November 27, 1952 – July 23, 2019
It is with profound sadness that the family and friends of Skinner Hawthorne announce his sudden and unexpected passing. Many people will feel a great loss with this tragic event.
Skinner was a fabulous guy. Always there to lend a helping hand to any and all who needed it. He was a talented man who could do, or figure out, how to do, just about any anything. Whether it was a car that needed fixing, your plumbing that sprang a leak, or a new roof to be put on, Skinner was there.
He also loved spending time fishing, camping, and entering sports pools of which he won many!
He loved good food, good friends, good wine, and fun gatherings, and those times will live on forever in the memories of all who were blessed to be part of his world.
He grew up on a farm in Beachburg, Ontario where he learned the value of hard work. He eventually left Ontario, working in Quebec, and then heading west to Edson, Alberta, finally making his way across the water where he ended-up settling in Chemainus.
He tried his hand at a few jobs, finally ending-up at Duncan Paving where he worked as Master Mechanic before his retirement last year. He was really enjoying a much too short retirement lifestyle.
He is survived by his mother, Velma, three brothers Ralph (Carolyn), Peter, Joni (Debbie), sisters Kathy (Raymond), Sherry, and all their families. Also, his very special friend and companion, Peggy (Margaret) Milligan.
He was a great son, brother, companion and friend, and will be so missed by everyone, but as
Skinner would say…
“Don’t worty about me! I will sees all you’s people again sometime.”
A man like no other.
Service: Sunday, September 22, Chemainus Legion – 2pm.