After a courageous battle with cancer Petar Nikic, a resident of Princeton was admitted to the Princeton General Hospital on the morning of his 71st birthday. He passed away peacefully the next morning with family at his side. Petar was born in Kijevo, Bosnia i Hercegovina in 1938, married in 1962, and resided in Croatia until he immigrated to Canada in 1975. Petar worked as a logger in Princeton and took up farming at 611 Hall Road upon retirement. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, laughing, gourmet meals and  being with friends and family. Petar touched the lives of many with his story-telling, generosity and he maintained his trademark sense of humour all the way to the end. Petar will forever be loved and remembered by his devoted wife of 51 years, Ruza (Rosi) Nikic; beloved children, Tony Nikic (Rita Jordison), Vera Hilario (Joe Hilario), Marilyn Nikic (Jack Morgandinho), Mark Nikic and Kathi Nikic; and by his treasured grandchildren; Christine Nikic, Candace Nikic, Petar Nikic Jr. , Amanda Hilario, Matthew Hilario, Thomas Hilario, Ashley McKenzie, Katelyn McKenzie, and Riley Nikic; as well as the countless other family and friends whom were blessed to know him. Family and friends were invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am on Monday, August 31, 2009 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. The Nikic Family would like to express their sincere gratitude for all the support, warm regards and prayers received during Petar’s most difficult time. A special thank you to Dr. John & Sylvia Adams and the staff at Vermilion Medical Center, the medical staff at the Penticton and Kelowna Cancer Agency, to Jacqueline & the homecare nurses at Princeton Health Center,

The Red Cross, the nurses & paramedics at Princeton General, and to the staff at Shopper’s Pharmacy in Princeton.  A heartfelt thank you to neighbours Abe, Mona & Ernie Willis for all their hard work and help with the farm.

If desired, donations can be made in Petar’s name to the Palliative/Hospice Room at Princeton General Hospital.

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