Lynda Jane Shires

20 May, 19456 October, 2021

Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Wednesday, October 6th at Niagara Long Term Care Home in her 77th year. Most cherished and loved Auntie to Corrine (Sean) McKernan, Maureen (Tim) Reynolds & Steven Cox. Beloved & proud Great Auntie to Zach (Kaylee), Josh (Stephanie) & Noah (Christine) McKernan and Marlie (Sam) & Samantha Reynolds. Very special Great-Great Auntie to Cian, Elsie & Shea McKernan.

Predeceased by her loving parents James & Freda Shires (nee Welland) and her beloved sister Diane & brother-in-law Ken Cox who, along with her many special canine companions have welcomed her to heaven with loving open arms.

After a long career at Scotiabank, Lynda settled into retirement. She enjoyed spoiling her dogs, time with family and her daily car outings with Diane (they were fondly known as the “Snoop Sisters”). In her later years she remained an active resident at her long term care sitting on Resident's Council and volunteering whenever the need arose.

As per Auntie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, 2250 RR 20, Fonthill, Ontario on Saturday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to arrive between 1 and 1:30 p.m. at Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel, 75 Church St. St. Catharines, where we will then process together to the cemetery for the service at 2 p.m.

If desired, donations can be made to the Lincoln County Humane Society in Lynda’s name.


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  • Graveside Service

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Lynda Jane Shires

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Susan Linn

18 October 2021

I remember the day that Liz and I had a coffee date with Lynda. As usual, I wanted a picture to remember the day. There was a gentleman in a wheelchair in the lobby and I asked him if he wouldn't mind taking our photo. He agreed that he would love to but didn't know how to operate "new fangled" cameras. I explained about aiming the camera, the screen to see that we were in the frame, and which button to push. I was just getting back to my place behind Lynda when he said, "I'm blind you know." and snapped this shot. Crazy times. I miss you already.

Tamara Ryckman

17 October 2021

A beautiful person
You will be missed Lynda ❤️

Kathy Rousseau

16 October 2021

My sincere condolences to Corrine, Sean, Steven and the rest of Lynda's family.

Bonita O'Carroll

16 October 2021

During our youth, our family spent time visiting Lynda and family as we all lived nearby, owing to the fact that our fathers were in the merchant marines and close to the ports where our fathers' ships would come in. Later on in life we moved from the area as my dad moved to another career. Over time we lost touch, especially after our parents passed away. We reconnected with Lynda and Diane after I was well into my 60's. So glad that we did. The Shires, Humphrey and Welland families are such wonderful people, and in retrospect, I'm sad that we had lost touch. So sad to see you go Lynda, but happy that you are reunited with your human and furry families.

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