elevated jWPxV February 25, 1943 – May 17, 2023

elevated jWPxV Visitation
Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 11:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m.
Catholic Cremation Services Chapel
6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T1N4 

elevated jWPxV Funeral Service
Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Catholic Cremation Services Chapel
6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T1N4 

elevated jWPxV To view a livestream of the Funeral Service on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. please click here.

elevated jWPxV Interment
Assumption Catholic Cemetery
6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T1N4 

elevated jWPxV Obituary

elevated jWPxV With heavy hearts, we share the news of the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Josip Pajeska, on May 17, 2023, at the age of 80. Josip was a remarkable individual who lived a life filled with passion, ambition, and an unwavering voice that resonated with all who knew him. He was a devoted and cherished husband to his beloved wife, Jelica, for an incredible 56 years. He also leaves behind two daughters, Sandy (and husband Chris McGale) and Anita (and husband David Brisson), who carry on his legacy of determination and the pursuit of dreams. Josip cherished his role as Djedo, loving and cherishing his grandchildren: Aleksandra, Christopher, Victoria, Breanna, and Luc. Josip is survived by his sister, Marija Gies, while his brothers Stephan, Andrija, and Anton, as well as his sister Katica Karner, have all passed away. This family bond has endured through the years, and while they may be separated by life’s journey, their memories remain eternally cherished.

elevated jWPxV In 1970, Josip, Jelica, and Sandy embark on a courageous journey from their homeland, Croatia, to Canada, seeking a better life for themselves. With determination and hope in their hearts, they embraced the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead. Two years after their arrival, their family grew with the birth of their daughter, Anita, further filling their lives with joy and purpose.

elevated jWPxV Settling in Toronto, Josip’s ambition and entrepreneurial spirit flourished. He pursued a career as a self-employed upholsterer, honing his skills and establishing himself as a highly respected professional in his field. Through hard work, dedication, and a clear vision of success, Josip achieved remarkable milestones throughout his 45-year career. His achievements were a testament to his unwavering work ethic and his ability to turn dreams into reality.

elevated jWPxV As the years unfolded, Josip and Jelica found solace and contentment in the serene town of Mount Forest, Ontario. They sought refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life, immersing themselves in the beauty of the countryside. Nestled in this tranquil setting, they embraced a life filled with the simple pleasures that nature offered.

elevated jWPxV Josip and Jelica’s countryside retreat became a sanctuary where they nurtured a small farm, tending to their cherished animals – chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys, and sheep. The couple reveled in the joys of caring for their animals, finding fulfillment and connection in the rhythms of rural life. Fishing in their own pond became a cherished pastime, providing moments of tranquility and reflection.

elevated jWPxV Josip’s unwavering dedication to his family and their shared dreams was evident in every aspect of his life. His journey from Croatia to Canada exemplified his deep love for his wife and his commitment to creating a better future for their family. Together, they embraced the challenges and triumphs, shaping their destiny with resilience and unwavering determination.

elevated jWPxV Relatives and friends are invited to the Visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Catholic Cremation Services Chapel, 6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1N4, with the Service at 1:00 p.m. To view a livestream of the Funeral Service on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. please click here.

elevated jWPxV Please join us in celebrating Josip’s life and sharing our fondest memories of a loving husband, father, Djedo, and friend.

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