Elaine Frances SHAW (nee PYPER)

SHAW (nee Pyper), Elaine Frances

February 23, 1939 – January 9, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Elaine at home surrounded by family and love after a short battle with cancer.

Born in Killarney, Manitoba and raised on the farm in Lena, Elaine met David in high school, married in 1961 and moved to Campbell River in 1966.

One of Elaine’s passions was nursing and she spent the majority of her career at the Campbell River Hospital treating patients and their families with the utmost care and compassion. Even after retirement, she returned as a volunteer until the spring of 2013.

A devout member of St. Peter’s Anglican church, Elaine enjoyed singing in the choir for many years, volunteering in many capacities and was thankful for the fellowship with her church family.

We are grateful for her in so many ways…she was a loving wife and mother, a doting Auntie/Grandma/Nana and friend to all. We will miss her profoundly but know she is at rest now and in God’s hands.

Our family is eternally grateful for the exceptional medical care she received. She was touched by the outpouring of love and prayers by so many.

Predeceased by her mother Jean Bowles Pyper and father David Pyper, she is survived by her loving husband David Shaw, daughter Heather Brownhill (Wayne) and children Lindsay (Gus) and Jeremy (Melissa), son Allan Shaw (Anne) and children Cameron and Allison and daughter Sue Shaw-Batt (Kevin) and children Joey and Dave, sister Gail Holum and children Travis and Tricia and sister Patsy Betts and children David, Bonnie, Larry (deceased), Darryl, Shauna and Deanna, sister-in-law Ruth Cheroke and children Michael and Caryn. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Cancer Society, Campbell River Hospital Foundation, or the charity of your choice.

Service to be held Saturday, January 18th at 2pm at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Campbell River.

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