BUKOVCAN, Josephine - (June 15, 1933 - February 5, 2018) - Passed away peacefully In her 84th year at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital with her family at her side.
Beloved wife of Milan for over 54 years, loving mother to Mike Bukovcan (Mary) and John Bukovcan (Ljubica): proud grandmother of Paul, Rebecca, Christina, Martina, Mark and David.
She is survived by her sister Milka Markovic of Waterdown, her brother Tome Karic of Perusic, Croatia and Kate Rak of Sibenik, Croatia. Josipa (Josephine) was a great mother who provided her children with all the opportunities that she didn’t have as a child growing up on a little farm in Croatia as one of 7 children.
She arrived in Canada in 1962 and worked hard to create a better life for herself and her children. Josipa worked at General Electric, the gift shop at the old OTMH hospital and managed several bakery outlets in Oakville. Over the years she and Milan established a successful property rental business and enjoyed working hard. She was always a friendly face who welcomed everyone.
In her latter years she devoted herself to the care of her grandchildren until she suffered a stroke 12 years ago that left her disabled and in the care of her loving husband and children. Josipa was one of the original parishioners at Holy Trinity Croatian Catholic Church.
Many thanks to her personal care workers and the many medical professionals who have helped her over the years.
Visitation will take place at Glen Oaks Funeral Home, Oakville on Wednesday February 7, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.
Mass of Christian burial will take place at Holy Trinity Croatian Catholic Church (2110 Trafalgar Road North, Oakville) on Thursday February 8, at 10 a.m. Interment following mass at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery in Oakville.
Following the service at the cemetery, the family will receive guests at Holy Trinity Croatian Parish Hall for lunch and to share memories of our dear wife, mother, grandmother, sister-in-law and friend. She will be sadly missed by her family.
In Lieu of flowers donations to Holy Trinity Parish would be appreciated by the family.