Vancouver Whitecaps FC are mourning the passing of long-time and beloved club volunteer Emil Udovich.
Udovich, who has been a part of the Whitecaps FC family for nearly 20 years, passed away on February 20, 2017 at the age of 53. He was not only a passionate fan, but a valuable member of the club’s match day operations, bringing unwavering commitment to maintaining accurate statistics alongside fellow long-time volunteers Eric Udovich (brother) and Domenic Cimaglia (friend). He transitioned with the club from Swangard Stadium, through Empire Field, and to BC Place.
Emil is predeceased by his father Natalino and survived by his loving family - life partner Pam Novak; children: Amy Kingston (Brian); Carleen Novak (Nigel Boeur); and grandchildren Isaiah and Delilah Kingston. He is also survived by his mother Nives; brother Eric (Elaine); nephew Simone and uncle Marino Lusina of Trieste Italy. Emil was a man of complex thought and simple pleasures. He loved his friends and family with unparalleled gusto.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at noon Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1450 Delta Avenue, Burnaby, BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a recipient of your choosing.
Emil will be dearly missed by Whitecaps FC. The club wishes to offer condolences to Emil’s family and friends at this difficult time.