VUCIC, Mirko "Mike"
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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mirko on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Calgary, AB at the age of 78 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years Veronika; children Mate (Nikki), Maria (Boris) Barkovic; grandchildren Gabriela, Teresa and Josip Barkovic; sister Anka Wolff; in-law Marica Barkovic, John Mustapic and family, as well as relatives in Croatia and Germany. Mirko was born in Putis (Busovaca), Bosnia and in search for a better life, immigrated to Calgary in 1965 where he immediately became an active member of the Croatian community. A simple and loving man, he devoted his life to his family, his faith, and heritage. Mirko's charismatic smile and beautiful voice will be remembered by all who knew him. Relatives and friends are invited to a Prayer Service at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen's Park Cemetery) on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 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., Calgary on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Queen's Park Mausoleum. Special thanks to Home Care Services and Club 36 for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Alzheimer's Society, 201, 222 - 58 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM. Telephone: 403-297-0888. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2014