Zvonko (Bill) went home to be with the Lord on July 8th, 2014, with his dear wife Ella, and niece Shannon at his side. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Ella, of Kelowna, and daughter Ksenja and granddaughter Danja, of Croatia; and nieces & nephews in Canada, USA, and Croatia. Sadly, Bill was predeceased by his son, Donny, his older brother, Vladimir, and his parents, Stefan & Antonia.
Bill was born on November 7th, 1924, to Stefan and Antonia in the small town of Zabok in Croatia. Bill immigrated to Canada at the end of WWII, and worked on a farm in Olds, AB. He later moved to Edmonton, AB, where he met Ella, and they were married on September 16, 1953. They lived in Edmonton and then Calgary, and finally settled in Kelowna for retirement. Bill enjoyed a happy life that he shared with friends and visiting with family.
Bill's niece, Silvia, who is a writer in Croatia, has written the following poem which is dedicated to Bill.
I leave myself