(August 7, 1926- September 2, 2015) It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a husband, father and grandfather – Pero Colak.
Pero instilled hard work and kindness in his family. He taught them to always love and respect people especially those who were less fortunate. Pero lived a simple life and always put other people before himself. His greatest joy was to wait everyday for his grandchildren to come on and off the school bus and to attend every soccer and basketball game they played. He courageously defeated lung cancer 15 years ago and went on to live and enjoy his family until the disease caught up with him again this past year. Death can never take a good man away, for in the hearts of the people he inspired, his legacy remains and stays continuously throughout generations.
Pero is survived by his wife Marija Colak who has been his companion and best friend for 62 beautiful years of marriage. His daughter Fran Colak-Florio (Joe Florio) and his two grandchildren Natasha (Steve DeActis) and Adrian. Son of late Jozo and Sima and stepson to Bosilka. Loved brother of the late Andja, late Mila, late Blaga, late Mirko ( Terka) late Slavko (Mara), late Andjelko (Lucy), Iva (Ivan), Radica (Ivan). Brother in law to Mladen, late Mateo ( late Marija), late Miro (Zlate), Anka ( late Josip), Frane (Simun) late Anthony. Special Uncle to many nieces and nephews in Herzegovina and Croatia.
Family and friends may call at O’Sullivan Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (Corner of Cathcart and St. James) on Thursday September 3, 2015 from 6:00m-9:00pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday September 4, 2015 at 11:00am at Our Lady of The Highway Church ( 466 Second Line E) with Father Ignatius Xavier officiating. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemeteryto follow.
Special thank-you to Laura Fryia, Dr. Booth and the loving and dedicated staff of ARCH.
Thank you to Dr. Cziffer and Dr. Berg who took care of Pero with their on going kindness and compassion.
Memorial donations in Pero’s memory can be made to ARCH or Our Lady of The Highway Croatian Catholic Church.
Arrangements entrusted to O’Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 215 St. James St, 705-759-8456.
Messages of sympathy, condolences and flower orders are available on-line at www.osullivanfuneralhome.com.
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