It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear father Anton Sertic on Thursday, March 18th, 2021 at the age of 83 at Trillium Health Centre in Toronto.
He leaves behind his loving wife Maria of 59 years. He will be dearly missed by his son Joe and daughter Diane, son-in-law Paul and grandchildren Dejzana and Kijana. He will also be missed by his sisters Kaja and Josipa, sister-in-law Rose, his nieces Eva and Vanessa and extended families.
He was born in Podlapaca, Lika, Croatia on February 15th 1938. He emigrated to Canada and married the love of his life, Maria in 1961. Together they created a beautiful family and provided a strong foundation for them to live life with integrity and kindness to one another. Anton’s main joy was the children and he spent many hours teaching them right from wrong. His infectious personality captured the hearts of many. He was full of life and never missed an opportunity to welcome everyone into his home.
Our father’s passion was mathematics, wood and building. Friends and family knew they could rely on him when they came to ask for help. He taught us that there was always a solution and never a problem and that you can overcome many challenges without ever giving up. He was honest and very hard working taking on all sorts of projects. He was a true leader who inspired and a mentored all ages. He spent countless hours teaching those who wanted to learn from him.
He met each day with a smile and he loved the outdoors, especially walking in the forest around the cottage in the early morning. For those who knew him, knew him as a strong brave man full of life. He was best described by all his friends as the most generous and loving human who would do anything to help anyone at any time. He had an incredible impact on his immediate family and all his friends. He has truly touched the hearts of many people and he will always be remembered as the most caring, wonderful selfless man who gave with his heart.
Our father gave us the greatest gift that anyone can give and that was to teach us to live our life with integrity, compassion and love for all. His love encompassed the community.
We love our beautiful Dida and he will be in our hearts forever. Mi volimo te puno i nikad te zaboraviti necemo! Neka te Majka Bozija cuvaj i primi u svoje sircej za uvjek! May you rest in Peace!
If desired; in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Anton to Sick Kids or to Trillium Health Partners Stroke Unit or any Croatian Church Charity of your choice.
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