Wedding Bells!

Photo by Natalie Jackman.

Congratulations to Dave Shields Sr., and his bride, Shirleylee on their June 18th wedding. The ceremony took place on John Scott’s movie ranch near Longview, Alta. John’s ranch has often been used for western (and other genre) movie locations.

“I knew a month after I met Shirleylee that our gypsy souls were one,” says Dave, the 1987 Cowboy of the Year and an inductee as a Legend of Rodeo in the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.

The bridal party included daughter Amy Isaac, Judy Becker and Candus Torkleson; groomsmen Dustin Shields (youngest son), 1995, 2000 and 2002 Canadian Bareback Champion Davey Shields Jr., CFR qualifier Don McLeod and ring bearer, Ryder Shields. “I told her she was going to be my birthday present,” says Dave. In December he asked if she’d marry him, and he had already made the arrangements. “I told her she just had to buy the dress — I have everything else arranged.”