In memory of
Heeks, Shirley Canandaigua: Shirley Stam Heeks, 84, of Canandaigua, New York was pre-deceased by her husband of 55 years, Dr. Robert E. Heeks and grandson, Michael. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 11th. She is survived by her children, Leslie Stoltz, Bob (Kathleen), Mark (Sue), Kathy (Kevin) Murphy and Liz (Jim) Lowe, nine grandchildren, and a brother Allan Stam, Jr. Shirley grew up in Rochester and graduated from Monroe High School. She attended the University of Rochester and graduated with a BA in English and a Master's in Education. While at U of R Shirley met Bob, a U of R coed and they were married in 1955. Outside of her family Shirley's biggest passion was helping other people. She was active with the CCD program, Social Concerns Ministry and was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph's Parish in Penfield. She was a loving caregiver to both of her parents and many others, as well as a full-time driver taking the kids to all of their activities. She was charming, very fun-loving, loved people, adventure, and was an avid traveler. Above all Shirley put everyone else's needs before hers. A celebration of Shirley's life with family and friends will be held at a date to be announced this summer in Canandaigua. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Shirley may be made to either Sacred Heart School, 307 School St., Bennington, VT 05201 or the Kid for the Wild Scholarship/Wild Wind Foundation, PO Box 160477, Big Sky, Montana 59716. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net
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