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Stanko Subic

Stanko Subic

Tuesday April 26, 1932 - Thursday September 17, 2020
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Obituary

Subic, Stanko-
It is with great sadness that the family of Stanko Subic announces his passing at Hastings Manor,
Belleville, Ontario, on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at the age of 88 years. Stanko was the husband of
the late Vera Subic, father of Betty Subic (Gabriel Flamminio) of St. Catharines and Diane Coates (Tim
Coates) of Belleville, Ontario. He leaves behind his grandchildren, William, Andrea, David, Daria, and
Mark.

Stanko Subic was born in 1932 in Skofja Loka, a small mountainous village in Slovenia. He was the
second oldest of 8 children. In his 88 years, he survived a war in his home country, loss of family, and
poverty. He escaped through Austria where he apprenticed as a mechanic and then eventually took a
ship to Halifax. He settled in Sault Ste. Marie where he spent 35 years working at Algoma Steel as a
hydraulic mechanic and the best coffee maker at the plant. He outlived Vera, his love of 50 years. He
had very strong beliefs and was sure to voice his opinion but was the first to offer food and hospitality to
many. He loved his two daughters, his sons-in-law, and his 5 grandchildren with all his heart. His
passions were his friends, “the camp”, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Olympics, and travelling the world.
Letting his grand kids “dip the finger” in his wine glass was always his way. Stan, for many years,
enjoyed a glass of wine, a good steak, and maple walnut ice cream with fresh blueberries, drizzled with a
shot of brandy. For someone who had a rough start in life, he lived it by having a certain simple joy of
family, close friends, and good food. Thankfully, the suffering Stan experienced in the last two years is
over. Stanko will be greatly missed.

A family and friend visitation by invitation only will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the
O’Sullivan Funeral Home (215 St. James St, 705-759-8456). A funeral mass will take place at the Croation Catholic Church Our Lady of the Highway on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 with Father Veselko Kvesoc OFM, with the interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Vincent Place Food Bank and Sault Area
Hospital Foundation (payable by cheque or online) would be appreciated.
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Dejak Family

Posted at 10:17am
Dear Betty & Diane, We send our deepest condolences to you and your family. We have fond memories of fun times together, especially at the camp. May he rest in peace. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Anica, Steven & family & Teena & family
 
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Betty Subic Posted at 06:49pm

Thank you for your kind words.
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Andraž

Posted at 12:23pm
I never actually knew him, I only saw him when I was very young, when he visited my grandma (his brother Vinko's wife). It's a shame I never met him in person as I become odler.

Kind regards to his family in Canada

Andraž Kadivec from Slovenia, Kranj, Orehek
 
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Betty Subic Posted at 07:50am

Thank you for your kind words Andraz. I remember you as a small boy when we came to visit. Please say hello to your mom and the rest of your family for us all.
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Lillian Preskar

Posted at 06:15pm
Stanko (my godfather) was the kindest soul. Some of my happiest childhood, and young adult memories were in the Subic household.
He would ALWAYS make sure your glass was never empty, and your stomach was always full! Good wine, sausages, and LOADS of garlic, Good memories.
He was always kind, and always made you feel welcome.
We will miss you, but knowing that your with my godmother, Vera now makes me smile.
Sending love and condolences to Diane, Tim, Betty, Gabe, William, Daria, Andrea, Mark and David.
Love Lillian and family
Lillian and family.
 
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Betty Subic Posted at 07:55am

Your memories are a comfort to our family. Your family and our family were like one. Thank you for sharing with us. Love Betty, Gabriel and William And the Coates family
 
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Betty Subic Posted at 07:55am

Your memories are a comfort to our family. Your family and our family were like one. Thank you for sharing with us. Love Betty, Gabriel and William And the Coates family
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Sault Area Hospital Foundation

Posted at 01:49pm
Dear Subic Family,

We are saddened to hear of the loss of Stanko and send our sincere sympathies to your family. May the memories you shared offer comfort in the days ahead.

Thank you for choosing to honour Stanko’s memory by asking friends and family to make gifts to Sault Area Hospital Foundation.

With our deepest condolences,

Sault Area Hospital Foundation Staff – Teresa, Melissa, Christie, Logan, Katelin, Tasha and Megan
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