Obituary of Nan Shute
(August 10, 1929 - January 30, 2019)
Nan Shute of Camrose, Alberta, formerly of Round Hill, Alberta, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the age of 89 years.
Nan was born to Joseph and Elsie Daintith. She was the oldest of three children and grew up in the Avonroy district. After completing high school in Camrose, she went to Edmonton to become a teacher. She first taught at Dinant School and when that closed, she went to teach at Round Hill School. And so began a lifelong career that she enjoyed completely.
Nan married Walter Shute on July 12, 1950 and was blessed with their daughter Gail. After retiring in 1984, Nan became a member of the Camrose and District Horticultural Society. Thus began her second career volunteering countless hours with many organizations in the community. She loved every minute! Nan and Walter spent lots of time together tending their garden, orchard and flower beds. They were always more than happy to share their endless bounty.
Nan also enjoyed travelling. She and Walter went on many camping/fishing trips and was always up for a road trip that took them wherever. She especially enjoyed her trips to Alaska. After Walter passed, Nan and a special group of friends travelled together making many wonderful memories. Nan loved to read books and willingly shared her knowledge whenever asked. She will be remembered for her kindness, her upbeat attitude and her beautiful and welcoming smile. She always lived by the thought, “there’s no such thing as can’t!”
Left to cherish her memory are her brother Peter (Marie) Daintith of Camrose; and sister Rose Moen of Calgary.
Nan was predeceased by her husband Walter; daughter Gail; and parents Joseph and Elsie Daintith.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 7, 2019 from the St. Andrews Anglican Church, 4713 50 Street Camrose with Father Jacques Vaillancourt officiating. Inurnment has taken place in the Camrose Valleyview Cemetery.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Nan's memory may be made to St. Mary's Hospital - Palliative Care Unit or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.