Slavka Milardovic (nee Ledenko) of Oakville, Ontario, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2017 at Ian Anderson House in her 74th year.
Visitation will be held at Glen Oaks Funeral Home, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville (at Dundas St.) on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 4:00-9:00 p.m. with prayers at 8:15 pm. Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Queen of Peace, 9118 Winston Churchill Blvd. Norval, ON at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Glen Oaks Cemetery. Donations in memory of Slavka Milardovic can be made to Ian Anderson House.
Slavka was born in Vuksic, Croatia on March 2, 1944. She came to Edmonton at the age of 19 on January 1, 1964 where she met her true love Mijo 'Mike' Milardovic and they were married that same year. They moved to Toronto, Ontario to start their new life and family together, and Oakville became their home in 1965. In 2002, she and Mike moved to Georgetown and in 2016 she moved to the Chartwell Retirement home in Oakville.
Slavka worked at Schlegel, General Electric and at OTMH. She was actively involved with the Croatian Franciscan Centre and the Queen of Peace church in Norval.
Slavka loved to befriend neighbours, cook, bake, make preserves, and most especially, to knit slippers that she delighted in handing out to friends, casual acquaintances, and unsuspecting strangers (who quickly became friends) in the community.
Slavka is survived by her daughter Mary Crljen (Ante), John Milardovic (Sharmeen) and grandchildren Ana, John-Michael, Zain, and Yasmine. Many nieces and nephews in Canada, USA, and Croatia.
Predeceased by her husband Mijo 'Mike' Milardovic, her parents Nikola & Toka Ledenko, and her brothers Sime, Dujo, and Jole.
The Crljen and Milardovic families wish to thank all of the dear friends and family that visited Slavka, who shared a laugh or story with her during her failing health, as well as Chartwell Retirement residence in Oakville for their caring and helpful staff. A very special thank you to all of the staff and volunteers at Ian Anderson House hospice, along with Dr. Helen Pyle who provided comfort, dignity, and compassion.