Visitation

2-4 and 7-9 pm Monday

Service

11 am Tuesday, May 3 at Harris Funeral Home

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Donations

Memorial contributions to Cheshire Homes of London, Inc., Ontario March of Dimes or Orchestra London would be gratefully acknowledged. Please remit directly to the charity of your choice, addresses are listed at bottom of page. To notify family, complete the form below.

 

50 Years

CARING • HELPFUL • TRUSTED

Nancy Skinner

Death Notice

Skinner, Nancy - Suddenly, yet peacefully at University Hospital on Friday, April 29, the morning of the Royal Wedding, Nancy Elizabeth Skinner, 1938-2011. Predeceased by her parents Isobel Morton Skinner, nee Holmes (2009) and Allan Woodley Skinner (1945). Loved and loving sister of Ann Skinner of Stratford. Loved and loving life companion of Richard Yake of London. Suvived by her cousins Charles Beer (Mary Anna) of Newmarket, David Beer of South Africa, James Beer (Agathe Marcoux) of St. Laurent, Quebec, Jan Woytasik (Al) of Hamilton, Rob Riddle (Gerry Hewitt) of Kamloops, BC and lovingly remembered by the next generation. Nancy, having had polio as a child, went on to work for the Crippled Children's Centre in London, the Ontario Crippled Children's Centre in Toronto and the March of Dimes, London. An active member of ALPHA, with Bob Loveless she co-founded Cheshire Homes of London, Inc. She was an active member of the Ontario Advisory Council on disability issues. Her church home was Colborne Street United Church. Always vitally interested in the activities of her friends and family, she lived the last 6 years at Chelsey Park Retirement Community where she enjoyed many beautiful friendships with both staff and residents. Ann and Richard are grateful for the many years of loving care with Cheshire Outreach and the many other caregivers interwoven in the fabric of her life. She loved theatre, concerts, a good movie and a challenging bridge game. Visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, where a Celebration of Her Life will be conducted on Tuesday, May 3 at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. David R. Carrothers. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Cheshire Homes of London, Inc., Ontario March of Dimes or Orchestra London would be gratefully acknowledged.