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Victoria Janet (Lafrentz) Shaw 1939-2018

Posted By Drake Smith On August 16, 2018 @ 2:28 pm In Obituaries | 7 Comments

In Memorial

Victoria Janet (Lafrentz) Shaw Jan 11, 1939-Aug 12, 2018

Mom passed away the morning of August 12, 2018 at the Ponderosa Lodge in Kamloops BC.

Mom is survived by her siblings, Hazel (Keith) Sprecken, and Melvin (Irene) Lafrentz. She will be dearly missed by the children she leaves behind Cheryl (Mike) Fisher, Gord (Helen) Shaw, and Melissa (Al) Rook-Green, as well as, her grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by many brothers and sisters and by son Evan who is looking forward to the re-union.

Mom was born in Halbrite, Saskatchewan. She attended elementary and high school in Halbrite -where she decided to take on the profession of nursing.

Mom moved to Regina after high school to attend the Grey Nuns Hospital School of Nursing.  She graduated and became an RN in 1960. She met dad, George Shaw, while attending nursing school and they married in 1962.  She worked very hard at being a community health nurse and helped put Dad through his articling to become a Chartered Accountant. Together they made homes and many friends in both Melville and Esterhazy, Saskatchewan.

Besides being a fantastic mother, Mom was an active member of the communities she lived in. Mom coached baseball in Melville in the 1960`s, and was part of the Kinette club in Esterhazy in the 1970`s. She excelled in curling becoming part of the Esterhazy curling culture and enjoyed many bonspiels in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Mom was a caring neighbour and enjoyed having a hoard of teenagers in the house listening to loud music.

In the 1990`s Mom and Dad moved to BC where they parted ways in 1998.  Mom went on to live in Chase and later in Kamloops.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association.

Service is to take place at a later date.

 

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Condolence from Belinda Swick on August 16th, 2018 8:17 pm

So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a WONDERFUL woman! My condolences to you and the family.

Condolence from Susan Fifer on August 16th, 2018 8:22 pm

So sorry to hear of her passing, brought tears to my eyes reading this. Even though I never met your beautiful mom until I was at hospice with my dad in December of last year your mom had a smile and made me feel welcomed when I needed a break just for a few minutes when I came into her room to visit you guys and to have a glass of . You mom didn’t know how much that meant to me at that time. Hugs to you Cheryl and your whole family for being such a wonderful support to your mom.. She is at peace and will be watching all of you from above..

Condolence from Laureen Jackson on August 16th, 2018 9:31 pm

Sending huge hugs at this difficult time. Your Mom truly was an angel. She opened her heart and her home to absolutely everyone. Her sense of humor and quick wit still makes me laugh. I am so blessed to have had the chance to know this beautiful soul and her amazing family. Much love to you all!!

Condolence from Kathleen Ritchey on August 16th, 2018 11:12 pm

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom Mellissa. I will always think of her during the holidays she would come to Surrey to kick up her heals, and a few glasses.
RIP Vicky

Condolence from Lisa Malcolm on August 17th, 2018 7:46 am

I am so sorry to hear of you and your family’s loss, Cheryl. Although I did not know your Mom that well, I will always remember her for her sense of humor(as will many I’m sure!).
She was always kind and made one feel welcome. She will be missed.
My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. Hugs❤

Condolence from Terralyn Polege on August 17th, 2018 10:52 am

So sorry to hear of Vickie’s passing. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. I had the privilege of getting to know her over the past few years and she added much love and laughter to my life. Her smile was contagious. My deepest condolences to the family! I am thinking of you at this difficult time.

Condolence from ROSEMARY HELLIWELL on August 18th, 2018 8:02 am

It is with a very heavy heart and tears that I write my condolences to one of my first friends in Esterhazy, Canada. Vicky and family opened their home and welcomed us new immigrants to this very big Country in August 1969 . They all taught us ex. Brits . how to speak proper English and showed us the Canadian ways and a whole lot more… how to drink warm beer , BBQ enormous steaks and party into the wee hours.
With Vickie’s generosity, warmth and patience we soon learned what it was to be new Canadians in the small town of Esterhazy. We curled , we bowled , we partied, we learned to BBQ and still a whole lot more……?
I joined Kinettes where Vicky was Chairwoman, we became staunch RoughRider supporters sharing rides to Regina in their HUGE car.
Yes ,Vicky became a close friend even when she moved to Chase and Kamloops. I admired her strength of character, her honesty ,wisdom and always that helping hand and a Huge hug!
She was a fun loving, down to earth, family oriented, compassionate , generous and loving friend.
Her smile and the sound of her laugh will live with me forever.
Goodbye my friend. Rest in the peace you so deserve.
Cheryl, Gord. Melissa and family you had a wonderful mother and Grandmother,carry on with the legacy she left you and all of you stay together loving and strong ,supporting each other always. Blessings and hugs.❤️

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