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LAKOVIĆ, Sasha “Pit Bull”

September 7th, 1971 — April 25, 2017

May he finally Rest In Peace after a well fought battle with brain cancer. Survived by his parents Spasoje and Marsha, his children Drekalo, Ciera, Lyberty and Tatjana, his brothers Veso (Natalie), Zoran (Devon), Milosh (Cynthia) and nieces and nephews Haylee, Ashlee, Lynden, Asia, Von, Miljana and Jelena; as well as many relatives and friends. It broke our hearts to lose you though you didn’t go alone. We know you are our angel watching over us.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for his children through their uncle Veso Lakovic. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 3rd at 1:00 pm, Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”   THIS SERVICE WILL BE LIVESTREAMED/BROADCAST ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017 AT 1:00 PM.  

Service: Wednesday, May 3rd at 1:00 pm

Location: Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for his children through their uncle Veso Lakovic.


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The service for LAKOVIĆ, Sasha “Pit Bull” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Sanela Sehovac says:

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.
    I’m thinking of you and sending our love and prayers…

    Sanela,Gligor and Eva .

    • Mary Nezezon says:

      So sad to hear about Sasha passing away.I knew him back when he played baseball, he was a really nice guy and an amazing athlete. A young life taken too soon. My deepest & sincerest condolences to all of Sasha’s family, friends and former team mates..he will be greatly missed. R.I.P from Mary Nezezon

  • Dragan Darmanovic says:

    Primite moje iskreno saučešće 🙁

  • Jeff Sebastian says:

    I just want to say that a great man has left us all way to early! I had the honour of playing with Sasha in Oakland for 2 seasons and I can tell you he would do anything for his family, friends or team-mates. Why did God take you to heaven so young we may never know Sasha! My family and I want to send our most heart felt condolences. RIP SASHA

  • Kata and Mikan Karlica says:

    Please accept our deepest condolences for your family loose our thoughts go to your family with more concern and sympathy than we could ever say.We,re saddened by the grief you,re feeling now,We,re hoping that the lave of friends will help to see you through,and that time will bring you brighter days because we care for you

  • Christina and johnny says:

    Our deepest condolences. We are sending lots of love and prayers.

  • Tony Walker says:

    I had the honor of meeting sasha and his family and few years back. He autographed a flames ball cap . That his brother gave to me for Christmas.
    my favorite memory of him was when he played for the flames and climbed the glass to go after a spectator from the bench. He was a brave man fighting cancer. Doing what he could to live strong for his children. My heart broke hearing of his passing. I wish I was half the man he was. It was an honor meeting go you. May God bless your family and may their memories of you keep them living stronger.
    My heart is with you all

  • Eve says:

    Please accept our deepest sympathy,our thoughts are with you and your family. Seka and family.

  • Jim Fuiee says:

    Remember when mcsorely cut him day after banquet he was cored most popular player didn’t have a good car to get home in so the fans donated money to him for a plane tck great guy & I’m sure a family man he will be in heaven playing the game he,so loved prayers from Nancy & jim fuire

  • Popovic Family ( Belgrade) says:

    Our dear Momo & Marsha,
    You and your family are in our hearts and minds. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace through the days ahead. He will always be in our hearts. Please accept our most sincere condolences.
    Sending our love to all!
    Dragan, Branka, Zoran and Milica

  • Stephanie strange says:

    I will never forget you. Im blessed to have grew up watching you play hockey. Prayers to the Lakovic family and his children. Fly high my friend xoxo

  • Brano and Judi Radonjic says:

    Please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss.-Brano and Judi radonjic

  • Woo Family says:

    Peace be with you Sash. Will be sadly missed on diamond 2 at the park .Our family sends our sincere condolences

  • Mike Leclair says:

    Our condolences and heartfelt thoughts go out to the entire Lakovic family during this time of deep sorrow.As old South Van Minor Hockey members we know Sasha and family from way back when.So many memories are there.Greg played with our son on the same team.Sasha,you are gone from us but will long be remembered by many.From Mike,Gwen,and The Chief(C.J.) LeClair

  • Halaw Group says:

    Our Sincere Condolences to the entire Lakovic Family, especially Momo and Marsha with the loss of their Sasha, and most importantly Kaja and her children, with the loss of their Husband and Father. May the Creator journey with Sasha

  • Hido Isovic says:

    Momo! puno mi zao sasu zivot ide dalje tu nemozemo nista.
    tvoj prijatelj Hido
    Pozdravi Marshu.

  • Abe and Karen Renard says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Lakovic family. We didn’t know Sasha personally but Sash’s brother Greg was a good friend of our youngest son so we followed Sasha during his roller hockey days in Vancouver and his travels with ice hockey.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Abe and Karen Renard Port Moody, BC

  • Connie Campbell says:

    My deepest condolences to the Lakovic family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the love and support of family and friends help you through difficult time.


  • Grant Morrow says:

    It’s terrible to hear about the loss of Sasha and I express my sincere sympathy to the Lakovic Family. I know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for you all. So on behalf of the Morrow Family please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way, everyone’s condolences help your family through these trying times. To Sash it was always fun an interesting playing minor and junior hockey with you. I am still laughing about the time your dad and my dad tried to coach our brothers in minor baseball.

    Ernie, Cathy, Grant, Bryon, Keith and our families

  • Monique Saebels says:

    Our condolences go out to the Lakovic family and Sofija and her family for the loss of Sasha. He will be missed and our hearts are with you all.

  • Jill Brahm says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Sasha, loved watching him in Albany NY when he played for the River Rats. One game in particular was when Sasha was fighting and got a penalty and jumped over the penalty box to get the other player then was ejected and he went in the back and went to the other teams bench and a full fight with all the players erupted…It was great….
    He will be missed…Sasha rest in peace!

  • Shayne Korotash says:

    So very sorry for your loss my heart is broken today ..

  • Family Majstoric - Denis, Boris, Zarko and Spomenka says:

    Our deepest condolences to all Lakovic family. Our hearts and prayers are with you in this difficult time of your loss. Rest in peace our dear Sasha. You will be missed.

  • Christine Oppedisano says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Sasha’s passing. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and children.. I knew Sasha when he played for the Albany River Rats in New York.. He was always kind, fun and thoughtful .. one thing he taught me is not to be miserable when those around you are difficult, to always choose happiness.. ♡ I will always remember his smile and his care free attittude, when off the ice of course. He was a great person. https://youtu.be/xXjoPHkvNOc

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