Born in Lovinac, Croatia passed away peacefully at his home on October 8, 2021, in Surrey, BC, at the age of 77. Predeceased by his parents Ivan and Marija, brothers Stipe and Mile, and sister Manda, Ivica will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 47 years, Maria (Mira), his children Ann (Kyle), Steven (Michelle) and John (Kelly), grandchildren Evan, Chloe, Sadie, Levi, Kyan, his brother Marko, and sister Milka, and many other family members and friends. Ivica immigrated to Canada from Croatia in 1967 and ultimately settled in the Vancouver area. After many years working for BC Transit and later Translink, Ivica retired in 2010. Ivica always had an incredible work ethic and was always there to help relatives and friends, especially if something needed to be fixed. Ivica could talk to anyone about anything often spending hours sitting and chatting with friends at the local food court or A & W restaurant. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00am Tuesday October 19, 2021 at the Gardens of Gethsemani Chapel located at 15694 – 32nd Avenue, Surrey, B.C. Entombment to follow at Gardens of Gethsemani. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation, or an organization of your choosing.