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Joseph (Joe) Jr. Svetich

March 9, 1929 - May 22, 2014


With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Joseph Jr, (Joe)
Svetich. With his family at his side, Joe passed away peacefully
on May 22, 2014. Pre-deceased by his parents, Milka and
Joseph and brother Martin. Joe is survived by his devoted and
loving wife of 45 years, Milka, his children, Mary Ann (Scott),
Susan (Mike), Michael (Julia) his sister Mary, brother John
(Audrey), sister-in-law Anna, nieces & nephews, and many
relatives in Croatia.
The later years brought Joe (Deda) his special little angels;
Kristina, Antonio, Cassia, James, Connor & Lukas. His
grandchildren brought him immense joy and he treasured every
minute spent with them.
Joe was born in Razvanusa, Croatia on March 9th, 1929. He
immigrated to Canada with his Mom and brother, Martin in
1938 to reunite with his father, Joseph, who had immigrated 10
years earlier to start a new life for the family.
Joe’s career as an apprentice Machinist started out at Hillcrest
Lumber Co. He then moved on to spend the majority of his
career as a Millwright Foreman at Western Forest Products.
Upon the mill’s closing, Joe spent the remainder of his career
working for Mayo Forest Products.
Joe was a dedicated family man, who demonstrated his love
by providing for the family. His passions were farming, fishing,
hunting, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
He had a great love for all his special animals.
Dad leaves behind many long time family and friends, whose
hearts he touched throughout his life.
Prayers will be offered at H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial,
5285 Polkey Road, Duncan, BC on Friday, May 30th, 2014
at 7pm. Mass for the Christian Burial of the Dead will be
celebrated at St. Edwards Catholic Church Saturday, May 31,
2014 at 11am, Fr. Alfredo Monacelli officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or
Canadian Red Cross, Victoria Branch are appreciated. Online
condolences can be expressed at www.hwwallacecbc.com
His memories never forgotten and forever in our hearts. We love
you Dad!


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Sandra Walton
Relation: A family friend

I don’t have the right words I don’t have enough words , all I have are heart felt prayers that there will be comfort for your soul and that Gods love will be felt in a real way and carry you through this time of your great loss
Sincerely sandra

From: Don and Flo MacDonald
Relation: Friend of the family

Our sincere sympathy on the passing of your father. We remember the family in prayer.

From: Liberty Brears
Relation: Friend of the family

Dear Svetich family, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you. I pray God grants you peace knowing he has gone to be with our Heavenly Father.

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

From: Bob Reader
Relation: Old aquaintance of family

Hello Mary & Susan. Hello girls I am so sorry for your loss. I think of both of you often and remenice about the old days in the bakery.
Prayers to you and your family.
Bob & Ruth Reader

From: The Cringle family
Relation: Friends of his children

Dear Suzie, Mary and Michael, we are so sorry to hear about your dad you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May your memories of the wonderful times spent with your dad keep you strong.xxxxxx

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 31, 2014
Beginning at 11:00am

St. Edwards Roman Catholic Church
2085 Maple Bay Road
Duncan , BC Canada

2085 Maple Bay Road
Duncan , BC Canada


Date & Time:
May 30, 2014
Beginning at 7:00pm

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W3

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W3

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