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Dragoljub Dimitrov

March 14, 1931 – February 26, 2023

Dragoljub Dimitrov passed away at St Mary’s Hospital in Montreal at 7:29AM on Sunday, February 26, 2023. Dragoljub is survived by his wife Anastasia Feochari and their son, Ruslan Dimitrov. He also leaves behind his brother Mikhail Dimitrov and nieces and nephews.

Dragoljub Dimitrov was an ethnic Bulgarian from the village of Volkavia in the Yugoslav-Bulgaria border region that was originally part of Bulgaria but transferred to Yugoslavia post-World War I and known as the Western territories or in Bulgarian Западни покрайнини (Zapadni  pokraynini).

Dragoljub was a commercial designer who designed and built many of the neon signs along major Montreal streets like Ste-Catherine, St. Denis, etc., in the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s.

Dragoljub was part of the large postwar Eastern European wave of immigration that arrived in Montreal and contributed so much to Montreal’s social fabric and dynamism. He first worked at Expo 67 as part of its construction before entering commercial designing.

Dragoljub loved Slovenia meatmarket along with the other Central and Eastern European meat markerts along St. Laurent Street and singing on his guitar Bulgarian, Serbian, Russian, Croatian, Ukrainian, and other Eastern European songs.

Creative handyman who repaired our home and other properties – including the country house – for over 50 years and who built a space expose of Russian and US satellites out of Heinz Ketchup and Mustard bottles along with a fish aquarium that has waterfalls built out of Styrofoam.

Funeral service will be celebrated at 5PM on Sunday, March 5, 2023, at St Peter & St Paul Russian Orthodox Cathedral at: 1151 Rue de Champlain, Montréal, QC H2L 2R7. Panikhida will be held at the same location at 10AM the following morning on Monday, March 6, 2023. Burial ceremony will be held around 1130AM on Monday, March 6, 2023, at St. Seraphim’s Russian Orthodox Cemetery in Rawdon, Quebec J0K 1S0.

It should be noted that St Peter and St Paul are the patron saints of his beloved native village of Volkavia.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to St. Seraphim’s Russian Orthodox Church and/or Cemetery would be greatly appreciated