In Loving Memory Of
Marco Shaw
1971 - 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marco Shaw, aged 52, who bravely fought a nearly yearlong battle with an illness. Marco departed this world on Thursday, February 29, 2024, surrounded by his loved ones. Though he has left this earthly realm, his spirit and memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew him.

Marco was born in Moncton, NB, in 1971, the beloved son of Bernice Shaw (Dupuis) and John Shaw. He grew up to be an intelligent and serious person, characterized by his deep intellect and thoughtful demeanor. Marco approached life with a seriousness of purpose, always striving for excellence in all his endeavors.

Professionally, Marco excelled in the information technology realm as a Systems Analyst for over 25 years¸ and more recently at Avenue Code. His intelligence and dedication were widely recognized. He was known for his meticulous attention to detail and his ability to tackle even the most complex challenges with ease. He has had the opportunity to co-author a book on Windows PowerShell, contributed to Microsoft Press and Microsoft TechNet magazine, and also contributed PowerShell-related chapters for other books such as Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and Microsoft SQL Server. He has spoken at Microsoft TechDays in Canada and at TechMentor in the United States. Marco’s contributions to his field were significant, and he leaves behind a legacy of achievement that will be remembered for years to come.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Marco’s true joy in life came from his role as a father. He leaves behind two cherished sons, Samuel (19) and Sébastien (17) who were the light of his life.  Though separated from their mother Joanne Boudreau, he held her daughter, Gabrielle Léger, in his heart until the end. Marco’s love and guidance will continue to shape their lives, even in his absence.

Marco embraced the joys and challenges of parenthood with unwavering dedication as a father to his two teenage sons. He embodied strength, patience, and unconditional love, striving to provide them with the best opportunities and guidance in life. His commitment to nurturing their growth and happiness was evident in every aspect of his life.  Marco was not only a father to them but also a friend, mentor, and confidant. Whether sharing laughter over family dinners, offering advice during difficult times, or cheering them on from the sidelines of their activities, Marco was their unwavering source of support and encouragement.

In addition to being a loving father, Marco was deeply involved in his community, particularly in youth sports. He often played badminton and tennis with his son Sébastien and he volunteered as a soccer coach for his son Samuel, instilling in them a love for the games and teaching them invaluable life lessons along the way. Marco’s dedication and leadership were recognized by the Shediac Minor Soccer community, where he eventually rose to the position of President which he held for 2 years, tirelessly devoting his time and energy to the betterment of the organization and the youth it served.

In addition to being a badminton enthusiast and dedicated soccer coach, Marco was deeply passionate about tennis. He was an avid player who relished the competition and camaraderie of the sport. Whether he was on the court with friends or participating in local tournaments, Marco’s love for tennis was evident to all who knew him.

Marco faced his illness with remarkable courage and resilience, inspiring all who knew him with his strength of spirit. Throughout his battle, he remained determined, finding solace in the love and support of his family and friends.

In lieu of a celebration of Marco’s life, donations can be made to Hospice Maison Albert House in Moncton, a cause that is close to Marco’s family’s heart.

Marco Shaw, characterized by great intellect, seriousness, and generosity, left an indelible mark on the lives of those around him, a testament to the depth of his character and the richness of his inner world.

The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.

Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center, 3754 Route 134, Shediac Bridge, NB, (506) 532-1050.

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70 comments

  1. My sincere condolences 💐 John and Bernice! You are in my thoughts and prayers 🥰❤️

  2. Our deepest sympathies to the family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  3. Our sincere condolences to Bernice, John and all of Marco’s family…His suffering is now over and he will be watching over all of you…RIP Marco…🙏🙏

  4. Sincere condolences to all of Marco’s family. We are very saddened to hear of his passing. May you rest in peace old firend.

  5. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Marco’s family. When I first moved to the Shediac area, Marco was one of the first people that invited me out to play tennis. I really appreciated that kindness. I will miss our many tennis matches together…and of course our friendship. Always loved the Roger Federer outfits he wore. I hope you are having a blast playing tennis and hitting winners in the next world. RIP Marco.

