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SKINNER – Antony (Tony)

November 08, 1934 – November 03, 2009

Surrounded by his immediate family, Tony passed away, Nov. 3rd 2009, with courage and dignity after a valiant struggle with complications following lung cancer surgery.

Beloved by his family; wife Lillias, son Geoff (Niki), & daughters Janet (Earle), Cath (Craig), grandchildren Dylan & Drew, and close relatives in England, Denmark & Portugal, Tony will be sorely missed for his integrity & caring, intelligence & (sometimes wicked!) sense of humour.

Tony was born in Montreal, PQ and graduated from McGill University, Engineering. A scholarship took him to work in many countries in Europe including England, where he met Lillias. His ‘real’ career started in 1961 when he joined Montreal Engineering Co. leading to a successful, varied career, which took him all over the world.

The Skinner family would like to express their appreciation for the exceptional care Tony received from the doctors and nurses in Intensive Care and on Unit 61 at Foothills Hospital.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Forward condolences through

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Foundation, 1331 – 29 St. N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 4N2, or The Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5.

In living memory of Antony Skinner, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Dear Lillias and family,
    I’m so very sorry to learn of your loss. Tony was such a great guy. A flood of fun memories washed over me as I paused to reflect on our friendship. Vic will have welcomed him with open arms and it makes me smile ‘hearing their laughter in my head’ at the time of their reunion.
    May God hold you all his his gentle arms as you walk through these difficult days.
    And may you, in time, come to enjoy all the memories you’ve shared in your lifetimes with Tony.
    Please know that I’m just a phone call away Lillias.
    With my deepest sympathy,
    Marion Rogers

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  2. Shirley and Walter Kitts :

    Dear Lillias and Kids,

    We were saddened to learn of Tony’s passing. We were privileged to know him and benefit from his great sense of humour. Remember the Charlie Brown tree?
    We will be thinking of you tomorrow.


    Shirley and Walter

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  3. My deepest sympathy to you all.
    Tony was a unique individual,
    and unforgettable. I’m glad that
    “sometimes wicked” was include in his
    obituary about his sense of humour
    Very apt.
    George Allan

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  4. Amber Foulkes :

    My dear Lillias and family
    We are so grateful for the short visit we had with you and Tony in August. Although constantly interrupted by three large, hairy, licky and disobedient dogs, it was a time when the threads of long friendsip were woven together
    again as if unbroken by time and distance.

    For Beth,”Mr Dress-Up” (her honorific name for Tony since she first greeted him at our front door and saw his big smile, his then horn-rimmed spectacles and with her instinctive knowledge of our inner reactions) will always be Mr. Skinner

    Our love to all of you. God Bless
    Amber and Beth.

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  5. I knew Tony starting with Canatom in the late 1960’s. Tony was always a kind, gernerous person. He was always happy to help and respected by all

    We will miss him and your loss in in our thoughts.

    Rene Godin

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  6. Dear Lillias and family
    Fred and I were extremely distressed to learn of Tony’s death. We remember him with great fondness and respect and particularly all the good times we enjoyed together with you and Tony in Montreal and Calgary.
    Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with you.
    Affectionately, Jeanne Fred and family

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  7. Peter and Irene Bolton :

    Dear Lillias and Family,

    We send our deep sympathy on your sad loss of Tony.

    We still remember his many qualities and, of course, his great sense of humour in Charelottetown – way back when? and in the years that followed.

    He will be missed but never forgotten!

    Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.

    Peter and Irene Bolton
    Montreal Engineering Co.

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  8. Robert (Bob) Young :

    Lillias and family,
    Please accept my condolences on the passing of Tony. During my 9 years at Monenco/Agra/etc. from 1992 to 2001 I enjoyed knowing and working with Tony and above all having his support and friendship.
    Best and kindest Regards

    Bob Young

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