Paun, Ivan

Published: 
Saturday, November 13, 2004

Mr. Ivan Paun, age 83 years, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 12, 2004 at Dawson Court Home for the Aged. Ivan was the second oldest of five children born in the village of Podlapaca, within the region of Lika in Croatia. During WWII, he served as a Ustasa soldier in the struggle for Croatian independence. With the rise of communism, he fled to Austria where he worked for a number of years prior to his arrival in Canada in 1951. He worked within the farming belt of Chatham in Southern Ontario. Ivan then moved to Port Arthur where he worked as a lumberjack in the bush camps around the outskirts of the city. In 1958 he married Ivanka (Eva) Brkljacic, with whom he had three children. For the majority of his working life he was employed by the Manitoba Wheat Pool as a grain handler until his retirement. Ivan was a longtime member of the United Croats of Canada, a supporter of the Croatian Recreational Centre 'Velebit' and the Croatian Catholic Parish. His main interests were his family and friends. He also enjoyed numerous weekends alongside friends, roasting pigs and lambs for picnic socials.Ivan is survived by his wife Eva; his children: John (Silvia) Paun of Winnipeg; grandchildren: Denise, Amanda and Nicole Paun of Winnipeg; son Dan Paun of Thunder Bay; nephew Ivan (Elizabeth) Paun and their children: Michael, Natalie and Jessica Paun of Thunder Bay; nephew Nicola (Milka) Paun and family of Toronto; brother Dane Paun from Croatia as well as relatives in Croatia. He was predeceased by his daughter Denise Paun; parents Jure and Maria Paun; brothers Mijo Paun and Luka Paun, and sister Ruza Perkovic.Funeral Services for the late Mr. Ivan Paun will be held on Wednesday, November 17th leaving the Harbourview Funeral Centre at 10:30 a.m. for Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in the Croation Catholic Church, presided by Rev. Francisco Blazek. Interment to follow in St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street.

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