SHADE, Walter (Wally)

With his wife of 62 years by his side, Wally Shade passed peacefully away on December 6, 2020 after a brief illness.

Wally was 87 years young. He enjoyed many hobbies: flying his own plane for 50 years, riding his motorcycle into his 80’s and driving his 1930 Model A to coffee each morning.

He is survived by his wife Ericka Shade, his daughter Sheryl (Ken) Tonn and son Ron (Jan) Shade, six granddaughters Deandra (Ankit) Anand, Nikola, Alexa and Krysta Tonn, Megan and Morgan Shade and one great-grandson Athrun Anand.

A Graveside Service will occur on December 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. and will be live streamed at the following link :

The Family is sincerely grateful for the staff at Leduc Extendicare for their loving care and compassion.

Serenity Funeral Service Leduc 780-980-3688


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Rod Harder

Worked with Wally at YEG for years and was very lucky to have met this dear dear man.

❤️ Rod Harder

Richard Besler

r Ericka and family, December 21, 2020

Our thought and prayers are with all of you during this sad time.

Richard and Jennifer Besler

Sharon Rattai

Dear Aunt Ericka, Sheryl, Ken & family, Ron, Jan & family,

Our love & prayers go out to your family at this difficult and sad time.
We have lots of wonderful and fond memories of uncle Walter as he was a big part of our life growing up on the farm.
He will be deeply missed but not forgotten!

Love & hugs
Bob & Sharon

Crystal McNaughton

Auntie Ericka, Sheryl, Ron and Families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. May Uncle Walter’s memory live in your hearts forever. ~Hugs~

Crystal, Jim, Mitch and Delaney

Nikki Lamb Tudico

So sad to hear of Uncle Walter’s passing! I have such fond memories of him growing up. He brought such warmth and energy to any room and had a sense of humour that will never be forgotten. We are thinking of Auntie Erika and the entire family and sending big hugs from Toronto!

Nikki (Lamb Tudico), Rico & Presley

Janet & Scott Coggan

So sorry to hear of Wally’s passing We are members of the Wetaskiwin flying club and loved hearing Wally’s stories
of his flying ! He will be missed! Condolences to his family.

Howard Lengert

Wally loved flying very much and he kept his airplane here for a little bit. I saw him at Tim Hortens the last time I saw him, sorry to hear of his passing.

Roy Nerdahl

Condolences Ericka and family Wally was a very dear friend, Love and prayers to you and your family. Roy

Bob & Marlene Stevenson

Ericka & Family
We send our deepest sympathy to the Shade family.
May God keep you strong thru this sad time…..keep all your memories of your husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother in law, family member and friend, close to your hearts!

Karen Kuhn

So sorry to hear of Wallys passing Ericka. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…hugs

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