Roko Ivan Nikolić passed away peacefully at the age of 85 in the morning of December 24 with his family at his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Vaganac, Croatia on June 13, 1933.
Roko is survived by Zorica, his loving wife of 55 years; his two children Kathy (Gus Niketas) and Roko (Cindy); and his grandchildren Alexander, Kristina, and Christos Niketas, and Roko and Daniela Nikolić. He is also survived by two of his sisters Maša Jadek and Danica Harris. He is predeceased by his other siblings Ivan, Tina, Manda, Dane, Milka, and Jela.
Roko arrived in Canada in 1957 as a refugee escaping communist oppression in the former Yugoslavia. A master tailor, he started his business, British Custom Tailors, soon thereafter. He had the pleasure of dressing many military officers, celebrities, and politicians. Roko was a dedicated servant, outspoken advocate, and mainstay in the Croatian community. He has gone to rest with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in Whom he placed his hope.
Thank you to all who provided him care.
A Prayer Service will be held at St. Leopold Mandić Croatian Catholic Church, 4081 Gordon Head Road on Thursday, December 27 at 6:00 PM. Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 28 to be followed by entombment at the Royal Oak Burial Park and a Celebration of Life luncheon in the Croatian church hall.
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