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MANLEY, Shawn Arthur Thomas

March 29, 1977 – Halifax, Nova Scotia
July 28, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with very heavy hearts and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son, brother and friend Shawn Manley.

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia he moved with his family to Calgary in 1981. Shawn spent his grade-school years in Calgary, graduating from Bishop Grandin High School in 1995. He went on to obtain a Chemical Engineering Technology diploma at SAIT, and his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemistry from the University of Calgary. Through his work as an analytical chemist, or while competing in races, traveling the world, volunteering for numerous festivals and events and charity work, Shawn touched many lives and made many friends. Chelsea FC has lost one of their ardent supporters and his dad Stephen has lost his soccer buddy. He shared with them a love of travel, music, good food, animals and all things outdoors. No one who knew him will forget his kindness, intelligence, dry sense of humor or the dedication to those he cared for.

Shawn is survived by his parents, Elizabeth and Stephen Manley; his sister, Tara Shomody (Shawn); his nephews, Elias and Marcus; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and his two cats Earl and Piko. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Tom and Marguerite Elliott and Arthur and Connie Manley.
“He was a man, take him for all and all, I shall not look upon his like again.” Rest in Peace Son.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. A Private Graveside Service will be held at Queen’s Park Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Meow Foundation, PO Box 65024, RPO North Hill, Calgary, AB T2N 4T6, http://www.meowfoundation.com/donate/

In living memory of Shawn Manley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Kathy & Michael Collins

    Dear Liz & Steve,
    Our hearts are breaking for your loss.
    Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain.
    Kathy & Michael Collins

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  2. Shirley Otway

    Dearest Liz and Steve.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time as you grieve the loss of your beloved son.
    Love Shirley

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  3. Natalie Taylor

    Dear Elizabeth & Steve,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Shawn was so sweet and kind. He will be very much missed. Our thoughts are with you and yours during this difficult time.
    Matt, Natalie & Isla Taylor

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  4. Chris Borstmayer

    Dear Betty and Steve,
    We’re so sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve.
    Chris, Bruce, Erin, Neal and Julie Borstmayer

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  5. Gerry Kresowaty

    I remember Shawn fondly. He was a great kid. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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  6. Laurel & Phil Radomsky

    We are so very sorry for your loss.

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  7. Lorraine and Bill Pawluk

    Stephen and Liz, Bill and I wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Although we never met Shawn we know he will be deeply missed by you both and your family. When my Mom died it felt as if an important part of me was lost but overtime the memories of what we shared and did reminded me that she would always be part of my life. Shawn will always be part of yours. Unfortunately Bill and I are away so we can’t be at the service to offer our personal condolences.
    Lorraine and Bill

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  8. Tom & Jennifer Zacher

    Dear Stephen & Liz
    We are truly sorry for your loss.
    Although we did not know Shawn, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Tom & Jennifer Zacher

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  9. Pat & Carrol Morkin

    Stephen & Elizabeth – we were so sorry to read of Shawn’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Pat & Carrol Morkin

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  10. Dear Manleys,
    I miss him so much. He was my best friend, like a brother to me. It’s hard to believe he’s gone. My heart is breaking. I wish you peace and comfort. Please know that he was loved by me and my family, and all the friends he made over the years. We grieve with you.
    Andrew Nuytten and family

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  11. So very sorry to hear of your loss. Take comfort in all the good memories you shared.

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  12. Viki Fairbairn

    Liz and Steve. I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your son Shawn. God bless and keep him. May you have many wonderful memories.

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  13. Lauren Ingalls

    Stephen and Family

    My deepest sympathies are expressed to you and your family on the loss of your son. I remember how fondly you spoke of your family.

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  14. Stephen & Liz: I was shocked to hear the sad news, what a staggering loss for your family. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

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  15. Stephen, Liz and Tara,

    I have heard many stories about “my son Shawn” from proud father Stephen, and would reflect afterwards on the special family tie that was described. From a distance I am thinking of you and your family Stephen…. Lynn Bell

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  16. Javier and Mackenzie Borau

    Dear Manley family,

    Our deepest condolences as you deal with the loss of your son. Shawn was a true bright light shining in this world and he will be truly missed by all of us. We will remember him fondly.

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  17. Dear Manly Family,

    My heartfelt condolences on your lost. Shawn was a good man and he will be dearly missed. He was a great soul and I have nothing but fond memories of him .
    Like many, I am shocked and sadden by our lost.

    John

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