In Celebration of

Nikola "Miko" Matesa

March 29, 1935 -  November 10, 2023

Our dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather Nikola (Miko) passed away peacefully on Friday November 10th, 2023 at Trillium Hospital, Mississauga with his loving wife of 64 years Marica by his side.

Beloved father to Zlatko (Ana) and John (Mary). Devoted grandfather to Jasmina, Marija, Nicolas (Victoria), Daniela, Nicole and Anthony. Proud great-grandfather to Leia and Maja.

Miko will be greatly missed by his sister Ivanka (Jura) and their children Zlatko and Suzy, brother Vlado (Tina) with their children Ana and Danny in Australia and brother Ivan in Croatia and nephew Davor and by his many nieces and nephews and extended family.

Miko was predeceased by his parents Ivan and Genoveva.

Miko was born March 29, 1935, in Bosiljevo Croatia. Miko married his true love Marica in 1960 and immigrated to Canada in 1964 to provide a better life for his young family who he brought over to Canada one year later. Miko was a hardworking and devoted family man always putting family above all else. He was a strong supporter of Croatia and frequently attended fundraisers and banquets for his homeland. He retired as a stationary engineer at Northen Pigment and in his retirement he enjoyed playing Bocce at the local park, gardening, and spending his summers in Selo Matese. His greatest joy was becoming a grandfather and he showered his grandchildren with love and affection. Miko was truly a one-of-a-kind gentleman and will be immensely missed by his family and friends


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John Bajto (Old friends)

Entered November 11, 2023 from Mississauga

Zlatko and John sorry for your loss. Neka pociva u miru Bozijem. Iskrena sucut obitelji

Nadia and Terry (Family friend)

Entered November 12, 2023 from Innisfil

Dearest Ana, Jerry, Jasmina, Marija and Nicole, our heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family. We wish you comfort during this difficult time. Sending you thoughts of peace and love.

Vukelic and Pavlovic family (Friends)

Entered November 14, 2023 from New Bruinswick

Our deepest condolences for the loss of a great man. In my younger days they were more of a family to me then my own. Our hearts and thoughts are with you at this sad time. God Bless you all

Boris Cindric Mr. 

Entered November 18, 2023

Jerry, John and family. , My heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family for the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.


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