Gracanica Community Festival 2024


Zubic, Milica

December 30, 1935 – January 2, 2014

Peacefully with her loving family by her side on January 2, 2014 at 78 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Marinko (2009). Cherished mother of Nikola and wife Snezana. Loving Baka of Aleksa and Vuk. She will be missed by family in Serbia, Bosnia and U.S.A. also friends and Kumovi. Milica was a dedicated teacher for many years, she had a passion for educating young people. In lieu of flowers donations to the Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church (1990 Meldrum Rd) would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday 5-9pm. Prayers Thursday evening 7:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Funeral Service Friday 10:30am at Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church (1990 Meldrum Rd). Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens.

Pavlica, Milan

April 23, 1923 – April 11, 2014

Born April 23, 1923 – Ploca, Lika. Passed away April 11, 2014.  Loving husband of Danica (Mitrovich).   Dearest father of Nick and  Alexandar and wife Nada.   Predeceased by parents Milos and Roza Pavlica and one brother Nikola.  Cherished Deda of Milan and Stefan.  Dear brother-in-law of Lana and uncle to Dennis, Karen and Ron of New Jersey.  Milan was retired from Chrysler Canada and a member of Unifor Local 444 and a long standing member of Grachanica Serbian Orthodox Church.  Visiting at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234,   11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 2 – 5 and 7 – 9 pm. Prayers Wednesday at 8:30 pm.  Funeral Service on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 12 noon in the Chapel.   Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens  Cemetery.  Donations to Hospice of Windsor or Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Church would be appreciated.  Special thanks to Dr. Patrick Smith, V.O.N., Red Cross and Malden Park.  Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at

Dobrich, Milan 

On April 16, 2014 at the age of 93 the beloved husband of Elizabeth and loving father to Mary and Tom and his wife Janet passed away.  Proud ‘Dedo’ to Emily, Zachariah and Isaiah.  Cherished son of the late Rosa and Spiro Dobrich. Beloved brother of Lubo, Sava, Sveto and the late Mara and Gnjatija.  Fond uncle to many nieces and nephews.  Bound with great affection to his Kumovi: Kuma Denna, Kuma Helen and Kum Vesilin and his family. 

Born in Dobropoljci, Dalmatia, Yugoslavia, Milan left home at 18 to join the navy at the outbreak of World War II.  After the war he helped the English with the refugees in Italy, then immigrated to Canada in 1948 for a better life.  His destination was Windsor but he found work in Tilbury and Harrow before finally settling in this city where he joined Nick and Steve Budimir at N&D Supermarkets.  For over 60 years he contributed to the running of N&D, still going to the office into his nineties.  He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends. Visitation will be held at Anderson Funeral Home and Cremation Centre 895 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor(519) 254-3223 on Monday, April 21 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 7:00 p.m.  Funeral Services will be held at Grachanica Serbian Orthodox Church, 1960 Meldrum Rd, on Monday, April 22, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.  The Very Rev. Fr. Milan Jovanovic officiating. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens. Donations to Grachanica Serbian Orthodox Church would be greatly appreciated.

Lalovich, Mirko “Mike”

April 15, 1923 – July 17,  2014

Born April 15, 1920 in Kalinovik, Bosnia. Passed away peacefully July 17, 2014. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary (2012) of nearly 60 years. Dearest father of Darlene VanDenBrand, Peter & his wife Colleen, Mark & his wife Evelyn, Vicky Smith & her husband Lyle, Martha and Bella at home. Dear Deda of Russel, Paul, Jordan, Geoff, Lauren, Lyndsey, Stephanie and Hunter. Survived by brother Bozo in Sarajevo. Predeceased by brothers Ristan,Milan and sister Mara. Special thanks to Milja Vajagic and PSW Patricia from Bayshore for all their dedicated years of care. 

Mike retired from Kelsey Hayes in 1986 and then commenced a second career as co-owner of Tim Hortons (Downtown) where he became a pastry chef extraordinaire, famous for his cinnamon buns and conversing with customers & staff on a daily basis. Mirko was a proud and devoted member of the Windsor Serbian Community, but his life’s work was really about his family. Dad was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. Visitation will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 895 Ouellette Avenue (519) 254-3223 on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., with Prayers Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. Family & friends are asked to gather at Grachanica Serbian Orthodox Church (1960 Meldrum Road) on Monday, July 21, 2014 for the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m., officiated by the Very Rev. Fr. Milan Jovanovic. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial donations made to the Grachanica Church Accessibility Fund would be appreciated by the family. Please join us in remembering Mike by visiting his memorial at