Olga Bogucanin

Olga Bogucanin

July 19, 1955~September 28, 2023

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

Funeral Mass

St. George Serbian Orthodox Church


Lori Pernell

September 29, 2023, 3:09 pm

Not Goodbye my Friend, just so long! I will see you again one day! You have been a wonderful friend and confidant for 14 short years. I will certainly miss our 2 hour conversations on the phone, our many little adventures, us calling each other by our “pet name” for each other, our many laughs, good times, and rough ones, too! I know you are pain free now, which makes this so bittersweet. My tears of sadness are followed by tears of joy that you are no longer in pain. You are the strongest woman I know when it comes to enduring pain that most people could not. No more, my Dearest Olga! I’m so blessed to know you, if only for, it seems, a short time. I pray for peace for your family, for their loss of such a wonderful Wife, Mom, Cousin, Friend, etc. This world has lost one of the best, but God has gained an Angel! I love you! Until we meet again! 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️

Zorica Petrovic

September 29, 2023, 10:28 pm

Olgica you will truly be missed.you had a heart of Gold 💛

Zorica Petrovic

September 29, 2023, 10:33 pm

Olgica you were funny you and Buco were the sweetest you will truly be missed.olgica neka ti vecna slava 💔😢🙏🏻

Iva Matić

September 30, 2023, 2:41 pm

Draga moja sestrice
Godine našeg odrastanja u Kragujevcu,ostaju mi zanavek…tvoja energija,tvoj osmeh i optimizam ,je redak blagoslov od Boga…dušo mila moja,najbolja medju nama, zaslužuješ konačno mir i spokoj naplaćene duše…molim dragog Boga,da ti pomogne i oprosti,da tvojoj duši mir i spokoj,posle dugo vremena patnje…. zauvek tvoja sestra Vana
Volim te🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️

Jennie Savarino

October 4, 2023, 9:03 pm

So very sorry that you are gone! Condolences to the all family 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️ till we meet again.
Jennie &Vaso Dragicevic

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