Winifred ‘Win’ Shaw passed away peacefully at the Meaford Hospital with family by her side on Friday, April 2, 2021 at the grand age of 97.
Born in Carroll’s Crossing, New Brunswick on November 7, 1923, Winifred was a daughter of the late Baden and Irene (nee Carroll) O’Donnell.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband George Shaw in 2011.
Winifred was the much loved mother of Jim Shaw and his wife Janice of North York and Maureen Bell (late Dennis) of Thornbury. She was the proud ‘Nana’ and ‘G.G.’ of Carey Arseneau (Kevin) and their daughters Madeleine and Gabrielle, Mike Shaw (Ashley) and their children Tamsin and Cameron, Jason Bell (Bobi) and their children Noah, Lukas and Rylin, and Jennifer Jones (Grant) and their children Hayden, Dylan and Grayson.
Winifred moved to Meaford from New Brunswick with her husband George in 1945 at the end of the war and spent the next 76 years developing a multitude of life long friendships. She had immense pride and a deep love for her family and community of friends and neighbours. An active member of Christ Church Anglican, she was truly an example of her faith to all of her friends and family. Working at the Meaford Hospital for many years she had fond memories of the close friendships she made that endured long after her retirement. Winifred was a strong person who believed there was good in everyone and lived every day finding ways to make a difference in the lives of others. We have all been richly blessed for having Winifred in our lives and will always carry our memories of her close to our hearts.
This is her prayer and wish for us all: ‘I said a prayer for you today and know God must have heard. I felt the answer in my heart although He spoke no word. I didn’t ask for wealth or fame (I knew you wouldn’t mind.) I asked Him to send treasures of a far more lasting kind! I asked that He be near you at the start of each new day; to grant you health and blessings and friends to share your way. I asked for happiness for you in all things great and small. But it was for His loving care I prayed the most of all!’ Trinity Missions
A service celebrating Winifred’s life will be conducted in the near future when it is safe for family and friends to gather.
As your expression of sympathy, donations to Christ Church Anglican (Cheques Only Please) or the Meaford Hospital Foundation 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. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca