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Darlene Shaw

Darlene Jean Shaw

Friday, December 23rd, 1960 - Thursday, December 26th, 2019
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Obituary

Darlene Jean Shaw (nee, Franklin) of Belwood born on December 23, 1960 passed away on December 26, 2019. Beloved wife of Steven for 35 years. Loving mother of John and Stephanie. Cherished daughter of Lloyd and Shirley Franklin. Darlene will be missed by her siblings; Bill (Anna), Colleen (Ken) Bosomworth, Paul (Dale), Robert (Lori), Andrew (Alicia) and Jeffrey (Cassy), parents-in-law; Elwyn and Lyla Shaw, brother-in-law Dennis Shaw and sister-in-law Susan (David) Bender. Predeceased by sister Diane and infant brother Philip. She will also be missed by her extended family; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.

Darlene’s life was dedicated to touching many children’s lives through her full teaching career at schools and church.

Family and friends may visit at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St. South, Fergus on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 2-4 pm and 7-9pm. A Funeral Service will be held at St. John’s United Church, 28 Queen St, Belwood on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11am, with visitation one hour prior to service time. A Spring interment at McKee Cemetery will be held at a later date. Donations in Darlene’s memory may be made to St. Johns United Church, Belwood or to the Princess Margaret Hospital. www.grahamgiddyfh.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Graham Giddy Funeral Home, Fergus Chapel
    Address
    280 St. David Street South
    FERGUS, ON
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  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Graham Giddy Funeral Home, Fergus Chapel
    Address
    280 St. David Street South
    FERGUS, ON
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Third Visitation

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    St. John's United Church
    Address
    28 Queen street
    BELWOOD, ON
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  • Service

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. John's United Church
    Address
    28 Queen street
    BELWOOD, ON
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    Officiant
    Rev. Rienk Vlietstra

Donations

Donations are being accepted for: The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

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Lori McHenry

Posted at 02:21pm
Steve and family; We are so saddened by the news of Darlene's passing. I knew Darlene as a positive, energetic and enthusiastic participant in life. She will be missed. Lori McHenry, Orangeville, Ontario
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June Switzer

Posted at 02:51pm
Darlene was such wonderful talented and caring teacher and person. I am privileged to have taught with her and delighted to know her as a friend. She was always able to go the extra mile and was so helpful with our local 4-H baking club and with volunteering her time with us to bake pies for Erin Fair. She could produce more pies in one hour than three people in a day! What a tragic loss to her family and our community! God bless you all and know that she earned her place in Heaven many times over!
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Susan Campbell

Posted at 02:40pm
How very sorry I was to hear of Darlene's passing. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
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Pat Dejean

Posted at 11:48am
I am so sorry to hear of Darlene’s passing. I met your family when I was a Beaver leader and John joined the group. Then, Stephanie joined unofficially as she was there anyway, as there was no point in Darlene driving home and turning right around again to come back and pick John up. What a wonderful woman. Always cheerful and helpful with a rather wry sense of humour. Anytime we ran into each other, we would lose an hour chatting away and catching up on our families’ doings. I feel grateful to have had the chance to know and know you will all miss her deeply.
Pat Dejean
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Liz Schieck

Posted at 06:08pm
Steve, John, Stephanie , Loyed, Shirley and family...I just heard about the passing of Darlene yesterday.I am so sorry for your loss Darlene was always a bright light and although I did not see her often when we did connect or catch up she proudly spoke of her family and her community. She will be greatly missed by both. As a teacher she seemed to bring out the best of those around her..Darlene will be greatly missed as she was loved by many.. Hugs.. Liz Schieck
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