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Zarko Fatovic

December 21, 1930 ~ March 1, 2017 (age 86)
Zarko passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Agape Hospice on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the age of 86 years after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on December 21, 1930 in Sestrunj, Croatia. He immigrated to Canada in 1957, where he worked as a carpenter. In 1963, he returned to Croatia where he married Vilma. They both moved to Calgary and started their life together. In the mid 70's, he designed and built a home in Springbank where he enjoyed beekeeping, gardening, raising livestock and generally living a self-sufficient lifestyle. Zarko had a very strong Catholic faith which led him on a path to volunteer with the prison ministries. For over 30 years, he volunteered many hours at the Calgary Remand Centre, Spy Hill Jail, and the Calgary Young Offender Center, which was very dear to his heart. He also volunteered at the Rockyview Hospital, bringing communion to patients on a weekly basis. Zarko will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Vilma; sons, Peter (Helene), Paul (Karen Hicks) and David (Susan); daughters, Linda (Brent Pedersen) and Stella (Rob) Bergen. Dido will be dearly missed by his grandchildren, Amanda, Nathan, Jacob, Emma, Isaac, Samuel, Luke, and Mark; step-granddaughters, Christina(Sam) and Lisa; and step-great grandson Elliott. He will also be dearly missed by his sisters, Rubina Susberic of Croatia and Petra Fatovic; sister-in-law, Blanka Hucman and their families; and numerous other relatives and friends here in Canada and abroad. The family of Zarko would like to thank the staff and doctors that cared for him in the Rockyview Hospital, Carewest Sarcee Rehab, Cochrane Home Care, Foothills Hospital, and the Agape Hospice. Relatives and friends are invited to the Prayers and Tributes at St. Michael Catholic Community (800 - 85 St SW) on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael Catholic Community (800 - 85 St SW) on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:00 am. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with family through www.evanjstrong.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Dream Center in Calgary (Calgary Dream Centre, 4510 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB T2G 0A4; telephone: 403-243-5598 ext. 238) or to any organization you wish in honour of Zarko. Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403) 265-1199

Cemetery Details

Eden Brook Memorial Gardens
24223 Township Road 242
Calgary, AB, T3Z 3K2

Prayers

MAR 6. 07:00 PM

St. Michael Catholic Community

800 - 85 Street SW

Calgary, AB, CA, T3H 4C7

parish@saintmichael.ca

http://www.saintmichael.ca

Funeral Mass

MAR 7. 11:00 AM

St. Michael Catholic Community

800 - 85 Street SW

Calgary, AB, CA, T3H 4C7

parish@saintmichael.ca

http://www.saintmichael.ca


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