July 25,1923 ~ June 8, 2009
Joseph Blazina is predeceased by his father Anthony, mother Agata, and his sister Anne Tonzetich (Walter). Joseph is survived by his wife Mary of 55 years, daughter Judy (Larry), son Randy, daughter Mary Ann (Ian), son John (Paula), four grandsons: Joe (Jackie) Gamble, Cory Guizzetti, Lyndon & Braydon Blazina, great grandaughters Molly & Madison Gamble, numerous nieces and nephews, brothers & sister- in-laws.
Joseph came to Canada in 1933 from Croatia at the age of 9, residing in Kimberley BC until moving to Nanaimo in 1952. Joseph met and wed Mary Gomerich in 1953 and they have since resided in South Wellington. A private family service will be held and the family requests donations be made in Joseph’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association in lieu of flowers. A special thanks to Dr. A. Zuccaro for his many years of care and compassion.
Sands ~ Nanaimo