Shaw, William “Bill”

June 1, 1933 ~ January 12, 2021

William Clayton (Bill) Shaw – June 1, 1933 to January 12, 2021
With great sadness the family of Bill Shaw of Brigden, ON announce his passing on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in his 88th year. He will be sadly missed, and lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Betty Anne (Greer) Shaw, and children Susan (John, 2017) Hummel, Barbara (Neil) Steadman and Robert (Sheri-lyn) Shaw as well as grandchildren Ben (Cheyney) Steadman, Scott (Yvonne) Steadman, Matt Steadman, Tim Steadman, Lucas Hummel and Michaela Hummel and great-grandchildren Ardy Steadman and Mabel Steadman. Bill is also survived by sisters Virginia Shaw and Barbara Shaw, brother Logan (Catherine) Shaw, brother-in-law Rene Leblanc as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by sister and brother-in-law Shirley and Ollie Johnson, sister Elaine Leblanc and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Stanley and Violet Greer, Delmar and Claire (Greer) Nicol, Stanley and Dorothy (Greer) Lucas, Gordon and Doris Greer, Ross and Freda (Greer) McElroy and Emmerson and Betty Greer. Bill was a lifelong resident of Moore Township and Brigden.  After starting work at the Brigden CO-OP and working several years at Polymer Corporation in Sarnia, he went into business with his brother Logan, and Shaw Bros. Construction built many homes, and completed many home and farm renovations in the area.  Later, with wife Betty and family, Bill owned and operated Shaw’s Groceries and later The Village Market in Brigden for many years.  He was an avid wood worker and craftsman, a loyal fan of the Detroit Tigers baseball club and enjoyed many morning coffee breaks with long-time friends at many different Brigden coffee shops over the years.

Due to provincial Covid-19 restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date when we are all able to gather.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Brigden United Church or charity of choice.

 

 

 

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  1. To the entire Shaw Family,
    Bill was an integral part of everyday life for many in Brigden and will truly be missed. He was a great man and our thoughts are with you during this time.

  2. Dear Betty & Family,
    Frank & I were so very sad to hear of the loss of such a good man. It is so hard to lose such a dear person in your lives, husband, father, grandfather… We are praying for peace, strength and the love and support of your friends and family in these very difficult times. Please accept our deepest sympathies. God Bless!

  3. To the Shaw Family
    Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Shaw family. May all your memories bring you comfort now and In the years to come. He was a fine man and will be missed by all who knew him. Warm condolences to all of you.
    Alice May Sutherland

  4. Bob,

    My condolences on the passing of your father. Wonderful childhood memories of going with my mom to get groceries on our way home from Brigden. Your dad was always friendly. I’m sure our dad’s sat down to many coffees over the years.

  5. So sorry for your loss, Bill has left many lasting memories with those who knew and respected his work ethics.

  6. So sorry for your loss. He was always a friendly face at the grocery store. I have good memories of Bill while working at the Village Cafe.

  7. Dear Betty and family, we were sorry to hear of Bill’s passing! He was a kind, gentleman, who will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult times.
    Jeff and Lynn Huey

  8. Betty and Family: Sad to hear of Bill’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  9. Bob, very saddened to hear of your fathers passing. I know distance makes it even more difficult. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  10. Betty and family
    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs
    Sincere sympathy at the loss of Bill

  11. What a sad day for the family. He was such an honorable man. Great memories of him driving out to the farm and racing over the hill in the car and hitting the brakes. Stomachs dropped and lots of laughter. So many happy chidlhood memories of time spent at the house. When Ken gave him a box of tarts last year he lit up like a child at Christmas. My heart goes out to everyone. May God give you all comfort at this time.

  12. Our deepest sympathies to the Shaw family on the passing of Bill. We have fond memories of Bill from our days of living in Bridgen.

  13. Betty and family as you can see Bill touched the lives of many people. He was a good friend and neighbor to the Hayward’s. Our sympathy to all and God bless you.

  14. Sending love and my condolences. It was an honour being his paper girl, and waitress at Heather’s cafe in Brigden. Such an amazing man. Always smiling and always able to put a smile on my face.

  15. My sincerest apologies on Bill’s passing. May your hearts be filled with the many fond memories you all shared. You are all in my thoughts and prayers ❤️

  16. Betty, Susan, Barb, Bob & families Sincere sympathy at the loss of Bill. Bill was a great man & will certainly be missed in Brigden. We had some good chats & coffee breaks when he was building our family room. He was a perfectionist at his carpenter work. Sympathy also to rest of the Shaw family at the loss of a dear brother & brother-in-law. You will have many happy memories of your good times together.

  17. Barb, Neil & family
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father, father in law and grandfather. Thinking of you all and sending prayers

  18. Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire Shaw family at the loss of a.dear husband, father and brother. Bill was a fine man and will be missed. Melvin and Lorraine Hayward.

  19. Dear Betty, we send our sincere sympathy to you and family. He will always be remembered as a kind gentleman and a good neighbour.

  20. Betty and family, we’re so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing,our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  21. Betty, Susan, Barb and Bob.
    I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was such a great guy and will be missed by everyone who knew him. Our community just won’t be the same without him. I learned so much from him over the years while working at the cafe and the store. Thinking of you all at this time. Take care.

