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SHANNON, Joseph James

December 19, 1943 – August 14, 2011

Joseph Shannon, beloved husband of Vera Emma (nee Williamson) for twenty-eight years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at the age of 67 years.
He was the loving father of sons Aaron and Cory Shannon and Stanley and Bradley McBride, and was predeceased by his daughter Carmen Shannon-Lane, and his parents Leo and Virginia (nee Steward). He is survived by his brothers, Patrick, Daniel, and Michael; grandchildren, Jessica Marie, Chad, Jessica Dawn, Cailey, Laurren, Samantha, Samuel, Natalie; great-grandchildren Braden and Emily as well as numerous nephews, nieces, in-laws, extended family and friends.
Joe was a second generation calgarian and his legacy as a partner in Optimus (formerly OPUS Building Canada) can be seen in many of the prestigious buildings in our city. What most people will remember him for is his love for his family, strong relationships, jokes, and his integrity which sealed many deals on the strength of his handshake. Joe will be dearly missed.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Flowers are gratefully declined. Contributions may be made directly to the Bow Valley College, bowvalleycollege.ca, Canadian Red Cross Society, www.redcross.ca or to the Salvation Army, www.salvationarmy.org.

In living memory of Joseph Shannon, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Marianne & Stu MacDonald :

    Our deepest sympathy to everyone…we hope your wonderful memories of Joe will help you cope during this sad time…

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  2. Pat & Joan MacDonald :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you this very sad time. Take comfort remembering all the good times when he was here.

    Pat & Joan MacDonald (Calgary)

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  3. Anna Kae Todd :

    Aaron and Mike and family:

    Sending sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear father and brother from your friends and colleagues at Bow Valley College.

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  4. Dear Vera
    My heart goes out to you. What a special man and what a special relationship you had. He will be so missed.

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  5. Charlene + Alistair (Jenn Brittney Rachel) Sim :

    We are heartbroken for all of you.
    Your family have shared such happy times together and such grief.
    Our deepest condolences to you Vera and the rest of your family.

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  6. Regina and Rene :

    Our deepest sympathy to Vera and all of you on your loss of a Great Husband, Father and Grandfather.

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  7. Allan and Kathy Stevens and Family :

    Thanks Joe…for being Joe…how sad this first day seemed without you…a wonderful, unique, steady-as-they-come-Man’s Man….your Family and Friends will miss you but never forget you…your advice always appreciated.

    To Vera, Joe’s Sons and extended Family:
    Those We Love Don’t Go Away,
    They Walk Beside Us Every Day,
    Unseen, Unheard, But Always Near,
    Still Loved, Still Missed and Very Dear.

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  8. Carol and Larry Ryder :

    Dear Vera, Aaron and Family
    Our deepest condolences to you and you Family in your time of loss of a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother in Joe.
    We shall miss seeing you and Joe together at Earl’s on Saturdays Vera ..we always enjoyed Joe’s conversation and his love for you.
    Thinking of you all and wishing good memories to sustain you over time.
    Warmest wishes…
    Carol and Larry Ryder

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  9. HSBC Calgary Private Client Group :

    Dear Vera,

    We are very saddened to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences; our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  10. Rolinda Mackenzie :

    Vera and Family.
    I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. I am comforted to know that his dear Carmen took his hand and lead him home.
    If I could describe Joe, I think of him as a Gentle Giant. From stories I’ve heard, I know of his remarkable business talents and his great successes. The two of you came into my life a couple of years ago, and it was all about the HUGS. We talked about how hugs were very much a “feel good” gesture. I would give him a hug and he’d get this sheepish grin from ear to ear. ie the man well above 6′ tall who would turn into this shy little teddy bear. I am thankful I got one last hug before he left Scottsdale last winter.
    I am sending you a hug Vera, in hopes that it will help just a little bit.
    May God be with him, and also with you.
    Love to you all
    Rolinda

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  11. Edward and Wladyslawa Szypulewski (Regina"s Parents) :

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family

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  12. Linda de Beaudrap :

    Dear Vera,
    I am so sorry to hear that Joe passed away. You are in my thoughts as you find your way though this. I know you will miss him and am praying for your healing,with the passage of time. I know you miss Joe; and send my consolation. Know that the strain, the pain, will eventually ease. May your pleasant memories of Joe sustain and comfort you. You are in my thoughts.

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  13. Lawrence Green :

    Dear Vera and family,
    We are thinking of you and send you our love and heartfelt condolences. Joe made us feel comfortable and accepted into the Opus family the minute we met him. He was always there for us with sage advice, a smile and a funny story. He took care of all of us, he was the shepard that kept us together and was always there to listen and give advice. Pete and I were reflecting on the many times we spent with Joe….we were always laughing no matter the circumstances. He was a man of honor, loyal and a family man. Spending time with the two of you was always fun and inspiring. I’m sorry we can’t be there with you.
    Love The Green and Rackow families.

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  14. Natalie and Leslie McBride :

    May the love of those around you help you in the coming days. Remember the happy times as you make your way through this time of sadness. We are thinking of you and send you prayers from Scotland.

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  15. Irene, Penny and Christian Bell :

    Dear Vera and family,

    Our hearts are heavy. Joe will be missed so very much. We are thinking of you and send our prayers.

    Penny, Irene and Christian

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  16. Les & Suzanne Willems :

    We were so sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. He was always a champion ready with a smile and his door ever open for any issue of the moment. Condolences to Vera and Family. Joe will be missed greatly.
    Les and Suzanne

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  17. Linda Crossley :

    Dearest Vera and family: with my sincere sympathies upon Joe’s passing. I feel great sadness and am left with such wonderful memories of kindness, gentleness , astute advice and a true caring. I will always hold a warm spot filled with a smile. My regards, Linda
    Crossley

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  18. Condolences to Vera and family. Joe was a great man and will be fondly remembered.

    Dean

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