Obituary of John Eldon Shaw
John Eldon Shaw
1931 – 2021
We are saddened to announce the passing of the man named John Shaw.
He was a husband, our father and to everyone grandpa.
He was born on a farm in Rural Western Saskatchewan.
It was May 24, the year 1931.
Here with his siblings, there were nine in all,
They would do chores and
Walk to school, spring, summer, winter, and fall.
He left the farm at a young age; the year was 1950.
He came west to Radium to do Christmas Trees.
He liked the area and noticed there was lots of work here.
And a few years later met his wife to be, Marg such a dear.
He was a farmer, carpenter, logger, jack, of all trades.
He could build or repair anything and show you how it was made.
He worked for the Invermere Hospital, 31 years as a maintenance man.
He worked hard and long to provide for his family, the best he can.
He kept busy as a volunteer fireman for 35 plus years and could tell you,
A long story that would have you laughing with tears.
He taught his five children the difference of right and wrong.
And loved to listen to family music and dance to old time songs.
You can take the boy off the farm, but you could never take the farm from the boy,
And you could see that in John’s eyes when he rode on an old tractor or one of his other old toys.
We will all sadly miss him and try to wipe away the tears,
His five children, 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and loving wife of 66 years.
We love you John “Grampa” Shaw.
John is loved and survived by his wife Marg, his children, Wayne (Kathi), Greg (Michele), Kevin (Mary Frances), Meg (Ken Gresdal), Carolyn (Kelly Kain), his grandchildren; Brandon (Sandra), Jared (Leah), Jesse (Emma), Kindra (Matt), Brittany (Leyen), Duncan (Hailey), Dylan (Brogan), Kris, Savanna, Breanne (Trevor), Sarah (Thomas) and Ryan, his great grandchildren, Alyssa, Kade, Riley, Tristan, Brielle, Leo, Sam and Alex, his siblings Edith, Ruth, Evelyn and Gerald and many other extended family members.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Invermere Fire & Rescue, IFR Account # 711622190 at the Invermere Kootenay Savings or contact Jason @ 250-342-5241 for other options.