Benjamin SHAW

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SHAW, Benjamin Bradford
February 19, 1959 - October 30, 2012
Benjamin Shaw, beloved husband of Jutta Shaw of Calgary, passed away peacefully at Agape Hospice on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the age of 53 years. Benjamin was born in Newburyport, MA and grew up in Southern California. He spent the last 15 years in Calgary. Benjamin's insatiable curiosity and love of learning led him to develop many friendships and a wide breadth of knowledge about the world and his faith. Ben's eclectic mind allowed him to make connections with people from all walks of life and he always had time for a good conversation. His razor sharp wit could perplex but always produced lots of laughter. Besides his loving wife Jutta, Benjamin is survived by his cherished daughter Amanda; his mother Ruth Shaw; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Renate and Jan Elbe; his sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Dan Barrett; his brothers and sister-in- law, Bryan and Susan Shaw and Martin Shaw; nephews Andrew Barrett and Wesley Shaw; niece Elizabeth Shaw. Benjamin was predeceased by his father Lloyd Shaw. Funeral Services will be held at Advent Lutheran Church (11 Scenic Acres Gate N.W.) on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire donations can be made directly to Canadian Lutheran World Relief (302 - 393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 3H6, www.clwr.org). In living memory of Benjamin Shaw, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.

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Published in The Calgary Herald from Nov. 2 to Nov. 3, 2012
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