January 27, 1950 ~ May 5, 2014
Jan. 27, 1950 - May 5, 2014
Resident of Newark
Beloved, devoted husband and honorable father, William Edmund Shipway, joined our Lord May 5, 2014. Survived by his loving wife, Cindy Tremblay-Shipway, RN, PHN, CWOCN (Newark, CA), daughter, Jessica Shipway (Palm Coast, FL), son, Lawrence Shipway (Newark, CA), brother, Raymond Shipway (Santa Rosa, CA), sister, Jean Crane (Austin, TX), and Aunts, Joyce Ridgely (LaSelva, CA) and Mary Barnes (San Jose, CA).
Forty-four years of service working for the Santa Clara Health Department. Graduated from Camden High School in 1968 and received his AA from Ohlone College in 1991. Bill belonged to Niles Canyon Depot Model Railroad Club, A.C.W.A. Civil War Re-enactor, Cowboys and Pirates of Emerson Re-enactor. Genealogy researcher fascinated by history. Hobby and Disney enthusiast, he was an artist at heart excelling at water-color painting, master model building, expert miniature painting, wood crafting, leather working and designing our family's personal crest. Loved to read science fiction and cowboy novels, play games, especially battle strategy games. His favorite holiday was Halloween, and he loved to party and celebrate. We will miss him for his love and devotion to his family and friends, dry wit and sense of humor. Re-enactors come in your authentic clothing; Bill would love it. Please join us to celebrate our loved one's eternal life reward, and pray for peace on Earth.
Mass will be May 13th, 10:30 a.m. at St. Edward's Church 5788 Thornton Ave, Newark. Visitation will be held May 11th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and May 12th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with rosary at 5:00 p.m. held at the mortuary.
TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM EDMUND SHIPWAY
By Cindy Tremblay-Shipway
Thank You Lord for all our blessings.
Today, we especially thank you for the life memories we shared with our brother in Christ , Bill Shipway.
We are still numb and brokenhearted with grief.
Be with us Lord.
As we mourn his death and adjust to our life without him.
The passing of our dear, faithful, loved one has hit us hard.
Our love and friendship grew over many years of shared life experiences.
The depth of our love for each other carried us through many good times and some bad times too.
His sudden death has left us sad, confused, disoriented, and lonely.
Dear Lord, help to heal our pain with Your compassion, love, mercy and guidance.
Our faith and trust of reuniting with him again in Your heavenly home is consolation during this very difficult time.
Keep strong our faith, for us, and all those who cared for Bill.
As a source of support and comfort.
Until we join him in the light of Your glory in Your promise of eternal life, peace, happiness and love.
Please help heal our suffering spirits from the sorrow, anguish and despair we feel from his passing.
In the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, may Bill celebrate with you in glory and may he rest in everlasting peace. In the name of the Father , the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.