In memory of

Aleksandra Sasha Maric

January 10, 1989 -  September 22, 2021

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend Sasha Maric.

Sasha’s birth ushered in a time of much joy, learning, travel but above all love that remained constant throughout and which will live on in all of us forever.

Vjecnaja Pamjat/ Memory Eternal.

All details in regards to the Funeral Service can be found below.

In Lieu of Flowers:
Please make a donation in Sasha’s name to the All Serbian Saints Church or to Sasha’s favorite past time, her shelties Finlay and Jamie, via the Southern Ontario Sheltie Rescue.
Links to the Donation webpages can be found in the upper right corner of this webpage, under the Donations tab. Please note that the All Serbian Saints Church webpage will need to be translated to English if needed.


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Olivera Bone (Family Friend)

Entered September 28, 2021 from Toronto

My brothers Pero and Veljko and I join our Serbian community in mourning the loss of your beautiful daughter, sister, and granddaughter. May her wonderful memory give you strength to face the hard days ahead.

Pero and Veljko Cerovic and Olivera Bone with their families

Debra ware and bob scott kevin and rob (Aunt to joseph)

Entered September 28, 2021 from Woodbridge

So sorry to have to have to think Alex isnt going to be here go talk too. She was such a presence in our lives, Alex had the gift of making everyone feel important and lifted up spirits whenever she was around. I loved her intellectual conversations she was so knowlegeable about everything. Wee going to miss you Alex

Nikki Sweeney (Lucyk) (Friend)

Entered September 29, 2021 from Naples, Florida from Fox Point, WI

I am so sorry to hear Sasha has passed away. I remember her exuberant and kind, outgoing personality at many hockey games with Allie. May God hold you and your family close as you lay Sasha to rest knowing she will never be forgotten.

The Grosenicks (Family Friends)

Entered September 29, 2021 from Brookfield, WI

Our sincere condolences. She was loved by so many. I remember the glow in Gordi’s eyes when she spoke of Sasha. May the great memories see you through this time of sorrow. All our love. The Grosenick Family

Colleen James (Friend)

Entered September 29, 2021 from Bayside,Wi

Gordi,Miki,Milissa and Peter,
I am so sorry for your loss. Sasha was
one in a million and so full of energy!! An incredible athlete and a fun loving person with a great sense of humour. I just loved her beautiful smile!!I have so many wonderful memories of her! I know she will be so missed by all. Praying for you all each day. Lots of love. XO

Life Stories 

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Susan Young (Best Friend)

Entered September 30, 2021 from Ottawa, Ontario


Aleksandra Sasha Maric, (January 10, 1989 - September 22, 2021), was a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend. Aleks lived by her own light and it lit up every single room she walked in. Aleks formed the deepest of connections with many based on her innate ability to get you to open up, oftentimes regarding things you had never told anyone before. If you told her your astrological sign, she could tell you things about yourself with an impressive level of accuracy. Aleks was a true empath. She felt the emotions of all beings. She would always make every effort for everyone to feel validated and included. Because she was so in tune with other people’s energies and emotions, she’d often take time to recharge her batteries. But anytime you interacted with her, you could be sure she would give you her 100% and leave an imprint on your heart. Aleks was truly one of a kind. A true girl’s girl. She was independent, strong, wise and beautiful. She was a free spirit that wasn’t afraid to act boldly. To say that she will be missed would be a huge understatement. Aleks once said, “words will always fall short when it comes to telling those you love just how much you love them”. I hope she will forever know just how incredibly special, important and loved she was and always will be. We are all richer to have had a beautiful person like her in our lives.

ASM, my best friend, my soul sista and my confidante, I love you endlessly. I will always carry you with me and will endeavor to live fully for the both of us. As long as I can, I will look at this world for both of us, as long as I can, I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us.

“The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around, reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace she’s finally found.” – Author Unknown

Written by Susan Young

Rachel Smethurst (Best Friend)

Entered September 30, 2021 from Toronto

Aleksandra Sasha Maric was born on January 10th 1989 and on this day the world was brightened by a bundle of light and love. As many can attest to, Aleksandra was a truly special person because of how much she cared for others and the joy that she brought to those around her. She had an air of uniqueness and authenticity that you can’t fake, and you definitely can’t replace. She had a youthful exuberance for life, loved wildly, and was fiercely independent. She focused on finding joy in the small things in life, whether that is a mid-afternoon January skate, a sushi dinner with her mom, walks with her little sweetie Finn, great winners finds, or hang outs with her sister, brother, or friends. She loved her family above all, and spent a great deal of her life being there for, and helping out, friends and family.

Aleksandra and I met in our first month at university and spent the next four years building and strengthening our relationship. During those years Sasha was my roommate, my best friend, and eventually, my family. She was the type of person who would be open to crazy adventures one day and then turn around and have a five-hour conversation on virtues, life’s meaning, and self-reflection the next. She was the perfect balance between yin-yang, while also knowing exactly how to be the yin to someone’s yang. It was through our relationship that I learnt what it was like to truly, deeply love someone, and to feel that love and support back.

Being around Sasha was as healing as it was exciting. She knew how to be there for people, how to build them up, and how to get them to see past their challenges and hope for better days to come. She was the type of person who could connect with people regardless of age or background, because the way she connected with you was on that much deeper level. This, in addition to many other spectacular qualities that she had, is why I believe she was so special to so many people.

Sasha’s passing is nothing less than tragic. She was a bright, vibrant, adventurous loving soul who had much to offer this world. In my mind, she could have achieved anything that she wanted and it is difficult to know she now won’t. While undoubtedly this grief will be difficult to process for those who loved her, we must find some light in the dark. Sasha can teach us much about how to live life and how we connect with others. We can continue to learn from Sasha, whether it is looking to connect with people on a deeper level, placing more emphasis on valuing the relationships that we do have, finding peace in life’s small joys, or simply being a little more wild, vivacious, and free. Allowing her to influence our lives in a positive way in the future, we can thereby keep a little piece of her in our souls for the decades to come.

The above sentiments are just words on a page, and will never truly encapsulate the essence of Sash. Honestly, it’s just not something that is easily put into words because there’s a huge part of her which was beautifully intangible. Sasha was a lover of poetry, so I will leave off with a poem by Maya Angelou, who in much better words than I, can describe the grieving and healing process when we lose a great soul.

Aleks, Sasha, Sally-Jo: I love you. We love you. We miss you.

Aleksandra Sasha Maric
A beautiful soul and a brilliant mind
January 10, 1989 – September 22, 2021


When Great Trees Fall

“When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,
and even elephants
lumber after safety.

When great trees fall
in forests,
small things recoil into silence,
their senses
eroded beyond fear.

When great souls die,
the air around us becomes
light, rare, sterile.
We breathe, briefly.
Our eyes, briefly,
see with a hurtful clarity.
Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
gnaws on kind words
promised walks
never taken.

Great souls die and
our reality, bound to
them, takes leave of us.
Our souls,
dependent upon their
now shrink, wizened.
Our minds, formed
and informed by their
fall away.
We are not so much maddened
as reduced to the unutterable ignorance
of dark, cold

And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always irregularly.
Spaces fill with a kind of
soothing, electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be.
Be, and be better.
For they existed.”


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