January 25, 1928 – January 24, 2015
Tilka passed away peacefully in her sleep in her home on January 24, 2015. She is survived by her beloved sons; Nick (Christine), Damir (Debbie), and Ron (Rose). Her grandchildren; Kane, Jake, Marcus, and Hannah. Her step grandchildren Alisha (Peter), Leanne (Brent), and Ryan (Jennifer). And her step great grandchildren Tegan, Kelsi, Payton, Kasey, and Chance. As well as, her sister-in-law Susan, and her nieces and nephews.
Tilka was predeceased by her husband Paul (April 1, 2001). Born in Prezid, Croatia, she immigrated to Canada with her husband Paul and family they arrived in Prince Rupert in 1960. While in Prince Rupert Paul and Tilka worked hard and
enjoyed picnics and good times with their life long friends, making many wonderful memories.
In the fall of 1990 Paul and Tilka moved to Lanzteville where they spent their retirement years together, gardening,
playing bocce, and sharing Paul’s homemade wine with their new friends. During this time they welcomed four grandchildren. After Paul’s passing, Tilka moved back to Prince Rupert to be closer to her family. The family would especially like to thank Tilka’s dearest friend Kathy for all her love and support.
A special thank you to Dr. Ikari and the nursing staff who cared for her in her recent hospital stay.
A funeral mass will be held for Tilka
on Saturday, January 31st at 1:00 p.m.
at the Annunciation Church, Refreshments
will be offered in the Gathering Center afterwards.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the
Canadian Cancer Society in her memory.