Obituary

Djordje (George) Vejnovic April 20th 1932 - November 9th 2017   With great sadness, we the family announce the passing of a beloved father and husband. Born in Sremska Raca, Former Yugoslavia, to George and Angelina Vejnovic. Predeased by brothers Joseph and John. Survived by wife Ljubica and son Slobodan. Also survived by many nephews. Orphaned in childhood during World War II, he survived and went on to make a succesful life for himself and family. Graduated University in 1954 (B.eng) and rose to managerial levels in his chosen field. Managed for many years, state run agricultural properties in the former Yugoslavia; specializing in Vineyards producing much of the nation's great wines. Emigrated with wife and son to Canada in 1970 and became a Canadian citizen in 1977. Unable to work at his profession, he undertook manual labour jobs to support the family. He was so succesful that by 1974, he and Ljubica bought their first family home in Toronto. A mere four years after coming to Canada. There he and Ljubica raised their family through hard work and sacrifice. In 1983, he realized his dream of owning and working his own land. Bought a farm which he operated along with his wife for 17 years; becoming known as a local supplier of chicken, eggs and sheep and as a good friend and neighbor to all in the vicinity of Colborne, Ont. The door was always open to company and a many a good time was shared along with the hard work. In the meantime, he also put his son through University and worked different jobs in addition to the farm work. In 2000, he and Ljubica retired back to Toronto. His later years were challenging. Declining health, a series of strokes and the onset of dementia slowed him down. But he remained the same good man, husband, father, neighbor and friend to all until the end. Although his illness was lengthy, the end came quicky and unexpectedly. Surviving war as an orphan. Prospering in his chosen field and then once again prospering as an immigrant and eventual citizen, he provided for his family, put his son through school and lived a proud life overcoming his health issues in his later years. He leaves behind an eternally ¬†grateful, proud and loving son and wife, together with many lifelong friends. Donations to The St. Joseph Hospital Fund would be appreciated. (Cards will be available at the funeral home.) Rest in Peace loving father and husband.

Visitation

Date
November 15, 2017
Location
366 Bathurst Street Toronto
Time
02:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Service

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Location
Visitation only. There will be no formal service.
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Memo

Visiting only. No formal service at this time.

Cremation

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November 13, 2017
Cindy Spowart
Bob, you and your Mom have my thoughts and deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. May his memory live on in your mind and hearts and bring you comfort, when needed. I am ever so sorry for your loss. May your Dad rest in peace.