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Milka Radojcic

RADOJCIC, Milka - Passed away peacefully, at the age of 85, on Saturday January 27, 2018 at the St. Catharines General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Petar (1990). Loving mother of George (Anne) and Rajko. Dear grandmother of Alexander and Alexis. Sister of Rada Vrakela (Mile); dear aunt to their children Milica (Zoran) and Stevan (Irene) and many other nieces and nephews from around the world. Godmother to Simica, Ljubica, Radmila and Jovan. Predeceased by her sisters Mika, Ljubica and brothers Milan and Stevo. For over 40 years, Milka was the owner and operator of the Belleview Tavern. She was hardworking, tough, courageous, and Silvertown's "Dear Abby" - dispensing advice whether you wanted to hear it or not! She was famous for her cooking, her patience with those less fortunate, and the generosity of her indomitable spirit. As a young woman, she defied her family and fled communist Yugoslavia. She traversed hundreds of kilometers by foot to follow her true love Petar, into Austria. They were married in Salzburg, emigrating to Canada with the help of the Red Cross in 1957. While in the internment camp, she showed her entrepreneurial bent by taking in laundry and working at the local farms to earn money. After arriving in Montreal by ship, they lived and worked in Toronto and Hamilton. They both worked hard but she worked three jobs (full time factory, evenings worm picking and weekends as catering help), rented all the spare rooms in their house to bachelors (and cooked for them). They saved and invested in real estate, and then bought the Belleview Tavern and moved to Niagara Falls in 1974. She loved her Belleview and the wonderful patrons who passed through the doors. She also remembered almost every single one of them. A great memory. A great lady. The family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME , 5917 Main Street, Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Pomen will be conducted at 8 p.m. Funeral will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, and then to St. George Serbian Orthodox Church where service will be held at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Donations to St. George & St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church Hall Building Fund. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.morseandson.com13248097
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One of a kind
Posted by Dean Mottola (Friend) On Friday, February 2, 2018
My sympathy on the passing of you're mother. She was a wonderful lady. Kind,generous and sincere.Always a big hug and a kiss when I saw her.Rest in peace Milka.
Heartfelt Condolences
Posted by Gavin Clifford (Family Friend) On Friday, February 2, 2018
Dear George, Anne and Rajko, please accept my sympathy on the passing of your mother. I have such great memories of Milka coming up to see me and give a big hug whenever I made my way back to Niagara which inevitably included a trip or two to the Belleview. In the earlier years she'd come up the stairs to settle us down when we got too rowdy...and that was ok too. She was much loved and will be very much missed.
Sincere Condolences
Posted by Ron Herkimer & Susan Sakowski (Friends) On Thursday, February 1, 2018
To All the Radojcic Family, our most sincere condolences of the passing of Milka. What an amazing lady she was. Always a smile, and concerned about you when you walked into her bar. Always asking "How you were", and truly concerned about you. She will be missed by many, and remembered fondly by all. Unfortunately we are out of the country, but our thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Milka.

Ron & Susan

so sad
Posted by Harry Reid (friend) On Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Milka will be remembered for a lot of things, for me she will always be the gracious host of "The Third Friday in November at the Belleview" I will miss you Ma.
Will be missed
Posted by Lori LaPointe (Friends) On Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Milka you will always be in my heart and fond memories of you .you were a great friend over the years ..say hi to Petar ?????? I will miss you

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