It is with saddened hearts that Robert, Carolyn and Laura share the passing of their parents:
James Robert Shaw October 5, 1930 – February 2, 2016
Jenny Lucya Shaw (Kalyk) April 3, 1935 – February 8, 2016
Dad and Mom both grew up in Burnaby, Jim an only child and Jenny the second child of six. They met in Victoria, where Dad was working and Mom was going to Normal school and married on August 26th, 1955. They started their family the following year: Laura, Carolyn and then Robert in just three years. In the beginning Burnaby was home, but at Mom’s cooking class she learned of a cabin in Crescent Beach that was for sale. Dad was a very hard worker, he loved to design things and this cabin he transformed into their home. Dad was very successful in the elevator industry, his work took the family to Puerto Rico for 2 years as well Mom and Dad spent time in Russia, Montreal and enjoyed many cruises with Dad’s work. (Mom may have enjoyed the cruises most – Dad was in the belly of the ship fixing elevators and escalators.) Mom loved to play tennis, walk along the beach, sew and travel. Jim and Jenny loved each other very much and enjoyed all their travelling. They were very proud of their 4 grandchildren: Christopher, Clayton, Nicole and Anita and loved walking down the lane to get fish’n’chips and tiger ice cream with them. Unfortunately Alzheimer’s was Mom’s enemy from an early age, and after years of challenges her swallowing ability stopped and she was put on palliative care. When Dad realized Mom wasn’t going to be here much longer, he realized his work was done here. Jim and Jenny, a love story, both are in a happier place together now. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society is appreciated. A celebration of life, for both Jim and Jenny will be held at 12160 Beecher Place, Crescent Beach on Sunday, April 3rd at 1:00 pm.