  6. Nos sincères condoléances à la famille. Nos pensées sont avec toi Sébastien en ces moments difficiles. L’équipe de badminton est là pour te soutenir. Reviens nous voir après le congé de mars.
    Joanne, Rhéal, André ainsi que toute l’équipe de badminton

  7. We send our deepest sympathy . Our thoughts are with the Dupuis family .

  8. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your son…He will always be looking over you and John as you looked after him till his last breath…
    💙🙏💙

  9. Sending our deepest condolence Uncle John and Aunt Bernice Samuel, Sebastien and Gabrielle , you are in our thoughts during this difficult .
    may Marco rest in peace.

  10. Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille et ami-e-s à Marco.
    J’ai eu l’énorme privilège de travailler avec Marco. Il était tout jeune et plein d’énergie lorsqu’il était un des premiers employés au Centre communautaire à l’école L.-J.-R dans les années 80s et 90s. Le badminton…il l’avait tatoué au cœur.
    Un très grand bénévole qui a apporter le soccer mineur et le tennis à un autre niveau.
    Bon courage à tous et toutes.

  11. Such a lovely life, an incredible depiction of a wonderful man! He will be sorely missed. We pray that his suffering will bear fruit to those he left behind. Our deepest sympathies to Sébastien, Samuel, John and Bernice

  12. Mes sincères condoléances Joanne, Samuel, Sébastien et Gabrielle. La présence de Marco vous manquera certainement. Il était très présent dans votre quotidien et continuera sûrement à veiller sur vous tous. 💕🙏💕

  13. Our sincere condolences to the Bernice & John, and all Marco’s family & friends. Such a sad loss.

  14. Our deepest condolences to Samuel and Sebastien and Gabrielle. He will always be your Guardian Angel , he will always be with you.
    Our thoughts and prayers are eith you all.

  15. Sincere condolence John and Bernice, Samuel and Sébastien. He accomplished a whole lot for the short time he was here.

  16. Our sincere condolences to Bernice & John, and all Marco’s family & friends. Such a sad loss.

  17. Heartfelt condolences and prayers to all of Marco’s family. We are deeply saddened to hear the loss of such an amazing person.
    May his soul rest in peace.

  18. It has been a pleasure to come to know Marco. We have admired his strength and fight right up to the end. He always had a smile and a kind word, and the love for his two sons was evident. You will be missed. God bless you and yours.

  19. So sorry for your loss! My thought and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time!🙏

  20. Mes sincères sympathies à toute la famille et ami.e.s de Marco ❤️

  21. I only met Marco on a couple of occasions and it was when he was very ill I knew though in a short time how special of a person he was When I heard of his passing it hit me hard To me it meant he very was very loved and would be missed by all who knew him God Bless you Marco

  22. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences, from the Andrews family. He’s free from pain and would be playing tennis with the angels.

  23. Rest in peace Marco. Sorry to hear of loss to the family. Remember him well, and if you have doubt of how to proceed ask how Marco would do it.

  24. My deepest condolences Bernice & John. It isn t easy losing a loved one. Marco will forever be in your hearts. Cherish your memories of him.

  25. C’est avec peine que j’ai appris le décès de Marco. Mes condoléances et prières vont à la famille durant cette période difficile.

  26. Nos plus sincères sympathies à toute la famille et surtout à ses deux garçon et à Bernice et John. On a été chanceux d’avoir un si gentil voisin à nos côtés. La peine que vous ressentez doit être inimaginable. On est là pour vous à n’importe quel moment. Eric et Tiffany xxx

  27. I was very sad to hear of Marco’s passing. He was a good person and so full of life. My deepest condolences to his family.

  28. Mes sinceres sympathies a sa famille 💜🕯️Classe LJR 1989 avec Marco

  29. Mes sincères condoléances à la famille. J’ai seulement eu la chance de connaître Marco dans les derniers 10 ans de sa vie, mais il était évident que Sébastien et Samuel étaient sa priorité.

    Marco restera dans mes memoires comme une personne pleine d’énergie, dévouée au soccer, adorant le tennis et sa famille – toutes ces belles qualités et valeurs qui ont fait de lui un homme remarquable.

    Mes pensées sont avec vous pendant ces moments difficiles.

