Shirlie VAJDA
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With saddened hearts and warm memories, we announce the passing of Shirlie Vajda (Baba/Néné) on October 17th at the age of 79 with family by her side. Beloved wife to Steve of 60 years and loving mother to 4 children Stephen, Mark (Deanna), Michael (Heidi) and Kristin. She is also survived by her brother Allan (Claudia). Shirlie cherished her time with her 7 grandchildren: Katlynd, Kaleb, Tayler, Aidyn, Kiera, Ashlyn and Dylan. Predeceased by parents Michael and Mildred Luska. She was a loving woman of great strength, opinion, creativity and wit. She prided herself in always having home cooked food on the table, pop in the fridge and overflowing candy dishes. She loved her home and surrounded herself with family and flowers. Shirlie worked as a CHOW radio announcer, executive assistant at Page Hersey, was a passionate homemaker, volunteered at the Extended Care unit and owned and operated the Fonthill Village Florist for many years. She was a fierce Mommy Bear and always said her best and most important work was her children. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to Parkinson's Society Canada as Shirlie fought a courageous battle against the disease. A very special thanks to Rebecca and the Welland Hospital 6th floor care givers for their kindness and care of Shirlie. A private family memorial is planned. Due to COVID-19 restrictions a celebration of life will be planned at a later date when it is safe to do so. Online condolences available at

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Published in Niagara Falls Review on Oct. 23, 2020.
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October 27, 2020
Sending my condolences to Mike, Kristin, and the family. We were school mates at St. Andrew and Eastdale.
Heather Fowler-Schlett
October 26, 2020
Steve and family so sorry for your loss, I don’t know if you know my brother Len passed away last year in May. My sympathy to you and your family.
Gilbert Catillo
October 26, 2020
So sorry to read about the loss of your wife Steve,
our deepest condolences, Emil and Margaret Rinderlin
Emil Rinderlin
October 23, 2020
Steve and family, so sorry.
Shirlie will live in your hearts forever.
I have great memories travelling together with you both.
Anne Frank
October 23, 2020
So sorry Steve and your family to hear the sad news of Shirley's passing , sending our condolences and prayers
Diane Pearson
October 23, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to you Steve and your family on the passing of your wife Shirley. May you and yours be comforted at this time by our Heavenly Father who's love is unfailing towards us particularly during times of a loss of a loved one. May all the good things of God be poured upon you. Sanford
Sanford Luska
October 23, 2020
My deepest condolences to Steve and family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this challenging time.
Lou Vescio
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