Jan 26th, 1946 – Apr 26th, 2022
It is with heavy hearts and immense sadness that the family announces the passing of our deeply loved and cherished wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Nina at the age of 76.
Born and raised in Montreal, she is predeceased by her adoring parents Andrew and Stephanie Bucko and loving grand-daughter Sarmie Jurcich. Beloved and cherished wife of Thomas for 35 wonderful years, loving and devoted mother of Kathy (Kelly) Fleck, Carol Jurcich (Alex), Liana (Wally) London, Fabian Peretin Jr, daughter-in-law Sandra Carranza and devoted fur momma of Holly.
Treasured Baba and Grandma to Natalie (Jeremy), George (Mallory), Joshua, Candy-Anne, Amber-Lynne (Ashton), (Johmar), Michael, Wally Jr (Calla) David (Vanessa), Nick (Samantha), Katrina (Tyler), Kaitlyn, Jayden, and Samantha (Donny).
Adored GG and great-grandma to Braxton, Khloe, Kanan, Hunter, Rowan, Lucas, Mackenzie, Makayla, Ilijah, Willow, Mija, Easton, Melody, Devin, Dax, Dayne and Lincoln-John.
Nina retired from a dedicated career at Airlink Transportation, with an outgoing personality that welcomed everyone.
Deeply devoted to her family, Nina always ensured we had big family gatherings most especially for her favourite holidays Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. She greatly treasured family times together and summertime backyard BBQ’s.
In her younger days Nina was welcomed into and embraced the Croatian culture with her whole heart. Alongside our father Fabian Peretin, she could often be found engaged in lively chats around the kitchen table or singing and dancing the night away to polkas and waltzes. Later years would find her relaxing at their trailer on Lake Huron, or traveling the world with her eternal love Tom, her rock, protector and devoted co-pilot. In her retirement, Nina loved to relax in her backyard pool, admire her beautiful gardens and loved watching and feeding the birds with Tom and Holly always by her side.
Nina was the most generous, kind, selfless soul. She was always thinking of others and had the biggest heart made of pure gold. She lived each day for her family; always showering them with unconditional love. She leaves behind a legacy of Love, for all generations to carry forward.
Special thanks to Dr. Mark Moores, for his dedication and commitment to her well-being; to Wingham Hospital for their compassionate and excellent care; and to CCU nurses Salah and Geza as well as Respiratory nurses Tracey and Tigist (her guardian angel) of St. Mary’s Hospital Kitchener for the dignity, respect and compassion lovingly provided to her and the family in her final days.
Heartfelt thank you and immense gratitude to trusted and caring neighbours Marie, Susan and Ray as well as special friend PSW Ally for their never-ending love and support during her most difficult years. Nina cherished her family and friends with all her heart. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by many lifelong friends, neighbours and relatives.
Visitation will be held on Monday May 2, 2022 from 6 – 9 pm at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St Dundas. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday May 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm at the same location. Interment to follow at Mount Zion Cemetery, 1324 Concession 2 Rd W, Copetown. For those who wish, donations in Nina’s memory can be made to the SPCA.
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“The goal in life isn’t to live forever, but to create something that will..”
I will always appreciate the opportunity to have watched her love Blossom into something that is timeless.
Tom and family. Our deepest condolences and so sorry for your loss. Nina was an incredible person who touched all of our hearts and she will be so sadly missed. We wish you all nothing but love and strength through this difficult time.
Jake & Lisa Thompson
It has been a great pleasure knowing and spending time with nina and Tom as their Footcare nurse. We often had heart to heart chats and nina would mention her struggles especially during the last year. She fought hard and lived each day to the fullest . She would mention that she was tired. May nina Rest In Peace and know she loved you all so much.
Gino and I are very sad to hear of Nina’s passing.
We have so many great memories of her and Tom being our back neighbors for many years in Brantford. Nina can now rest and take care of everyone from above.
Lots of hugs to Tom and family.
Love Robyn and Gino Berardi
My sincerest condolences to Tom and family!
Nina was a very dear friend and we became
very close in the past couple years.
She loved life and she loved her family
and friends.She was someone who
never said a bad word about anyone.
I will miss Nina immensely as well as the
Turnberry residents. Rest in peace my
Nina and Tom Re 2 very dear friends that we got to know in Turnberry Estates. We loved helping them out and the nice evenings in the summer sitting on their front deck visiting and always had a few laughs while sipping on a coffee or tea. Nina loved making a wonderful meal for us all and she was a Great Cook!We will hold our fondest memories close to us and will keep Our good friend alive by them.Til we meet again Nina fly home and watch over your family and friends til that time comes. We love you so very much!