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David Frederick James Shaw

SHAW, David Frederick James - 1961 - 2019 It is with heavy hearts that we announce Davidís peaceful passing on Monday, January 1, 2019 at the Timmins and District Hospitalís Palliative Care unit with his wife Christine Seguin by his side, along with his children Jacob (19), Liah (18) and Aaron (14) who had been with their dad to celebrate New Yearís Eve as usual, with Chinese food while watching the junior hockey game. Dave is survived by his mother Gwen Shaw, brothers Mathew (Julie) and Steve, sister Cheryl, as well as his nephews Owen, Zach (Avery) and his niece Olivia (Keanu) along with his mother-in-law Claire Seguin. He will be remembered by his nieces Sandy (Fred), Sheleigh and Sharlene Grant and their children. He will also be missed by his little buddy Charlee the bichon poodle he walked every night. Dave was predeceased by his father, John Shaw in December 2016. Dave had many passions Ė hockey, baseball, reading (his mom brought the Toronto Star to him every day during his short illness), canoeing and, most important, coaching with Timmins Minor Hockey Association, Schumacher Day Minor Hockey, Ontario Womenís Association and the Laurentian Voyageur baseball team, and all the wonderful kids this allowed him to positively influence. He had many adventures with his buddies Jim Daschuk and Mark Kean along with many others. Dave was passionate about, and dedicated to his work as a Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. He enjoyed the long lasting friendships he forged over the years with Chief Chad Boissoneau of Mattagami First Nation, and NAN Deputy Grand Chief Walter Naveau, as well as the First Nations of Wabun Tribal Council, Mushkegowuk Council and all of the Indigenous communities, organizations and individuals in Northeastern Ontario that he had the opportunity to work alongside. Special thanks to Dave and Christineís family, friends and co-workers at MCCSS, MENDM, MNRF, MOE, MTCS, MTO and IAO who provided many kindnesses including taking care of their children while they navigated the Cancer Centre in Sudbury when this ordeal started only three months ago on October 28, 2018. The children were certainly well fed during this difficult time. A very special thank you to Marnie Chisholm, Nurse Practitioner, who was a great listener and treated Dave as a person, not as a number, allowing him to remain in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his children and out of the hospital for as long as possible throughout his short battle. Also to Dr. Maisonneuve and Christianne who were only a phone call away; to Dave and Christineís mothers, Gwen and Claire, who tirelessly made him chicken soup, Jello and upside down turkey; and to Mario and Ginette Colantonio who were present to the end. The family will receive friends and relatives on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 5-8 pm at the MIRON-WILSON FUNERAL HOME followed by words of remembrance. The family are planning a celebration of Davidís life for the summer 2019. In lieu of flowers, remembrance donations to an Education Fund for Jacob, Liah and Aaron, Timmins and District Hospital, in appreciation of their excellent Palliative Care unit or Kunuwanimano Child and Family Services. The funeral arrangements are entrusted with the MIRON-WILSON FUNERAL HOME, Cremation and Reception Centre, 150 Balsam St. S., Timmins. To express online condolences or credit card donations, please visit www.mironwilson.com13319734
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One of My Best Early Friends
Posted by Dave Barkwell (Lifelong Friend) On Saturday, January 19, 2019
I'm saddened to hear the news. We were two Pinecrest schoolmates who grew up ski brats at Kamiscotia Ski Hill in the winter and Mattagami Tennis club in the summer. My thoughts and prayers are with the Shaw family. Dave will be missed by many many people in and beyond the City.

Dave Barkwell Cherry Hill New Jersey

To Gwen and family
Posted by Paul Kleinhuis (Family friend) On Monday, January 7, 2019
Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Shaw Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paul and Maida Kleinhuis

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Sincere Condolences
Posted by Chrystal Burger (Friend) On Monday, January 7, 2019
Dear Chris and kids,

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and dad. He clearly made his mark in this world in a lot of ways and will be fondly remembered by many. I am sending prayers and love and wish you all light hearts.

Posted by Cheryl and Terry McMaster (former neighbours of Gwen and John) On Sunday, January 6, 2019
So sorry to hear of David's passing. Although we did not know David, we were neighbours of the Shaws on Patricia and think of them and the rest of David's family as they grieve his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are going your way.
Posted by Michael Mulryan (Friend) On Saturday, January 5, 2019
Gwen and Family: Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved David.He certainly left an impression on all those lucky enough to have known him. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Mike and Diane

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