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PERSIC, Alice Marie (nee Jerman)


Alice Marie Jerman Persic daughter of Angelo Jerman and Valeria Zucca Jerman, peacefully passed away at the age of 65, on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 9:42pm surrounded by her family in her Kelowna, BC home. She is survived by her father Angelo Jerman; brother Giovanni Jerman; loving husband Ratko Persic; son Christopher Persic; daughter Katherine Persic Balser and husband Steven Balser; granddaughter Isabella Balser; adopted son Rauf Bunyatov; and all those that considered her a second mom. Alice was a wonderful person, with words such as strength, patience, love, courage, believe, peace, and beauty are best to describe her. She will be sadly missed not only by her family, but by all those who have known her, for she has always made them feel welcome and loved. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, November 7th at 10:00 am at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with Father Patrick Monette officiating. Viewings will be available on Friday from 6:00 – 8:00pm and again on Saturday from 8:00-10:00am. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2T2 (www.kghfoundation.org). For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

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Saturday, November 7th at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2T2 Link: www.kghfoundation.org


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The service for PERSIC, Alice Marie (nee Jerman) is scheduled for Saturday, November 7th at 10:00 am . 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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  • Diane Zupicic says:

    One of the most kindest and selfless individual I have ever had the honor of knowing. Rest in peace beautiful Alice.

  • Todd Graziadei says:

    I have known Alice and her family since 1992. Truly a person that will be missed. I’ll especially miss her smile, laugh and humor. She always called me by my nickname “Graz” 🙂 Stay strong Chris, Kathy and Ratko through this difficult time, as well as the rest of the Persic Family-Hugs to all.

  • Gloria Burch (Frayne) says:

    I knew Alice through the friendship my daughters held with Chris. Alice had grace, intelligence, purity, a charitable soul. The essence of love was her constant aura. We mortals can never understand the reasoning behind the phrase.. ‘only the good die young’. In Alice’s case, this is an understatement. She embodied all the positive biblical qualities of faith, hope and charity but the greatest of these is charity (love). Alice WAS love and I know her family will feel the void heavily. We can only be thankful for the time we all knew her; to have the privilege of enjoying her beautiful radiant smile. To be in her company for the brief time she had in this life was a privilege. The angels in Heaven will now experience what we did. Until we meet again sweet Alice.

  • Aaron and Kathy Kunstar says:

    Our deepest condolences to Ratko and family. We will miss seeing Alice working in the gardens alongside Ratko. Forever remember the special memories created.

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