In Loving Memory of

Shirley Chapman

1948 - 2023

Obituary of Shirley Chapman

Shirley Chapman, 75, passed away on April 26, 2023 in Niagara Falls. She was born on April 16, 1948. Shirley was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Shirley was known for her contagious personality and her ability to make everyone around her laugh. She was a kind and loving woman who always put others before herself. Shirley had an untamed wit and uncontrollable dance moves that never failed to put a smile on the faces of those around her. She was a source of comfort and positive motivation in the lives of those she touched.

Shirley's family was her greatest joy. She was a devoted wife to her husband, William (Billy) Delevich, and a loving mother to her daughter, Lynda Royer. Shirley was a hero to her grandson, Joseph Carbone, and she never failed to make him feel like the most loved grandson on the planet - even if that meant making him mashed potatoes at 6 in the morning. Shirley will be remembered for her endless loving bickering with Bill, her wisdom and guidance to her daughter Lyn, as well as her willingness to go above and beyond for her family.

Shirley was truly a Saint walking the earth, and has become a heavenly angel - looking down from above. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

In keeping with Shirley's wishes, cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Niagara Falls Humane Society.

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Jessica Chapman
21 days ago

Sending love and peace to you and your family during this difficult time. Although much time has passed since I with my father Gordon. I will always keep the memories we shared at your home all my love ❤️

Shelah, Vincent, Shane Stephen Heather
24 days ago

We are saddened by your loss of Shirley, she was and always will be a part of our close and extended family.

She had the most infectious laughter which when combined with her mom’s green eyes inevitably caused a smile that automatically made the corner of your lips curl up as she caused you to join in her in laughter at the silliest of things.

Shirley was always happy to see and welcome anyone at her door and as you entered the house you could not mistake the smell of a freshly cooked apple pie and her notoriously famous tender crust which she served with a hot steamy cup of coffee or tea to go with it.

She was always quick to tell new stories of her grandson and how well he was doing. He was the thirll of her life.

Our prayers and condolences are with Bill her husband, as well to her daughter Line and grandson Joseph.

Our heart aches for you during this time. We cannot imagine the pain from your loss of Shirley but know that you are in our thoughts at this most difficult time, love from Shelah Chapman (Sister) and her boys Vincent and Shane and finally from Stephen and Heather.

Norm, Lynda, Christiane and Michelle
26 days ago

To Lynda, Billy and Joe-Joe ,

Our Mom considered Shirley just part of the family. This pic so beautifully expresses the love this special lady had for Pierrette. Her infectious smile, her Newfoundland roots, her love for the Fifth ave household, are just some of the memories we have of your Momma, your wife Billy and your Grandma Joe-Joe. We are convinced they are smiling down on us.

Know that you remain in our thoughts

With all our love, and condolences,

Norm, Lynda, Christiane and Michelle

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Mom and Shirley.JPG
27 days ago

Hi Lynda, in memory of your Mom we will be donating to Niagara SP CA when we get a address, love & Hugs Dad & Mom

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Justin chapman
27 days ago

To my dear aunt Shirley I’ll always cherish the times I spent with you uncle Billy delechiv cousin Lynn in Niagara falls years ago I always looked forward too spending the weekend with my Niagara falls relatives when I lived in Mississauga with my beloved brother Ill always regret not getting back in time love you forever aunt Shirley and uncle and cousin Lynn love cousin Justin

Alan Spadafora
28 days ago

Sending my condolences to you and your family
So sorry for your loss

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Nancy Malloch
28 days ago

Dear Bill, Lyn and JoJo, so incredibly sorry for your loss.Shirley was larger than life,her unconditional love for my brother Bill,her daughter and grandson could not be measured, Shirley will be missed.Love you Shirley.

Bill and Karen Chapman & Family
28 days ago

Shirley had a smile to warm any room. She will be missed but her memories will warm your heart.

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Jacquie napper
28 days ago

May the memories shine as bright as Shirley did
We lost a wonderful lady
Love bill and jacquie napper

John &Louella Logan
28 days ago

Shirley was a dear friend of Louella and me. I’ve known the family for over 38 years and Shirley was always so kind to us. We will miss her dearly. I know she’s watching down on her family and will always be a part of their lives.
As you know, we are always there for you guys.
We Love you Shirley

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Diane Botyanski
28 days ago

My Darling cousin. Loved living across the hall from you all those years. I knew you were an angel the day we met. Fly high
Thanks for all the laughs. To the family I send all of you my love 💕

Lynne Woody
28 days ago

My sincere condolences to the family. Lynda, your mother was always so nice to me and I’ll always remember her wonderful smile. Hold your memories dear, and know she will always watch over you and Joseph ❤️ Your cousin Lynne Lariviere Woody xoxo

Mefferd family
28 days ago

We all love hero’s! much love to you all as time lessens her physical absence and she shares her spiritual presence more with you!


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