Marica (Mary) Kruljac (nee Svetic) January 20, 1920 to July 06, 2014 Mary passed in her sleep at 07:30hrs on July 06, 2014 at Langley Memorial Hospital. Born in Lovinac, Lika, Jugoslavia (now Croatia) on January 29, 1920.
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Marica immigrated to Canada at the age of 17 where she met her husband Ivan Kruljac and they were married June 08, 1940 in Chemainus, B.C. Together they had three children; Jackie, Ane and Ivan (John). Through her life Marica made many friends and had lots of family; she lost her first son Jackie at a young age, beat breast cancer as well as congestive heart failure living in her home until just before her passing. She is predeceased by her son Jackie, her husband Ivan, her father Ivan Svetic and mother Matja Svetic (nee Kosovic).
She is survived by and lives through her daughter Ane (Ken) Brown and son Ivan (John) (Shirley) Kruljac. She also lives through her grandchildren James Brown, Julie (Wilfred) Atleo, Marsha (Jim) Shand, Jonathan (Vicki) Kruljac and Nathan (Kimberly) Kruljac and her many great-grandchildren; Warren, Cody, Chance, Angus, Alanda, Taylor, Kory, Tyler, Kaiden. She is also survived by her brother Druggan Svetic and her nephews Ivan (Elizabeth) and Druggan Jr (Andrea) and her niece Kimberly (Fabio) and their families.
Services will be held Tuesday June 15, 2014 at Henderson's Funeral Home in Langley at 10:00 with tea to follow and interment at Ocean View Burial Park at 12:45.
To honour her, in lieu of flowers please make a donation in her name to the charity of your choice. We would also like to acknowledge the wonderful care and compassion of the CCU team at Langley Memorial Hospital.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on July 14, 2014