January 5, 1940-May 10, 2014
It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Ilija on May 10, 2014 at the age of 74 years with his family by his side. Beloved husband to Borka for 47 years. Loving father of Bato and wife Slavica, Bosko and wife Sandra, Zoran, and Dara and husband Nikola Soljaga. Loving grandfather of Julia, Amelia, Helen, Liah, Petar, Nadia, and Marina. Survived by sister Kosara and Milan Copic. Will be missed by Milosh, Zorka, Vera, Ilija and their families. Predeceased by parents Velimir and Zorka Kacarevic and raised by his grandmother Kosara Ristic and uncle Bogoljub Vasiljevic in Kragujevac, Serbia. Ilija worked at Chrysler and eventually retired from General Motors after 23 years. Born in Topola, Serbia and Christened in Karadjordje Church. He immigrated to Guelph, Ontario in 1955. Ilija was a proud and active member of St. Dimitrije Serbian Orthodox Church since 1967. He was also a member of U.B.K.J.V. Draza Mihajlovic. Visiting Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 with prayers at 7:30 p.m. at
3260 Dougall Avenue, South Windsor
On Saturday family, kumovi and friends are invited to visit after 10:30 a.m. at St. Dimitrije Serbian Orthodox Church (2690 Seminole) until time of Service at 11 a.m. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
Vjecnaja Pamjat


Funeral Home

Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre
3260 Dougall Avenue Windsor, ON N9E 1S6
(519) 969-5841

Published in The Windsor Star from May 14 to May 15, 2014