May Shaw (nee Stannard), age 92, passed away peacefully on Aug. 30, 2018 at The Overlander Residential Care.
May was born on April 26, 1926, in Coaldale Alba, to George and Mary Stannard. May put herself through school to become a Bookkeeper at an early age. A profession she enjoyed for over 40 years. In 1955, she married Rey Shaw, and together, spent the next 57 years enjoying life together until Rey’s passing in 2013. Although they weren’t blessed with children of their own, May shared her love with many of her nieces and nephews.
Time on the farm with Mom and Pop Peters, weekends at their lake property with Peewee and Babs, many camping trips with Marjory and Paul, Saturday night cards with Ruby and Fred were commonplace for May and Rey.
May was a lifelong member of the Pentecostal Church, and lived her life devoted to God. May was a member of the choir and actively participated in bible studies. May’s greatest gift was her willingness to help others through countless charitable donations. May believed everyone was good and always had a story to tell and a smile to give.
May is survived by her sister Marjory, sisters in law Dolly Petri, and Louise (Bill) Byrne, and many nieces and nephews. May is also survived by her special nieces Darlene (Stu) Bendick, Dorie (Marty) VanderMaaten, and her special great-niece Brittany VanderMaaten. May was predeceased by her husband Rey, mother and father George and Mary Stannard, brothers Bill and George, sisters Edna and Ruby.
Special thanks to Dr. Howie and the staff at Overlander Residential Care, Sharon at The Shores and Laurel at the North Shore Scotiabank for their caring and kindness shown to May in her later years.A celebration of May’s life will be held on Friday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at the Gateway City Church, 163 Oriole Road, Kamloops. Pastor Matt Schultz will officiate.