Mato passed peacefully at Humber River Regional Hospital on Saturday, December 31st in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Dragica of 57 years. Loving father of Monika and Mary (Tom). Loving grandfather of granddaughters Angela and Nikolina. Mato emigrated from Croatia to Germany, then to Canada in 1964 and married his wife Dragica. Mato was a very handy man who worked as a machinist in the tool and dye industry until he retired. Mato loved his garden and tending to his fruit trees and grape vines. He absolutely adored his family and loved spending time and playing with his granddaughters. Mato will be dearly missed by many extended family members and dear friends here in Canada and in Croatia.
Friends are welcome to come to the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, East of the Jane Subway, on Thursday, January 5th, from 7-9 p.m. with the Vigil prayers said in Croatian language (Krunica) starting at 8:45 pm. Mass will be held at Our Lady Queen of Croatia Church, 7 Croatia Street, Toronto, on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 10 o’clock. Interment to follow at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga. With this great sadness comes the blessing of having known such a great husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. May he rest in eternal peace.