It is with profound sadness that the family of Maurice Shank announce his sudden passing on March 11, 2015.
Maurice lived life on his own terms, and seemed unstoppable, until the very end. Along the way, he earned the caring, loyal, and generous friendships of some very special people.
He always had the unwavering love of his longtime partner, Brian Rattray–semicolon– sisters, Mary Schmid and Glenda Jones–semicolon– as well as his nieces, nephews and friends. We have all seen his gifts for connecting with people immediately, and for bringing his quick wit and vast knowledge to whatever life brought. He will be sorely missed.
A Private Celebration of Maurice’s Life will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015. More details to come.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.
The tides recedes,
but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down,
but gentle warmth still lingers in the land.
The music stops,
and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains.
For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains.
You will forever live in our hearts Maurice. We will always love you!