We Remember


Passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the age of 80.  Survived by her loving husband Ivan, of 51 years; son Gordon Jelinic of Ottawa; two daughters: Anita Donovan (Gary) of Canmore, Wendy Jelinic of Calgary; two sisters: Mira and Danica both of Zagreb, Croatia.  Nada was born on July 6, 1933 in Zagreb, Croatia.  She immigrated to Canada in 1962.  Nada and Ivan lived in Terrace where they started their family.  They then moved to Kelowna in 1970.  She will be missed by family and many friends for her sense of humour and her fantastic cooking.  Nada’s family would like to thank all the staff of Hospice House for their wonderful care.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 19th at 10:30 am from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 839 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC.  Interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation to support the Kelowna Cancer Centre, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.  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.”

Thursday, December 19th at 10:30 am

Immaculate Conception Church

Share with Others:

Share on Facebook
Share Via Email

BC Cancer Foundation to support the Kelowna Cancer Centre, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.


Service Information

Service Details

The service for JELINIC, Nada is scheduled for Thursday, December 19th at 10:30 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Immaculate Conception Church

839 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC


Special Requests:


Funeral Pointers:



  • Morris & Shirley Buchy says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. She now free of pain and in God’s hands. May she rest in peace.

  • Alice & Ratko Persic says:

    Family Jelinic,
    It is with great sorrow that we share in your loss of Nada. She will be truly missed by all as she was a mother figure to many of us and was always ready and willing to help anyone without having to be asked.
    A beautiful person both on the inside and outside.

    Condolences….Alice & Ratko Persic

  • Wendy Brown says:

    We will greatly miss Nada. I loved talking and sharing with her. It’s the first Christmas in 15 years without her baking, nothing compares. She could always make my day brighter. I was blessed to be a part of her care.

  • Cynthia Waldek-Peters says:

    We were so saddened to hear about the passing of Nada. Our deepest sympathies, prayers and thoughts are extended to the Jelinic Family. She will certainly be missed by all. Much love,
    Cynthia, Jack and Ashley Peters. Kelowna.

  • Laurie - Ann Kosec says:

    To Wendy and family. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a very sweet lady and I always felt very welcome in your home. Thinking of you all. Love Laurie

    • Wendy Jelinic says:

      Dear Laurie,
      Thank you so much for the email. It means a lot to me. Tanja and I miss your friendship.
      Warm regards,

  • Lucia Michaylow says:

    family Jelinic,
    Nada was such a beautiful kind ready to help anyone in need, I loved her smile and her sense of humor she was proud of her family I will miss her so much.she will never be forgotten, Please except our condolences and may God Bless you.

  • Nada Jelinic says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Jelinic. She was a very kind, caring lady and will be missed. Our condolences to Mr. Jelinic and family. Sandy & Frank Lenarcic

  • Patricia Baron says:

    My deepest sympathies to your family. I was friends with Wendy at Casorso Elementary and would be invited to their house for lunch. Mrs. Jelinic always had amazing food and time for us children. It is a cherished childhood memory of mine.

  • Per and Helen Christophersen says:

    We are saddened to hear about the passing of Nada. Our deepest sympathies, prayers and thoughts are with Ivan and Family. She made me feel welcomed when I rented their apartment in 2000, having recently arrived from Calgary. Yes, her lovely cooking and baking will be remembered! Helen and Per Christophersen, West Kelowna, B.C.

  • Sonja Bouillaut (Misic) says:

    I met Nada, Ivan and the ‘kids’ many years ago. Our respective families were on holidays in Croatia. Nada is my mother Zlatas cousin. I didn’t know her well but I remember meeting a dignified lady whom I regret not getting to know better. She has clearly left a legacy of love in those she touched. Our deepest sympathies to Ivan, Gordon, Anita, Wendy and families. Sonja Bouillaut and Zlata Misic – Australia

  • Marija Buric says:

    To Ivan and family
    Iam so sorry to hear of Nada passing. My deepest condolenes to all of you.She will be trully missed as she was a good frend mother figurer,loving and kind person.May she rest in peace.Marija Buric and family.

  • Stefica & Polde Metez says:

    We are thinking of you at this time and whishing you comfort and peace Extending our sincere sympathy and friendship

  • Dawn Maranda says:

    Dear Anita, my thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.I remember your mom with fondness.
    All my best, Dawn

  • Krapic Family says:

    We will miss her warm smile…Thinking of your family at this time and wishing you peace.
    Ankica Krapic and girls.

  • Dann Ilicic says:

    Ivan, Gord, Anita and Wendy, so sorry to hear of Nada’s passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I know all to well what it is like to lose a parent.

    I can’t believe that it has been almost 30 years since I have seen any of you. I wish you and your family all the best and my thoughts are with you this holiday season.

  • Irena Olic (née Devcic) says:

    Dear Ivan, Gordon, Anita, Wendy, it is with great sadness that I am sending my sincerest condolences! I only just found out today of dear Nada’s passing and although I never met her face to face, I spoke to her many times on the phone from Australia and truly felt a connection with her and could feel that she was a special person, just as so many others have expressed. My father (Ivan Devcic) and I had hoped to make a trip to Kelowna, but unfortunately his health took a turn for the worse in the past two years and he passed away in June this year!
    Teta Nada is at peace now and in no more pain and we are all left with great sadness in our hearts!
    May dear God grant you peace with the knowledge that she was much loved and will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace. Irena, Tomislav, Luka and Amalija Olic – Australia

Leave a Condolence Message for the Family

» To share your condolence on this page please fill out the requested fields.
» If you have a photo to share, please do so as families appreciate it. To share a photo (please note, just one photo per condolence please), click the 'Choose File' button and select a photo from your computer.
» Once you are done, click the 'Share' button.
» Your email is never published or shared. Your name and email are both required.

NOTE: all messages will go through an administrative process before being posted.