September 28, 1932 – December 18, 2014
Anna Linardic (nee Prendivoj) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on December 18, 2014 after the quick onset of leukaemia.
Anna was born September 28, 1932 in Glavotok, Krk, Yugoslavia, now Croatia. She arrived In Canada in 1957, married her fiancé Ivan Linardic on January 25, 1958 and started a family in Cranbrook. Anna’s life revolved around family, friendship and faith. She touched many lives with her kindness, compassion and generosity.
She is survived by her children, Margaret (Vancouver), John, George, Diane (Syd Willicome) and David (Angela), her grandchildren, Parker and Kimberley Willicome (all in Cranbrook), her sisters Lucy Zec (New York) and Dragica Grubic (New Jersey), cousins Kathy & Cyril Goosney (Cranbrook) and their family, along with numerous cousins, nephews and nieces in Canada, USA and Croatia.
Anna was predeceased by her husband Ivan Linardic (1923-2001), siblings Nikola (Chicago), Dinka and Zvonko (Croatia).
Anna had a great love of gardening. This was apparent to everyone who knew her. All envied her green thumb and her vegetables were first up in the neighbourhood every year. Anna was a phenomenal cook and always ensured that no one ever left her table hungry. She volunteered tirelessly with her church and was an active member of St. Anne’s Sewing Circle, contributing her sewing, knitting and crafting skills. She was generous with her time and was quick to offer a hand whenever needed. She was a beautiful human being.
Prayers at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 22, 2014 at McPherson’s Funeral Services, 2200 2nd Street South, Cranbrook, B.C. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday December 23, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 39 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook, B.C. Burial to follow at the Cranbrook Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Anna’s memory to the local charity of your choice.
We have stories to retell,
We have pictures in our minds,
We have love in our hearts.
We can say good-bye to you with tears in our eyes,
But we will never, ever forget you.