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.Print This Obituary & Condolences