Amory Shields

SHIELDS, Amory Russell

Born: 1927

Died: 17 July 2017

Amory Russell Shields of Duncan and formerly of Victoria, Kincardine and Ottawa peacefully passed away at Sunridge Place in Duncan, BC, on Monday July 17, 2017 at 90 years of age.

He was the beloved husband of the late Norma Shields; loving father of Stephen (Gail), Greg and Robert; proud grandfather of Kevin, Mark, Jason, Sara, Scott, Elizabeth and James; treasured great-grandfather of Elliot, Erica and Ryan. Amory was predeceased by his brother, Eric. He will be fondly remembered by sister-in-law, Jean Humphrys and many cousins in and from Meaford, Ontario, as well as nieces, nephews and friends.

Amory grew up in the farming community of Meaford, worked for Manufacturers Life Insurance in Toronto following WWII, and in 1952 realized his dream of becoming an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. Following an eventful naval career in Victoria, Regina, Hamilton and Ottawa, Amory joined the Department of National Defense as a civilian.

In 1988 Amory and Norma retired to Kincardine, Ontario and then made their final move to Victoria in 1996. Amory's thoughtful kindness, sense of humour and constant love for his family will be forever missed.

Interment to take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford, at a later date. Condolences may be offered to the family at

Published in Victoria Times Colonist

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