In memory of

Ilija Dujmović

April 25, 1945 -  August 27, 2022

On Saturday August 27, 2022, our beloved Ilija (Kiro) left this world for a better place. After a valiant and prolonged battle with his health during 2022 - he is now at peace.

Ilija was born in Krehin Gradac, Bosnia Hercegovina. Ilija was born to Pero (Pešo) and Jela. A loving husband to his wife Finka of 50+ years, Tata to Peter (Yvonne) and Helen Dujmović (Paul) and Dedo to Ryan, Christopher, Joseph and Jelena. In Canada – he was Uncle to Jasna Zović (nee Barbaric) (Robert) and Great Uncle to Tomas and Marko. Internationally, Ilija is pre-deceased by siblings Jure, Bruno and survived by Slavko, Vinka, Ivanka and Zeljko and their families. He has numerous nephews and nieces through-out Germany and Australia. Additionally in Canada, his first cousins are Jozo Dujmović (and family), Mara Ostojic (and family) and Ruza Mijatović.

Ilija was a long time member of 'Queen of Peace Parish - Croatian Franciscan Centre' - Norval, Ontario.

He was extremely proud of both his country of birth and for Canada providing an opportunity to a better life. Initially, he was a talented Chef who transitioned to a successful career in Insurance Services. His passions were history, politics and current events. He was an active fund raiser and donor to numerous charities and community groups. Ilija’s ability to connect with people from all walks of life and standing was unmatched. Never one for a small dinner party – all were welcome to join. Iilja was a true gentleman who believed in humanity’s capacity for goodness and kindness.

We are saddened that you must go. But we are glad that you laid your burden down and finally have peace. God rest your soul!


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Andrijana, Luka & Manuel (Cousin)

Entered August 31, 2022 from Brampton

We are saddened to hear about the loss of Ilija, or as I always called him “Kum Kiro”. He was a remarkable person who would light up the room with his contagious laughter. The Christmas parties and his cooking are memories I will hold on to and cherish forever. Kuma Finka, Peter & Yvonne, Helen, Paul, Ryan, Christopher, Joseph and Jelena, our deepest condolences to you all during this difficult time.
Your cousins Andrijana, Luka & Manuel

Milenko Barbir (Prijatelj od Jasne & Rober Zović)

Entered August 31, 2022 from 622 St.Clarens Ave.Toronto

Pokoj vječni daruj mu Gospodine,svjetlost vječna svjetlila njemu i počivao u miru Božijem!

Nevenka Dtsgicevic 

Entered August 31, 2022 from Bramton

Pokoj vjecni gospodine a obitelji iskrena sucud 🙏🌹🇭🇷🙏

Zdravka Knezovic (Kuma)

Entered August 31, 2022

He was a beautiful person inside and out.
True friend and very helpful.
So many good memories with him and happy moments.
Yo will be missed kume

Rest in peace

Svjetlana S. 

Entered August 31, 2022

My sincere condolences to whole family.
May he rest in Peace and may family and friends remember all the happy times spent with him.


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