It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Shayne Andrew Orr, age 40, on October 16, 2013.
Shayne was born May 19, 1973 in Kimberley BC to his loving parents Tom and Norma Orr. He is survived by his daughter Brooklyn Rose Orr, his wife Sheana Orr, his father John Thomas Orr, two older brothers Darryl (Tamara) Orr and Tom Jr. (Violy) Orr, nephew Derek, nieces Chanel and Eden and extended family.
He was predeceased by his mother Norma in 2006.
After graduating from high school Shayne went off to Lethbridge and then to the University of Great Falls to complete a Bachelors of Science degree and finally his Masters degree in criminal justice administration. After completing his education, he returned to Kimberley, and worked at the Sullivan mine in Kimberley BC as a blast hole loader, and nipper. Shortly after, Shayne was accepted to the RCMP. His first posting was in Alexis Creek. His daughter was born in 2001 and he returned closer to home with her shortly after, to begin his new posting in Castlegar, BC. At the time of his passing, Shayne was stationed in Nelson at the RCMP detachment in traffic services.
Shayne was a proud and respected RCMP member and had a wonderful relationship with members of the Force and all those whose lives he touched in the surrounding communities. During his career in the RCMP, he was awarded several commendations for his daily work and two significant provincial awards as Top Cop of the Year for traffic services in all of BC. He collected antique RCMP memorabilia and enjoyed learning the history behind the organization. Shayne also enjoyed metal detecting, and camping.
He was an avid fisherman and was happy to share his catch with anyone who would share a meal in return. Shayne’s most recent hobby was the restoration of his 1968 Firebird, which is still a work in progress. He had a wonderful sense of humour and was always there to listen whenever anyone needed him.
A special thank you to all the members of the Force who have supported our family through this terrible loss, and all our family and friends. Shayne’s presence in all our lives will be greatly missed.
A private family funeral will be held in his memory. RCMP Members, family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Shayne’s life at the Trail Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, located at 2141 Columbia Ave on Friday October 25th at 1:00 pm.