In loving memory of

Irina Vaserfirer
July 6, 1956 - September 3, 2021

It is with great sorrow that we must announce the passing of Irina Vaserfirer. She died peacefully at her home on the morning of Friday, September 3, 2021 of complications from ovarian cancer.

Irina's favorite pastimes included travel, eating dark chocolate, cooking for her family, shopping, cleaning, and especially laundry. She had a particular talent for management and delegation. Even from her deathbed, no speck of dirt could evade her gaze and she directed a meticulous dusting of the ceiling fan. In her professional career, Irina took pride in her role as a respected mentor to many. She liked to help people, she had a wicked sense of humor, and she had perfected the art of perfectionism. She loved her family more than anything.

She was a strong woman and fought the cancer tirelessly.

Irina is survived by her husband of 45 years Tony, her daughter Lucy, and her son Andrew. We love you forever, Mom.

At Irina's request, please consider making a donation to a cause dear to her heart in lieu of purchasing flowers.

If you plan to attend the funeral and shiva, PLEASE WEAR A MASK.


Marian Gallemore wrote on Oct 1, 2021:

"I am saddened to learn of Irina's passing. She was so energetic and inspirational to me during the years I know her. I looked up to her as my role model, of a compassionate leader caring for people around her. Tony and family, my deepest condolences to you all. The memories of Irina will always be with us. Rest in peace, Irina."

Thuan Nguyen wrote on Sep 5, 2021:

"Thank you for your friendship, for being a part of my life?you are sorely missed! We shall meet again?"

Soyeh McCarthy wrote on Sep 5, 2021:

"My condolences to Tony, Lucy and Andrew. She was a fire cracker?"

Janeen Rose wrote on Sep 5, 2021:

"Irina, I am so saddened by your passing. You were such an inspiration to me as a Woman Leader at Nortel and a friend. Tony, Lucy & Andrew, I pray that God will be with each one of you during this time of loss. My thoughts & prayers are with each one of you & my memories of Irina will always be with me! I'm sorry I didn't know in time to be at her funeral. "

CJ Patel wrote on Sep 4, 2021:

"Irina this world is a sadder place without you but please RIP. You were not only a great collegue and a friend for many year. Besides all the achivements as BNR technical development managers, you made work a pleasant and happy environment. Your unique voice still resonates in my old age. Many many memories to recall. Tony so sorry for lose of Irina and our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. CJ and family. "