  22. Sincere condolences to all of the Shaw family. Bill was a great man and will be missed. Cherish your memories.

  23. Betty, Susan, Barb, Bob and families,
    Wishing you comfort during this difficult time. The loss of Bill will be felt by many. I have many fond memories of working for Bill.

  24. Betty and family our sincere condolences to you all. Bill was such a pleasant and friendly man. Cherish the memories, Thoughts an prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  25. Betty and family, we are saddened to hear of Bill’s passing.
    I will always remember Bill with a smile on his face and it was easy to enjoy a conversation with him.
    He was a true gentleman who will be sorely missed.
    May fond memories of Bill give you strength in the days ahead.

  26. So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a fine man and will certainly be missed in Brigden. Our sympathy to the Shaw family.

  27. Betty and family .We were sorry to hear of Bill’s passing .Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be missed in Brigden !

  28. To the Shaw family sorry to hear about bill passing he was a great guy he will missed hugs and prayers

  29. Betty, Susan Barb and Bobby… So very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Many memories and Bill was a good man. He will be missed and never forgotten. “Hugs,”
    Brenda a Rick Dennis

  30. Betty & family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. He was a gentle kind man. Hard to let our loved ones go. Thinking of you all during this sad, difficult time.
    Jane & Brian Racher

  31. My sincere condolences to all of the Shaw family. Growing up practically next door to all of you, I have many memories of fun, laughter, and joking around. I am very sorry for your loss and send prayers and peace your way. Erie Smith

  32. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Bill was a great man and a role model for our boys. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

  33. Betty, Susan, Barbie and Bobby,
    I am sorry to hear about the passing of Bill. I will always remember the good times working at the grocery store while he was working the meat counter. Bill was a great man and will be missed by the entire community.

  34. To Betty and all the Shaw family. Beth and I wish to express our sincere condolences in the passing of Bill. He played such a large part in shaping my life both as a mentor and trusted friend. He was always such a gentleman. He will be sorely missed. Paul and Beth Aicken

  35. So sorry for your family’s loss. Bill will be missed by many. My kids loved going into the grocery store in Brigden and visiting with everyone. Always good memories being shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. Fred Chris Jennings and family

  36. Betty and Families
    So very sorry to hear of Blill’s passing. He will always be remembered as a very kind and wonderful man. Treasure all your memories
    Roy and Joan

  37. Our condolences to Betty, Susan, Barb and Robert and the entire Shaw family on learning of Bill’s passing.

  38. Betty and the entire Shaw family. Our heartfelt condolences on Bill’s passing. He was such an integral part of my life growing up. Some of my fondest memories are from working with he and Logan on some of the houses they built and then later at the grocery store. It always seemed more like fun than work. I will always treasure the many Tiger games we saw together over the years. He will be greatly missed,

    Love, Gary, Patty, Daniel & Cara

  39. Dear Betty, Sue&John, Barb&Neil, Bob&Sheri-Lyn, all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our deepest condolences on the passing of Bill.
    Love & Prayers
    Ellen & Dan Dailey

  40. Bill was such a good man….in every way….he had manners! I used to serve Bill
    at Heather’s Restaurant in the morning and he was usually the first one there. .
    He was very good to me (he made my bunny runs for my rabbits)…Bill and Betty Anne
    always came in for Friday night supper too. I will always have very good memories of him.
    Thank you, Bill rest in peace up there, with Lyle..and all the rest of your friends.

  41. Betty and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Remember all the great times.Hugs to you

  42. So sad of hearing of Bill’s passing. May you have comfort from memories and God’s love.
    Alan and Marie Stephenson

  43. Deepest sympathies to Betty, Susan, Barb and Neil, Bob and Sheri-Lyn and grand children . Bill was such a large part of Brigden, he will be deeply missed. I always enjoyed having a chat with him. Big hugs to each of you and prayers at this most difficult time. Love always Deanna

  44. Sad to hear of Bill passing over. Remember the sign I painted for the store. Would loved to have had the opportunity to see Sue. Think of you every time I still use the blanket you gave us for a wedding gift. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family and community. BRIGDEN has lost one of many business and church members.

  45. Betty and family so sorry to see of Bill,s passing I have many happy memories of the boy,s ball game,s and the fellowship we all shared also worked with Bil at Polysar

  46. Sorry to here of your loss to a great man and great cook and butcher from Linda Jason and april and family and donna olivet

  47. Betty and family,,,We our so sorry to hear of Bill passing ,,,,our deepest condolences He will be missed by so many .,,,sending hugs for all.💞

  48. We are very sorry for your loss..
    He will be missed by many.
    Sending prayers to you and family.
    Al and Barb Hayward

  49. Betty and family we are so sorry to hear about Bill. He was a great man and will be missed by many. Sending hugs!!!💕

  50. We both want to express our sincerest sympathies to all of you during this most difficult time. Our hearts are saddened too.

  51. Barb and Neil plus your entire families so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad . Thinking of you all at this difficult time! Ron and Maureen Bailey

  52. It is with sad heart that we offer you and your family are sincere condolences Ollie shared memory memories during coffee times and enjoyed every minute of bills company our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family sincerely Oliver and Janet Smith

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