Monzer S. Shawa passed away on Friday, December 16, 2005 at the age of 71 years.
Born in Gaza in 1934, Monzer left home as a young man to study in California where he met his wife Sissel. In the late sixty’s, after completing his under graduate studies and a Masters degree in geology, Monzer, along with Sissel and their infant son Sabri, moved to Calgary where his daughter Tamara was born. Over the nearly four decades since then, Monzer worked tirelessly in the oil and gas industry and for the last twenty-six years, did so through his firm, Shawa Geoconsultants Ltd. During that time, he earned a doctorate from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. In addition, he authored numerous publications, was an active member of APEGGA and contributed significantly to the prosperity of Alberta. Monzer was also an avid hunter and had a passion for jazz.
Sissel, Tamara and Sabri will host an informal reception at La Dolce Vita Restaurant (916 – 1st Avenue NE) beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 in celebration of Monzer’s life, his achievements and his love for his family which surpassed all else. Everyone is welcome. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, Monzer’s family suggests a donation to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433 or directly to the AgapÚ Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588.
In living memory of Monzer Shawa, 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