  30. Nos plus sincères condoléances à Joanne, Sebastien, Samuel et famille! Nos pensées et prières sont avec vous!
    Joanne et Leopold Leger

  31. My sincere sympathies to the family. Marco was a great coworker. I had the opportunity to work with him while at NBTel. Thoughts and prayers with you.

  32. My good friend, my tennis partner, my coffee buddy.
    The summers in Shediac will not be the same.
    Will miss our weekly tennis, coffees, occasional bean bag tosses, beach time and conversation. The day I introduced you to golf was pretty hilarious. A lot of great fun over the years.
    Am happy to have been part of your life the past 10-12 years.
    My warmest wishes to Bernice, John, Sebastian, Samual.

  33. Nos sincères sympathies à Bernice, John, Sebastien, Samuel et sa grande famille. Nos pensées sont avec vous tous dans ces moments difficiles.

  34. Mes sincères condoléances à Samuel, Sébastien et la famille de Marco. J’ai connu Marco quand il était mon voisin immédiat sur la rue Rachel. Il était tellement un bon papa!! Je pense à vous en ce temps difficile.

  35. My sympathies to the family. I met Marco at Volleyball he was a great athlete.So young may he rest in peace.

  36. My sincere sympathies to you, Bernice,John, Samuel and Sébastien. Marco indeed was a great person. He was always thinking of others. He will be dearly missed. I’m so so sorry to hear of his passing. Much, much too young to be taken away but I guess God needed another angel. May he rest in peace. My prayers are with you all during these difficult times. ❤❤🙏🙏

  37. Toutes nos pensées pour toi et ta famille en ces temps difficiles. Repose en paix mon ami.

  38. My deepest condolences to Marco family especially his 2 sons and step-daughter. Your father was a great man.

  39. Sincères sympathies à toute la famille. Le club de tennis de Shediac perd un joueur et un membre de l’exécutif important. Marco n’a jamais compté ses heures et nous a beaucoup aidé.
    Il sera manqué par tous.

  40. We were deeply saddened about the passing of Marco. He was not just a coworker, but a cherished friend to us. His absence will be deeply felt within our team. Our thoughts are with Marco’s family and friends during this difficult time.

    With sincere condolences,

    Avenue Code Team.

  41. So Sorry for your loss my sympathies to the family Marco is my husband cousin Emmett R.I.P my friend xoxoxo

  42. We are so sorry for your loss . Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort during a very difficult time .

  43. My sincere condolences to the whole family. In the short few years I knew Marco he left a lasting impression and some great memories. His dedication to his sons and extended family will not be forgotten.

  44. Our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to Bernice, Sam, Sébastien and the entire family ! Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  45. My old friend from high school and seeing him on the soccer pitch as coach for many years and also seeing him at the Moncton hospital every day for over a month when he recognized me there and told his mom and dad that he wanted to talk to me!! Made me feel so special….. Every day he would point to me and they would roll him over to just sit and chat a bit and just spent time together during his illness!! It broke my heart when I heard the news about you Marco!!💔Rest easy my friend my condolences to Bernice and John and the kids and Joanne!! May he bring you comfort as he looks down on you!!

  46. Our sincere condolences to you Bernice and John, and Marco’s boys. Your strength and courage in keeping Marco comfortable at home til the end is to be admired. Keep your memories close and take comfort in knowing his pain is no longer. Heaven has another Angel. You are in our thoughts.

  47. I had the pleasure of being Marco’s manager for 2.5 years and we became good friends then and in the years since! What a loss- he was a wonderful guy to be around, super intelligent, and I am feeling profoundly saddened by the news. There will never be another Marco!

  48. I want to express my sincerest condolences. I graduated with Marco..he was a really great guy..always making people laugh..Rest in peace.

  49. Bernice, so sad to hear of your loss, my deepest sympathies to you and John.

  50. Nos sincères sympathies à Samuel, Sébastien et Joanne…Marco va continuer de veiller sur ses proches…

  51. Nos sincères condoléances Bernice, John et famille. Nos pensées et nos prières sont avec vous pendants ces moments difficiles!
    Rosella et Roger Léger

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