Cameron SHANTZ

SHANTZ Cameron (Cam) James Shantz of Red Deer passed away quietly at home on June 26, 2008 at the age of 83. Cam was born on November 4, 1924 a second son to Benjamin and Annie Shantz. His Uncle and Aunt, Jack and Mary Leithead raised Cam in the Hill End district east of Penhold. During WW2 Cam served his country and was over seas with the Canadian Air Force. Upon returning home he married Ada Glover and they began their lives together farming in the Hill End district. In their early years of marriage Cam also worked for the Government of Canada in maintenance at Canadian Forces Base, Penhold. Moving to Innisfail Cam continued to work for the Government of Canada as he began a new career with Canada Post. From Innisfail, still with Canada Post, Cam and Ada moved to Alex for a short time where Cam was Post Master. Then it was back to Red Deer where he assumed the role of Supervisor in the Red Deer Post Office. After retirement Cam spent a few months traveling around the province training people at numerous locations on how to operate the postal outlets we have in storefront locations today. Cam was predeceased by his mother and father Benjamin and Annie Shantz of Rocky Mountain House, his brother Ben also of Rocky Mountain House, his Uncle and Aunt, Jack and Mary Leithead of Red Deer, and also his loving wife Ada who passed away in Red Deer in the year 2000. Cam is survived by his daughters Barbara Herman (Jim) of Innisfail, Linda Willis (Hal) of Innisfail and Brenda Molyneux of Calgary. He is also survived by his four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Grandson Cody Molyneux of Calgary, granddaughter Mandee Davidson (Derek) and son Jonah of Calgary, grandson Aron Willis, (Janine) and daughter Avery of Perth, Australia, grandson Shane Willis (Ashley), daughter Logan and son Laken of Raleigh North Carolina. With his immediate family Cam will be greatly missed by many others. His brothers and sisters in-law along with their many children who knew and loved him will truly miss their uncle Cam. Friends from his condo group with whom he spent many hours playing cards will miss him greatly. His good friend Marnie who drove him to Tim Hortons and shared coffee with him most everyday will know a great loss as well. If friends so desire, tributes in memory of Cam can be made to the Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary. A memorial service will be held for Cam on July 2, 2008 at 2:00 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, Red Deer with the Rev. Andrew Burnand officiating. Condolences to the family may be forwarded from Arrangements entrusted to METCALF FUNERAL CHAPEL 4200 49th Ave., Innisfail. Phone 227-3123. Proudly serving our community for over 45 years.

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