Shaw, Samuel Bernard


November 16, 1930 - November 10, 2018

Born to Ida and Samuel Shaw in Derbyshire, England, Bernie died on Saturday, November 10, 2018. After service in the RAF as a meteorological technician, he joined Rolls Royce as a designer for both the Car and Aero Divisions. Jean and Bernie were married in 1952 and emigrated to Canada with two small children in 1957 when he joined Computing Devices of Canada, moving on to Defence Research Board and the department of Industry from which he resigned in 1986 to establish his own consulting business. His interests in the Ottawa Valley and aviation led to the publication of seven books and numerous magazine articles. He was also an accomplished woodworker and supplied his family with furniture and amused friends with ingenious puzzles. He joins his wife and best friend, Jean. He was very proud of their children Judith (John Connor), David (Mira Lipura) and Susan (Ian Silsly), grandchildren Kristy, Amy, Jennifer, James and Sam and 7 great-grandchildren. A private family funeral will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Food Bank would be appreciated.

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