Thelma Kiri

Thelma Kiri
September 25,1935 - August 21,2022
     It is with overwhelming sadness that we share the news that in the early hours of Sunday August 21,2022, Mom passed away peacefully with Jennifer by her side.
Beloved mother of Brian (Cindy), Darlene (Paul), and Jennifer. Nanny to Jessica, Lauren, Caitlyn, Mitchell, Adam and Victoria. Cherished G-Nanny to Weston, Maryn and Edwin. Thelma was predeceased by her husband of 48 years Herb, in 2016.
She was lucky enough to have found a very special friend and companion in Richard Roberts. Richard unwaveringly visited her each and every day to be by her bedside.
Mom personified strength and perseverance throughout her life. We will miss her quick wit and feisty spirit.  She will sadly be missed by all
“A mothers hugs lasts long after she lets go”
A special thanks to the Palliative Care Staff at Woodstock Hospital and Sakura House.
Cremation has taken place and a private sprinkling of her ashes will follow. Those wishing to make a donation in Thelma’s memory are asked to consider Sakura House in Woodstock, Ontario.
Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Ave., Woodstock have been entrusted with Final Arrangements.  Your messages of remembrance and condolence may be shared here at

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  • To Thelma’s family, I am very saddened to hear of her passing. I knew your mom from Scotiabank where I worked for many years. She was a riot and a pleasure to joke around with. I always enjoyed her branch visits and she and I always got into trouble with our shenanigan’s with the branch manager, Greg. She was a straight shooter with an amazing sense of humour. Thinking of you all. Hold dear all of your memories with her. Sincerely Rebecca

    Rebecca Vandenberg
  • I know Thelma through Richard Roberts. Thelma was a kind soul, who brought a smile and laughter wherever she went.

  • Our sincere condolences to Thelma’s family & Richard. Thelma was a wonderful neighbour & a dear friend. She always had a little joke or a witty comment & even on our last visit with her at Sakura House she made us laugh. We will miss her next door balcony visits. Thelma,we will not forget you.

    Brian & Sue Hamilton
  • My sincere condolences to Dr. Brian Kiri , Cindy and all family members . May memories of your mother be with you and comfort you now and forever.

    Burglind Blei
  • My deepest sympathy to Brian, Darlene, Jen and their families. Aunt Thelma had a great wit and I loved the way she kept UncleHerb in his place. I still remember when Uncle Herb was dating her. She will be missed by all.

    Linda (Sidney) Campbell
  • Thelma and I connected through our love of our home province Nova Scotia. She was a good friend and I loved her sense of humor. She was so proud of all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I will miss seeing pictures of the little ones. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Claudia Hermans
  • So very sorry to hear of your loss, Brian and family. Nobody loves you like your mom, which makes losing her that much harder. Thinking of you all tonite.

    Tom Norrad
  • My thought are with you all as you gather to celebrate Thelma’s life. She was a bright spirit with a quick wit and real talent in the kitchen. I have fond memories of her visits. Sending strength to all.

    Debbie Williams
  • Our best memories of our early years in Lab City included your Mom ( and Dad ). She loved a good laugh and cherished her family and friends dearly. She welcomed us into her home regardless of the hour, and we dropped in unannounced often, always feeling at home. Thelma and Herb embraced Kris and Mark as if they were their own. We will never forget how they made us feel. Sad that her time has come but relieved that she is no longer having to endure the discomfort of the past several weeks. Rest In Peace Thelma and may you live on in the wonderful memories you left with family and friends.

    Mike and Murdena Kolanko
  • So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have many fond memories of our neighbors in Lab City! , you guys being just that! Condolences to all your family and bless you all during this very sad time.

    Virginia Whitten
  • Are deepest and sincere condolences to Jennifer Victoria and the entire family.

    Flavio and Janet

    Flavio and Janet Turchet
  • So sorry to you all in the passing off your mom she was a wonderful woman a special friend may god hold you all in the alm of his hand

  • Herb and Thelma were good friends especially when they were most needed…Remembering them with Love and Gratitude. May God comfort their children Brian, Darlene, Jennifer and families and may their Souls Rest In Peace.🕊🕊🌹🌹

    Anna Eddy
  • Thelma was a lov6lady whi made me feel so special. She always poked a bit if fun at me when I’d show up at their place to pick up Jennifer when we’d go out. Always a good pun! She will be dearly missed. I love her until we meet again ladt.

    Melissa Wharton

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