August 29, 1926 – October 30, 2019
Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital with his family by his side on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Predeceased by his first wife Betty. Dearly loved and missed by his wife Donna; children Colleen Shaw, Kathryn Black and Diane Payne (Art); daughter-in-law Marion Shaw; grandchildren Barbara, Donna, Laura, Gary, Mark, Pamela, Christopher, Michael and Laurel; step-children Brian and Elaine; 12 great-grandchildren and 5 step-grandchildren; Thomas “Jim” Shaw (Dorothy), sister Claire Lahie and sister-in-law Alice Black (Jim). Predeceased by his son Glenn; step-daughter Janet; brothers George Shaw (Patricia) and Clarence “Dude” Shaw; sisters Marion Allan , Margaret “Beth” Munro (Glen), and Mildred Mayberry (Bill); and brother-in-law Kenneth “Ken”. Don had numerous vocations throughout his life. He was a former employee of Bell Canada, a chicken farmer, was adept at using his hands and all kinds of tools. He enjoyed a good round of golf, was a member of the Rockton Lions club, an avid curler at the Dundas Granite Curling Club, and belonged to the Men’s Club and the ‘Thursday Afternoon Singers’ at St. Paul’s United Church where he was a long-time member. Special thanks to the staff at St. Joseph’s Villa, in Dundas, for the exceptional care given to him during his time there. In keeping with Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at a later date. If you so wish, donations to St. Paul’s United Church, Dundas or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
“Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.”
I offer the Shaw family my sincere condolences. I knew Don when he still worked at Bell Canada. We were contractors for Bell and were known as Adri’s Trenching and Excavating from Smithville. When Don decided to become a chicken farmer I drove all the way from Smithville to somewhere on the Highway 6 By-pass and the into the country to trench out a footing for a new chicken barn. Ever since then our ways parted but I remember him as a kindred spirit and a good man.
Condolences to Donna and all the family.
Uncle Don was a good man and a good uncle.
Lots of good memories visiting each other’s homes and at family reunions.
He will be missed.
My love to you all.
Karma, Bob and family
Condolence to Donna and all the family.
I also enjoyed talking to Don at our condo coffee.
He loved the sweets
My condolences to you and your family Diane! My thoughts and prayers are with you.