elevated 89LVb October 13, 1955 ~ May 12, 2020
elevated 89LVb Funeral Service
elevated 89LVb Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated 89LVb Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
elevated 89LVb Obituary
elevated 89LVb It is with broken hearts and fond memories that we announce the passing of Mladen Romic, on May 12, 2020.
Mladen was a dedicated family man; an incredible husband to Edita for 41 years, a beloved father to Zeljko (Bonnie) and Kristina (Shahab), and a superhero to his 4 grandchildren – Marko, Gabriela, Juliana and Mateo. He is survived by his Mother (Ankica Romic), and sisters (Vesna and Marta), whom he planned to visit this summer in their native Croatia.
elevated 89LVb Mladen’s circle of friends and family was vast, and he genuinely appreciated each of those bonds. He will be remembered for his gentle personality, exceptional patience, contagious giggle, his commitment to family, and a passion for fixing anything he could get his hands on. It is not surprising that his last days were spent preparing for his beloved wife’s birthday, while painting and refining a sandbox and picnic table he built for his grandchildren in the backyard. There was nothing he would not do for Edita, his children and his grandkids. Mladen’s commitment to family was second to none, and that is the legacy he leaves behind.
elevated 89LVb Though he was taken too soon, we can smile knowing that he had the opportunity to see many of his hopes and dreams come to life. After immigrating to Canada with his family in 1989, Mladen lived an active and fulfilling life, worked hard, and watched his children grow to be successful adults. He had the opportunity, although cut too short, to bond, to play, and to care for his 4 grandchildren, whom he absolutely adored. He spent vacations, birthdays, weddings, weekends, and so many other occasions, surrounded by love and kindness, in a family that is as tight knit as it can get. As an avid sports fan, he even got the opportunity to watch his Croatian soccer team make the finals of the World Cup in 2018, and saw his Toronto Raptors lift the championship trophy a year later.
elevated 89LVb We must thank the extraordinary Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics and Staff, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, who worked diligently and selflessly to provide world-class care in treating Mladen after his tragic fall.
elevated 89LVb Mladen will be missed by the many friends and loved ones whose lives he touched; friends and family who span generations and continents.
elevated 89LVb We ask that you share your memories, photos and condolences on our dedicated Facebook Group (In Memory of Mladen Romic 1955-2020) or here on the obituary page.
elevated 89LVb In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider a donation in memory of Mladen, to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, or to a healthcare charity of your choice to support our heroes in scrubs.