Olga Bogucanin, 68, of Pinellas Park, Florida, passed away peacefully on the early morning of September 28th 2023 after a courageous & long battle with Stage 4 Squamous Cell Lung Cancer.
Olga was born on July 19th 1955 to the late Petar and Bisenjia Jovanovič in Kragujevač Serbia (former Yugoslavia). In 1978, she met her husband Hako Bogucanin, and they wed in 1979, going on to have 2 children, Mirjana Kokinis & Dejan Bogucanin in Chicago Illinois.
A strong-willed Serbian woman with a lot to say who helped a lot of people her whole life, she had many jobs outside of being a wife and mother. Of the many jobs she held in life, some were as follows: she was waitress, dental technician, a high rated real estate broker, business owner, and finally a team truck driver with her husband before their retirement a few years ago. A woman of Serbian Orthodox faith and an active participant in the Chicago and Florida Serbian communities, she was well known throughout.
She was a wife, sister, a Tetka, a cousin, a Kuma, a friend to many people, a strong Šumadinka, & the best Mama and “Nani” anyone could ask for.
Olga was predeceased in death by her daughter (from a previous marriage), Natasa Kuzeljevič, her mother Bisenija Jovanovič, and her Father Petar Jovanovič.
Olga is survived by her loving husband till the very end Hako Bogucanin, Daughter Mirjana (George) Kokinis, Son Dejan Bogucanin, the love of her life & her only grandchild Nina Kokinis, brother Slobodan (Jelena) Jovanovic, Nephew Nenad (Linda) Jovanovic with great nieces Amelie & Sophie Jovanovic, and niece, Vensa Jovanovic. Many cousins, kumovi, friends here in the US and abroad in Serbia and Switzerland.
Services for Olga will be carried out on Tuesday October 10th, 2023, at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 15250 58th St N, Clearwater, FL 33760. Church service will begin at 11:00 am. Lead by Father Milos Zdralic, officiating. Immediately after the church service, interment will follow at Woodlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, 101 58th Street South, St. Petersburg FL 33707.
The family requests you to join them for the Memorial luncheon to follow burial at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 15250 58th St N, Clearwater, FL 33760.
Olga will be sorely missed by her husband, children, grandchild, family, friends, Kumovi, and the entire Serbian community both here in the US and abroad. May she rest in peace! Vecnaja Pamjat!
Funeral Services will be carried out by Taylor Funeral Home of Pinellas Park. Service flowers can be coordinated with Taylor funeral home at 727-545-9858 taylorfamilyfuneralhome.com