August 25, 1929 - November 17, 2022
Passed away peacefully at Marian Villa, London on Thursday, November 17, 2022 in her 94th year. Born in Viesite, Latvia to the late Voldemars and Marta Gravlejs. Vaida was the last member of her original family, being predeceased by her brothers Janis, Andris and Arturs. World War II forced Vaida and her family to flee their homeland. She ended up in England, where she met her soulmate, the late Teodors Hengs (1997). They married and had one daughter, Ilze Hansen (Kjeld) before coming to Canada in 1952. They settled in Hamilton, Ontario where John (Lori) and Linda were born. Vaida is survived by her grandchildren Heidi (Rob), Cindi (Rob), Ashleigh, Brent (Brandy), Aimée, Tyler and Alex; and great-grandchildren Branden (Mary), Nicholas (Megan), Jaden, Kaeden, Grace, Baxley and Spencer. A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 162 Martin Road, Delaware, Ontario from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Inurnment and Celebration of Life will be conducted on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at the York Cemetery in Toronto, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners would be appreciated.
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A donation has been made to Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners. Message from the donator: Our condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love from Les and John
I had the pleasure of knowing Vaida while she attended the Physical Maintenance Program at Parkwood Hospital. Always one to quietly chat with the person sitting next to her or smile at the daily fun we had in class. Vaida will be fondly remembered by the participants, volunteers and staff at the PMP. Thank you for supporting her attendance. Our condolences.
Love You Nanny xoxo
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