni Mir a vama snagu da i vi imate mir i ljubavi u daljnjem zivotu.
    Marija I Stipo Buconjic

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  10. Ann Westren-Doll :

    Striko you will be missed with your constant smile and joking. We will miss your accordian playing but most of all we will miss your kind heart. My deepest condolences to Strina, Rozi & Blaž, Miro @ family and Marijana and family. Rest in peace and go party with my tata.
    Anica Vukojevic Westren-Doll , Natasha and Krystina and Ratimir.

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  11. Family Capo and Matkovic :

    Dearest Teta Jela, Rozi, Mike and Marijana
    Please accept our deepest sympathies. We pray that in this difficult time the love of God shelters you and mends the pain. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Neka pociva u miru bozjem.
    Family Capo, Teta Durda i Robi Matkovic

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  12. Sandra Hermann :

    Jelica and family,

    We were saddened to hear about Joe’s passing. He was such and nice and funny man with many good stories to tell us. We will miss him. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Ernst and Sandra Hermann

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  13. Kata, Tony, Marko, Ivana, I Petar :

    Dear Strina Jelice, Rozi, Miro, Marijana,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your families. May he Rest In Peace, forever he will be in our loving hearts.

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  14. Lydia Wojtkiw(Stimac) and family :

    Teta Jela, Rose, Mike and Marijana (and families)
    Our sincere condolences to you all. I hope you find comfort in your memories and faith. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May Ciko Joso rest in piece.

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  15. We would like to send our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
    From Niko & Slavka Radin and family.

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  16. Sending our most sincere and deepest sympathies to you Jelica, Rosie, Milo,and Marianne. I loved sharing laughs and stories with Joe. The pain of loss is heart wrenching and life changing. Keep your memories close to your heart and Joe will be forever present.
    Love from Laura and Peter

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  17. Lily and Brett Scarrett :

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  18. Marica Maticevic :

    Dragi Kum Jozo,
    Jako smo tuzni zbog nenadoknadivog gubitka naseg dragog Kuma I prijatelja. U nasem srcu zauvijek ce imati posebno Mjesto. Pocivaj u Miru bozjem. Iskrena sucut od Obitelji Maticevic.

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