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Born: Apr 19, 1933

Date of Passing: Sep 28, 2017

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ALAN JOHN SHADE 1933 - 2017 It is with deep sorrow we announce the sudden passing of our dear father and grandfather, Alan John Shade on September 28, 2017, at the Selkirk General Hospital, at the age of 84. Alan is now lovingly reunited with his wife of 53 years, Peggy. He will be dearly missed by his children John (Marlene), Mary (Arthur), Everett (Marlene), Margaret and Theresa; grandchildren Monica (Jason), Alan (Heather), Mieka, Angela (Jason), Michelle (Justin), Terry (Shelley), Sylina, Andrew and Jessica; extended family, close friends and pets. Alan was born on April 19, 1933 in Coventry, England. As a young boy his family immigrated to Canada. He proudly served in the Canadian Army from 1950 to 1952 and transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1952 to 1979. During this time he obtained a degree in Engineering, and later on his Masters. Alan met Peggy while stationed at R.C.A.F. Base Cold Lake, Alberta and won her heart on their many road trips in his '57 Chevy. They married in June, 1958. During his 30 years of service Alan was especially proud of his contributions to the U.S. manned space program, the Avro Arrow project, and CFB Winnipeg, where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After leaving the military he went on to management positions at Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corp, Micro Electronics Centre, General Electric, Manitoba Research Council, and Vansco Electronics. Dad was deeply devoted to family, faith, and helping those in need, as demonstrated by his support of his children's and grandchildren's many endeavours, and his active participation within his church and numerous charities. Alan's passions included home renovations, mechanical repairs, camping, horse racing, reading, and family hobbies. Alan and Peggy shared fond memories of their trips to the Maritimes, Churchill, Holland, and England. Alan's love for animals brought many dogs, cats and horses into our lives. He will be missed by pets Bailey, Orange, Willow and BooBoo. Special thanks to our church group, and neighbours Shannon and Ryan, for their friendship and support. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, October 12 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church, 105 Little Britain Rd., Lockport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alan's memory to the St. Francis Place Shelter/Soup Kitchen (Selkirk) or the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. Condolences may be left at Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.
Publish Date: Oct 7, 2017

ALAN JOHN SHADE On Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Selkirk Regional Health Center, Alan Shade, aged 84 years of St. Andrew's, MB passed away. Full obituary to follow. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.
Publish Date: Sep 30, 2017

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 07, 2017

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • To the children of Alan and Peggy Shade, My thoughts are with you as you bid farewell to your dear father. I have fond memories of the Sunny Harbour years and the part your Mum and Dad played in making them happy times. My Mum and Dad counted your parents as friends. In sympathy, Theresa Heffler (nee Paskewitz) - Posted by: Theresa Heffler (nee Paskewitz) (childhood acquaintance) on: Oct 03, 2017

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