On April 21, 2023, in Brandon hospital, Shawn passed peacefully with his family surrounding him, holding his hand and admiring his strength.
Shawn was born February 17, 1959 in The Pas, Manitoba, 2nd born to Robert & Georgina Willis.
Shawn was predeceased by his Father Robert. He is survived by his Mother Georgina, Brothers Rob (Pat), Cam (Maxine), Sisters Margie (Barry) & Jen. Along with many Nieces and Nephews.
Shawn also leaves behind his Wife/Best Friend & Love of over 30 years Tracy (Bialas) Willis. His children, Sons Cory (Triss), Brennan (April) & Daughter Logan (Mike).
He was so very proud of all his grandchildren Harper, Rylee, Rylan, Harlee & Lachlan.
Shawn was a 4th Class Power Engineer and retired in September, 2020 from Neepawa Hospital/Country Meadows Personal Care Home. He was also General Manager of the Triple Leaf Alfalfa Plant here in Minnedosa for many years.
Shawn developed a love for the outdoors at a young age and passed that love on to his children. He was an avid fisherman and was always ready to tell you a fishing story. Shawn & Tracy had the most memorable sunflowers in town & a garden that showed their pride and joy for the outdoors. Their backyard is a beautiful haven for all types of songbirds and a perfect place for their beloved pets over the years. As well a welcoming space for all their family and friends.
Shawn was known as “Smiley” to all that knew him and could most certainly bring a smile to the face of anyone he talked to. He was a true friend to so many & his light will be truly missed.
As per Shawn’s wishes there will be no funeral service. A private family graveside gathering will be held at a later date.