Mirko "Mike" Sakic
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our sweet husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Marija; three daughters Iva (Dino), Irena and Diana; grandchildren and the apples of his eye, Emma and Jon; sister Marija; nephews Ante (Elizabeth) and Jozo (Nadia); brother-in-law Bozo (Mladenka); and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Canada and Croatia. Mirko was born in Studenci, Croatia and immigrated to Vancouver in 1960 where he exemplified an incredible work ethic and was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 115 for over 50 years. Mirko was a proud Croatian who loved to tend to his garden, make wine and spend time with friends. His greatest love was his family - we will miss his kind and generous spirit, quick wit and infectious smile. He was truly one of a kind who touched the hearts of many. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 6th at 10:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Croatian Catholic Parish, 3105 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver. Entombment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park, South Mausoleum, 4000 Imperial St Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted by the Immaculate Heart of Mary Croatian Church for Mirko’s village church Sveti (Saint) Ilija in Studenci, Croatia.