Passed on November 25, 2022
February 19, 1944 – November 25, 2022 It is with very heavy hearts that the family of Sandy Skinner announces her passing on November 25, 2022, at home and surrounded by her children. Sandy’s struggles with cancer are now over, and she is peacefully at rest, along with her beloved husband, Johnny Skinner, and other loved ones who have predeceased her.
The great love and priority in Sandy’s life, was always her John Boy and their children. She was an amazing wife and mother, supporting them in every possible way, while pursuing her own career as an early childhood educator. She loved their life on the farm. She was always awed by the natural beauty of her surroundings – gardens, flowers, plants, birds, animals, blue skies, sunrises, sunsets, and especially fields of grain.
Sandy instilled in us a love of family and she exemplified the golden rule. Her generosity of spirit was an integral part of her very being. When she was only 3 years old, she gave away her favorite doll to another little girl who had nothing, and said “You have this, it’s okay, my Mom will get me another one” – all the while knowing that was unlikely to happen.
Sandy’s always shown an unconditional love of all children. She saw herself as one of the luckiest Moms ever to her 4 loving children – Jennifer (Jason), Rod (Kim), Scott (Angele), Sherry Lynne (Mike). Her pride and joy knew no bounds with her 8 grandchildren –McKay and Matty, Lachlan and Lilly, Olivia and Abby, Brianne and Austin. She also leaves behind her sister, Sherry (Terry), and brother, Curtis (June). Sandy was predeceased by her Mom and Dad (Marg and Stan Charison), and sister Linda (Fred). She will be sadly missed, but her memory will be honoured forever by her extended family of aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Everyone who knew Sandy will remember her as being a great inspiration to everyone around her. Her kindness and the gentle and caring way she lived her life, with humility and grace, were her defining attributes.
A special thank you to Sandy’s medical team who saw her through many health issues. Sandy requested there not be a funeral service. Anyone wishing to send an online tribute or make a donation to any local charity or children’s group in her honour is welcome to do so.
My condolences to the Skinner family
Our deepest sympathies to all of the family.
Hugh and Debbie Drudge
I was very sorry to hear of Sandy's passing and want you to know that I am thinking of you at this sad and difficult time. I have many fond memories of Sandy from my childhood. She was such a friendly, kind and gentle person and I know that she will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. My deepest sympathy to you all.
Val McHale (nee Packer)
I'm so grateful to have connected and finally meet the long long lost cousin I never knew. All I had was a picture of the little girl being held by her mom at the lake dipping her toes in the water. Almost all my life I wondered where she was and didn't even know she had a sister! To all of Sandy's family; may her spirit forever surround you.
My sincere condolences, Sandy was a truly kind person. It was a pleasure working alongside her.
I am sorry to hear about Sandy, she was a pleasure to work with and will be greatly missed!
Sharon Waluk Green
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Skinner and Charison families. We will always have fond memories of Sandy. Ron & Donna Jaremy
Sandy was always such a friendly lady no matter what she would always take the time to say hello. her smile was contagious. She had such a kind heart. my deepest condolences to her family.
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