Tributes have been pouring in for a Melbourne father-of-two who died out of the blue whereas on vacation in Bali.
Zoran Vidovic, 53, a passionate and well-respected soccer coach and cricketer, from Geelong, was on the favored island final month when he unexpectedly died on January 28.
He was a much-loved member of the Bell Park Cricket Membership the place he captained the membership’s third grade crew and gained the GCA2 thirds batting common through the 2021-22 season.
Mr Vidovic was additionally an assistant coach for the Bell Park Dragons within the Geelong Soccer League and a board member of the Bell Park Sport and Recreation Membership.
His tragic demise has left the close-knit sporting group “deeply affected”.
“The Bell Park Sport and Recreation Membership extends its deepest sympathies to the Vidovic household in these difficult occasions, a sentiment deeply felt and shared by all our members,” a spokesman for the Bell Park Dragons stated in a Fb submit.
“Our hearts and ideas are with Bella, Lulu, Michelle (ex-wife), Rosa Vidovic (mom), Suzanne (sister), Nick Antonopoulos, and Zoran’s nephews, Aaron and Peter, as they navigate this era of mourning.”
He was described as having left an “indelible mark” on all who had the pleasure of realizing him.
“His steadfast dedication to our membership shone brightly by his multifaceted involvement as a participant, coach, health coach, and administrator, enjoying a pivotal function in fostering a united and welcoming atmosphere inside our group.”
Particulars surrounding Mr Vidovic’s demise will not be recognized.
A GoFundMe web page has been arrange by Michael Lymer, a detailed pal of Mr Vidovic and teammate on the Bell Park cricket membership.
Thus far, $21,777 has been raised to assist deliver Mr Vidovic’s physique dwelling.
“Zoran was a cherished member of our group, a beloved pal to many, and most significantly, a loyal father to his two daughters, Bella and Lulu,” Mr Lymer wrote on the web page.
“His sudden departure has left us all in shock and grief, struggling to come back to phrases with this immense loss.”
Mr Lymer stated his beloved pal was recognized for his vibrant spirit, kindness, and his unwavering dedication to his daughters.
“He labored tirelessly to offer for them and guarantee they’d a shiny future forward. Now, within the wake of this tragedy, Bella and Lulu face an unsure future with out their father’s steering and help,” he continued.
“We’re initiating this fund with the twin objective of protecting the potential repatriation prices to deliver Zoran again dwelling and aiding Bella and Lulu with their ongoing dwelling bills.”
Mr Lymer stated the journey forward will probably be difficult for Mr Vidovic’s two younger ladies, “however with our collective help, we will supply them some stability and present them they don’t seem to be alone throughout this most troublesome time”.
“In these moments of profound disappointment, the generosity and kindness of the group could make a big distinction. We ask you to hitch us in supporting Bella and Lulu Vidovic by making a donation.”
“No contribution is just too small, and each act of kindness will probably be a step in the direction of serving to these younger ladies rebuild their lives.”
Pals, household and even strangers have additionally expressed their deepest condolences following Mr Vidovic sudden demise.
“Zoran was a form and beneficiant individual. Such a vibrant individual. A lot like to his daughters,” one individual wrote on the GoFundMe web page.
“So very unhappy. Pondering of you Lulu and Bella. Kidd household xo,” a second added.
“Thanks for all the things you probably did for my household Zoc. Relaxation In Peace, Legend,” one other wrote on Fb.
The date of his funeral is but to be confirmed.
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