Shirley “Bird” Wiggins Obituary
In Loving Memory of

Shirley "Bird" Wiggins

1950 - 2023

Obituary of Shirley "Bird" Wiggins

A beloved wife, cherished mother, adored Maamaa, treasured sister and dear friend to many, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, September 18, 2023, at Northland Pointe, at the age of 73. She is now reunited with her late husband, Terry (2020). Shirley, known affectionately as "Bird," was a loving and devoted mother to LoriAnne and an adoring Maamaa to Jayme and Jaydin. She leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories. She is survived by her siblings Geraldine (Sime) Zuvic, Barb (John) Barnes, Debi (Ian) Hockley, Clara (Bob) Kota, Rick (Linda) Hogue, Carrie (Bryan) Smith, Kim (Al) Weatherson, and brother-in-law Gary (Ginny) Wiggins. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Hellen, and her brother Lawrence (Sandra) Hogue. She will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Bird's love for her family knew no bounds. She found joy in simple pleasures like family drives, bingo, and visits to the casino. Her infectious sense of humor and remarkable storytelling ability will forever be etched in our hearts.

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Please join us in celebrating Bird's life on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 2 pm at the Darlene Ryan Port Robinson Centre, 40 Cross St, Thorold.. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Port Cares. As we bid farewell to Bird, we remember her comforting words:

"You got this... Goodnight... love you... I miss you very, very much... Have sweet dreams but not too sweet... I'll talk to you in the morning."

Service Information

A Celebration of Life

Date: September 30, 2023
Start Time: 2:00 pm
End Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Darlene Ryan Port Robinson Centre, 40 Cross St, Thorold.

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Chris Sokoloski
6 months ago

So sorry to hear. She was so young. A really good person

Bridget Hogue
6 months ago

My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family during this difficult time ! My heart goes out to you all ❤️Fly high with the Angels Shirley 🙏💕

6 months ago

RIP Bird.

Terrell & Debbie
6 months ago

Bird was such a selfless person always caring for others. She was sweet to let me and my family be part of her family.

Her Christmas cards to us in the US kept us in contact for many years. Our love goes out to Lori, Jayden, Jayme and all of Bird’s family. Remember, the peace of the Lord passes all understanding. We trust Bird is at peace along with Terry.

Matthew Zack
6 months ago

I knew Bird for a long time she use to live at the old Dain City plumbing building in the upstairs apartment. Sorry for your loss. She and Terry we’re both my friends. Blizzard of 77 spent two days at their place til the storm let up Bird and Terry we’re awesome

6 months ago

My condolences to Shirley’s family. I was blessed with the pleasure of caring for her where I found myself pregnant with my first daughter and she was so over the moon for me! She always wanted me to stand to the side and see how I’ve grown, rub my belly and wish us well as a family. I returned back to work and fell pregnant with my second baby and she did the same. She was someone I was always happy to see and so lucky to have known. Her laugh and hugs we’re contagious. Shirley’s love for her family was so special. She would always share stories about her loved ones and I know they were all so lucky to have her. My thoughts are with you all as you mourn a beautiful lady who has now gained her wings. Peace and love -Maggie


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