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Memories Funeral Home

13403 St Albert Trail, Edmonton, AB

OBITUARY

Tracy Louise Shaw

February 3, 1971October 31, 2019
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It is with great sorrow that the family of Tracy Louise Shaw of St. Albert announce her passing at the Sturgeon Community Hospital, St. Albert, on October 31, 2019.

Tracy is survived by her loving children; son, Cameron and daughter, Abby of Edmonton, husband; Mike Shaw of Edmonton, mother; Carolyn Boychuk of St. Albert, brother and sister-in law; Darren and Sherry Vanstone of Mexico, father; Larry Vanstone (Marilyn) of Ontario, Mike’s parents; Walter and Marg Shaw, his son; Andrew Lane (Tasha), brother; Barry (Geri) Shaw, sister; Maureen (Des) Stauffer, and sister; D’Anne (Jay) Ruptash and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and neighbors. She was pre-deceased by her brother; Blaine Vanstone in 1990 and her stepfather; Ron Boychuk in 2014.

Tracy was born in Surrey, B.C. on February 3, 1971 and spent her early years in Kamloops, Salmon Arm and Calgary, until the family settled in Edmonton in 1979. She attended Clara Tyner Elementary, Carnaervon Elementary, Rosslyn Jr. High and Queen Elizabeth High School. She liked to swim and skate, loved soccer and track and played in the school band. Friends were many and always the main focus of her life. In 1993 Tracy married Mike Shaw and they happily welcomed a son, Cameron, in 2001 and a daughter Abby in 2006.

Tracy enjoyed many years working in the bridal industry and camping, quadding, fishing, boating, campfires and times at the cabin. Disneyland with her family was her dream vacation. Many animals were welcomed into the family home. Friends or strangers in need, homeless animals – Tracy welcomed them all with kindness and open arms, no questions asked. The family wishes to extend their deep gratitude to the kind and caring staff of the Emergency Dept. at the Sturgeon for the care and kindness we were shown in our time of great stress and sorrow.

Our world is so much better because of people like you.

No flowers by request. Donations to the Sturgeon Community Hospital, St. Albert in memory of Tracy will be gratefully accepted. Please also consider becoming a blood donor.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Thursday, November 7, 2019

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Chris Rodgers

November 29, 2019

I met Tracy when I was 5 or so years old in Salmon Arm.
They lived up the road from us and my brothers and Darren & Blaine often hung out and skateboarded together.
Tracy was my 1st true good friend and I am so grateful to have known her in one of the greatest decades ever, the early 70's.
Times were so much simpler and fun back then...no computers, cell phones, or social media; just good old picking up the phone or dropping by with a knock on the door to see if it was time to go for a bike ride or get up to no good.
I remember Tracy was with me when we flew down the st (what was a huge hill to us small folk) in our cul-de-sac on our bikes and I wiped out at the bottom of the street only to crack my head on the cement and go unconscious.
Tracy ran back to my house to get my parents and I was rushed to the hospital with a concussion.
I remember that like it was yesterday, vividly.
Thanks Tracy for the good memories. I am grateful for having met you and your family during the greatest times of our lives as kids and I wish you well rest, peace, and a rewarding long next life.
Much love to you, Darren, & your Momma Carolyn.
"The key to immortality is to first live a life worth remembering" ~ Bruce Lee.

Regards
Chris

Brenda vanLeeuwen

November 11, 2019

I was so saddened to hear of Tracy’s passing. I first met Tracy and her family during our kids elementary years and later on as our boys played soccer together. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Dallas Golson

November 7, 2019

Tracy and her beautiful smile, first lit up our lives, when Cam and Cole met in preschool and continued when Abby and Remy also became schoolmates. Tracy always had a kind word and a laugh to share, no matter the circumstances. Our deepest sympathies to her loved ones - may your cherished memories fill you with her radiance.

Brian and Deborah Caney

November 7, 2019

To Carolyn and family. Our deepest condolences on your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Elisha Frank

November 7, 2019

What a beautiful and touching tribute video for Tracy. So many happy and memorable times to cherish.
Many fond memories were built with Tracy over our elementary and junior high years. She was always so fun to be with and was known as our tall, beautiful "Brooke Shields." We always had fun going to the mall to visit her mom who always gave us free beauty samples. A highlight one summer was spending time with her at my grandma's place in Penticton (when she was visiting her grandma in B.C.)
Sending my heartfelt condolences to her family and children.
Sincerely,
Elisha Frank (Farrell)

Shelley Robinson

November 6, 2019

We met when the kids were in school. My daughter and Abby were friends and Tracy was always up for a chat at school or a doorway visit picking the girls up from each other’s houses. Always so kind and full of smiles! Keeping you all in our thoughts and sending love and support.

Brenda and Shawn Kelemen-Tkachuk

November 6, 2019

Our heartfelt condolances to Tracy's family, especially her children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and our hearts are breaking for your loss. We have many memories of her wonderful smile, beautiful laughter, and her huge heart. She had such a gift of empathy and compassion wrapped up in a kind, gentle soul. She will be dearly missed by many. Rest easy Tracy.

Ardele Polowy Nyal

November 6, 2019

My deepest condolences to Tracy's family.
I went to High School with Tracy and remember her beautiful big smile. We have run into each other off and on over the years in St. Albert and it was always good to see her and have a quick chat.
Rest easy my friend.

Dayna Boetzkes

November 6, 2019

I was so saddened to hear of Tracy’s passing. Our girls were good friends in elementary, so we got to know each other a little during that time. She was a caring, bright soul. I am happy to have met her. My family wishes to express our deepest condolences to Tracy’s children and her family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Francine & Norbert Duhaime

November 5, 2019

We are very sorry to hear of Tracy passing away.
Our deepest condolences to all of her family.
Francine & Norbert Duhaime

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