March 20, 1935 – April 17, 2015
Maria was born in Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia on March 20, 1935.
She leaves behind her husband of 50 years, Stjepan Vujasic; five daughters, Jadranka Delisimunovic (Aiden Kelly), Katy (Scott) McLean, Josephine Vujasic, Minka Vujasic (Dave Whibley) and Ivka (Robert) Wolanski; honorary son, Lloyd Guenther; grandchildren, Katarina Delisimunovic (Martin Folprecht), Sofija Delisimunovic (Derek Ingram), Chase Higgins, Alicia Higgins and Lily McLean; nieces, Catherine Dumbovic and Angela Dumbovic (Davor Lulic and daughter Ella); and nephew, John Dumbovic (Reina and son Tony).
Maria came to Canada in 1966 and dedicated her life to her family and friends. We were so blessed and grateful to have had a mother that showed us unconditional love our entire lives. While her external beauty was undeniable, her heart is where she shined most. She was an angel to all those that were privileged enough to have met her. We now have a guardian angel watching over us as we navigate life without her smile and warm embrace.
Even in the later years, she remained true to her loving nature despite her cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s. She maintained her grace until the very end. Maria died at home, peacefully with her husband and daughters by her side.
Our mom lived a full 80 years of life radiating love wherever she went. She loved to read books, and her love of poetry and stories made for creative life lessons learned growing up.
Maria leaves a legacy of love for her friends and family to continue on. Choose compassion whenever possible, in our mother’s memory.
We love you, mama, now and forever… until we meet again.
The family is truly touched by the outpouring of love received both here and from abroad during our time of grief and serves to remind us how lovely a person she was.