Born March 17, 1962, in Tuzla, Croatia passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family on January 11, 2014 in Vancouver, BC. She is lovingly remembered by her mother Edith, father Slavko, brother Zoran and his wife Maria and her nephews Joshua and Luke, her extended family and countless good friends and colleagues. Milana moved to Vancouver from Toronto in 1994 to enjoy a lifestyle filled with many of the cultural events the city had to offer. She spent most of her working career with the Vancouver School Board as educator and principal where she shared countless laughs and great experiences with many people who came to be very good long term friends. She was an amazing aunt to Josh and Luke and enjoyed spending time with them on their visits to Vancouver. She was an avid reader and enjoyed sharing books with the "ladies who read". Her positive attitude, sense of humour and enjoyment of life, were highlights for all of us that had the pleasure of knowing her. A Celebration of Milana's life will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive in Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Breast Cancer Society. Condolences may be offered at

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 20, 2014