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Born: May 22, 1935

Date of Passing: Oct 08, 2022

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May 22, 1935 – October 8, 2022

Stjepan (Steve) Zokvic passed away peacefully at Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg on October 8, 2022.
Steve was born in 1935 in Restovo, Croatia. In Europe for his first 34 years, he became a journeyman carpenter, got married and had two children (the first of which passed away as an infant.) He primarily lived in Croatia, but also spent several years living/working in Germany.
In 1969, Steve and wife Anica decided to move to Canada with young daughter Carol. They briefly resided in Southern Ontario before settling in Winnipeg in 1970. Shortly thereafter, son Steve Jr. was born.
His next 18 years were fully focused on family, work, and the Croatian Catholic Church. Steve was very proud of all three important pillars in his life.
In 1988, Steve suffered a neck injury that forever changed his life. He was no longer able to work, and his mobility was severely challenged. But his will and determination could not be taken away from him. After an extensive hospital stay and a significant rehab program, Steve was able to regain some mobility and independence (including walking with a cane and driving a vehicle with modified hand controls).
In the latter stages of his life, Steve's focus shifted to his expanded family: daughter-in-law Tammy and grand-children, Emma and Alex. There was absolutely nothing more important to him than the security, safety and future for his grandchildren. (We were reminded of these objectives at almost every visit). He was very proud of all their accomplishments and the great people they have become.
In 2014, as Steve's health and ability to live independently declined, he made the transition to Maples Personal Care Home (PCH). During his eight and a half years at Maples, he was blessed to receive care from many remarkable individuals. During his final days, he shared several stories of the great people from his Maples family.
Steve was predeceased by his wife, daughter, infant son, parents and several siblings. He is mourned by Steve Jr., Tammy, Emma and Alex, and extended family and friends in Canada, USA, Croatia, Germany and Australia.
Steve's family would like to thank the staff at Grace and Victoria hospitals for their recent care and kindness. We would also like to sincerely thank the staff of Maples PCH for the many years of 24- hour support, The remarkable work you perform does not receive enough appreciation or recognition!
A private funeral service with family has taken place.
In lieu of flowers or gift baskets, the family asks you to consider making a donation to

Glen Eden Funeral Home


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 22, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Dear Steve, Tammy, Emma and Alex. Please accept our deepest heartfelt condolences for you and your family, during this difficult time. Family Cule. - Posted by: Anita Cule (Family friend) on: Nov 09, 2022

  • Steve, Tammy, Emma and Alex Extending our deepest and heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your Dad/Grandpa. Our thoughts are with you during this sad and difficult time. xoxoxo Vera, John, Lucas and Brooklyn Czinka - Posted by: Vera Czinka (Friends from Regina) on: Oct 25, 2022

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