On November 18, 2014, Dr. Vladimír Džavík of Edmonton, passed away peacefully at the age of 86 years following a battle with bladder cancer. Dr. Džavík was born in Veľ–semicolon–ké Rovné, Slovakia (then Czechoslovakia). He completed his medical studies at the Komenského University in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1953. He was a hematologist in Košice, Slovakia until 1967. He was also a talented baritone singer who possessed a wonderful voice, performing regularly on national radio in Czechoslovakia. Also, he had a deep love for literature and history. In 1967, with his family, he came to Edmonton where he had a large practice in family medicine, for many years serving the immigrant community of North-Central Edmonton. Dr. Džavík is survived by his loving wife Dr. Rozália Džavík, his loving son Dr. Vladimir Džavík (Dr. Nanette Okun), three grandchildren, Chris, Tatiana and Teresa, all of Toronto, and his brother Paul (Inese) of The Villages, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. Zbignew Chrzanowski and the amazing staff in the Palliative Care Unit of the Edmonton General Hospital for their wonderful care.
A Prayer Mass will be held Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:30 PM at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 10661-82 Avenue, where Reverend Joby Augustin, CFIC will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial, on Saturday, November 22, at 11 AM, followed by interment in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, we would like donations be made to the Edmonton General Hospital Palliative Care Unit (9Y).