Joseph Brasic

Obituary of Joseph Robert Brasic

December 22, 1950 –Pribic, Croatia

July 8, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


Joseph Brasic, beloved husband of Darlean (nee Martsinkiw), passed away on Friday, July 8, 2022, at the age of 71 years.


Joseph was born in Pribic, Croatia on December 22, 1950, the first and only son of Slavko and Barica Brasic.  He and his family immigrated to Canada in 1958 and he became a Canadian shortly thereafter. 


Predeceased by his parents, Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Darlean, his children Adam and Stephanie, his sister Donna Tomljanovic (her husband Tony and their daughters Gloria, Suzi and Antonia and their immediate families), his in-laws Chris Bilsky (her husband Ivan and their children Ryan, Joey, and Nicole and immediate families) and Doranda Heddon (her husband Brian and their children Carey and Darcy and their immediate families) as well an aunt and a number of cousins in Croatia.   Also, Joseph is very fondly remembered by a number of long-time friends and colleagues in Edmonton, Calgary and Cochrane.  He will be sorely missed by all.


Joseph became a professional engineer after graduating from the University of Alberta with a degree in electrical engineering; within his career he specialized in the radio frequency telecommunications field. He worked enthusiastically at his profession until the end of his days. He was also passionate about a significant number of hobbies, and he thoroughly enjoyed activities and travelling with his family.


He frequently said, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”  And he lived by those words, tackling his pursuits fearlessly.


A memorial service will be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church (George Fox Trail, Cochrane, AB), on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 1:00 p.m., with a reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the church. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Joseph Brasic, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Cochrane, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB T4C 2E2, Telephone: 403-932-4740.


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