Posted: October 8th, 2015

Jack Shaw

1919 – 2015

Mr. Jack Shaw of Milk River, Alberta, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Frances Margaret Shaw, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 5, 2015, at the age of 95 years and 10 months. He received excellent care at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital after a sudden fall.

Jack was a caring and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was devoted to his wife Margaret of 68 years. Jack was born in Airdrie, Alberta, December 9, 1919, and grew up in Airdrie and Calgary. Jack and Margaret were married May 29, 1944. After Jack returned from overseas they lived in Airdrie where they raised their two daughters. Jack worked with his family on many construction projects. He had a career change in 1959 from building to Construction Inspector for the Alberta Department of Public Works and the University of Calgary. Retirement in 1976 brought them to Milk River. Jack was a craftsman creating many wooden projects to the delight of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an avid reader, loved camping and a computer buff up until five years ago. He made his home in the Prairie Rose Lodge in Milk River since 2003 until his passing.

He was an active member of the United Church of Canada and supported the camp ministry and AOTS. Jack’s deep and personal faith in a loving Heavenly Father gave him peace and his unspoken walk of faith was seen and felt by all who knew him. This is his legacy to the family he loved deeply.

Jack is survived by his two daughters – Carole (Morris) Fisher, their daughters Amy (Shane) Ridgeway and daughter Esmae, and Naomi (Dave) Markert and daughter Inez; and his other daughter Patricia (Jim) Howitt and their daughters Karen (Greg) MacCollum and their sons Nate and Fraser, daughter Jackie (Neil) McKenzie and their children Owen and Clare and daughter Dawn (Jim) Rimmer and their sons Brooks and Barrett. Jack is also survived by one brother Alfred Shaw. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret and his parents Lewis and Clara Shaw, brothers Herb and Ken Shaw.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in ST. MATTHEW LUTHERAN CHURCH, 113 – 1 Ave., S.E. Milk River, AB with Pastor Jeremy Richert officiating. A Private Family Interment will be held in Airdrie on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

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