August 15, 1928- Victoria, NB
June 20, 2013 – Calgary, AB
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerald Shaw on Thursday, June 20th 2013 at the age of 84 years.
Gerald was born on August 15, 1928 in Victoria, NB, and was raised in Hartland, NB. He received his B.Sc from Dalhousie University in 1949, and shortly after enlisted in the Canadian Army, and was briefly called to service in 1950. He was honourably discharged in 1955. He moved to Calgary, AB in 1954 where he married the love of his life, Gabrielle (Gaye) McCord. His career progressed from the Chemistry Lab to VP of Sales with Halliburton Services. He passionately lead the Alberta Chapter of the School of Economic Science, teaching night courses on the philosophy of Henry George, and administering the non-profit organization. Of all his volunteer activities, he was particularly proud of his contributions to the 1988 Winter Olympics. His other passions included golf, fishing, skiing, and spontaneous vagabonding. His devotion to activity and friendship was epitomized through annual ski trips to Whitefish, Montana. Gerry was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be sadly missed by family and friends.
He is survived by his 3 sons, Arthur (Chris), Mark (Sheila), and Kelly (Suzanne) and 2 grandchildren, Chantel and Aaron.
He was predeceased by his parents, siblings, and loving wife Gaye.
A Celebration of Gerry’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Thursday, June 27 2013 at 2 p.m. The family wishes to thank the Bethany Care Centre for their commitment, warmth and kindness to Gerry. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Bethany Care Foundation, #1001 – 17th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2E5 Telephone: (403) 210-4600, email: firstname.lastname@example.org .Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.Print This Obituary & Condolences