Savo Jeremic, the founder with his wife Ivanka of J,N,Z Meats on Commercial, died peacefully on July 20th at the age of 70 years. Their butchers shop has been a fixture on the Drive since 1988 and they recently took over completely refurbished quarters.
Savo was a great chess player and an avid fisherman, as well as a master butcher.
Back in 2000, Ivanka was asked why they opened a store on Commercial Drive: “Everything we do is special. Dry smoked, old fashioned. Like they do in Europe. We used to have a beautiful store in West Vancouver, but everyone there is on a diet. Here there are working people who have to eat.”
If all they sold were black puddings and Jaffa cakes, I’d still be a regular.