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UDZENIJA, George (Djuro)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passage of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, George (Djuro) Udzenija, who went to be with the Lord on June 8, 2018 at the age of 86.  Survived by his wife Boza; daughter Nicole; sons: Justin and Peter (Brittany); grandchildren: Christopher and Jack.  He left behind a rich legacy of friendship and love.  A man of strong faith, he cared deeply for his wife, family and community, both here and abroad.  As a newcomer to Canada, he quickly established deep roots in Calgary and as one of the early presidents of the Croatian Club, he developed friendships that last to this day.  George was a resident of Kelowna for over 45 years and left his mark through the many homes that he built as the head of Lakeline Contractors.  As a Deacon at Lakeview Heights Baptist Church, his efforts provided support to those in need.  He also worked with organizations such as Freedom’s Door.  George never forgot his roots and was not only proud to introduce many to the beauty of Croatia, but also spearheaded relief efforts for those affected by the war in Croatia during the 1990’s.  A celebration of George’s life will be held on Thursday, June 14th at 11:00 am at the First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC, with Pastor Keith Reisdorf officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Freedom’s Door, 1279 Centennial Crescent, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6K3 www.freedomsdoorkelowna,com; Gideons Bible Society, PO Box 3619, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7A2 www.gideons.ca; or a charity of your choice.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or to share a memory, please scroll down this page to the area called “share your condolences.”

Thursday, June 14th at 11:00 am

First Lutheran Church

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Freedom’s Door, 1279 Centennial Crescent, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6K3; Gideons Bible Society, PO Box 3619, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7A2; or a charity of your choice.  Link: www.freedomsdoorkelowna,com, www.gideons.ca


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The service for UDZENIJA, George (Djuro) is scheduled for Thursday, June 14th at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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First Lutheran Church

4091 Lakeshore Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Ruzica Jurkic says:

    It was with great sadness that we heard of Djuro’s passing. Please accept our heartfelf condolences and we hope that in a small way they help you through these difficult and sad times. Djuro was a good friend and mentor to us for many years, we will miss him.
    Ilija and Ruzica Jurkic

  • Jennifer Odorizzi says:

    Oh, Boza, I am so deeply sad to hear of George’s passing. He meant a lot to me, and I treasured our long talks. I hope you find peace and strength in this difficult time. With love, Jennifer

  • Joseph & Ruby Popov says:

    George was a nice person – Our thoughts go with you.
    Joseph & Ruby

  • David Kurvers says:

    • Mrs. Udzenija, Nicole, Justin, Peter and family. We would like to express our sorrow and condolences to you. May Mr. Udzenija’s imbued values and kindness help you through this difficult time and live on through you. God bless. David Kurvers

  • Bev Saretzky says:

    Dear Boza, My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Many the many memories you have that you shared with George bring you strength, peace and comfort. Blessings.

  • Franc and Marjeta Kosec says:

    Dear Boza,Justin,Nicki, Peter and Family,just got the sad news about George passing,such a sad loss
    He was a good friend,and will be missed by us all . Sending you our prayers and condolences !!

  • Walter and Dini Martiniuk says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Georges passing. It was a pleasure to have known him and we have many fond memories.. He was someone that we will never forget. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Boza and family.

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