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In Loving Memory Of

Milka Matijevic


Milka Matijevic neé Pozega, resident of Spirit River, AB, formerly of Rycroft, AB, passed away quietly on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the Central Peace Health Complex, at the age of 93 years.

Millie, as her friends called her, was born on November 4, 1922 in Slunj, Croatia to Ivan and Janja Pozega. Millie met her future husband Stjepan “Steve” Matijevic in Rome, Italy after WWII. They were married at the Vatican on November 9, 1949 and remained married for more than 67 years until her passing.

Steve and Millie left Italy for Chile in 1950. Their daughter, Maria, was born there later that year. Steve and Millie left Chile in 1957 and moved to the Peace River area, settling in Rycroft shortly afterwards. Their son John was born in Sprit River in 1959.

Steve and Millie started farming in 1963. They built their home on the farm that year and lived there until moving to Pleasant View Lodge in 2012. Millie was very active in the Rycroft Church and was a long-time member of the CWL. Millie loved to cook and bake, she also enjoyed sewing, knitting, and crochet. Millie loved the time she spent visiting with the many friends she and Steve had.

Millie was very close to her grandchildren Travis and Tylor. She was always ready to bake them a pie or take them to see Greg and Warren. Millie was very happy when her great-grandchildren Tanner and Shanelle arrived and was always excited when they came to visit.

She will be sadly missed by her husband of 67 years Steve; children Maria Matijevic of Calgary, and John Matijevich of Spirit River; grandson Travis Matijevich (Tamara) of Calgary; granddaughter in-law Shantel Merritt; great-grandchildren Tanner and Shanelle Merritt of Lethbridge; as well as her many friends.

Millie was predeceased by her parents Ivan and Janja, three brothers and three sisters in Croatia, and her grandson Tylor Matijevich (Shantel) of Rycroft.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 12:00pm at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Rycroft, AB with interment at Old Mission Cemetery in Spirit River, AB.

  • Milka Matijevic
  • Milka Matijevic

In Loving Memory of

Milka Matijevic
(Maiden: Pozega)


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Funeral Service Details

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, October 29, 2016
12:00 PM
St. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church

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