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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1917-1980
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
10 cm textual records; approximately 80 photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of three series of records: Military series; Civil service series; and Shaw family series.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1917-1980
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Physical Description
10 cm textual records; approximately 80 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Collection/Fonds No.
CBA018
Accession Number
2005-15
2006-01
2007-18
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of three series of records: Military series; Civil service series; and Shaw family series.
History/Biography
John "Jack" Horace Shaw was born in New Westminster on November 27, 1917 to Cecil Alfred Shaw and Margaret Grace Shaw (nee Baker). In 1934, at the age of 16, Jack began what would turn out to be an almost 40-year career with the City of Burnaby. Initially employed as an office boy, by 1938, Jack was made a stenographer and Deputy Clerk. His civil service career was interrupted in 1941 when Jack volunteered to join the Royal Canadian Air Force and he served at the rank of Sergeant until he was hounourably released from duty at the end of the war in 1945. While serving in the RCAF, Jack married Lois Eulalia Gilbert and the couple would have three daughters, Judith Annette (Judy), Maureen Daphne (later Maureen Ayers) and Beverley (later Beverley Santo). After resuming his career with Burnaby in 1945, Jack was made Municipal Clerk in 1959, a position he would hold until he retired in 1973. Jack Shaw died on June 14, 1980.
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Creator
Shaw, John Horace "Jack"
Notes
BHS485
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