Donna Shaw of Thornbury passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the age of 87.
Born in Meaford on September 19, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Muriel (nee Allcock) Petch.
Donna was the cherished wife of 66 years of Edmund Shaw of Thornbury.
She was the much loved mother of Carolyn Austin (Brian) of Walkerton, Glenda Newson (Joe) of Fergus, Doug Shaw (Cathy) of Clarksburg, Beverly Shaw (Sheri) of Clarksburg, and Kevin Shaw (Lee) of Clarksburg.
She was the proud grandma and great grandma of: Alanna Rusnak (Scott) and their children Zander, Liam, and Noa; Dawn Edgcumbe (Jason) and their children Grace, Cadence, Zachary, Avery and Piper; Heidi Eastman (Colin) and their children Paige and Elsie; Matthew Newson (Naomi) and their children Tayden and Alexia; Luke Newson (Charissa) and their children Micah and Ruth; Andrew Newson (Amy) and their children Olivia, Edmund, Lily and Logan; Benjamin Newson (Amy) and their children Mary Rose, Ann Marie and Michael; Samuel Newson; H. Issac Newson (Rachelle); Carla Robertson (Tim) and their son Sawyer; Brad Shaw (Whitney) and their son Kellen; David Shaw (Karla Sheldrake); Melissa Shaw (Clayton Skinner); Dwayne Shaw ( Zabrina) and their daughter Rylee; Nathan Shaw (Courtney) and their daughter Andrea; Aimee Rosevear (Christopher) and their daughter Sybil; Andrew Bowins (Amanda); Elysha Davison (Michael) and their children Emary and Abbygale; Jordan Shaw (Kori-Lee Martin); and Cassandra Shaw (Calvin Almond).
Donna is survived by her sisters Rhena Petch and Lynda Wood, her sister-in-law Marie Petch and was predeceased by her brother Floyd Petch, her sister Carol Enid Bensen, her brother John Petch and her great grandson Dylan Edgcumbe. She will be remembered fondly by her many nieces, nephews and their families.
Donna loved caring for others both at home and in the community. Her church family was very important to her and she enjoyed participating and helping out in any way that she could.
A funeral service will be conducted at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Thornbury on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with visiting the hour prior to service. A service of committal and interment will take place at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery.
As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (cheques only please), the Parkinson Society, or Hospice Georgian Triangle ‘Campbell House’ would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.
Visiting the hour prior to service 12:30 until 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:30 PM
Service: St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Thornbury, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.