KRISTOFIC, Ivan, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, March 13, 2015, in his 83rd year. Husband of Dragica “Draga” (nee Sabol) Kristofic. Father of Elizabeth Kristofic, Susan Quinn (Dave), all of St. Thomas, and the late Veronica Taylor (1980). Grandfather of Michael Taylor (Catherine Moore), Meagan Kristofic (Brent Weber), and Matthew and Cassandra Quinn. Great grandfather of Benjamin Taylor. Brother of Anna Bezecki (Zelko) of Kelowna, BC, late Naco, late Joseph, late Elizabeth, late Steve, and late Jura. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Born in Ivanovec, Yugoslavia, May 11, 1932, he was the son of the late Franjo and Ula (nee Toplek) Kristofic. Ivan was a retired construction supervisor. He was a member of St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Catholic Church, London. Ivan was a former member of the Canadian Horseshoe Association, having won many Ontario Singles and Doubles Tournaments as well as the NHPA World Tournament in 2002. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Monday, March 16th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. (Prayers at 8:00 p.m.). The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Catholic Church, 2889 Westminster Dr., London on Tuesday, March 17th at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Catholic Church gratefully acknowledged. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the STEGH, with special thanks to Mary Ellen, Danni, and Amy.
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