Helena (Helen) Shaw

May 10, 1937 - October 29, 2023

Funeral Details: Private Family Service

Helena (Helen) Shaw, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at RVH Hospital in Barrie, Ontario.

Loving mother to her son Glenn (Daughter in law Heather) and daughter Cynthia.

Cherished grandmother to Kaleigh (Mike), Mariah, Shalynn (Nick).

Predeceased by her sister Mary, will be sadly missed by her remaining sisters,

Geraldine (Reg), Carol, Angela.

Fondly remembered by cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends.


Beloved wife of the late Willian (Bill) Shaw who passed away in the fall of 2004.

Helena retired from the CIBC bank many years ago.

She was an outstanding secretary.  Many times, she won the contest for how many words she could type in a minute. She enjoyed her retirement life, and loved living in the Barrie area with her family and friends close by.

As per her wishes, she would like any donations to be directed to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian Heart Association.




4 Condolences
  • Cindy & Leonard Bugeja
    Posted on: Thursday, November 2, 2023 Reply

    Sending our condolences, loosing a parent is never easy .
    Take care

  • Jan and Erwin
    Posted on: Thursday, November 2, 2023 Reply

    Glen, Heather, Shay, Mariah , Kaleigh and Cindy

    So very sorry for your loss. We had the pleasure of spending some time with Helena recently. Such a lovely and kind lady. We extend our sympathies at this time.

  • Cori Holmes
    Posted on: Monday, November 6, 2023 Reply

    She was a shining star, truly a one of a kind….. She always could make us laugh by situations, she found herself in. Oh the stories one could tell…. The Mr. Bear story, was my absolute favorite. It still makes me laugh.
    She was a solid rock of our family and a go to, when advise was needed or a situation arose. She was a second mother to me, all throughout my life.
    She, by all of us and by many others, will be missed terribly. She was a sparkle in our sunshine, a bright light that will be noticeably missed but your memory will certainly be carried on.
    May you rest in peace Aunt Hellie…..
    Big hugs Cyndi xoxo

  • Cyndi Shaw
    Posted on: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 Reply

    I loved you so much Preston piece, mom

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