Shellard Turnbull CALDER
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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Shellard Turnbull Calder, our Dad, Grandfather, friend, confidant and pillar of the community. He passed away peacefully at hospital on Wednesday, July 14th in his 94th year. Predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Annie Ferguson (2006), daughter Suzanne (1969), parents Robert Bernard and "Lottie" Charlotte Mercer (nee Shellard) Calder and siblings Johnny (Audrey nee Brown), George (Ruth nee Green), Elizabeth (Earl Moore) and Catherine (Gordon Isbister). Dear father of Liz Desjardins and Shelley Yeudall (Andrew), grandfather of Danielle (Dee Dee) Desjardins, Brian Desjardins, Ryan Calder Yeudall, Mark Shellard Yeudall and John Eric Yeudall, and great grandson Wyatt Wilson. His family was so very important to him. He will be greatly missed by many cousins (Elanor Calder) and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Shellard was a strong community member and lifetime resident of Carluke, living on the Calder Family Farm, established in 1842. He was a lifetime Elder of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Carluke. He served his church and community, reaching out with lots of phone calls, serving as the Sunday School Superintendent, chairman of Board of Managers and teammate at the Fish Fry. Shellard was readily available to assist wherever there was a need, anything from set up and parking at the church or garbage detail at the fairgrounds. As a lifetime member at the Ancaster Agricultural Society he served on many committees alongside his wife. He worked on the farm all his life with dairy, beef cattle, egg route, cash crop and most recently known for his quality garlic and squash garden. Affectionately called "Shell" at Dofasco, he retired in 1990 after 34 years of service in the Materials Handling Department. He was an active Masson of Seymour Lodge #272, Ancaster Keystone Chapter and the Hamilton Scottish Rite. A hard working, community minded man who will be missed in many circles. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 11:00am at the Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd. S., Jerseyville, with visitation at Miller Funeral Chapel, Caledonia, Friday, July 30, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Cremation has already taken place. Donations are welcome and would be appreciated by the family for St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 526 Carluke Rd W., Ancaster ON, L9G 3L1, or online at millerfuneralchapel.ca.


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Published in The Hamilton Spectator from Jul. 17 to Jul. 28, 2021.
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July 27, 2021
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NEIL FAIR
July 27, 2021
Shellard, a long-time good friend of my parents.
After they passed Shellard would take the time to check in on myself with genuine heart felt feelings and concern of me.
A great man to have near you.
Shellard was completely satisfied and proud of his own family.
And always thinking of other families in the community.
As brief as our get togethers where Shellard made me feel strong and happy. I will miss him and his friendship dearly.
My deepest condolences to his family,
God bless.
Neil Fair
Neil Fair
Friend
July 21, 2021
So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I remember when your father became superintendent of the Sunday School at the church. It was very good of him to do that. I have fond memories of the Carluke church and attending Sunday school with my sisters.
Over the years I have returned the odd time to the church for a Sunday service followed by coffee in the church basement.
Your Father always made a point to say hello on these occasions, which was very nice of him.
Please accept my condolences to your family at this time.
Kindest Regards, Mary Ellen McClure
Mary Ellen McClure
Neighbor
July 17, 2021
Shell Calder was one of the nicest fellows I have ever met. I enjoyed working with Shell at Dofasco for many years. A first class gentleman always kind polite, was so wonderfully loved by all in his Church and Community. He touched a lot of lives is such a positive way he will be truly missed.
Don MacVicar
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