Matt Skihar

16 April , 192611 April , 2019

Just short of his 93rd Birthday, Matt passed away peacefully at Wentworth Lodge in Dundas.

Predeceased by Anne in 2005, his wife of 55 years. Forever grateful for his love are daughters Marlene Dewey (Richard) and Val Cannon (Gary); grandchildren Kristina Minard (Mike), Justin Cannon (Janie), Ariel Amaral (Steve), and Tiffany McCarthy; great-grandchildren Gavin and Gage Minard, Ariana and Oleyna Cannon and Kai Amaral. Predeceased by siblings Metro, Nick, Kay (Zuchkan), Bill, John, Alex, Steve and Joe. Survived by sisters Alexandria Novak and Alice Wehnan, sisters-in-law Helen Ternowski and Elsie Genoway, and many nieces and nephews. Matt retired from Stelco after 28 years. Well known for his carpentry skills, he also enjoyed golf, time at his trailer with family and friends and playing SKIP-BO. He will be remembered for his kindness, willingness to help others and sense of humour. Special thanks to Amanda and Brenda at Living With Purpose Senior Care for their compassionate companionship. Heartfelt thanks to the extraordinarily warm and caring staff at Wentworth Lodge, Matt's home for the past 3-1/2 years, where he enjoyed the many activities and crafts provided. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Recreation Department at Wentworth Lodge would be welcomed. Visitation at the Markey-Dermody Funeral Home, 1774 King St E (at Kenilworth) on Monday, April 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 9:00 am on Tuesday, April 16. Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery. Matt will always be remembered for his wonderful smile.


  • Recreation Department of Wentworth Lodge


  • Visitation Monday, 15 April , 2019
  • Visitation Monday, 15 April , 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, 16 April , 2019

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Anita Callura

16 April 2019

For Val:

I am in BC with the kids for a month but we are all thinking of you and your family.

I know you spoke often of your father and I can imagine how upset you all are. See you when I get home.

Love, Anita.

Ksenija Kasumovich

15 April 2019

My sincere condolences to your and your whole family on your loss. I enjoyed hearing your stories of your visits with your Dad and what he was getting up to, and how well cared for he was at Wentworth Lodge. I know you will feel the loss deeply, and keeping your fond memories alive and sharing stories will keep your Dad near you forever.

Paulette and Dave LaBrash

15 April 2019

Val and Marlene, it was good speaking with you at Aunt Helen's funeral. We sympathise deeply with the loss of your father. We know what a void his passing will leave you. But he has a heavenly home now.

Tammy Purchase

13 April 2019

Val, Kristina and family

I only met Matt once but with all the pictures I saw all of the time, I could tell immediately what a sweet soul he was. You were all blessed to be in his life and he in yours. May he rest in peace with your loving mom/grandma. I know how much you all loved him.

My thoughts are with you all xoxo

Elaine Jacobson

13 April 2019

I am saddened to hear of uncle Matt's departure. Yes, I also remember his smile, his gentle voice, and quiet laugh. I spent some days with Matt and Ann in my early 20s. They treated me so graciously, and generously; those memories still warm my heart.
Marlene and Valerie, and extended family: how very blessed you were to have him these many years. You will always carry his love in your hearts.