Drago Mlinarevic


It is with sad and heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather “Dida”, on October 26th 2022 at the age of 86.  Beloved husband to Eva (nee Buconjić) with whom he celebrated 61 yrs of marriage.  Loving  father to Jadran “Jad” and wife Diana, Ante “Tony” and wife Suzana, and Johnny.   Proud Dida to Nicky, Daniella, Luka and Julia.   Cherished brother-in-law to Domagoj Buconjić and wife Marija, the late Tomislav Buconjić and surviving wife Zora,  Stanko Buconjić and wife Filipa, Rajko Buconjić and wife Smilja, and Milena Kopić and late husband Stipe. Dear cousin to Zdravko and late Anica Mlinarević. Best friend to Slavo Brajak. Adored uncle and friend to many in Canada and Croatia.

Drago was born October 24, 1936 in Tihaljina, Croatia to Ante and Anica (nee Kordić) Mlinarević. He immigrated to Canada in 1963 to create a better life for himself and his family. He retired from Chrysler after 30 years of dedicated service and he was a member of Unifor 444.  He was a true sports fan supporting the Chicago Blackhawks and the Croatian National soccer team. Drago truly loved his family, his faith, his Croatian roots and traditions.   A faithful member of St. Francis of Assisi Croatian Catholic Church, and avid member of the community and the Windsor Croatia Soccer Club.  Drago’s greatest pride in life was being a part of his children and grandchildren’s milestones, accomplishments and successes.

Život ti je bio blagoslov, a nama si bio sreća
Mi te Puno volimo, uvijek!
Poćivaj u Miru Božjem .

The family would like to thank all of their family and friends, Drago’s coffee and buće friends, Elizabeth and the girls at Fountainbleu Pharmacy and Windsor Regional Hospital - Metropolitan Campus for their compassionate care.

Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Funeral services on Monday, October 31, 2022 at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home then to St. Francis of Assisi Croatian Catholic Church for Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy and to honour Drago, memorial donations may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church Building Fund or the Croatian Sports Club. Condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com <http://www.windsorchapel.com>