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Date of Passing: Dec 13, 2021

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It is with profound sadness and broken hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Shawn Shatford, at the age of 53, on Monday, December 13, 2021.
Shawn leaves to mourn his wife of 23 years Melissa; his adored children, daughter Risa (Justin), son Shane, and his father Wayne. Shawn is also survived by his sister-in-law Tannis, brother-in-law Ric, nephew Tyler (Lauren) and niece Natasha (Brody), with whom he had a special relationship. He will be fondly remembered by numerous friends, co-workers, and acquaintances. Shawn was predeceased by his mother Evelyn, in 2004.
A small private service will be held on December 28, 2021, with a celebration of Shawn's life to be held in the summer of 2022.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to either, the True North Youth Foundation, or, Kidsport Manitoba, organizations that provide opportunities for children to participate in and experience the joy of sport, which was near and dear to Shawn.

Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 22, 2021

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • I just learned today of sudden death of Shawn - we had not been in touch for about a year. Such a loss to his beloved family, to CIBC and clients/friends such as us - we used to have an annual lunch and share updates on our talented children. He spoke with enormous pride of his children and of his wife and his Dad, a fervent Coop Member. A highlight was Shawn's visit to Churchill and photo taken with Alexander who lives/works there. I came to know him first at Grant Park Branch and then at Lombard Branch - he was always a source of sound advice putting client interests first. In deep sadness this evening. - Posted by: AnnaMaria Magnifico and Alexander deVries (cibc clients) on: Feb 17, 2022

  • My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Melissa and family as you manage through this difficult time. Hugs - Posted by: Glenda (Friend of Melissa) on: Jan 10, 2022

  • We are truly shocked and saddened by Shawn’s sudden passing. I remember the great times we had starting our careers out at TransCanada Credit in Calgary. Shawn was truly loved by everybody he came in contact with. I can honestly say he was one of the nicest people I ever had the pleasure to know. Although we lost touch over the years I still have great memories and fondness of our times together. Our deepest condolences to you and your family . Gregg and Patricia Bassendowske - Posted by: Gregg Bassendowske (Friend) on: Jan 05, 2022

  • Thinking of you, Melissa, Risa & Shane. Sending you a million hugs GF. - Posted by: Janet Krawchuk (Friend ) on: Dec 29, 2021

  • Melissa, I'm so very sorry to learn of the passing of Shawn. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. - Posted by: Joelle Nicholson (former co-worker) on: Dec 29, 2021

  • I first met Shawn when I taught him flag football at a coaches clinic. Mel told me he would be there, but I wasn’t sure what to expect. Melly May I’ve known since university, but I hadn’t met Shawn yet. He was an absolute delight. As always, focused but funny and worked hard but with humour. They are a perfect match. My heart breaks for all of you. I think of you everyday. The world lost a really good one. - Posted by: Tannis Wilson (Family friend) on: Dec 28, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Melissa, Risa and Shane. I worked with Shawn for many years both in Calgary at Wells Fargo and then here in Winnipeg at CIBC. He always spoke so proudly of his family, was always the life of the party and his outgoing personality will be missed by all. Thoughts are with you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Leah Hawryluk (Coworker) on: Dec 23, 2021

  • So saddened to hear about the passing of Shawn. He was such a great colleague to me when I was working in Manitoba. One of the most helpful and sincere individuals I have ever met. He truly made my stay in Winnipeg a much more pleasanter one. It was such a pleasure having him on my team and calling him my friend. I’m privileged to have met him and he will always be a very special friend to me. Reg - Posted by: Reg Ratnanandan (Co worker) on: Dec 22, 2021

  • “I had the pleasure of working closely with Shawn during our stints in Northern/Southern Manitoba districts. He was a great companion on the road, with never ending stories to tell and an unique perspective on how he thought we should manage our responsibities. Shawn was always joking and coming up with ways to keep life away from home interesting. He often shared how proud he was of his family and his love of the lake they all enjoyed. He was truly one in a million. My condolences to his family.” - Posted by: Doug Fluker (Work) on: Dec 22, 2021

  • Melissa, my condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Sandy Park (Retired co-worker) on: Dec 22, 2021

  • Melissa, my sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of Shawn. - Posted by: Harriet Neal (Friend and former handball teammate of Melissa) on: Dec 22, 2021

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