August 22, 1923 – Meaford, ON
September 25, 2014 – Calgary, AB
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Eric Arthur Shields on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the age of 91 years.
Eric was born on August 22, 1923 in Meaford, Ontario where he grew up. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and then later from McGill University with a degree in Management. He worked his whole life as a professional engineer in the pulp and paper industry managing the operation and construction of mills world wide. While living in Montreal, Major E. A. Shields, CD commanded the Pointe-Claire Cadet Corps (1974 – 1976).
Eric is survived by his daughter Merelie Shield Berard and her two children Cassandra and Matthew. He is also survived by his brother Amory Shields and his three sons. Eric was predeceased by his wife Irma Shields and his parents Kathleen and Arthur Shields. The family will always remember and be grateful for Eric’s love and devotion.
In keeping with Eric’s wishes, a private service will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Eric Shields, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences