On a beautiful and hot afternoon, on Friday, July 28, 2017, Shane Clayton Pearce died suddenly at his home. Shane was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on October 15, 1968. He was 48 years old. Shane began his love for the lake during summers spent at Regina Beach with his family. A favorite part of these summers included the Sunday Pearce Family “Cookout” and Gramma Pearce’s cream puffs.
Shane leaves behind, his wife Lesley Maguire Pearce.
Shane met Lesley in High School in Regina and together they have enjoyed 33 years of pets, travel, work and building their dream cottage on the Winnipeg River near Minaki where they had worked at the Lodge before going on to their careers. They married at Minaki Lodge in September 1994 and Minaki and its people became their family. Shane’s lifelong love for hockey started as a kid on the ice in Regina and moved on to the “Railroaders Gang” from Minaki. Shane was first to jump on to Season Tickets with the Winnipeg Jets and twice a week road trips to the games.
Shane graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with his undergrad in Economics and Law and began his Law Career in Kenora with Compton, Shewchuk, MacDonnell, Richardt and Fregeau in 1994. Later Shane worked with David Gibson. In 2011, Shane started his own practice, specializing in Criminal Law and Real Estate. Shane was President of the Kenora Law Association and was a member of the Office of the Childrens’ Lawyer Panel. For 21 years of his career, Shane was supported in his practice by Debbie Brown who would always “protect the quarterback”.
Shane loved to talk so much that he even gave a voice to his pets. He loved making people laugh with his sharp wit and ability to tell a story. You knew Shane would talk with you again, if you left his “court” with a new nickname that was yours for life. The only thing louder than Shane’s voice was his music. Shane always saw an adventure. Fog, snow, wind were an adventure. Taking two trips with lumber in a boat was not necessary because one trip was an adventure. Displays of what he learned at “Captain’s School” was an adventure. Each adventure became a story that made you laugh harder each time you heard Shane tell it.
Lesley would like to thank the OPP and First Responders from Pellatt for their compassion and professionalism during a difficult time. Also, thank you to friends who stopped to help and offered their homes and support and to family, Randy (Kim) Pearce and Wayne and Joan Maguire and Jeff (Winnie) Maguire for their love.
A celebration of Shane’s life will be held in Minaki at the Power House at 1pm on Friday, August 4, 2017 (dress-beach casual). In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Shane’s name to the Canadian Mental Health, Kenora Cat Shelter or It’s a Dog’s Life. Or the Joe Rockhead Volunteer Fire Department for all of you Flinstone Fans.
“Mount up, we ride.”
Alcock Funeral Home & Cremation Services (Highway 17 West Keewatin) in care of arrangements, 547-6000.