Minnie Shaw

Minnie Shaw

Thursday, September 3rd, 1936 Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

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Obituary for Minnie Mae Shaw

Seymour, CT – On June 30, 2020, Minnie Mae Shaw took her last motorcycle ride to join her beloved Arthur, husband of 50 years. Born September 3 rd in Summerville, NB, Canada, to the late Clifford and Lydia Foster, she moved with her husband and four children to Houlton, ME in 1960 then to Connecticut in 1968. She worked at retail, waitressing, and office work until her retirement due to an accident in 1999. Not a person to let physical impairment slow her down, Mae continued to travel to Florida to see her daughter and to Canada to see her son and daughter-in-law and other family members. She was an example to all that knew her and an inspiration to her children. She brought laughter and joy to everyone she met and was always ready with a helping hand, a listening ear and a loving heart. She will be greatly missed. The world is a little bit darker without her. Loving Mam of ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, her greatest joy was to cook and feed her whole family at large holiday dinners. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren still long for the wonderful Christmas treats she would make. Mae was survived by her children, Calvin Shaw, Melissa Forbes, Dwayne (Beverly) Shaw, and Colleen (Robert) Verner, ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, sisters Rilla
and Eska, brothers Moody, John, Gordon and Roy, sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Mae was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Shaw, son-in-law, Harold Forbes, grandson, Keith Verner, sisters, Lullabell, Ruth, Shirley and Margurite, brothers, Junior and Earl.

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Things you didn’t know about my grandma:
-She was magic
-She had immense emotional depth and would often think beyond herself
-She always understood if you had to stay away longer than she wanted you to
-she hated goodbyes, you say "See ya later, Mammy"
-she was one of the mentally strongest people I know
-she could sing far better than she gave herself credit for but she wouldn’t have stopped anyway
Listen, here’s the truth of Mam; she knew unconditional love. You could make every mistake in
the world and she would love you just the same.
There’s value in the love Mam had for each good person that crossed her path. Even the people
she didn’t like all the time, she’s who taught me you don’t have to like everyone that you love
Nicole E. L.Verner

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Vanessa Kaiser

Oh my goodness! What can I say about Mae Shaw that isn't already universally known by anyone who has ever spent 5 or more minutes with her. Her Granddaughter Nicole said in her tribute "There's value in the love of Mam!" Truer words were never spoken! She really did make a difference in lives of her family, friends and even sometimes strangers, because she actually did value everyone. Didn't matter what you looked like, how much money you had or your social standing, if you needed her, she was there. To listen, encourage and to just love you! After speaking with her you felt better about yourself and then you became one of her "kids". Don't get me wrong, few children ever had the privilege of being loved the way that Artie and Mae Shaw loved their offspring! Woe to anyone who messed with one of her children!!! She was "mad" at me for two years when Missy moved to Florida, (as if anyone could make Missy do anything, or Colleen for that matter!) although she would never admit it! Her daughters are the phenomenal women that they were raised to be, because they emulated their Mother!! I can think of so many occasions where Mae was just there! I could fill a book with her kindnesses but suffice to say, the world is a sadder place without her indomitable spirit!
Jackie Kennedy said it best when asked about raising her children, She said "if you don't get that right, nothing else matters." That is the enduring legacy of a very special woman named Mae!! I will love and miss her for the rest of my life!!!
Vanessa Carlson Kaiser
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