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On November 18, 2022, Joseph Mlikotic, 71, went home to the Lord following a brief battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. He was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, Dida (grandfather), and friend. His life was truly a reflection of his faith and he will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and church community.

He is survived by his loving mother Vinka; sister Nada; children Becca (Simon) and John; and granddaughter Talia. Joseph leaves behind extended family in Kelowna, Nanaimo, Edmonton, Australia, Croatia and Portugal. He was predeceased by his wife Natalia; his father Ivan; and brother Peter.

Prayers will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 7:00 pm, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday December 2, 2022 at 11:00 am; both at St Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joseph’s name to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, hospicehousekelowna.com, or the Canadian CJD Association, www.canadiancjdassociation.com/research.

Condolences, photos, and memories may be sent to the family by visiting his obituary page at www.springfieldfuneralhome.com

Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/mlikotic-joseph/
Condolence Messages
  • Dec 07, 2022
    It i with a heavy heart that I write this... I was so taken aback by your father's passing...He was a great man and an honest man...
    My deepest condolences to both you and Becca and your families...
    Eric Blais - Eric Blais
  • Dec 04, 2022
    Becca and John: sending love and hugs to you as you navigate the days, weeks and months ahead over your dad’s passing. We too lost a dear friend recently to this cruel disease. I always enjoyed chatting with your dad..I think of Nat often too… God Bless, Albert and Carol Losch - Carol Losch
  • Dec 01, 2022
    From New Zealand - Dearest Vinka, I am deeply saddened to see the passing of
    Joseph. Memories of our chats when Mass was over on my visits to Kelowna.
    You have both be in my thoughts every day when I look at the lovely angel you
    gave me that Christmas.
    Prayers and love Johanne Brown of Blenheim New Zealand - Johanne Brown
  • Dec 01, 2022
    Vinka my deepest Sympathie. Love Violet Arambasich. - Violet
  • Dec 01, 2022
    My deepest sympathies to Joseph and Nat’s family. So sad and so sudden a life short lived. Remember, stay strong and cherish your memories. - Edith Captain, a friend of Maria Spink
  • Nov 30, 2022
    Becca and John, my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad. May he rest in peace...love vavu - Manuel Cordeiro
  • Nov 28, 2022
    Shocked and Sorry to hear of this sad news I have fond memories of conversations with Josip I cannot find the words to express our sorrow Our deepest condolences to his family. Zeljko and Elaine Gregov
  • Nov 28, 2022
    With deepest sympathy as your family remember Joseph sanding healing prayers from. Okanagan Croatian Club
  • Nov 27, 2022
    Dear Becca & John,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Your father was a kind and gentle man. You are in my prayers.
    Kevin Judd -
  • Nov 27, 2022
    My sincere condolences to the Mlikotic family. - Don Fraser
  • Nov 27, 2022
    Such a nice man & wonderful family. Condolences to Becca & John. Your mom and dad are together again, hoping that gives you comfort. Blake Roberts - Blake Roberts
  • Nov 26, 2022
    I will pray for you Vinka that God will comfort you as you suffer the loss of your son.Boza Udzenija.
  • Nov 26, 2022
    My dear Joseppi, I will miss you forever. Your kind advice to me whenever I needed an ear to talk to, keeping our friendship with me and Nat's family by remembering birthdays, Christmas etc. You always told me to accept Jesus and read the Bible that you were so passionate about. Well you did and now you are with your savior. You went quickly, quietly and with dignity. My deepest condolences to your whole family especially Becca and John which you and Nat raised to be the beautiful children they are. May God bless them. Love Maria and Rick - Maria Spink
  • Nov 25, 2022
    Such a great man , got to get know Joe at the store i work for. Rest in Peace my friend. Joe Jaschinsky - Joe Jaschinsky
  • Nov 25, 2022
    Dear John and Becca
    So sorry to hear of Joe's passing .He was a kind and realistic sort of man that you could'nt help to like ! I hope he is re-united with Nat now and our thoughts are with you and your families . RIPs Joe
    The Piattelli family - The Piattelli family
  • Nov 25, 2022
    My deepest sympathies to Joe’s family. Joe was a very interesting man to talk to. Rest in peace Joe you will be missed.
    Cathy Codd - Catherine Codd