Edward Lees Shea



Edward Lees Shea


Details of Flying Officer Shea who died for his country. Details of family and funeral arrangement. Full face portrait of man wearing side cap.



One color photocopy newspaper cutting with b/w photograph


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Died for His Country

F.O. Edward Lees Shea, who was educated in Saskatoon and who taught school in Netherhill, was killed in action on November 5, while a member of a bomber crew overseas, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Shea, and his brother, Paul 1023 Avenue A, north, learned Tuesday morning.


A few hours after the news was received, the father died suddenly. Seventy years of age, the elder Mr. Shea had been a lumber merchant at Netherhill, and he moved with Mrs. Shea to Saskatoon seven months ago. The letter from the Air Ministry, announcing that Edward had been killed, after the airman previously had been reported missing, was on the table when Mr. Shea collapsed and died.

Flying Officer Shea was born in Talmadge, Sask., April 13, 1915. He was raised in Netherhill, where he was teaching when he enlisted at the outbreak of hostilities, in 1939. He attended Bedford Road Collegiate, the Normal School and the university in Saskatoon. It is remembered that he was first in his flying training class at Edmonton and Rivers, Man.

In addition to the widow, and Paul, who is teacher in a business school here, Mr. Shea leaves two grandchildren and three brothers, James, Jack and Thomas, all of Fleetwood, Ont., and three sisters, Edith Neals of Peterboro, Elizabeth Cairns of Grandview, Man., and Ann Shea of Toronto. Mr. Shea was a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters.

The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday from the Saskatoon Funeral Home, the Rev. G. Stanley Packham officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family has asked that no flowers be sent.


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