Obituary of Terence John SHAW
June 8, 1935 – Scarborough, England
June 15, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta
Terry Shaw of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020 at the age of 85 years.
Terry was born in Scarborough, England on June 8, 1935. He immigrated to Canada in 1955. He joined the Armed Forces shortly after arriving in Canada and was originally stationed in Toronto. His thirty years of service, which resulted in the rank of Captain, took him and his family to multiple postings in Canada, Germany, Cypress and other international locations. Terry married Shirley Reid in 1958. Terry’s generosity and kindness of heart was well known to his family and felt by many who met him. Terry enjoyed doing things with his hands and loved the challenge of fixing anything. His favorite line was “I can do that” or “I can fix that”. He built a sailboat and several kayaks that the family enjoyed for many years. He was very athletic and loved being outdoors golfing, cycling, and kayaking. Woodworking was one of his main hobbies, he built and repaired many items of which most are still in use. Terry was known to be a very gentle, humble and soft spoken man of very few words. His wife, Shirley, wanted to say he was the most obliging person you would ever want to meet. Terry loved music, loved to dance, was a perpetual whistler (often off key) and enjoyed playing the piano well into his later years. He will be most remembered for his rendition of “Third Man Theme”.
Besides his loving wife Shirley, Terry is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Dimitri and Joanne and Ronald, all of Calgary, AB; two sons and daughter-in-law, Terry and Barbara and Anthony, all of Calgary, AB; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris), Jaqueline (Brett), Alison, Alex, Sarah, Cameron (Janine), Eliza and Grace, all of Calgary, AB; and six great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Brooklynn, Emerson, Sadie, William and Korbyn.
Terry was predeceased by his father Cecil John, his mother Ellen Almina and his brother Jim.
Due to current circumstances, a private service was held with immediate family only. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Terry’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Terence Shaw, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD SE, CALGARY, AB T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.