SHAW – Carolyn It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carolyn Shaw on July 19th, 2007 after a brief illness. Carolyn was the beloved wife of Morris who passed away on April 8th of this year. Carolyn was born July 10, 1928 to Charles and Dora Moore of Bentley. She was the last of five children and gained the nickname of Babe, which still persists with some of the Moore relatives. She grew up on the family farm near Forshee and learned all the skills that a hard working farm woman should know and at a very young age was a skilled cook, baker, and gardener. Carolyn attended Centreview School just down the road from the farm and then came to high school in Lacombe. There she met Morris Shaw at a country dance. Carolyn was determined to have further education after high school and trained at the Misericordia hospital in Edmonton, graduating as a Registered Nurse. She nursed at Lacombe hospital until her marriage to Morris on March 11, 1950. After her marriage she got to practice her nursing skills on her own family as a hardworking farmer and four children soon gave her plenty of opportunities.Carolyn loved life on the farm and took great pride in her role in the operation as the support system for Morris and the farm and as the chief homemaking engineer. She knew how vital this often-difficult role was to the success of the family and farm and she joyfully made it her life's work. Along the way she enjoyed some great times with neighbors and friends gained through involvement with the Rotary club and the flying club. Carolyn was quite a sports fanatic both as an athlete and as a fan. She played ball in school, loved to fish, and later took up golfing and curling with a passion. As a sports fan she attended many ball, hockey and football games supporting her kids. On a professional level she was a true blue Edmonton fan and never wavered in her support, particularly if the relatives from Calgary were anywhere nearby. Carolyn and Morris enjoyed traveling across Canada, the US and had a few memorable trips abroad as well. In later years they enjoyed many winters spent in sunny Arizona. In Carolyn's estimation her greatest achievements were her four kids. She will be fondly remembered by son Gary and Joan (Corey and Laura Lee, Megan Shaw); son Craig and Henri (Jason and Sherri Carritt, Mary Lee and Rob McCrae); daughter Joan and Mark Ree (Matthew, Marla and Kari); and daughter Gail and Gordon Wyatt (Lauren, Ian and Graeme) and great grandchildren Shelbie and Sydney McCrae, Samantha and Jace Carritt. Carolyn was predeceased by all of her siblings: Allen and Dick Moore, Florence Hayden (Bob), Shirley Butcher (Ken). Her sisters in law Marnie Marshall and Robbie Moore survive her. Her brothers in law Gardie and Norris Shaw predeceased her. She is survived by brother in law Harvey (Audrey) and sisters in law Jeanne Shaw and Irma Nilsson. Aunty Carolyn and her famous cinnamon buns and raspberry pie will also be deeply missed by extended Moore and Shaw families. If friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Society of Edmonton Area #101, 11720 Kingsway Ave. Edmonton, AB T5G OX5 or the Charity of the Donors Choice. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to (Subject Shaw). Funeral services will be held from St. Andrew's United Church, Lacombe on Monday, July 30, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. WILSON'S FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 or 403-843-3388. "A Caring Family, Caring for Families"

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