Shaw, Louise

Written by ECA Review


It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce that Louise Shaw passed away peacefully in Castor, Alta. on Thurs. April 9, 2021 at the age of 80 with her beloved husband Doug by her side as she went to be with the Lord. 

Louise was a treasured wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her. 

Born in Edmonton, Alta., she spent some of her youth in B.C. and then moved to Castor as a young woman and met the love of her life. 

She and Doug married on July 23, 1958 and together they raised a beautiful family.

Louise is lovingly remembered by her children: Stu (Bev), Cheri Wolbeck (Roger), Kelly (Corrine), Tracy Nichols (Curtis); grandchildren Tara Linsley (Ryan), Alexandra Shaw, Caitlin Nichols, Tyson Nichols; and great-grandson Theo Linsley.

Also she will be remembered by siblings Joan Murray and Pat O’Brien, and many other family and friends. 

She is pre-deceased by her treasured son Doug Jr., brother Jim O’Brien, special aunt Doris Hartung, Uncle Ken O’Brien and her parents. 

Faith and family were the two hallmarks of Louise’s life. She believed that a life honouring the Lord would reap blessings, of which she had many. 

One blessing being the family she and Doug raised. A loving mother who cared deeply for her children, she was also known for being firm when necessary. As grandchildren came along, they softened her heart even more and she enjoyed spoiling them often. 

Known as a hard worker, Louise worked alongside Doug at the Esso Agency and D&L Methanol and after selling both businesses, worked with him on the farm. 

She could be seen in the tractor and also bringing meals to the field during spring and fall’s work. She also squeezed in time for curling and was a long-time member of the Catholic Women’s League. 

Over the years Louise treasured the many vacations she and Doug took and especially the winters spent in Hemet, California. 

Louise will be remembered for being generous, loving, fun, stubborn, direct and resilient which was never more evident than when battling her health issues. She rarely complained and continued to be loving and supportive to Doug and the family. 

We will all miss her, but no one more than her beloved Doug. They were inseparable during their 62 years together and their love story is an inspiration to all.  

A private celebration of Louise’s life was held on Tues. April 13, 2021 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Castor, Alta. at 1 p.m. 

The interment took place at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery. 

If desired, donations in Louise’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.  

Condolences may be left for the family by visiting

Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.  

For further information please call 403-882-3141.

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