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Shawn Panesar

Shawn Panesar

June 1, 1971 - January 22, 2020
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PANESAR, Shawn Singh
General Manager Nova Pole Ind.

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Shawn Panesar on Wednesday January 22, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 48, after losing a short battle with cancer.
Shawn was born in Renfrew, Ontario on June 1, 1971. He is survived by his loving wife Wendy (Laporte). Cherished son of Sandra (Al) Comba and the late Dave Panesar. He was a devoted father to Bennett (Janie), Asha, Lura and beloved stepfather to Skylar and Emma. Dear friend and brother in-law to Eyvind (Louise) Dahl, Wesley (Angie) and Wayne Laporte, a caring and loving Uncle to Kauri (Joe), Ashley and Hudson. Predeceased by his sister Sheena (Panesar) Dahl. Shawn will be missed by his many Aunts, Uncles, cousins, friends, staff and employees.
Shawn followed after his father and received his degree as a Mechanical Engineer graduating from the University of Ottawa in 1996.
He established a rewarding and fulfilling career in Renfrew as the General Manager of Nova Pole Ind. in which he created, built and managed, a very successful company.
Shawn enjoyed the opportunity of serving the town of Renfrew. He was directly involved with his church for many years, he delivered meals on wheels, was on different boards, with the most recent being chairman of Renfrew Power Generation. He also gave back to his town with various donations and charitable events.
Although Shawn's life was taken too soon, one thing we do know is our memories of him will last us a lifetime.
Friends may call at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munroe Ave. E., Renfrew on Sunday February 2, 2020, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Funeral Service will take place at Trinity-St. Andrew's United Church on Monday, February 3 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the PCC Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation.
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    February 3, 2020 | 11:00am
    February 3, 2020 11:00am
    Trinity St. Andrew's United Church
    291 Plaunt St. S.
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Angelo Scanga

Posted at 11:47am
On behalf of Signify Canada Ltd. I'd like to extend our condolences to Wendy, the Panesar family and employees of Nova Pole Industries.

I’ve known Shawn for many years, working with him for Genlyte and for the past few years as a supplier to our Signify organization. Shawn was a very proud and dedicated man, who was always fair but firm.

Our deepest sympathies.

Angelo Scanga


Posted at 11:47am
Dear Sandra, Al and Panesar family,
So sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Vanita MacDonald


Posted at 11:47am
So sorry to hear of Shawns passing. He was a great asset to the town and area and will be missed by so many.Our thoughts and prayers are with your families.Jack and Marilyn

Gail M Cole

Posted at 11:47am
Sandra, Al and family - I was shocked and saddened to learn of Shawn's death. I had the pleasure of serving with him on the Power Generation Board and found him to be a truly remarkable young gentleman. His loss will be felt throughout the community. Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
Gail Cole

Barry and Donna Proulx

Posted at 11:47am
Dear Wendy, the Laporte and Panesar families
May the beautiful memories you hold in your heart give you comfort and strength in the days ahead. Shawn's love will be with you always. Please accept our sincere sympathy

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