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In Memory of Jeffrey Shipman

Suddenly passed away on August 16, 2023 at the age of 61 years. He was the son of Ronald Shipman and Shirley Shipman (nee Paquette) and the beloved husband to Lynn Shipman (nee Gareau). He leaves in sadness his adored children Nicholas, Rebecca, and his dog Whiskey. He leaves in sorrow his siblings; Steve (Sheila), Nancy (Bobby), Pete (Kelly), his mother-in-law Janine Gareau (Gilles), his sisters-in-law; Chantal (­Éric), Christine (André) and Sylvie (Marc), as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Complex, 1250 Trim Road, Orleans, ON.

In memory of Jeff, donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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Lynn, Nick, Rebecca and family
I am so very sorry for your loss. what a shock. So many memories with the old gang.
take care
much love
Dawn, Sarah and Cameron

Ma bien chère Lynn, à toi, à Nicholas et Rebecca, ainsi qu’à vos familles, nos plus sincères condoléances. Nous sommes tellement peinés de cette nouvelle choc… Jeff était un ami apprécié avec qui on aimait rire. Il sera grandement manqué. Repose en paix Jeff et veille sur ta famille.❤️

I’ll always remember Jeff as a good friend. From the funny memories of him literally cutting our internet, to him being cool with us setting up an entire stage to play a concert in his backyard, he was always welcoming and open to hanging out with all of us, Nick’s friends. I’ll never forget our conversations on the back porch in Wendover or outside at work while on breaks. My condolences to Lynn, Nick, and Rebecca

So many childhood memories growing up with the Gill Street peeps and Jeff was definitely a huge part of that circle! My heart goes out to all the family and everyone who knew him! Sincerest condolences to Steve, Nancy, Pete, and the entire family.

To Steve and and the entire Shipman family… we’re so very sad to hear about this sudden and painful loss in your lives. Please accept our deepest sympathy and our wishes for many, many memories that help soothe the ache as time goes by.

Steve, were we not out of town on Sept. 10, we would have certainly come by to pay our respects and share a long-0verdue hug and hello. Perhaps a bit later down the road?

From long-time friends during your days as a broomball star with LGBC in the 1980s,

Ray Martel and Marie-Josée Trépanier

I was fortunate enough to work with Jeff a few years ago when I was employed with the WSIB. He was a great person to work with, had a great smile, loved the outdoors and he was friendly with everyone. I can only imagine the impact Jeff’s passing has had on his family and friends. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

Worked with Jeff at the WSIB many years ago. An authentic and caring person…always willing to help others. Always spoke of his family lovingly. Thinking of you all, at this difficult time.

Chère Lynn, je suis bien peinée d’apprendre cette triste nouvelle. Mes sincères sympathies à toi et tes enfants ainsi qu’à toute la famille. Que Jeff repose en paix.

Dear Lynn, Nicholas and Rebecca,
We were so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was a wonderful guy with a great sense of humour and had found a special place in life. Loved his home, and his family so much. Always so proud of you and let everyone know how he felt about you all. I can still see his big smile when I asked how you guys were doing, he loved you so much. This is a very painful time right now and my heart aches for you. It will take a long time to heal from this, but talk about him and the great memories, it’s the only way to get through this tough time.

Take care of each other,

Linda, Ron and Barry

My heartfelt condolences to the Shipman family
Jeff was a pleasure to work with. His beaming personality and broad smile will remind me to live life with a positive glow, laugh as much as we can and love all that is dear to us.

It is with heavy hearts we are sending our deepest condolences to Lynn, Nicholas and Rebecca and to the entire Shipman and Gareau families on the sudden passing of Jeff.

We hold on to many fond memories of Jeff while he was growing up when he always met us with a smile, that wink in his eye and a delightful sense of humour.

We will continue to think of him and those joyful moments shared at the many family gatherings that we held together.

May he rest in peace.

sincerely & with sadness,

Gerry, Joan, Debbie, Terry, Karen

I’d like to give my deepest condolences to Lynn and Jeff’s entire family I’m so sorry for your loss.

Although I may not be a family member, or a very close friend who grew up with jeff, I can say that jeff held a very special place in my heart from the very first day I met him.

I met Jeff a few month ago on vacation and from the second we started talking we hit it off right away, with his contagious laugh, smile, amazing story’s and his corny but hilarious jokes I knew we found a special connection.

On our first night meeting we decided to get some drinks and shoot the shit as you’d say. For almost the whole night, unlike everyone else who went to their rooms and slept. We bonded over those drinks that first night. A night I will never forget.

