On Tuesday, February 26, 2013 John (Ivan) Rudelich, our dear Husband, Father, and Grandfather passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the age of 71 years. He was born August 10, 1941 in Debelo Brdo, Lika, Croatia and came to Canada in 1959.
John shared his life and his love for 41 years with his wife Anita. He is survived by his wife; 2 sons: Andy (Jackie) Rudelich, Tommy (Amie) Rudelich and one daughter Kristina (Emilio) Pagliuso. He will be remembered by his six grandchildren who loved and cherished him greatly: Anthony, Avery, Brayden, Antonio, Anina and Kaden; his sister Mary Zvonkovic and brother Steve (Kathy) Rudelich; also many nephews, nieces, and cousins. He will be missed by many relatives and friends who knew him as a loving, caring person, who looked for the best in others. He was predeceased by his father Drago, mother Manda, sister Kata Reichel, brother-in-laws Zvonko Zvonkovic and Rudy Reichel.
Prayer services will be held at Connelly McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 – 114 Street, Edmonton, AB on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 7:00p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 10a.m. at St. Charles Roman Catholic Church, 17653 - 112 St, Edmonton, AB with Internment to follow at The Holy Cross Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial tributes for John may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Spinal Cord Research Center, or Breast Cancer Research.