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Dusan Cugalj

October 20, 1940 ~ May 20, 2019 (age 78)

CUGALJ, Dusan (Denny)

 Passed away peacefully on May 20, 2019 while surrounded by family, at the age of 78, after a long battle with heart disease.  Dusan is survived by and will be sadly missed by Mary Lou, his devoted wife of 47 years, children Lucas (April) and Julie.  He cherished his time with and will be greatly missed by grandchildren Cassandra, Sabrina and Alex.  He was a dear uncle to Rade (Milica) Putnik.  Dusan always looked out for others and was a special grandpa to Michael Putnik and Jordan Paul.  He is survived by sister Mara Putnik.  Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends, both in Canada and abroad.  He is predeceased by his parents Lazo and Julika (Bodlovic) Cugalj, uncle Pavao Cugalj and brothers and sisters in the former Yugoslavia. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Welland Funeral Home, 827 East Main Street, Welland, on Friday, May 24 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.   Funeral will be on Saturday, May 25  at 11 a.m. in the Welland Funeral Home Chapel.   Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, 10672 Lakeshore Rd., Wainfleet. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

Donations may be made to:

Heart & Stroke Foundation
P.O. Box 460 STN K, Toronto ON M4P 9Z9
Tel: 1-905-938-8800

The Kidney Foundation of Canada
1599 Hurontario St #201, Mississauga ON L5G 4S1
Tel: 1-800-387-4474

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