August 31, 1925 – Calgary, Alberta
February 21, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
Goldie Alice Shaw, 89, passed away on February 21, 2015.
Goldie was a strong pioneer woman who was raised on a homestead near Nanton with her dear sisters Mildred and Emily. She took nursing at the Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary where she proved to be an endearing, but feisty, challenge to the grey nuns. She married Jack Shaw in 1950 and he remained the love of her life and soul mate until his death in 2011. Together they raised four children on their own dairy farm north of Cochrane in what could only be described as an extremely loving, chaotic, fun and wonderful environment. Jack and Goldie ultimately moved to Chestermere where their home remained the loving and constant centre for a close-knit, large and loving family, and their numerous friends. Anyone who needed a temporary haven was welcomed with open arms. This legacy of love and family closeness lives on through her children, Wallace (Carole), Norman (Paula), Donald (Colleen), and Jacqueline (Charlie); her grandchildren, Ryan (Emma), Trevor (Leslie), Michael (Erin), Adam (Emily), Kelly (Dana), Emily and Thomas; her great-grandchildren, Aiden, Owen, Etta, Monroe, Norah and the new little one coming; and her “adopted” son, Trevor ( Zoe) and grandchildren, Matthew (Chantal) and Whitney. She will live on in their hearts forever. A heartfelt thank you to her caring caregivers, Erin, Charleen, and most especially, Jon, who lived with and provided loving care to Jack and Goldie for years and who has become a part of the Shaw family.
A private memorial service will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.comPrint This Obituary & Condolences