Harry Parkinson Shaw

SHAW – Harry Parkinson

October 13, 1911 – April 14, 2005

Harry passed away peacefully in Comox on April 14, 2005. Predeceased by wife Dorothy Vera Shaw (nee: Boucher), he is survived by his five boys John, David, Michael, Alan, Brian and their families.

Born in Que-Que, Southern Rhodesia, Harry moved to Dalton-in-Furness, England at the age of 6. His family then re-located once again to Alberta, Canada.

After taking a job as an electrician in Ocean Falls he enlisted with the Seaforth Highlanders 72nd Regiment. As a D-Day Dodger, he fought in the Italian Campaign. After sustaining his second wound, Harry was sent to rehabilitate at Government House in Alberta where he met Dorothy who was working as a dietitian. Following their marriage, they made Ocean Falls their home and spent many wonderful years raising their five sons. Following the closure of the mill, Harry and Dorothy retired to Comox.

In 2001, at the age of 89, Harry revisited his childhood town of Dalton. Harry lived out the remainder of his years in Comox where he could be spotted on any given day walking down Church Street. Harry, Dad, Grandpa was loved and will be greatly missed.

The family would like to express its gratitude to Dr. Wale and the third floor nurses and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital.


“Merry meet and merry part,

I drink to thee with all my heart.”