John Gregory Shave

November 15, 2020 10 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with great sadness that the family of John Gregory Shave announces his passing. Greg passed away peacefully on November 6, 2020 at the age of 78.

Greg was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan and went on to earn his Bachelor of Education Degree from U of S. After he met and married the love of his life, Nancy, they eventually settled in Edmonton where they started a family and Greg began his long time career in Commercial Real Estate.

Greg was a talented athlete and excelled in many sports including basketball and tennis. He also had a passion for music and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar. Greg was known for his quick wit, sense of humour and infectious laugh. He was an outgoing, kind man and a friend to many.

Greg was predeceased by his parents (Jack and Meta), his two older brothers Mel and Barrie, and his beloved wife Nancy. He is survived by his two daughters Samantha (Trevor) and Melissa (Kevin) and four grandchildren (Sadie, Vaughn, Brooke and Chloe).

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  1. I have wonderful memories of having played in a small folk rock band with Greg in the ‘60s. He had a fabulous voice and a really clever sense of humor. A terrific young man.
    Warmth and blessings to his family.
    David Batchelor

  2. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Greg at Frazier Realty. Greg was such a delight to work with. His sense of humor was unparalleled. He will be missed.

  3. Dear Samantha and Melissa. I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I have know Greg since the 60’s through the Royal Glenora and the real estate business. In fact your family and ours vacationed together in Kelowna for a year or two but you were very young. Greg was very much admired and respected on the tennis court or in the board room. My sincere condolences.

  4. Dear Samantha and Melissa,

    I am Ridley Doolittle’s Mom, Susan, and want you to know how much we enjoyed our friendship with your Mom and Dad. We were sorry when you left our neighbourhood. I still think of you when I walk by your old house. I have let Ridley know.

    You are in my thoughts.


  5. I had the pleasure of working with Greg for a number of years at Princeton Developments and thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
    Greg was the type of person that was so professional and personable that he got on well with a broad number of people and was a great colleague to work with.
    i will always have wonderful memories of our time working together.

  6. Greg was my mentor in the early eighties at both Richfield and Macaulay Nichols Maitland. I learned a lot and had a ton of fun with Greg. He was well liked by all and I will miss him.

  7. I was saddened to learn of the passing of a colleague from my real estate days at Macaulay Nicolls Maitland. We shared a Saskatchewan heritage which meant that we became instant friends following our first meeting. Greg was intelligent, industrious and dedicated but I think that the secret to his success was his genuine interest in people. He was as fine as gentleman as you could ever hope to meet. Sincere sympathy.

  8. Dear Samantha and Melissa,

    I was very sorry to learn of the death of your father Greg. I met Greg while I was a student at UofA (and a member of the same folk rock band that David Batchelor mentions in his message.) I met you two when you were very small girls!
    Your father was a remarkable athlete, a gifted musician, and a fine person. I will never forget his wonderful sense of humor and his amazing singing voice. May he rest in peace.

  9. I worked with Greg at Princeton Developments for several years as I started my career. He brought a smile to everyone’s face on a daily basis. I remember his many funny stories, his competitive spirit and his famous rendition of “Oh Holy Night” at Christmas. Rest in peace my friend.

  10. Samantha and Melissa. I am so sad to learn of Greg’s passing. Greg and I played tennis at the Civil Service Tennis Club in Regina and he was a good friend and tennis partner at the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton. He was one of my favorite people – always a smile and always kind. He and I played as partners in club tournaments, and one match when I was having trouble returning the serve of a young “upstart” heavy serving young teenager he whispered in my ear “Carole….just block it back!” I said “Greg…. I can’t SEE it”. He just laughed. I have thought of him often over the past few years, after you lost your Mom, and how sad he was. He will always be in my thoughts as I try to “just block it”. You were so lucky to have him as a Dad, and I was so lucky to have him as my friend for so many years. Carole Clark

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