1962 – 2021
On May 4th, 2021, Shane shared his last laugh with family in Edmonton and Sherwood Park. He is survived by his wife Jackie of more than 30 years, son Cody and daughter Hollie.
Shane was born and raised in Edmonton. He was a natural leader and speaker who brought passion and laughter to any situation. He was the best father the kids could have asked for, the best co-worker people would want to work with and the best husband one could have.
Shane loved his career at ESSO, and it was more than just a job. His constant commitment to the second family work life at the Strathcona Refinery was an incredible source of achievement. He took immense pride in reminding us at home that he ran “a BILLION dollar corporation,” and his musings of “legends being made and not born!”
Shane was a sports enthusiast and a Montreal Canadians Habs fan. He grew up hunting, fishing, watching hockey, and if you twisted his arm, playing the occasional slot machine. He almost always had a running bet on a team, a horse, or a pick three, and he would spend hours on the phone with either his dad or friends arguing over anything worth putting money on. In the last eight years, Shane developed a passion for golf. Along with time spent out at Alberta Beach golfing and relaxing, Shane hoped to be a Legend on the course too.
Shane was a man who put everything he had in anything he did and he expected no less from those around him. He effortlessly inspired people to be better than what they were, reminding us every day to live life to its fullest and be thankful for what we had, rather than what we did not. To be close to Shane was to bask in the glow of a red giant star, his overwhelming presence of warmth and light acting as a magnanimous reminder of life and its awe.
Cremation has taken place, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date when a gathering befitting the man can be done precisely as he would have wanted. Details to be announced.
In lieu of flowers and if desired, please donate to Cody Trewin at [email protected] for future healthcare needs or Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Serenity Funeral Service
North Central Chapel