May 29, 1928 – Oct 2, 2017
We are greatly saddened by the passing of Milan. His life’s wish was answered as he passed in his forever home.
He was born in Slovenia. He served in WWII in the partisans as the youngest recruit in his regiment at 15 years. In 1947 he married the love of his life Karolina.
Following the war he worked from Manager of a store in Game Warden which he enjoyed.
He left his country to eventually begin a new life in Canada. His wife and kids (Milena and Carl) joined him in Kitimat 4 years later. Then in 1960 their youngest son Roy was born.
He worked for 29 years till 1985 for Alcan in saving for their dream home in Burton BC. They both enjoyed the long hours spent landscaping their property.
Milan had a love of hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He had a skill in telling many stories with a great sense of humour.
He was predeceased by his wife Karolina, brother Srecko (Germany) and grand daughter Carissa (Australia).
Left behind to mourn are his daughter Milena (John) Kitimat BC, son Carl (Hope) New Zealand, son Roy, Burton BC, Grand Children, Natalie (Jason) Regina SK, Nicole (Mark) Squamish BC, Raymond (NZ), Andrea (Martin) (NZ), Matthew (Alexandra) Surrey BC. Great Grand Children Ashley, Leif; Sierra, Winter; Sophie, Joshua, Leah; Jivann, Kennedy, Micah, Noah. Also left to mourn are his youngest brother Zdravko (Maria) Slovenia, nephews Emil, Martin & families, Boris & Miha.
At his request cremation was performed and a small celebration of life for family and friends will be held at a later date.
Many thanks to Dr. Goranson & Associates for their care and support especially through his later years.
A heartfelt thank you to special neighbours and friends for their support of Milan and family.