In Celebration of

Luca Grandja

December 19, 1929 -  May 23, 2019

Luca Grandja (née Menalo) passed away peacefully with family by her side on May 23, 2019, at the age of 89. Her smile and laughter will be missed. Luca was born and raised on a large family farm in a small village near Cerevo, Hercegovina. She immigrated to Canada in 1965, following her brother Bosko. Soon after she arrived, she met and married her husband, Paul (predeceased), and they started their own family with their daughter Vesna and son Josip (Leila and Theo). Family and faith were integral parts of Luca’s life. She was an involved member of Our Lady Queen of Croatia Catholic Church and she was an active participant in church events. She enjoyed time spent with family and friends and loved being around and caring for children. In her last years, the arrival of her only grandson brought her joy and laughter. The annual Menalo picnic and spending time with close friends (in her Bloor West neighbourhood) and Croatian community were special times for Luca. Luca spent her last years at Lakeshore Lodge. Visits from family and friends were cherished and were greatly appreciated. The family would like to thank all of the caring staff at Lakeshore Lodge that made Luca’s final years comfortable.

Donations (in lieu of flowers) in Luca’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario or to a charity of your choice.


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Kristina Thibodeau 

Entered May 25, 2019 from Mississauga

Rest in Peace dear Teta Luca.
You will be dearly missed.

Vesna Grandja (Daughter)

Entered May 25, 2019 from Toronto

Thanks, mom, for all you did for me.

Vesna Menalo Grljusic (nephew)

Entered May 25, 2019 from Zagreb,Croatia

My dear aunt,thank You for Your warmth and kindness !

Rest in peace!

Nikolina Kvesic (Neice)

Entered May 26, 2019 from Georgetown

You were an amazing lady. Will always remember your infectious smile and laugh. (and of course your famous pita)
Pocivaj u Miru draga tetka Luca ❤️
Volim te.

The Pervan and McRae families 

Entered May 26, 2019 from Mississauga

Dear Joe and Vesna,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Luca. She was a lovely, kind woman. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of her soul to the glory of eternal life.


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