A lifetime area resident, Mallory Shaver passed away peacefully at home in Hanesville on Friday, July 17, 2015. He was 77.
Mallory was born in Matilda Township, on December 28, 1937, to his parents Thomas and Della Shaver (nee Keeler).
Mallory is survived by his wife Norma Shaver (nee Boisclair), and by his children Donna Shaw (Tony) of Iroquois, Gloria Tyo (Rick) of Morrisburg, Sharon Cole of Iroquois, Barbara Hodgson (Ronnie) of Morrisburg, Doris Brockest of Parksville, B.C., John Tuttle (Marnie) of Brinston and Jean Cook (Ashley) of Hanesville; by his daughter-in-law Jeanette Shaver of Dundela and his sister June Markell (Acil) of Dundela.
Mallory will be fondly remembered by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who he loved unconditionally.
He was predeceased by his sons Dale, Garry and Ronnie, his sister Winnie Baker, his brother John Markell and his first wife Gladys. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Mallory was a generous man with an open heart and open arms. He had a special place in his heart for babies and children, especially his grandchildren; he was eternally young at heart. He was honest, friendly, social and loved a good laugh.
He spent most of his life working hard at the Caldwell Linen Mill running dryers, and enjoyed socializing at the flea market, going to yard sales, attending auctions and purchasing livestock for a small hobby farm. He and Norma enjoyed going to weekly dances at Matilda Hall.
Recently Mallory enjoyed spending time bird watching, walking the dogs (Gibson and Sam), having visitors and going out for meals. He knew someone everywhere he went and truly enjoyed socializing with all people.
Mallory was loved unconditionally by everyone close to him. In the end he was called home, and went peacefully. When you love someone you can do anything for them; if it’s true love you will find the strength to do what you need to do to take care of them.
Mallory was Norma’s life partner, a lucky man, and there was nothing she would not do for him.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Sunday from 2-5 p.m., followed by cremation. There was no formal funeral service.
Donations to Dundas County Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.