Ein Shaw

Ein Clayton Shaw of Chatham passed away Tuesday November 30, 2021 at the age of 75, at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Son of the late Clayton and Ann Shaw. Husband of the late Jeannette Shaw and partner and best friend of Lynda Kalp. Father of Mark (Chantelle) Shaw, and Dan Shaw. Step-father of Darby (Michele) Kalp, and Ryan (Mary) Kalp. Grandfather of Hunter Rumble, and Renee (Greg) Knight. Step-grandfather of Owen, Rylynn, and Griffin Kalp. Brother of Heather (Eric) O’Neil, Nancy Ashton, and Helen Wright. Ein will also be missed by many nieces and nephews and his constant companion, his dog Casper. Ein dedicated 40 years of his life as a First Responder, 10 years in EMS, then 30 years in Fire Service. He was an intelligent man, and a self made man at that. Ein eventually excelled from a Firefighter on the floor to become a Fire Prevention Officer. Some of the Firefighters would share with family how good Ein was at his job, which made them very proud. Ein was also heavily involved in restoration projects of old fire trucks. He was always willing to attend parades in the Fire Department’s clown car. Ein did not like to sit still. He was always on the go looking for something to do or somewhere to go. At one point Ein was a model train enthusiast, travelling to train shows to buy, sell, and trade his engines and cars. This hobby eventually gave way to camping. He enjoyed his summers at Leisure Lake, driving his golf cart, making new friends, campfires, and socializing, and of course a few beers. He was definitely a busy, dedicated man and obviously loved his profession, community, and family. A private family service will take place with a public celebration of Ein’s life planned at a later date.

36 Comments on “Ein Shaw”

  1. Lynda. family, friends and colleagues of Ein: May I offer my sincerest condolences to all for the loss of Ein. I met Ein over 25 years ago while we were both working for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. We shared many long chats over coffee together. Ein was one of the nicest, kindest and most gentle person that I have ever met. I considered him a good friend. He ALWAYS had a smile for someone and a willingness to help you in any way that he could. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Rest in Peace Ein. You have truly earned your rewards in Heaven my friend.

  2. Mark and family
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad.
    Our sincere condolences.

    Rick & Nancy Stickney

  3. Dan and Mark, So sorry to hear about your Dad. Always so much fun when we travelled together for minor hockey. Thinking of you . Keep your good memories close. Sandy and Garry Campbell

  4. Dear Lynda
    Sorry to read of Ein’s passing. He has had a very difficult few years.
    Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.

    Chere McFaden

  5. Lynda and family
    I was so sorry to hear about Ein’s passing. I worked with Ein for many years at the Fire Department. We were good friends and colleagues. Ein was an exceptional firefighter, fire inspector and then FPO. I have many good memories of our time working together. I shall miss him.

    1. Dear Linda and Family
      Our condolences to you and family
      Our lives have been intertwined for many years. I first met and worked with Ein when we worked for Arbours Ambulance. In the early 70s we had a team that competed in the International First aid Competion. We worked together in the Fire Dept. Both in fire suppression and Fire prevention. We were part of a Dept. Rescue Team. Always a true professional. We also spent recreational time together. Enjoying old cars, camping, fire apparatus restoration and parades. May the good memories be with you forever
      Bob and cheryl Dickson

  6. Dear Lynda,

    Our deepest condolences go out to you and all of your family. Ein would be very grateful for all the care you gave him for these last difficult years. You’re all in our thoughts.

    With sympathy,
    Carl, Lori, Lynn and Garrett Buschemeyer

  7. I am so sorry to hear about Ein’s passing. I enjoyed working with Ein at the Fire Department. He always treated us “girls” wonderfully. I have such fond memories of the time we worked together.

  8. Dear Mark, Dan, Lynda and your families;
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ein. I have great memories of him as one of my father Len Langlois’ cohorts back in the day. He is also another one that I remember well from the days of visiting Dad at the ambulance base. Ein always provided us with great laughs. He was definitely full of energy that never quit! I hope time eventually eases the grief of your loss and leaves you with happy memories.
    Warmest Regards, Laurie A. Langlois

  9. to the families of ian my condolences to the families and friends at fire admintration full and volunteer that knew ian

  10. Dear Lynda & family:

    I am saddened to hear of Ein’s passing. He was a great mentor to me and taught me many things during our years together in Fire Prevention. He was very good to me and my family. Our condolences to all.

  11. Lynda ,Mark ,Dan and all of the families,
    Our deepest condolences to each and everyone of you.
    No words can take away the pain, but, the good memories will always put a smile in your hearts. Like a glow of a candle ….may your memories light your paths and warm your hearts in all your days to come …….. our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    May God wrap His arms around each and everyone of you now and in the days ahead !
    Jerry and Denise

  12. He will be in our lives forever a great man who left an impression on anyone he was in contact with

  13. Our deepest condolences to Mark and Chantelle and family during this very difficult time.
    Melvin and Vicki Browning-Ladd

  14. Thoughts and prayers with the entire family at this time; such a great guy, we as a community have lost such a guiding light …… May he Rest In Peace

  15. As a young firefighter Ein taught me a lot while we shared duties on the floor. I had the best times doing the parade circuit with the clown car and antique equipment. My mother also knew Ein from his days with the ambulance service. He will be missed. RIP my brother

  16. I remember the old times,,before C/K ,IWAS A VOL, FIRE MAN WITH DRESDEN – CAMDEN FIRE DEPT. WE SPENT MANY TIMES WITH THE OLD FIRE TRUCKS GOING TO PARADES HERE IN ONTARIO AND THE USA,,AND LOTS WATER BALL FIGHTS,,NOW OLD FRIEND R.I.P.

  17. We were neighbours, friends, shared work experience. Ein was a steady, heartfelt guy, always ready to help. He will be missed by many! Our condolences to Mark, Danny, and all who loved him!

  18. Lynda, Darby, Ryan and family,
    So very sorry for your loss. Gerry and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  19. Mark , Dan and all of Eins family ; please accept our condolences on Eins passing.
    I first met Ein as young teens and a few years later we both ended up working for Doug Arbour where he shared in my training.
    I especially remember the gift of a beautiful large black dog named Prince from Ein…a dog like no other i have ever owned.
    A devoted friend and companion for 12 years and an every day reminder of the friendship i shared with Ein.
    We’ll take it from here old friend.

  20. Mark, Dan & family – so sorry for your loss. I remember our younger years when Ein and is father and mother and sisters would all come to our home to visit. Too much time has gone by. May he rest in peace. Your cousin Patricia (Thomas) Gauthier

  21. My sympathy Dan, to you and your brother, upon the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  22. To all of Ein’s family. Sincerest condolences to you all. I worked many years doing fire scene examinations with Ein. A great man who was always positive and very skilled in his profession. Will be missed.

  23. Our condolences to Ein’s family. I knew Ein through our front line work. He always met me with a smile and a handshake. He was kind, funny, genuine and very proud of family and his career. Such a wonderful man, a gentleman. God bless you and your family. Jim and Laura Biskey

  24. I’m saddened to hear of Eins passing, I met him during our time together in the Sertoma club, he was a great fella and I will cherish the memories, condolences to the family, Grant &Sandy McGregor

  25. So sorry to hear of Ein’s passing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Ein’s entire family.
    Frank and Carol VanDeHogen

  26. ” Moon Doggy ” over 50 years , always such a great guy , caring , professional , involved , fun to meet up with anytime Lynda , boys , family . I am sorry for the loss. And he will be missed by so many . All Blessed to have known him.

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