After meeting Jeff on the first night we were inseparable. Day in and day out we were always together making some amazing memories and I have to say it was all you Jeff making those memories together so special to me.

Even though we hadn’t known each other for a long time you really had such an impact on me. I don’t have much family to go to. But I felt like I was able to tell you everything that I wanted to without hesitation. I built a trust with you like no one else I have in my past. I knew you were someone who wouldn’t look at me any differently. Even though it wasn’t long you gave me some of the best conversations I’ve ever had in my life.

If only I could replay those amazing memories for everyone to see I would but the best moments were lived with Jeff and are forever with me. Thank you Jeff for being the impact that you were in my life. Truly you did teach me so much in such a short period of time. Something I was not expecting but I’m so grateful to have had.

It crushes me to tears that Jeff had to leave us so soon. It saddens me the most that I was planning a surprise trip to come out and visit you Jeff, and now I’ve lost the opportunity to see you once more. Jeff you have made me realize that time is so precious and that anything can happen at any moment. Thank you for the time that you gave me. I can’t thank you enough for everything.

Now it’s your time to rest and enjoy your peace. I will never forget you Jeff you are forever in my heart. I will meet you again someday. ❤️

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Jeff – we will forever miss you! Thank you for being a great neighbour and friend. May you find blues music in your new journey. To everyone – our deepest condolences. Lynn, Rebecca, Nick and Whiskey – count of us pls. Bon courage!

Bruce and I were very saddened when we heard the news.
Had many good times together fondest memory is when we all went camping together at O’Reilly Lake. Very glad that we had visited in Wendover it was just before Covid was so nice seeing Lynn and Jeff. had been years well overdue. always in our thoughts Jeff you will be missed.

My uncle was a fun, and sweet joker of a man. Always smiling at so many great bbq/pool parties. Then when he moved in the winter we had a huge hill to slide down and pond to skate on. Memories of those times will always be with me. Gone but never forgotten. All my love, always.

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I was very saddened to learn about Jeff’s passing. I was fortunate to work with Jeff, and he will be remembered for his ready smile, his laugh and most importantly, his friendship. The world needs more people like Jeff. He will be greatly missed.
My deepest condolences to your family.

My condolences to Lynn, Nicky and Rebecca during this difficult time. I took for granted the simple things I shared with Jeff over the twenty plus years at WSIB: Conversations, jokes and simple text messages, most of the time just trying to make each other laugh. I’ll miss swapping Simpsons quotes the most! Jeff was a kind, funny person, who had the ability to make friends with strangers in an instant. You will be missed Jeff, you were taken away too soon.

My sincere condolences to the Shipman Family. I worked with Jeff at the WSIB years ago and he was always such a positive person, kind and considerate of others. He was a good soul and it’s always so difficult to see the good ones go. Sending you strength and courage.

I had the pleasure of working with Jeff at WSIB several years ago. I remember him as a kind and compassionate person with a wonderful sense of humour. Sending my sincere condolences to the Shipman family.

Lynn, Nicholas and Rebecca, may your memories of Jeff bring you comfort in these trying times. Jeff was a wonderful and sincere person who always made people around him laugh and smile. My sincere condolences are with you and the Shipman/Gareau families.

Jeff was such an amazing neighbour to have. When we moved to Wendover he was so quick to come say hello and offer a helping hand. He helped us so many times with advice, lending us his generator and simply just rooting us on through all of our house renovations. Jeff was so kind, giving and joyful! We’re sad we won’t be able to have him tell us more stories. We will miss him. Our condolences to Lynn and the kids.

C’est avec tristesse que j’ai appris le décès de Jeff. Il était un bon vivant et un collègue estimé par tous.
Mes plus sincères condoléances à Lynn, Nicolas et Rebecca, aux familles Shipman et Gareau et à tous ses collègues et amis.

I have not seen Jeff in 41+ years and still my heart is broken and scarred. That is the kind of guy Jeff was, He was awesome at everything he did, I looked up to him like a brother. I wanted to be with him, I wanted to be like him.He was my hero, In my mind he was my best friend. When you are 15 and he is 18, he was God. The impression he left on me, I will never forget. He meant the world to me many years ago. Many heartfelt condolences to the entire Shipman family.

I am so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. I have so, so many great memories of fun times with Jeff. My deepest condolences to the family and to Lynn his beloved wife and life long friend.

Mark Meikle

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