Douglas "Doug" Malcolm Shaw

January 01, 1934 - September 12, 2017

Douglas "Doug" Malcolm Shaw

January 01, 1934 - September 12, 2017


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Obituary for Douglas "Doug" Malcolm Shaw

Shaw, Douglas Malcolm – 83, Truro.
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to announce the sudden death of Douglas “Doug” Malcolm Shaw on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Born January 1, 1934 in Arichat, he was the son of the late Harry and Joanna (Kehoe) Shaw. Doug was a very hard worker and everyone that knew him knew he was the most kind, loving and caring gentleman. Doug worked for many years with Imperial Oil as well as Esso. He owned the Isle Madame Motel in Isle Madame for many years as well as worked later for the Chignecto Central School Board doing boiler maintenance. He eventually moved to Crowes Mills and later to Truro. Doug was a faithful parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Truro and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his loving wife, Marie “Joan” Shaw; sister, Norma Samson, Arichat; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Doug was predeceased by his first wife, Viola Shaw (Boudreau); brother, Gordon Shaw. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro from where visitation will be held on Friday, September 15 from 6-8pm with prayers at 7:45pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, September 16 at 11am in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince St., Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Reception will follow in Campbell Hall. Burial in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Robie Street, Truro. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Doug’s memory may be made to the Colchester Branch SPCA. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting:

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