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Born: Dec 12, 1954

Date of Passing: Jan 21, 2023

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December 12, 1954 - January 21, 2023

Jeff Shebaylo, surrounded by his loving wife Alma, his sons, Kyle and Jeremy and his daughters-in-law, Megan and Amber, peacefully ended his long, hard battle with cancer, at the young age of 68.
Jeff was born on December 12, 1954 in Winnipeg. He went on to complete his Red Seal in Carpentry and own many businesses.
He was predeceased by his mother Mary and father Bill, his brother Dan and his sister Sheryl. He is survived by his brothers, Bob (Pat) and Jason (Marla), his sisters, Kathy (Hugh), Pat (Rick), Wendy (Kelly) and Janet; as well as his sister-in-law Michelle, brother-in-law Alex and many other dear family and friends.
Jeff was an avid outdoorsman, who spent a lot of his free time hunting and fishing at the family cabin near Russell, MB. When he was not in a tree stand or on the riverbank, he was tending the net for his Eagles hockey team. He was also a huge Winnipeg Jets fan and never missed watching a game. Although he battled cancer for many years, he always kept a positive attitude and continued to have that smirk we all knew and loved.
We would like to thank all the family and friends who were there for Jeff during his battle, you know who you are. We would also like to send a special thank you to the staff at the ICCS at the I.H. Asper Institute for the incredible care given to Jeff. Also, a very special thank you to the incredible Dr. James Johnston at Health Sciences Centre CancerCare for not only being his doctor for many years but also a dear friend.

"When I die and they lay me to rest,
Gonna go to the place that's the best,
When I lay me down to die,
Goin' up to the spirit in the sky"

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba in Jeff's honour.
There will be a private Celebration of Life at a later date.

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 28, 2023

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Dear Alma and family, we are saddened to hear of Jeff's passing. Although our friendship started many years ago, and we have not see one another recently, we have many fond memories. Lots of good times.............part of the St. Germain gang! May he rest in peace. Gary and Irene - Posted by: Gary and Irene Lacoste (freinds) on: Mar 06, 2023

  • Jeff and I overlapped for four plus years at Thomas Design. He made them some of the best of my life. I’ve worked with a lot of people in the construction trade. Lots. Very, very few were as proficient with the tools. Nothing he couldn’t do. No job too complicated. Dogged and ingenious. More importantly, Jeff was a joy to work with. Lots of laughs. Terrible jokes. Jeff led by example, made every task a teachable moment, was a wizard at darts but could, on occasion, be a bit of a pill. He liked to play dumb. Fun guy. Pretty humble guy as well. It was a couple of years before I found out he made his own hunting bows. In my mind, he instantly became Will Scarlet. He was a Merry Man in the TBD F-Troup. So many fond memories. We lost contact once he left TDB, much to my regret, and especially now that he has passed. My deepest sympathies and warmest regards to you Alma and your family, Marc Ouimet - Posted by: Marc Ouimet (Former co-worker) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • Dear Alma, I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. It has been many many years ago that I worked with you at Taylor McCaffrey, but I have kept in touch with how things were going in your family, through Pat. The "old gang" at the firm still remember you fondly and the news spread quickly among us. It is heart breaking when someone so young is taken. Thinking of you, Carolyn Gillespie, (Taylor McCaffrey). - Posted by: Carolyn Gillespie (co-worker) on: Feb 20, 2023

  • My deepest condolences Alma and family on the passing of Jeff! It's been many many years since I have seen you both, but I fondly remember the great times we had way back in the day!! Hugs to you! - Posted by: Deborah Giguere (A long ago friend) on: Jan 29, 2023

  • It is with a very heavy heart that I write this, though the wonderful memories of the time our families spent together softens the pain ever so slightly. We spent so many fun & funny times with Jeff & Alma prior to us being married or either of us having children, playing baseball, hockey, golf or just hanging out. Then family came along for all of us and that just meant more amazing family moments, camping, Eagle get togethers in Russell or again just hanging out. Jeff’s out going, fun loving, partying personality was so much fun to be around and always made for a better time. It was really tough to watch as his body betrayed him though seldom did he ever let on or appear to let it get him down, just one more admirable personality trait and why we all loved him so much. He will be sorely missed by his loving family and his large number of good friends. I’m going to miss having breakfasts together that we have enjoyed over the last year and just prior to his passing I was able to tell him that he will always be “My Goaltender!” Rest peaceful gentle soul, oh and by the way, Shirley still owes you that piece of pizza in the face! We love ya Jeff. - Posted by: The Cunningham Family (Family Friends) on: Jan 28, 2023

  • Dearest Alma and family My deepest condolences on Jeff passing. I can simply say what a nice guy . Jeff will be deeply missed by the gang down on the corner. Truly, you both are wonderful ,genuine, kind people. A pleasure to know and serve you both. Sincerely Elaine / Bartender - Posted by: Elaine Anderson (Friend) on: Jan 28, 2023

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