It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Marija Juric. She was a devoted daughter, caring sister, loving wife, nurturing mother, and doting grandmother. Above all, she exemplified the values of her Christian faith in every aspect of her life. Her gentle spirit and warm heart touched the lives of all who knew her.
Born in Solin – Croatia, Marija embarked on a journey to Canada in the late 1950s, seeking new opportunities and a better life. She embraced her new home while cherishing the memories and traditions of her beloved homeland. Together with her husband, Stipe (deceased), they created a loving and God-centered home for their three children where faith in God and a love for their Croatian roots were the foundation of their lives.
Marija was a devoted mother who instilled in her children the importance of honoring their roots, appreciating their heritage, and always remembering where they came from. She passed on her unwavering faith in God, teaching them the values of Christianity, compassion, and kindness. Her faith guided her every action and served as a beacon of hope and strength for her family.
Her dedication to hard work and determination became an enduring legacy within her family. Marija led by example, teaching her family the value of perseverance and the rewards that come from giving their best in all they pursued. She instilled in them the belief that with God's grace and their own efforts, they could overcome any obstacle and achieve their dreams.
As a grandmother, Marija found immense joy in the company of her grandchildren. She not only showered them with love and wisdom but also nourished their souls with the teachings of her faith. Her unconditional love will forever remain etched in their hearts, and her memory will be cherished by each generation that follows.
In addition to being a pillar of strength and love within her family, Marija touched the lives of countless others through her acts of kindness. She had a genuine interest in people and possessed a remarkable ability to make everyone feel seen, valued, and loved. Her compassion knew no bounds, and she embraced the teachings of Christ by treating others with respect, generosity, and empathy.
Today, as we mourn the loss of our mother, we also celebrate the beautiful legacy she leaves behind. Her kindness, faith, and unwavering commitment to living a life guided by Catholic Christian values will continue to inspire us to live with grace, love, and compassion. May her soul find eternal peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father and may her memory forever be a blessing in our lives.
Surviving Family Members
•Zvonko Juric and his wife Mary
•Zrinka Domagala and her husband Rob
•Jasen Juric and his fiancée Anita
•Amanda (Koki) Juric
•Magdalena (Maggi) Domagala
•Isabella (Bella) Domagala
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter “Butler Chapel”, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke, on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of Croatian Martyrs, 4605 Mississauga Road, on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 10 a.m.
Please consider donating to the Toronto Food Bank (Daily Bread Food Bank) in honor of Marija, our caring and generous mother, instead of sending flowers. She always prioritized the well-being of her family and was passionate about ensuring they were well-nourished. Your contribution will continue her legacy of compassion and dedication to helping others.
Please join us in celebrating the life of a remarkable woman whose faith, kindness, and love touched us all. She will be deeply missed but forever remembered.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Centennial Park Place for the exceptional care, compassion, and kindness they showed our mother while she was a resident.
Online condolences may be made through this website.