TREWIN, Shane Robert

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

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Lori and Terry Danyluk

Jackie and Family,

Terry and I are so sorry for your loss. Although we didn’t know Shane, his friends’ tributes speak about a very wonderful man. We knew he would be since he chose you and you chose him! We are praying for peace to fill your hearts soon and that your amazing smile and laugh will remain with you Jackie. All our love to you at this difficult time

Your friends,

Lori & Terry Danyluk

Dan Pawlyk

I still can’t believe this happened. While distance, time and life in general made our contact drift apart Shane was a very big part of my life. He was the brother I never had but really needed. Christmas with Shane and his family was something I looked forward to all year as their Christmas parties were legendary. I will remember Shane as always confident and full of life and always charismatic. He made a difference in my life and I’m glad I got to let him know when he attended my fathers funeral which meant so much to me. I wish I could have spent more time with him. My condolences to Jackie and family know I think of you guys often and wish you strength, peace and love. Bob my thought are also with you, stay strong. Love Dan

Roscoe Schreiber

Shane was a great friend and will be missed. I met Shane in march 2010 at Imperial Oil. Whenever us operators had a question, Shane was the man to go to. Shane always had the right answer. He was a Legend. We enjoyed playing the proline nfl pool every Sunday and would discussed days earlier what nfl teams were going to win. Like the Legend Shane Trewin always said, “LEGENDS ARE MADE. LEGENDS AREN’T BORN”
RIP my good friend.


Roscoe Schreiber

Shane was a great friend. I met Shane in march 2010 at Imperial Oil. He was my mentor. Whenever we had a question about work, Shane was the man to go to. He always had the right answer. We played the nfl pool every Sunday. We would discuss who was going to win. Like Shane always said ” LEGENDS ARE MADE. LEGENDS ARE NOT BORN” Shane was a LEGEND!


Lily Bombini

Jackie, Cody and Hollie,

My family and I are so saddened to hear this. I still remember camping with your family when me and Hollie were just young kids and I can’t seem to forget Shane’s contagious laugh. He was a wonderful man and always so kind and welcoming. I am very sorry for your loss, we are all keeping you in our thoughts.

Robert Trewin and Siblings Debra, Brenda & Arthur

The World is much sadder place without
our Son and Brother
You were a good man born with a powerful presence
that brought a smile and laughter to many people throughout your life and now You remain in our hearts forever !

Duane Gingras

My sympathies to you all. I was only able to work with Shane briefly. He was quick to laugh and quick to retort. Every project I had with him was made that much better by having him on the team. As much as i tried to get one up on him he was always able to turn it around on me. I miss him and wish i had more time to have gotten to know him better.

Charmaine Arsenault

Dear Jackie, Cody and Hollie, I’m so sorry for your loss. You are l in my prayers.

Steven & Elisabeth Cressy

Jackie. I saw the news in the Journal yesterday morning. Lis and I would like express our deep sadness at Shane’s passing he was always such a rock for you and the kids. I will always remember when the “Dude” called for you.
Steve & Lis Cressy

Ken Strydonck

Shane was a man amongst men my friend and I enjoyed every minute with him and I know he loved and honored his life . May he rest in peace and my deepest condolences to his family .

Cody Birkett

He was the first person I met when I came to Strathcona. We laughed a thousand laughs in that first year of friendship. We golfed, drank beer and yes gambled the odd time or two or ten since then. I used to bet a dollar and Shane would remind me that to bet big is to win big. We lost it all many nights haha. I will never forget his presence, his laughter and the way he could light up a room with his comedic comments. My condolences to the entire family. The world is a lesser place without Shane in it.

Paul Hansen

Deepest condolences to the family on the passing of a great guy with a broad smile, booming voice and spectacular laugh. Take care Shane you will be missed and you left us way to early.

Paul and Diane Hansen

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