1934 ~ 2018
Maria Antulov passed away peacefully on February 3, 2018. Beloved aunt, friend and compassionate soul to those whose lives she touched.
Maria was born in Sepurine Croatia and travelled to Italy with her parents during the war. Maria and her family immigrated to Canada in 1950 and moved to the prairies, then chose to live in Lethbridge where they adapted to their new life and grew to love their adopted country. Maria settled into the dental lab technician field and enjoyed a bit of travelling all the while developing her social groups and friendships. Maria grew up in the Catholic faith, developed a close network of friends and chose to devote time, openly sharing her deep faith through volunteering with her various church ministries including Visiting the Sick, Rosary Groups, Choirs, the Legion of Mary, Faith and Bible Sharing. Maria enjoyed life, was independent, intelligent and comfortable to talk with anyone, even strangers, on a broad range of topics. She enjoyed gardening, travelling, cooking, reading, music and conversation. She continued to travel and knew how important it was to be a good friend and human being.
Maria was predeceased by her father Ivan, mother Simone, brothers Kristoforo and Daniel, sister in law Rosaria.
Maria is survived and loved by her nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Daniela (Edward; Dylan, Natalie), Dora (Gary; Garret, Justin), Chris (Teresa; Matia, Christina & Sophia), Bruno (Kathy; Katie), Angelo (Cindy; Lise, Alec), Lily (Eddie; Daniel, Adam, Tessa), John (Monika), and many dear friends.
During Maria’s last months, her deep roots of community and friends supported Maria and her family to ease the burden of failing health. Sincere thanks are extended to the many friends and caregivers who gave of their time and love to Maria during the past year.
A Visitation and Prayer Service will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, February 9, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge Alberta.
A Celebration of Life will begin with a Funeral Mass at 12:00pm on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetary.
Flowers gratefully declined.