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Janice Shaw

1935 - 2024

Janice Louise Shaw (née West), beloved wife of the late Pete Shaw, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at the age of 88 years.

Relatives and friends were invited to meet the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:45 A.M.

The Funeral Service was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4709 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. Burial followed at the Taber Memorial Garden. 

Janice is survived by her children Robert (Tamara) Shaw of Odgen, Utah, Randy (Audrey) Shaw of Magrath, Derek (Julie) Shaw of Medicine Hat, Karen (Lynn) Whitelock of Calgary, Darlene Shaw of Taber and Renae (Ernie) Vornbrock of Taber. She also leaves to mourn nineteen grandchildren and twenty nine great grandchildren; her sisters-in-law Hazel West of Taber, Lavonne (Murray) Pack of Raymond and by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Pete Shaw and her parents Curtis and Iona West; brothers Cliff (Edna) West, Deral (June) West, Lloyd (Mildred) West, Russell West, Larry (Audrey) West and Allen (Jacquie) West; sisters Melba (John) Pickett, LaVon (George) Pickett, Eva (died in infancy) and Donna (Lloyd) Erickson. She was also predeceased by Pete’s family, Frank and Alice Shaw, Winston (Lucille) Shaw, Ken (Carol) Shaw, Lorrayne (Jack) Baile and Betsy Shaw.

Janice was born in Raymond on November 12, 1935, the youngest of eleven siblings. She enjoyed her upbringing and was doted on by her older siblings. She married Pete Shaw on September 23, 1954 and they enjoyed sixty two years together. Most of those years were spent in Taber. Like her older brothers, she worked at the Taber Sugar Factory, mostly during campaign. She also babysat in her home, caring for her own six children and usually two to four extras. Her greatest joy was her family. Janice was a support to her husband as he coached basketball for many years. She also enjoyed watching her sons play basketball. She excelled at cooking and baking, particularly her Parker House buns which have yet to be matched. Her interests included crocheting dish cloths, crossword puzzles, card games and watching hockey.

Janice will be greatly missed.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Janice’s name may be made directly to the charity of one’s personal choice.