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June 9, 1953 — September 8, 2014

Milan Vukelic, beloved husband of Ana of Kelowna, BC, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 8, 2014 in Donji Kosinj, Croatia at the age of 61 years.

Milan was born on June 9, 1953 in Donji Kosinj, Croatia. He married his beloved wife, Ana in Croatia in September of 1976 and together they moved to beautiful Kelowna, BC where they settled themselves and had 3 sons, Martin, Zeljko and Adam. Although knowing very little of the English language, Milan successfully found work and was employed with Pascho Drilling in the 1980’s. He worked there until his proud and respectful retirement in June of 2013, the same time he, along with his family and friends, celebrated his 60th birthday. Milan had the innate ability to bring his family and friends together with laughter and love; as well, always maintained his devotion to his family and his native Croatia. He was a proud Croatian Canadian and always stayed true to his roots, making sure to reflect the same pride onto his three boys. His greatest pride were his three sons and their families, specifically his six grandchildren, who he adored and cherished; he was their Dida and they will miss him dearly.

Besides his loving wife, Milan is survived, and lovingly remembered, by his three sons and daughters-in-law, Martin (Andrea) Vukelic of Calgary; Zeljko (Elena) Vukelic and Adam (Michelle) Vukelic, both of Vancouver; six beautiful grandchildren, Milan, Jure, Marko, Jelena, Maksimir and Dane; and many extended family from Kelowna, Vancouver, Calgary and Croatia. Milan was predeceased by his parents Martin and Danica in 2010.

A Mass of Catholic Burial will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 750 Rutland Road N., Kelowna, BC, followed by a graveside memorial at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Reception to follow in church hall. 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.”



Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

St. Theresa's Catholic Church

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