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November 20, 1938 - May 19, 2012
Josip Sokol of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012 surrounded by his family that loved him and enveloped in God's love and mercy, at the age of 73 years. Josip was born in Croatia. As a young man, he immigrated to Canada where he met and married Marica. He was the only member of his family that immigrated to Canada and made many lasting friendships here. He will be remembered for the love and passion that he had for his homeland. Josip is survived by Marica; two sons, Ante Sokol and Tomo (Melissa) Sokol; three daughters, Ana (Marco) Filipetto, Kristina (Tony) Zaradic and Victoria Sokol; seven grandchildren, Dane, Luka, Matthew, Joshua, Kristin, Sarah and Danica; a brother Matija his family and other relatives in Croatia. He was predeceased by his parents Tomo and Ana Sokol and a brother Ivan Sokol. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Our Lady of Marija Bistrica Croatian Catholic Church (14680 Deer Ridge Drive S.E.) on Wednesday, May 23, 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 Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at CareWest George Boyack for the exceptional care given to Josip. In living memory of Josip Sokol, 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.
Published in The Calgary Herald from May 21 to May 22, 2012