MICHAEL JAMES SHAW 50, of Toronto, Ontario, died of a heart attack on Sunday, June 23, 2013 in his home. Michael was born in Surrey, England and is survived by his wife Sheryl Campbell, his two children Chloe Ann Kathleen, 15 and Mathew Robert Pimblett, 13; his brother Peter Shaw, sister Sally Shaw and mother Kathleen Shaw. Michael was a graduate of the University of Toronto and served as CEO and co-founder of Shaw Lens Inc. Prior to his tenure at Shaw Lens, Michael served in several creative marketing and strategic planning positions. The family will be having a private ceremony in his home. A celebration of his life will be hosted by his wife, at "Handlebar", 159 Augusta Ave, Toronto on Sunday, July 7th at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in his wife's name, to be placed into trust for Chloe and Mathew for the purpose of their education. Michael was a passionate and gregarious man, full of humour and optimism. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
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Published in the Toronto Star on June 30, 2013