Vjekoslav Kozina

July 29, 1944 - May 25, 2021
May 27, 2021 15 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Tata and Dida, following complications from a cardiac arrest.

Vjeko was born in Prijedor, Bosnia & Hercegovina, to Julijana and Josip.

As a young man he excelled as a professional team handball player for the Prijedor team, Bosnamontaza, and worked for the city planning department.

In 1980, he and his family immigrated to Edmonton and Vjeko worked as a cartographic technologist for the Government of Alberta.  Vjeko was devoted to his Catholic faith, enjoyed sharing jokes with friends, and his greatest joy was his family.

Vjeko is survived by his wife of 47 years, Vikica; his son Ivan (Martina) and their children Julian, Adrian, Cristian, and baby on the way; and his daughter Ivana (Anton) Hlede and their children Klara, Tomislav, and Karolina.

He is also survived by siblings Ankica, Karlo, Miroslav, and Josip, as well as relatives and friends in Bosnia & Hercegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Canada.

Due to Covid restrictions, a private funeral mass will be held on May 31 at the Nativity of Mary Croatian Catholic Church officiated by Reverend Tomislav Fridl, followed by interment at St. Michael’s cemetery.

The service will be live-streamed at 10:00am Monday, May 31, 2021 at; https://youtu.be/0q5kxdZAGYA

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Caritas Croatia (Zagreb).

Pocivaj u miru Bozjem.

  1. Our deepest condolences.
    He was always the best neighbour and such a great man.
    He is missed.

  2. Sincere condolences Ivana. Although I didn’t know your father, he must have been a great person to have raised such a kind and considerate person as yourself. Love to you and your family.

  3. Wishing Avana and the Kozina family our deepest condolences on your loss

  4. Iskrena sućut obitelji Kozina

  5. Dear family Kozina,
    Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Ana and Stef Klaric

  6. Dragi striko, uvijek će mi u sjećanju ostati tvoj blagi i topli glas i tvoj blagi i topli osmijeh. Usuđujem se reći Kozina – osmijeh.
    Počivaj u miru 🌹

  7. Dear Ivana, Tony, Klara, Tomislav and Karolina,
    I was so sad to hear of the passing of your dear Tata and Dido. I have such fond memories of him dropping the kids off at school or picking them up. He always had time for a chat and I could tell he just loved getting to know people. This was even more evident in the conversations we would have after mass at our church whenever he was visiting from Edmonton. Please accept my heartfelt condolences at your incredible loss, and please pass them on to your mama. May you be comforted by all the memories, as well as the knowledge that he has found eternal peace. With much love, Viki and Marin

  8. Vikica, Ivan, Ivana, Martina, Anton and Grandchildren. Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. Vjeko was a fantastic individual who had time for everyone. He will be sadly missed.
    Вічная память.

  9. Kozina Family,
    Sincerest condolences on the heartbreaking passing of Vjeko. He was always kind and took a minute to talk to me at family gatherings. Watching him with his grandchildren was always heartwarming. He will always be remembered. Sending you all lots of love and comfort in this difficult time. Vichnaya Pamyat.

  10. Zbogom dragi brate. Ponosim se tobom. Ti si covjek kakvi bi ljudi trebali biti. To su pokazali i mnogi prijedorcani koji izrazise sucut i lijepa sjecanja na tebe. Puno te volim. Pocivaj u miru.

  11. Ivana please receive my most sincere regrets for your loss. In this sad times, I hope that you and your family will find the strength to remember the good and happy moments that you had the chance to live in the past together with your father and find some comfort. Although he left his terrestrial existence to find eternal peace, his memory will always be with you.

  12. Ivana, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear father. I hope that in time, all of your precious memories will be a blessing.

  13. Iskrena sućut cijeloj familiji.
    Pokoj vječni daruj mu Gospodine i Svjetlo Svijeta svijetli njemu u Kraljevstvu nebeskom Počivao u miru.
    Amen.
    Ana Susnjara & family

  14. Dear Kozina Family,
    My deepest sympathies. Although I’m thousands of miles away, my heart is near to all of you at this time. I have many fond memories of Mr. Kozina. He was such a kind and wonderful man. I mourn your loss. I am deeply saddened but I will always remember his kindness.
    Benjamin Low

  15. Ivana, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

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