It is with heavy hearts the family of Brian James Shackleton are saying good-bye. He passed away with his loving wife and family by his side, on Friday, June 17, 2016. Brian was born in Stratford on February 17, 1961 son of Connie Shackleton and the late Jim Shackleton (April 30, 2009). Brian was a proud father and grandfather and dearly cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren, Cohen and June Bernard and Lily Rose Shackleton. After graduating from Stratford Central, he started working at Stratford Memorials where he worked alongside his grandfather Bert Pretty and his father Jim Shackleton. In 1979, Brian became a partner in the business with his Dad. After working with his Dad for 30 years, he became the sole owner. Brian was a proud and successful man who enjoyed working with people and was a certified memorialist. Brian accomplished many things in his short life. As a young boy, he played many sports. He was a goalie on the first lacrosse team in Stratford, played all-star hockey and fastball and played softball for the Stratford Memorials. As an adult, Brian coached and sponsored Stratford Memorials Softball. He was well known in the community, having served on the executive of the Stratford Cullitons Hockey Team, and was President for four years. He was a member and past president of the Optimists Club of Stratford and organized the first Fishing Derby held annually at the Avon River. Brian loved fishing and felt every child should have a chance to catch a fish. He was a Director and President of the Ontario Monument Builders Association of North America. A member of the Stratford Masonic Lodge #332 AF&AM, and a member of the Avon Shrine Club for London Mocha Temple. Brian was the type of man that if you encountered a problem or needed advice he was always willing and took time to help. Left to mourn his passing is his mom Connie Shackleton, his loving wife Bonnie (Yungblut) (Bernard), his children Eli and Lynann Bernard (their children Cohen and June), Andrew Bernard, Ben and Amy Shackleton (their daughter Lily Rose), Mark Shackleton and Alexa Mackenzie, Brooke Shackleton and Kris Mitchell. Brians siblings Ian and Janet Shackleton (their children Dan and partner Emily ONeal, Tom, Tim, Amanda), Joan Delaney and partner Doug Blowes (her children Allison, Jessica and Marin), Judy and Dave Campbell (their daughter Julia). His mother-in-law Beatrice Yungblut and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Maurice and Catherine Yungblut (daughter Michelle and Wayne Schuman), Ialean and Ted Baker (children Marcey and Jim Sopha, Ronda Rux (Glen) , Lynn Yungblut (children Jody, Shawn and Lisa, Joni and Doug). Also surviving are many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother-in-law Jack Yungblut. Friends and relatives may call at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Str., Stratford, on Tuesday, June 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the William Allman Arena, 15 Morenz Drive, Stratford on Wednesday, June 22 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Amyloidosis Foundation, Stratford Memorials Softball or the Stratford General Hospital Foundation and may be made through the funeral home. 519.271.7411
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home

Funeral Service
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11 a.m.
William Allman Area
15 Morenz Dr., Stratford

Memorial Donations
Amyloidosis Foundation
Stratford Memorials Softball Assoc.
Stratford General Hospital Foundation

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