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Vancouver Memorial Services and Crematorium

5505 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC

OBITUARY

Annie Mariette JOVIC

July 2, 1948March 21, 2020

Annie Mariette Jovic July 2, 1948 - March 21, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our loving family member, Annie Jovic. A strong, courageous, beautiful and adventurous woman who was a light of love and laughter.

Surrounded by her husband of almost 50 years, Peter, and her two daughters Nataša and Tatiana, Annie passed away on a beautiful spring day in Vancouver on March 21.

Known as being the strongest, most positive person many of us have had the pleasure of knowing, Annie loved to travel, explore the city and frequent Nordstroms, and nothing stopped her from getting to where she wanted to be. What Annie loved most was being an Oma and spending time with her four grandchildren, Jack, Makena, Rhys and Isla. She would look forward to taking the kids to the movies, Science World and Granville Island and always did something special for them. She also loved walking her dog, Buddy, along the seawall.

Annie was born in Blankenberge, Belgium in 1948 and came to Canada in 1975 with Peter.

She battled diabetes for the last 30 years overcoming tremendous challenges, and fought off breast cancer in 2018. Despite this, no one would have known what Annie was dealing with because she never complained. We are all better for knowing Annie and can learn a lot from her optimism, positivity and strength. She was an angel in life and most certainly is an angel now.

We will always love Annie and miss her dearly. With all our love, Peter, Nataša, Tatiana, Sean, her grandkids, Nedi, Zorica and all her family in Canada, Belgium, UK, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia.

A date for a celebration will be forthcoming.

To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit our website at www.dignitymemorial.com

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Kimberly Staples

March 29, 2020

Dear Jovic family. We had the pleasure of meeting Annie a number of time’s and would speak to her on FaceTime around the Holidays. She was always so happy and a pleasure to talk with. She was a genuine, kind and caring women. When our daughter Madeline was a toddler she bought her a beautiful Elsa Frozen dress. Madeline wore that dress for 3 of her birthdays from age 3-6, she loves that dress. Annie also send our son Nicholas a beautiful blue baby blanket from Nordstrom. We will cherish these gifts from a generous women. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Love you guys. The Staples Family.

Tatiana Jovic

March 27, 2020

Tatiana Jovic

March 27, 2020

Tatiana Jovic

March 27, 2020

Joanne Fuller

March 27, 2020

I had the pleasure of getting to know Annie thru her frequent visits to our store. She was an inspiration, full of positivity and joy. Rest in peace Annie

Danny Horseele

March 27, 2020

In Memory of my sisterI post a very nice picture
To honner Annie on her wedding-day
Danny and Diana

Danny Horseele

March 27, 2020

To my beloved sister
With pain in ours harts we Diana and I heart the very sad news from Annie that she passed away
We lost very early our mother and she took very care of I her kid-brother
She was a figher for Peter her children,grandchildren and friends
We will miss them all
Your brother
Danny an Diana Horseele
Knokke Belgium

Glenda & Frank Glenfield

March 26, 2020

Annie - what an Amazing Woman!

We first met Annie through our son, Sean and Annie’s daughter, Tatiana at their University Graduation, shortly after, Sean and Tatiana were married. Through their love, our wonderful friendship grew from there.

Annie was such an inspiration to all that know her. She overcome challenges that the strongest of us would find hard to bear.

Her persistence and determination gave her strength to move forward and never deterred her from enjoying life to the fullest.

Annie was a caring, loving mother, grandmother and wife. Her family was everything to her.

Over the years, we always enjoyed Annie’s hospitality. Our families celebrated special occasions together and taken several cruises.

Annie, our dear friend, will be sadly missed. We will always cherish fond, loving memories of her in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Glenda & Frank Glenfield

Sylvia Christopoulos

March 26, 2020

No words can describe how deeply sorry I am for your loss.

I was blessed to know Annie through Nataša. I’ll always remember her bright, twinkling eyes, beautiful smile and huge heart, so happy to see me! Especially when she so warmly welcomed my family into her home that summer in Sechelt. Her fascinating journey from Belgium to BC was indicative of what an extraordinary, unstoppable force she was throughout life, and it continues to live on through her beautiful family. May you rest in peace, you were a gift to everyone who ever met you.

Lee Anne Pilson

March 25, 2020

I was lucky enough to get to know Annie through her daughter, my dear friend Natasa. Instantly Annie was someone I felt I had known forever. I wish I had told her more what a significant inspiration she was to me. I remember seeing her soon after she had her leg amputated as a result of her diabetes, and had gotten a prosthetic leg and a motorized wheelchair. I expected someone who had gone through what she had to be down, depressed, a bit sad. She was the exact opposite. She proudly showed my husband and me her new leg, and how she had had her car outfitted to lift the wheelchair. She pointed to the lift and said, “Do you know what that is?” I said, “A motorized lift?” She smiled and gave the answer of what it was to her, “Independence!”. She didn’t let anything stop her from living life. I have recalled that moment many times. Her positivity, her Can Do spirit, and her beautiful family are her legacy.

FROM THE FAMILY