Shaw, Waynne Arthur

Waynne passed away suddenly at Victoria Hospital in London on Monday October 7, 2019 at the age of 77. Born and raised in Baxter, Waynne was a son of the late Lorne and Gladys (nee Adams) Shaw. He attended public school in Baxter and high school in Alliston and completed his education as a Construction and Industrial Mechanic Millwright at George Brown College.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 53 years, Valerie (nee O’Neil) and was the proud father of Trevor and daughter-in-law Sharon of Barrie and daughter Lori Shaw of Heathcote. He will be sorely missed by his grandson Tristan Waynne Shaw – his ray of sunshine – and by sisters Dolores, Yolanda (Bill) and Colleen (Jim).  He was predeceased also by sisters, Margaret and Yvonne and brothers Cecil and Donald.

After Waynne and Valerie married in 1966 they started farming in Glen Huron and in 1976 they moved and remained on their farm, now Sunbridge Equestrian, in Heathcote. Waynne was always ready to help out a neighbour, family or friend, without being asked and without question.  He would just turn up with a smile, willing hand and a few good jokes.  He talked often and proudly of the time he spent in the NWT and being there when BHP Canada opened the first Canadian Diamond Mine at Ekati.

He spent his retirement years teaching Lori the basics of keeping the farm running. He especially enjoyed his days away at the cottage doing whatever project Trevor was working on.  He was often seen with Tristan on his knee driving around the fields on whatever tractor was Tristan’s choice that day.  Waynne loved his tractors and spent many hours working on them and keeping them running.  If something was fixable he could find a way to fix it.  His favourite advice was ‘read the manual’ although rarely did his follow that himself.

In keeping with Waynne’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial funeral service will conducted at St. James Fairmount Anglican Church (196759 Grey Road 7, Grey Highlands – Corner of 7 and 40) on Saturday October 12th at 1 p.m.

Interment at St. James’ churchyard cemetery will follow with a time of refreshment and sharing further remembrances of Waynne at the church thereafter.

If so desired and as your expression of sympathy donations to Wheels of Hope Bluewater Chapter or London Health Sciences Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home to whom arrangements have been entrusted.  www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Saturday, October 12, 2019 1:00 PM
Memorial Service: St. James Fairmount Anglican Church

Donations: Wheels of Hope Bluewater Chapter, LHSC Foundation or charity of choice
Make a donation in memory of Waynne Arthur Shaw


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Lynda Livingstone
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    Valerie, Trevor & Lori, I am so very sorry for you loss. My deepest condolences to you all.

    Reply
  2. Sandra Pyatt
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    Dear Val, Trevor, Sharon, Tristan and Lori
    Very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Waynne. Cherish all the wonderful memories and times spent together. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
    Sandra & Randy Pyatt

    Reply
  3. John and Dawn Lancaster
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    Dear Valerie (sis), Trevor, Lori. I am so sorry for your loss. When I met Wayne many years ago I was working with Valerie at the old Comfortable Pew Rest. In Heathcote. I don’t think I seen Wayne without a smile. I learned a lesson from Wayne, Dwayne and I were “borrowing “some tomatoes from the barn on a Hallowe’en nite, Quietly of course, and as we were exiting the barn we found out what a shot gun blast into the air sounded like and looked like that night.I would of liked to thank him for helping my brothers out to with farming but never got the chance. Thank you Valerie, Trevor, Lori for sharing him with us. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.

    Reply
  4. Art McNally and daughters Lisa and Chris
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    Valerie, Lori ,Trevor and family, as former Heathcote neighbours we send our deepest heartfelt sympathies at this difficult time-you are all in our thoughts and hearts.

    Reply
  5. Susan Foreman
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    Hugs Lori, big hugs. My thoughts are with you

    Reply
  6. Kelly McKay
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    Lori and Val: Please accept our condolences..from Les, Kelly and The Bridle p\Path Folks..

    Reply
  7. Darlene Diver
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    Val and family, my condolences on the loss of your husband/father

    Reply
  8. Sherri Whitworth-Denouden
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    All of my love and support today and always…ox

    Reply
  9. Joan Cramp
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    Valerie – so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    Reply
  10. Joanne Inglis
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    Dear Val and family, you have been in my thoughts since our quilting time came to a close. My sympathy to you all on Waynne’s passing.

    Reply
  11. Dennis & Brenda
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    Sorry to hear of your loss. He was a great guy to work with .I worked at Harding Carpet with Wayne.He would do anything for you.

    Reply
  12. Bonnie Hammond
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    Val, Lori & Trevor – so sorry to hear about Wayne. You are in my thoughts & prayers! Bonnie

    Reply
  13. Linda Teed
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    Val,Lori and Trevor
    May all your fun and happy times together live on in your memories of such a wonderful friend, dad, husband and grandpa.
    Thinking of you
    Linda Teed, Melanie and Amy

    Reply
  14. Shannon, Derek and Helena Zayachkowski
    Thursday, October 10, 2019

    Val, Lori and Trevor, so very sorry for your loss , thinking of you all and sending strength and comfort . Xoxo

    Reply
  15. Frank Graham
    Thursday, October 10, 2019

    Hey there Val…it has been a bit of time since we last saw each other. I recall meeting Wayne a couple times….he seemed to really enjoy smiling…maybe it was the company he kept!

    Cherish the wonderful memories you both created!

    peace
    Frank Graham (Beaver Valley Race Crew)

    Reply
    1. Valerie
      Friday, October 11, 2019

      Thanks for reaching out Frank. Yes Waynne was always smiling. I have so many wonderful memories. It is always too soon to lose your best friend but take solace that he never had any pain.

      Reply
  16. Cheryl Smith
    Friday, October 11, 2019

    Valerie..my sympathy goes out to you and your family on the passing of Waynne. Cherish the memories!

    Cheryl Smith

    Reply
  17. Cheryl Smith
    Friday, October 11, 2019

    Valerie..my sympathy goes out to you and your family on the passing of Waynne. Cherish the memories!

    Cheryl Smith

    Reply
  18. Wes Plater
    Sunday, October 13, 2019

    Deepest sympathy to the Shaw family.Worked with Wayne at Craiglieth Ski Club.It was never boring and my face always hurt from laughing so hard.

    Reply

Leave a memory or message of condolence:

Please note: To ensure privacy and respect for the families we serve, your message won't be published until we can review it. We'll do this as soon as possible, but there will be a delay before your message appears. Your name will appear with your message, but we won't publish your email address.

Scroll to top