OBITUARY

Vlado (Walter) Jankovic

28 July , 193229 April , 2019

Peacefully, at the Hamilton General Hospital on Monday, April 29, 2019 in his 87th year, surrounded by his family and friends. Beloved husband of Ivka for 59 wonderful years.

Loving father of Frank (Donna), Walter (Nadia), and Maryanne (Marc Mitchell). Proud Dida of Mark, Daniel and Eva. Vlado will be dearly missed by his extended family and many friends. He immigrated to Canada from Croatia in 1958, eventually settling in Hamilton where he met his wife to be, Ivka. A long time parishioner of Holy Cross Croatian Catholic Church and active member of the Croatian community. Vlado retired from International Harvester/J.I. Case after over 30 years of dedicated service and enjoyed over 25 years of retirement. He was blessed with many friends and enjoyed an active social life. A few of his favourite outings were going to picnics, meeting friends for coffee and discussing current events . A great sense of humour, Vlado had a way with words and spoke at many different celebrations. He enjoyed traveling all over, especially the many trips to the United States to visit his beautiful grandchildren. Vlado loved playing music, his garden but nothing surpassed the love he had for his family. He often reminded his family that he had lived his life far beyond what he had dreamt of.

Visitation at the Markey-Dermody Funeral Home, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth) on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 5-9 p.m. Vigil Prayers at 6 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Croatian Catholic Church, 1883 King Street East on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, 2 May , 2019
  • Vigil Prayers Thursday, 2 May , 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, 3 May , 2019
  • Burial Friday, 3 May , 2019

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Larry Masotti

9 May 2019

Walter,
I'm so sorry to have heard about the passing of your father. May your memories of your father and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days and weeks ahead.

Larry Masotti

Doris Medeiros

1 May 2019

We are so sorry for to hear about your loss. I know how difficult this must be for you all. May the love and support of family and friends that surround you, comfort you during this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Doris, Manny, Victoria and Christian Medeiros

Vito and Shabnam Galloro

1 May 2019

Our deepest condolences to you all. Sending you our love, prayers and comfort during this difficult time.
We had the pleasure of spending time with Walter on a number of occasions and he will be remembered fondly.
Love Shab and Vito

Max and Angela Cedri

1 May 2019

Sending you love and comfort during this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathies to the entire Jankovic family.

Love, Max and Angela

Susan Rutherford (Ferrari)

1 May 2019

Sorry to hear about your loss Frank. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this time .

Jo-Ann Banisch

30 April 2019

Dear Ivka, Frank, Walter & Maryanne,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time of transition.
I remember meeting Walter 30 years ago, he loved having company at the house and enjoyed making people laugh!

Sending our love,

Jo-Ann, Paul, Hope & Noah xoxo

Sam Mattina

30 April 2019

We cannot express in words how deeply sorry we are to hear of the passing of Walter Jankovic. Being good friends with Donna and Frank, we had the pleasure of meeting Walter at a birthday party for Frank. Walter left a memory with me of an easy to talk too person, with a big heart, good natured, and an obvious love for his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Jankovic family during this sad time. Sam and Divina.