Magdica Vuksan
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Magdica "Nada"
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Life Story for Magdica "Nada" Vuksan

Magdica "Nada"  Vuksan
VUKSAN, Magdica “Nada” – It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Magdica on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Eventide Nursing Home at the age of 86. Beloved wife of Dusan for 66 years (predeceased November 20, 2018). Devoted mother of Ranko “Ray”(Kosana), adored Baba of Mirjana and Anka (Robert). Predeceased by her parents Stjepan and Josipa of Yugoslavia. Magdica was the 5th of 7 children. Survived by brother Ivan (Sharon) and their children, Stephan and Jennifer Lukacic of Grimsby; sister Dorteja of Windsor; and sister Rosa of Croatia. Also, survived by Prija Anna Djurdjevich and Gavro. Magdica is also suvived by her sister-in-law Marica and niece Dusanka (Tony), their children Boro and Sanja and families from Hamilton; niece Zvezdana (Vojo) Radotic and their families; extended family Davor and Radmila Perhot of Niagara Falls and their children; Vaso and Natalia Todorovic of Hamilton and their family. Magdica is predeceased by niece Ankica Dancula (1994). Magdica will be sadly missed by many Kumovi, extended family and friends.
Magdica was born in Punikve, Yugoslavia on February 17, 1933. Magdica and Ranko travelled to Canada in 1959 to join Dusan and begin their new life. In Hamilton, Magdica worked for Cudney Food Canning factory and Allan Industries, among other jobs to support her family as they purchased their first home in 1960 at 401 Lake Ave North. In 1976, the family relocated to Niagara Falls and purchased the Rapids Tavern and Hotel on River Road where Magdica was well known for her cooking and famous “Chicken in a Basket” and her unforgettable Superbowl parties. Magdica worked tirelessly alongside her husband and son for many years building a successful business. In 1990, the family opened Ray’s Place on Victoria Ave where Magdica continued cooking and created her famous “Bugsy Burger”. In 1996, Magdica and Dusan retired to enjoy time with their granddaughters, hosting family barbeques, and tending to their gardens. Magdica was an astounding cook, baker and loved knitting and crocheting.
A special thanks to Major Renée Clarke, the staff and nurses for all of their care and compassion towards Mom, myself and my family during this most difficult time.
Magdica’s family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main Street on Tuesday August 20, 2019 from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm. Pomen will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 8 pm by the Rev. Fr. Milorad Delic. Funeral will be held on Wednesday August 21, 2019 at 11:30 am at the funeral home, and then to St. George Serbian Orthodox Church where service will be held at 12 pm. Interment at Lundy’s Lane Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, the family would greatly appreciate and request those who wish to make a memorial donation to St. George & St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church building fund for our new church hall. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at

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