SMILJANEC, VladoPosted: May 19th, 2018
1956 – 2018
Mr. Vlado Smiljanec of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly with his family by his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the age of 62 years.
Vlado, son of Bara and the late Stjepan Smiljanec was born on April 10th, 1956 in Jarmina, Croatia. After high school, he relocated to Canada, settling in Lethbridge, AB in 1976. Vlado made a career in the masonry industry. After work, he enjoyed spending time in his garage entertaining his family and friends. In his free time he also enjoyed playing soccer, cards, and pool. He was an active member of the Croatian Canadian Club of Lethbridge.
Besides his loving mother Bara of Jarmina, Croatia, he is survived by his 2 brother’s Drago (Jadranka) and Ivan (Mirjana) of Lethbridge. He was predeceased by his father Stjepan. Vlado leaves behind Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and many Friends.
Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, May 21, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects one hour prior.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00pm on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, with Father Domin Vladic and Father Lukas Drapal, as celebrants. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 19th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.
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