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January 10, 1931 - March 24, 2024

Ana was born January 10, 1931, in Split Croatia. Back then it was known as Yugoslavia, a communist state.

She lived with her family near Diocletians Palace in the old quarter of Split until she decided to leave with her son Stojan looking for a better life in France in 1956.

She walked over the mountains of the Italian border then through France to Paris with her son.

She met Tom Zlodre in Paris, they married, and a daughter Natalie was born in Brussels.

Seeking a better life than being political refugees they were sponsored to Canada by St.Teresa Catholic Church in Rutland BC.

In June 1961, the family of four arrived in Vancouver with 2 suitcases.

Seeking better economic opportunities than picking fruit in the Okanagan, they headed to Toronto and her youngest son Tom was born.

Ana retired from Canada Post. After her husband Tom died, she decided to move closer to her oldest son and his family in Abbotsford BC.

Ana was loved by her many Clearbrook neighbors and the poor and the homeless always found non-judgmental love from her.

She had a bad fall that broke a bone in her back requiring emergency medical care.

Ana was 93 when she passed away on Palm Sunday March 24, 2024.

Two days before she passed into the Glory of Heaven, her son Stojan asked her, "Mom what will you say to Jesus when you see Him?'

Without hesitation she replied: "I love You Lord, I love You Lord, I love You Lord".

Ana is survived by her sons Stojan and Tom and her daughter Natalie, four grandchildren Lily, Becky, Sarah and Janosh and four Great-grandchildren Gabe, Sadie, Lilah, and Vera.

Ana would want everyone to know that Jesus Christ is better than we think He is.

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