February 14, 1927- Clydebank, Scotland
September 29, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta
Born in Clydebank, Scotland to William and Nancy Shaw, Bill passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013, after a battle with cancer.
Bill is survived by his wife Sue, daughter Karen, and grand dogs Wikki and Patches. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Lianne, and his nieces and nephews.
Bill came to Canada at age 4 with his widowed mother, making Calgary his home. Bill apprenticed as a sign writer at Taylor Signs and later became a co-owner. He had a talent for carving wooden bird decoys. He enjoyed bird hunting and with his friends covered many miles of Alberta in pursuit of the Mallards and Pheasants. One or more of the family beagles were part of the trips. The family beagles and the occasional black lab were a big and loving part of Bill’s life. As a young man, there was also a special black cat named Sandy that Bill rescued on a cold winter night and nursed back to health. Cars and the Calgary Sports Car Club which he was a founding member of, was a great interest for Bill. Bill had many adventure travels to places like Cuba, the Arctic, the Antarctic, Labrador, Alaska, Hawaii, Nova Scotia and Scotland. For life long friends Herb and Mackie, thank-you for visiting at Sarcee, it meant a great deal to Bill. Thanks to Paulet for understanding Bill’s humor and learning the family secret of making Scottish shortbread and oatcakes. Thanks to Evelyn and Tony for always taking time to visit when they were in Calgary. Thank you to Sarcee Hospice for your care.
Dad, be at peace, hug the dogs, go for a walk on Nose Hill.
“LANG MAY YOUR LUM REEK”
At Bill’s request, no formal Funeral Service will be held.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Cochrane Humane Society (S.P.C.A.), 62 Griffin Industrial Pointe, Cochrane, AB, T4C 0A3. Please forward condolences to www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Bill Shaw, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences