July 8, 1941 – June 26, 2023
It is with love and sadness we announce the passing of William George Shewfelt on June 26, 2023 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of 61 years to Yvonne (nee Caswell), loving father to Terri (Neal), Debbie (Patrick), Jennifer (Michael), Kevin (Paula), and Chris (Stephanie). Devoted Grumpa, Grandpa, and Papa to Kazlyn (Sergey), Brendon, Jacey (Darius), Matthew, Joshua, Evan, Rebecca and Luke. Bill will be deeply missed by sister Marilyn (Rollo), brother Delbert (Marilyn), brother-in-law Larry (Julie) and many nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by siblings Loretta and Dorothy.
Bill was a master journeyman jeweller and diamond setter for over 55 years. Bill’s passions were family, friends, and the Community of Copetown (Hub of the Universe), where he was a charter member of the Copetown Lions Club. Shewy twice served as President and recently received a Life Membership from Lion’s International. Bill was proud to be on the Lions building committee for the Copetown Community Centre which he managed for many years. Bill was an active member of the Copetown United Church. Bill also received a Canada 150 Nation Builder Award in 2017 for his volunteerism.
Shewy’s love of sports included playing fastball in the “Big Four” for Fraser’s Jewellers and coaching numerous youth fastball, baseball and hockey teams. A proud moment for Shewy was serving on the executive of the Brantford Mott’s Clamato’s in 1987 when they won the Allan Cup Senior A Hockey Championship.
Bill and Yvonne were often spotted watching their children and grandchildren in sporting events across Ontario, Canada and the USA.
“The Hub of the Universe” will miss Shewy – its most avid volunteer and unofficial mayor!
A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, July 16th, 2023 at the Copetown Community Centre at 2:00pm with a Service at 3:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Copetown Lions Club or Copetown United Church will be appreciated by the family.